Now looking back, there have been a lot of emotional swings as this blog's attention grew (sometimes) and more people subscribed to the newsletter and joined the facebook page, indicating how much they wanted to hear from me again (thank you very much). And Every Peso Counts is very personal in every way, and I would really love to have a more personal connection with my readers. But there are also times (a lot of times) when my effort to market this blog just didn't pay up to the effort I spent.
In this post I would like to share with you some of my personal favorites and I hope that you would like them too! I would like to ask for a small favor and ask you to share with your friends, press the like button, tweet the URL or share on facebook of which ever blog post below that you will like. I would deeply appreciate it.
So here 5 of my top 10 posts for last year, 2010:
How To Become Rich In The Philippines - Perhaps my first successful blog post that grabbed the most attention of readers and the defining post that gives a pinoy flavor in this blog. This is also the first post where I received a feedback from a reader and fellow blogger through e-mail and that is no other than Allan Innocente of Rich Money Habits. Do you believe in first world Philippines? Then read this!
Consignment Agreement - This post had a subtitle "how to start a business with little or no capital" and one that has been bookmarked and shared the most. Ironically, not a lot of people comment in this post (actually, nobody commented at all), maybe because it's too pinoy-centric and the people who bookmarked it on stumbleupon and other websites are not pinoys but generally liked the idea? I'm not sure, but I hope you'd be able to relate in some way and post your ideas.
5 Art Of War Tips - If you're interested to know how the book "The Art Of War" written by Sun Tzu can be used to run a business then this post gives some examples. I've used the Art Of War principles since I first read it. It can be applied in many ways and the enemy that is mostly being described for me in the book most of the time is no other than my self (nope, not other people). To some extent, you can use the principles to your neighbor's dog.
Revenue vs Profit - I like this post because this is the first conversation that took place between me and Orange and Bronze Software Labs CEO, Calen Legaspi. Calen is a technopreneur and I once applied in his company but somehow our roads always took apart. In this post Calen answers some of my questions as to why revenue was often announced than profit. Calen remains as one of my "rich dads", and I see him as a personal mentor towards my journey to technopreneurship.
4 Sources of Competitive Advantage - Inspired by Mariusz Skonienzky's book about stock market investing, the 4 sources of competitive advantage are fundamental things that determine if a business can survive the competition or not. I highly suggest you read this post and this is supplemental to my future articles and I will be referring to it from time to time.
Alright, the warrior really worked hard during the past year and would like to take a short vacation with his beloved wife. Thank you all for your support and I hope that 2011 will continue to be a prosperous year for all of us.
Stay tuned for part 2 of my favorite posts for 2010. Until then, make every peso count!
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