Leverage opportunities of ASEAN 2015

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Filipino tech-entrepreneurs who are serious about becoming global startup champions should now be strategically leveraging the opportunities presented by being part of an ASEAN market of some 617 million people and a combined GDP of US $2.1 trillion.

Being extremely busy running companies, focusing on our latest app project, and balancing these with family life are no excuses for ignoring sweeping changes of the economic terrain. A common market of ten countries -- the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei

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6 Cs to consider in mapping your ASEAN 2015 strategy

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="670"] English: The flags of ASEAN nations raised in MH Thamrin Avenue, Jakarta, during 18th ASEAN Summit, Jakarta, 8 May 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]

Emmanuel Mongaya
Columnist, Sun.Star Cebu & Superbalita
Digital Media Manager, PRworksph.com

"Great strategy, like great works of art or great scientific  discoveries, call
for technical mastery  in the working out but originate  in insights that are beyond
the reach  of conscious analysis." Kenichi Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist

Many Filipino entrepreneurs, like our basketball icons, display a "never-say-die" attitude even during crunch time in the game we call business.

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Are we ready? ASEAN 2015 documents & related articles

To aid information dissemination  efforts in the Philippines on the ASEAN Community 2015, here are a few links to relevant documents and articles:

ASEAN 2015 -- implications of People's Mobility and Services by Mary Grace L. Riguer

This paper examines the readiness of Philippines for worker mobility within the region of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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PH should get ready for ASEAN Community 2015

[caption id="attachment_3276" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano engages Cebu journalists after he delivered his keynote speech at the Sari-Sari Store Festival of the Prince Warehouse Club.[/caption]

Preparation for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration in 2015 does not only mean protecting the Philippines from the threats and sidestepping the dangers.

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