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Sharpest Tool in the Shed
Subject: Sharpest Tool in the Shed
Send date: 2011-08-24 13:00:44
Issue #: 100
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Sharpest Tool in the Shed

"A Harvard professor once said if you want to be an entrepreneur, forget your fear. You just do it and live your dream."

Although the statement sounds very much like a sneaker commercial, it pretty much tells how Splash Corp. and Splash Holdings Inc. chairman and CEO Rolando Hortaleza and wife Rosalinda turned a small backyard enterprise--formed in 1985 with a measly initial capital of P12,000 (US$246)--into a multi-billion-peso business empire. Management By Accident.

Surf and Turf

Tourism will remain one of the country's top earners. The SM Group's aggressive development of shopping malls, resorts and hotels suggests that they think so too. SM Investments Corporation senior vice president Merril Yu sat down with ChinaBusiness–Philippines to tell us about the future of Philippine tourism, and why we should still be saying "Wow, Philippines."

A Taste of a Family Effort

Anathema to the usual Chinese restaurant interior with a hot pink, yellow and black motif, you'd never think that Zhu Chinese Cuisine is owned and managed by a man.

He chose yellow, pink and black, over the usual red and yellow motif of most Chinese restaurants. Find out why.

China Business–Philippines is a monthly publication that delivers the hottest business news and financial trends across China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Our coverage includes investment updates, detailed company profiles, and food reviews.

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