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When Life Gives You Lemons

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People say, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But what if that person is a manager?
Marketing Manager - "When life gives you lemons, get the juice, color it blue, and call it 'shlemonade' because the 18-30 year old demographic likes the 'sh' sound and all things blue."Operations Manager - "When life gives you lemons, outsource the peeling to Brazil, the juice extraction to India, and the manufacturing to China. That will give you 100% Lemonade."Sales Manager - "When life gives you lemons, screw the juice. I've got a new batch of lemons to sell."
IT Manager - "When life gives you lemons, I'll place it near a Windows Vista machine. When the computer crashes, the user will smash the lemons in frustration. And then you have juice."HR Manager -  "When life gives you lemons, I'll recruit an eager MBA grad who's willing to work for half the normal salary add 'Juice Extraction' in his job …

'10 Tactics' Premiere at AIM

The Philippine premiere of the film "10 Tactics" will be held at the Asian Institute of Management tomorrow at 7pm.

10 Tactics is a documentary that shows how information can be translated into concrete action. While the film has open source leanings, I believe the contents of the film can give business folks an idea how to create active participation via technology. Here's the trailer of the film:



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Weekend Over...Back to Reality

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I cannot deny the fact that the long weekend is over. While some of us went out of town and had their own adventures, I chose to stay at home and go out a bit during my long weekend. It was nice, but sadly, too short. Checking my emails' inbox confirms it. The weekend is over, time to get back into my current reality of school and the MBA program.

For this week, our load will be light and we have only a few classes with very long breaks. Tomorrow after Marketing Management class (or is it Microeconomics class?), I will go to the bank to fix my former staff account and turn it into a regular account. I'll visit some of my friends and have a little lunch get together. Maybe I'll walk around the malls and do stuff.

But unlike the weekend where I enjoyed taking 8 hours of sleep and only thought of school once in a while, I knew that when I go out after lunch tomorrow that the week has begun and there is much work to be done. Still, we all have more time in our hands th…