Gokongwei-Pe co-writes book on Science for Success under DOST

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By: JG Summit

“Choose to be an entrepreneur because then you create value. Choose to be an entrepreneur because the products, services, and jobs you create then become the lifeblood of our nation. But most of all, choose to be an entrepreneur because then you desire a life of adventure, endless challenge, and the opportunity to be your best self.” These inspiring words, uttered by the late John Gokongwei, Jr. nearly two decades ago, remain true to this day. And in light of the current economic situation brought about by the global pandemic, heeding his advice may hold the key to spurring the country’s recovery and sustainable growth.

To inspire more Filipinos to try their hand at entrepreneurship, the Department of Science and Technology has launched a series of books that highlights the triumphs of small and medium enterprises, achieved through the help of technological innovation and creative thinking.

Aiming to “present the very essence of Filipinnovation,” in the words of DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, the “Science for the People” series which was launched virtually on 24 September 2020 includes the books Science for Scale, Science for Success, and Science for Social Change.

The second book in the trilogy, which has the full title Science for Success—Stories of How Science and Technology Can Help Your Business, was co-authored by Maret Follosco-Bautista, chairperson and president of the CL Follosco Group, and Robina Gokongwei Pe, president and CEO of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.


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