Good things

1030 was the time that we ended our learning team meeting last night. Slowly but surely, we are getting into that pace wherein we now spend less time working with our assignments as a group. I'm not really sure if it is an improvement in time-efficiency, or some other productivity thing, but from what I can initially observe is that people are working faster when they know that they have a lot of work left to do for the following day of which the odds of successfully finishing them all are low. In short, once people know that it is almost an impossibility to finish everything in one night, people start going against those odds.

Which comes to this entry I'm writing here. It's about good things. About how some people and organizations, despite the odds, still strive to go about creating and contributing positive changes to our societies. Among these things that we can probably brag about as authentic human beings is the recognition of one of the Philippine's own, EFREN PEƑAFLORIDA as CNN's Hero of the Year 2009. You can search around in the net, what his great achievement is but to really sum it up, he was a man, who decided to create and spread education to the marginalized sectors of our country. He might be described as a small man, one among many millions, and yet who knew that there were some things that needed to be done to help improve the society.

Truth is, the world has no shortage of heroes in society. What we lack, is support and people who are willing to dare to make an impact and a difference that changes the lives of others and themselves for the better. We need more of this. Personally, I also think that the way for people really to get out of poverty is through education. MBA students should also remember that despite getting higher income as one of the main reasons for taking up the program, we should also keep in mind how to transform the lives of not just ourselves but also of others. After all, we are going to end up in places where we can actually make a very big impact on the lives of many more people in our future organizations and business environment. The world needs not just any MBA, the world will need more responsible MBAs.

Congratulations Efren! Mabuhay ka!



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