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Run & Grow

Why it is Important to Have a Shifu in Life

Mentorship is nature's method of passing on instincts and valuable skills to the next generation

Isaac Newton once said, “If I had seen any further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Throughout history, countless movers and shakers of the world have had mentors guiding and moulding their lives. Aristotle had Plato, Arnold Schwarzenegger had ...

by Matthew Yao  | November 14, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

4 Reasons You Need a Mentor Who Is Younger Than You

The reverse mentoring trend can help older employees stay up-to-date on skills and trends

When we think of “new ways of working,” what often comes to mind are visible examples like flexible work schedules, new technology to enable remote working and open office space centered around collaboration spots. But, the new way of working involves a mindset ...

by Kathy Bloomgarden  | June 30, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Google Offers All-Expenses Paid Mentorship Program in Silicon Valley for PH Startups

LaunchPad Accelerator chooses startups from emerging markets like the Philippines

Developer Julia Mechavez learned to code at a young age Google Philippines has long made it clear that it is committed to supporting Filipino developers, especially since the country is ripe for possibilities and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 06, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

How I Failed as a Mentor

There are learning opportunities when hero-worship collides with narcissism

I have mentored, to one extent or another, numerous professionals from earnest young go-getters looking to conquer the world to worried and displaced middle-aged workers looking for safe harbor. Mentoring isn’t easy; it’s an emotionally charged rollercoaster. To do it right, you can’t ...

by Phil LaDuke  | January 30, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 steps to take control of your own success

Take advantage of what young people bring to the table.

One of the first pieces of advice a budding entrepreneur is sure to hear is "find a mentor."Counter to what you have been told, mentors do not guarantee success. In fact, many "established" businesspeople might not be nimble enough to keep up with ...

by Naveen Rajdev  | July 09, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

7 reasons to start a business while in college

Startup experience while in college can put you on the fast track to opportunities in the real world.

I started my business in 1999 while a student in college. There were pros and cons, but I am largely thankful for the experience and would recommend it to other aspiring entrepreneurs. Here are seven reasons why.Related: 10 Businesses You Can Start From ...

by Josh Steimle  | May 02, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 reasons you need to work with your competitors

Collaborating with competitors can be beneficial to your respective businesses. Below are the reasons.

It seems counterintuitive in any walk of life to help a competitor. In the entrepreneurial world, however, there are a number of ways that helping others can end up putting more money in your own pocket and generate better practices for your business.Related: 3 reasons to be grateful for tough competitorsBelieve it or ...

by Robert Tuchman  | May 03, 2015 06:00:00