The updated Committee Structure for the Aboitiz Group as of January 2019.
Aboitiz Equity Ventures
“Firstly, may I wish all of you a Happy New Year. 2019 just might be one of those marker years — like 1929 for Finance, 1939 for War, 1982 for wine and 1920 when Aboitiz & Company was formed.”
Let us talk about privacy. The media tells us that we care about our privacy, but we really do not. People love to gossip. People regularly and unabashedly tell other people the most personal details of their lives. People put on Facebook all about their experiences.
There is a little shop in London called Sautter owned by Laurence Davis. He is an old friend of mine from whom I have been securing great Cuban cigars for a long time. In his little shop, he has four or five seats where aficionados enjoy their cigars, his company, and that of other civilized cigar smokers.
“Arafat died with 750 million US dollars in his personal estate. Had it not been for the creation of the State of Israel, he would have been known to his mother at most. The Jews had been forgotten before World War II. Where is the Coptic Church, anybody? Who would give a care about the Mossad?”
“What will TINA (there is no alternative) look going forward? What will there be no alternatives to? What will we have to adjust to or fail, or just win, or be the winner? Our goal has to be the winner.” – EMA
Capital is interested in only one institution – that of Rule of Law. Hong Kong was not democratic nor was it liberal but it had rule of law. Singapore seemed democratic but was not; nor was it liberal but it had rule of law and that protected capital.
Appreciating that the general opinion of the market is the goal of an enterprise is to provide long-term value. That is the main purpose that everyone working for an enterprise realizes in different degrees.
Yukon Huang – watch him on YouTube to get a full picture. This is a summary of what he thinks. I have learned from him. I have never liked conventional wisdom and have sought those that help me challenge the same; not for the sake of challenge but because in a world that is rapidly changing and adapting, conventional wisdom cannot generally be the best path forward.
I have received requests to share with you my thoughts and experience on leadership with more articles for Aboitiz Eyes. I am happy to do so yet must clarify again that these are my thoughts and those that I have learned from others. None of us get all of this right and that is what makes life so wonderful – the joy of improvement and of achieving better ways.