Conversations with the PSE President

I had the privilege to have a one-on-one with the president of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Hans B. Sicat. When I arrived at his office, he was finishing up his meeting and I was led to his room so I had the chance to see his awards, photos and other office knick-knacks and learned a few things. His wife looks lovely in a black and white photo, he has three grown-up kids, he likes sports and the “B.” stands for Brinker, his second given name. He was named after the main character of the book Hans Brinker…

The Retelling of The Richest Man in Babylon – Chapter 2

In the last couple of weeks, I shared with you videos of Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima and Bo Sanchez reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my latest book, respectively.

Today I present Chapter 2 as read by Hans B. Sicat, the president of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). I wish to share with you some trivia about Hans. The “B.” in his name is not the initial of his mother’s maiden name, which is Makasiar. “B.” is the initial for…

Rose Fres Fausto Interviews Bo Sanchez

Last Monday you watched the video of Bo Sanchez reading Chapter 1 of The Retelling of the Richest Man in Babylon (link). Today I invite you to join us in our pleasant and engaging conversation one fine morning at their lovely home in the south.

The first Bo Sanchez bestseller that I read was 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich. It was an enjoyable easy read and I immediately passed it on to my youngest son, who was still in his…

Talking Finance with the Country’s Top Finance Honcho

“Wow Rose you got the Finance Secretary to read the Introduction of your latest book! How cool is that? And how did you do that?” was the reaction of most people who saw the book trailer and the Introduction of The Retelling of The Richest Man in Babylon.

Well, I think that’s one of the perks of my age. Secretary Cesar Purisima is only four years older than me and I had the opportunity of doing some investment banking deals with him back…