At five o’clock in the morning every day, the engineers aren’t the only ones up and about inside the power plant. An unlikely bunch kept them company amid the impressive steel and concrete structures. You would have to pay close attention to notice them because despite being frequent visitors, these winged creatures were often overlooked. The visitors weren’t angels — they were birds.
“Over the years, I have come to my premise that our most significant risk-cum-threat-cum-challenge is the law of unintended consequences and that our two most substantial assets are an engaged team that is in full attention 24 x 60 x 60 by seven.”
IN his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to work on his proposal to change the Constitution to enable the Philippines to shift from the current presidential to a federal form of government. Curiously as we observed in our brief, he did it less forcefully then what many had expected considering that federalism, along with the drug war and anti-corruption drive, had been an oft-repeated subject of his lengthy monologues.
“This book talks about the role of stories in strategy, the value of probing the fringes to detect early warning signs, and the importance of challenging our own assumptions in order to better prepare ourselves for the future.”