The Aboitiz Recognition Night, one of the most anticipated events in the Aboitiz Group, pays homage to the dedicated service excellence, exceptional loyalty and hard work, and the invaluable contributions our A-People have accomplished each year. With this year’s theme of “Spectrum”, team members decked out in a band of colors, representing the different backgrounds, roles, personalities, interests, and points of view, yet finding meaning in the Group’s common purpose and our unique culture, the Aboitiz Way.
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The Aboitiz Eyes team tells me that our readers have a great interest in leadership. That is good news because, at the end of the day, we have seen that people work for people, and not for companies. We would like them to be loyal to institutions and, of course, that is an educational and cultural goal, but they work for individuals — individuals they look up to, respect, learn from, are engaged by, motivated by, and have fun. “Fun” here being so much more binding of the above than too many realize.
‘Snowball’ is a biography of Warren Buffet by Alice Schroeder. It is 800 pages and well worth reading. Let me zero into one of the valuable lessons I picked up from the Berkshire Hathaway AGM and the study. –EMA
Aboitiz Eyes recently published committee structure of our Group. It struck me that, as much as we do need committees to manage a business like ours, our priority is still the customer and how to make him happy. Can we wow customers?
“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.