Book release - EXTRAORDINARY: Stories for Aspiring Leaders

First attempt of MAP (Management Association of the Philippines) to come up with local equivalent to books written by Warren Buffet, Jack Welch, and other management gurus from the West. EXTRAORDINARY bottles the wisdom of the top 50 CEOs of the Philippines (two of them passed away while book was being written).

Excerpt from my chapter "Managing in Uncertain Times" appears below (click on images to read). Chapter opens with classic Bob Dylan: "The Times, They Are A-Changin'". Click here to watch 1976 live performance of the song.

Click on the jump to view the complete list of CEOs featured in this book.




Eugenia Apostol - Founder, Philippine Daily Inquirer

David Balangue - Chair & Managing Partner, SGV & Co.

Ambasaddor Cesar Bautista - Former Secretary, Department of Trade & Industry; Former Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Cesar Buenaventura - Senior Partner, Buenaventura Echauz and Partners

Rafael Buenaventura - Former Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Edgar Chua - Chair & President, Pilipinas Shell

Jose Ma. Concepcion III - President & CEO, RFM Corporation

Raul Concepcion - Chair & CEO, Concepcion Industries

David Consunji - Chair, D.M. Consunji

Jose Cuisia - President & CEO, Philamlife

Ramon del Rosario, Jr. - President, Phinma

Ambassador Ramon del Rosario - Former Ambassador to Canada, Germany, and Japan

Corazon de la Paz-Bernardo - Former President & CEO, Social Security System (SSS)

Rex Drilon - COO, Ortigas & Co.

Carlos Ejercito - President & CEO, United Laboratories

Dr. Jesus Estanislao - Former Secretary of the Department of Finance

Lance Gokongwei - President & CEO, JG Summit Holdings

Atty. Felipe Gozon - Chair & President, GMA Network, Inc.

Oscar Hilado - Chair, Phinma

Chit Juan - CEO, Figaro Coffee Company

Dr. Jaime Laya - Former Governor, Central Bank of the Philippines; Former Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports

Delfin Lazaro - CFO, Ayala Corporation; Former Secretary of the Department of Energy

Atty. Elena Lim - Chair Emeritus, Solid Group

Oscar Lopez - Chair & CEO, Lopez Group

Guillermo Luchangco - Chair & CEO, ICCP Group

Antonio Meloto - Founder, Gawad Kalinga

Aurelio Montinola III - President, Bank of the Philippine Islands

Rizalino Navarro - Former Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

Napoleon Nazareno - President & CEO, SMART Communications

Jose Pardo - Chairman, Philippine Savings Bank; Former Secretary, Department of Finance

Manuel Pangilinan - Chair, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

Vicente Paterno - Former Senator, Republic of the Philippines; Chair, Philippine Seven Corporation

Marixi Prieto - Chair, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Cesar Purisima - Former Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry; Former Secretary, Department of Finance

Socorro Ramos - Founder, National BookstoreOscar Reyes - Board Director, Pilipinas Shell

Sixto Roxas III - Former Assistant Executive Secretary for Economic Affairs

Juan Santos - Former Chair & CEO, Nestle Philippines; Former Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

Evelyn Singson - 2006 President, Management Association of the Philippines

Gabriel Singson - Former Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Ramon Sy - Co-Vice Chair, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company

Washington Sycip - Founder, SGV GroupTessie Sy-Coson - President, SM Investment Corporation

Jesus Tambunting - Chair & CEO, Planters Development Bank; Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Tony Tancaktiong - Chair, President, & CEO, Jollibee Foods Corporation

George S.K. Ty - Chair, Metrobank Group

Geronimo Velasco - Chair, Republic Glass; Former Secretary of the Department of Energy

Cesar Virata - Former Prime Minister; Former Secretary of the Department of Finance

George Yang - President, Golden Arches Development Corporation

Alfonso Yuchengco - Chair, Yuchengco Group

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala - Chair & CEO, Ayala Corporation