Monday, May 31, 2010

Study, Work, Play, Love

Study Well, Work Hard, Play Harder, Love More...

...because life is too short to waste on thinking about things that don't matter and events that we can't change...

Happy Independence Long Weekend, Philippines!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

CLASS on SATURDAY - May 29, 2010

Strategic Management: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Maritime Law 2: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Be ready for a short quiz. See you all...

The TAO of Strategic Management

1. YIN (passive accepting side) Outside-in: Strategic analysis of the industries in which your company operates to identify those markets in which your company's capabilities can yeild competitive advantage.

2. Yang (active, agressive side) Inside-out: Strategic analysis of the characteristics of your company to identify your distinctive characteristics and surround them with a collection of reproducible capabilities or complementary assets, which enable your company to sell its distinctive capabilities in the market it operates.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

by Theodor Geisel

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Worst Strategy

You snooze, you lose.
- Indecent Proposal (1993)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The wittiest strategic advice:

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

by: Sun Tzŭ c. 490 BC, Chinese military strategist

The wisest advice on strategy:

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.

by: Miyamoto Musashi 1584-1645, legendary Japanese swordsman

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Sun Tzu

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Let's arm the crew against the pirates

Preservation of ones life is not only human extinct but an extreme absolute right. With the rise in the incidence of piracy, it is high time thet we train and arm our crew to deter if not repel this barbarians in the high seas. Escalation of violence?? The mere act of resisting their attempts to board using firehoses, etc., could already provoke them or put them on a "high" mode. And you can't fight guns and RPGs with waterhoses!! The only way is to train our crew to handle guns. Maybe we can insert provisions in the STCW for this so that it will not be abused or misused.

"The Strategic Game"

A business man was talking with his barber when they noticed a goofy-looking fellow bouncing down the sidewalk. The barber whisphered "That's Tommy, one of the stupidest kids you'll ever meet, here I'll show you."

"Hey Tommy! Come here!" yelled the barber. Tommy came bouncing over "Hi Mr. Williams" . The barber pulled out a dusty dime and a shiny quarter and told Tommy he could keep one of his choice. Tommy looked long and hard at the dime and quarter and then quickly snapped the dime from the barber's hand. The barber looked at the businessman and said "See I told you."

After his haircut the businessman caught up with Tommy and asked him why he chose the dime.

Tommy looked at him in the eye and said "If I take the quarter, the game is over." =)

: from the net.

Advice on Strategy

"I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me."

by Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Monday, May 17, 2010

a famous quote...

Unless a variety of opinions are laid before us, we have no opportunity of selection, but are bound of necessity to adopt the particular view which may have been brought forward

by: Herodotus, 5th century BC, Greek historian

Saturday, May 15, 2010


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