As a reward for their terrific performance during last week's TechnoNegosyo event, the entire Hybridigm team was on holiday today.
We started off the day with a career talk at the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology given by one of my associates, Karen Hipol. Karen taught for 5 years prior to joining the firm so as you can imagine her oral presentation skills are incredibly good. I like watching career talks because it's an indicator of how well you, as CEO, have communicated the vision of the firm. Plus , you show support for your team, which is always important.
Then we ate a terrific and very leisurely lunch at Pagliacci (Podium) as always with some conversation with Chef Maurizio. Pagliacci is THE place for authentic Italian cooking, and the team loved the tartufate and papardelle. Not to mention the scrumptious Gelato!
We had a staff meeting at my house and then we went off to see "John Tucker Must Die" which was the perfect light and fluffy movie to take the edge off what has been seemingly endless work for Technonegosyo.
Cash rewards aren't as effective as days like this when you're trying to motivate Filipinos.