The Way of the Strategist

The Way of Life of a Strategist

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Calibrated Judgments for Complicated Challenges, Using Wisdom and Virtues in Choosing a Mission and Understanding the Essence of Losing and Gaining Along the Way.
By: Giancarlo Capco “GCaps”

In life there are many ways to live and survive but for me the best way that can open the gate towards understanding life is the way of the Strategist. All of us are given free will together with the gift of life and with this freedom we have the liberty to live according to ways that we desire. Whatever life a person wants, appreciating different turn of events in our lives is the hardest part. To understand life’s ways and live with it harmoniously a person should live by choosing his life’s path through wisdom guided by virtues, he should also learn to accept whatever the result of his actions, then have the courage to move forward to the next path, then live a life with calibrated judgments for complicated challenges and then he should learn to understand the essence of losing and gaining along the way, this is The Way of Life of a Strategist. A Strategist perceives life in this way and it all summed up to this conclusion because of his time developed skills strengthen by principles and guided by virtues. His ways might not be the best amongst all ways but his ways are good in inspiring and motivating people to move forward together with time.

All of us can be a Strategist if we decide to become one. Being a Strategist is not a position or a designation that people can give you or call you because to be a Strategist requires time developed skills and knowledge and a personal decision to accept responsibilities and obligations attached to such calling. As can be seen in the timeline of our existence, there are warriors who follow orders of their ruler, knights who live according to the words of their king, soldiers who fight through the command of their general, but with all of these, there exist the one who creates strategies that followers and leaders use in order for their group to win their battles, he might be from the division of the followers or from the section of the leaders but the certain fact is that such person through his time developed skills and knowledge decided to stand as a Strategist to empower, inspire and motivate the group and his leader to execute a strategy that aims to win their battle. In summary, a Strategist can be anyone, a warrior, a knight, a fighter, a follower or a leader but he must possess the time developed skills and knowledge and the required personal decision to become a Strategist.

A Strategist believes that whatever goal a person decides to achieve or a mission a person decides to conquer or a challenge a person decides to face, such person needs to bring all his strength and strategies towards the aim of achieving it.

A Strategist knows that a person will lose many things along the way when such person is in a conflict or battle but such person have a big chance of attaining his goals, be successful in his missions and be victorious in facing life’s challenges if he will face his fears and don’t let worries stop him in formulating well prepared action plans and strategies for his goals, missions and challenges. 

A Strategist understands that after the battle there will be loses and gains. He also knows that a person can lose a lot but he shall never lose his virtues for these are parts that make him a human of morals and goodness.  A Strategist also knows that whatever the result of the battle, a person can collect what he lose along the way and brings back whatever he can get back, however, he also knows that those which are uncollectable and those that he cannot find and get back are meant to be lost and he knows that there are understandable reasons why these things are gone and he respects life for taking them away from him but he also hopes that someday he can find them again if life will allows him. Then he also knows that those that he can collect and get back, he can enhances them and develops his connections with them in preparation for his next  mission, goal and battle.

A Strategist believes that those who value him with great compassion and with truthfulness will always be there for him even during battles or even off battle. A Strategist deeply understands that those who decided to leave him and never get back to him are also important and for this he is even thankful that they passed by in his lifetime, and he is also very much grateful because even for a short while they contributed in their own special ways something in his life and development and they already become part of his life. 

A Strategist always remembers that even the greatest persons who are experts in strategizing ways in facing life’s battles has their own limitations, therefore a Strategist gives strong emphasis in the need to understand that a person cannot hold so much matters in this world because everything has a limit and capacity, so he knows that it is very vital to be wise in deciding what to hold on and it is also important to choose those that can make him better and those that can help him in bringing goodness and inspirations in the territories that he will walkthrough.

A Strategist gives high importance In human connections, he values all of them, trust those who want to hold on to him and respect those who want to go away from him because just like in a life of a soldier in going to a battle he choose to communicate with those people who are essential in his mission, he ask for support to those that can help him in winning the battle and he fight together with those that can make him survive the fight and keeps him standing till the end. But A Strategist do all of these in order for him to stay alive, so that after the battle he can give unconditionally his achievements to the people he loves, be thankful and brings back the favors and supports he get from those people who helped him in his missions, and he never forgets to share whatever he can share because he believes that sharing can help in motivating people also to share what they have and when all of us share with each other these acts can help in the development and welfare of our society. 

A Strategist knows that all of us want to reach our dreams and achieve our goals. He knows that in accomplishing these dreams and goals, we all need to decide for the best way that we think and believe which can help us to attain these things, so a person needs to act according to his own decision and not from the words of others because whatever decision a person do, the effects of his decision will make him suffer or make him benefit from it.
A Strategist lives with the principle that focus can leads to quality works and with this he always remembers that focus is important in winning a challenge, so he gives highlighting that a person needs to free his mind from distractions caused by worries, fears, sadness, jealousy, envy, expectations, negative thinking, anger and defeat, then a person needs to condition his mind to positivity so that he can strengthen his knowledge, health, fitness, virtues and strategies in order for him to equipped focus with all his positive weapons that can lead him to outstanding victories.

A Strategist also gives importance to the fact that a person needs to be wise in choosing the battle that he wants to fight because in all actions that he do, he will always experience loses and gains, and with wise decisions he will lose those which are not that helpful and important in his development but then he also knows that he can gain those which are significant and essential for his betterment and welfare. Wise action can gives him positive loses and gains and he knows that these are benefits of thinking intelligently and deciding wisely. 
In the end, whatever happens, whatever the results will be, a Strategist knows that a person should not be locked up in his disappointments, frustrations and sadness. He knows that it is ok to feel these things when a person is defeated in a battle but he should never lose hope because time in life will not stop so he should stand and hold on to hope, move with every movement of time, learn from mistakes around him, then plan, prepare and make himself more strong and wise. A Strategist have faith that as long as there is time, he should never stop moving forward and he should always be ready for his next strategy for his fight in his next battle, for his expedition towards his next goal and for his winning strike for his next challenge.

A Strategist is a simple humble person and enjoys the company of ordinary people because with them he gains his strength to strive more to equalize and maintain the equality between the ordinaries and the elites. He stays simple when circumstances can be dealt with simple approaches, but he will be in his maxim efficiency as Strategist and he amplifies his ways when things are in its difficult state and requires strategies in solving complications.   

A Strategist gives all his trust to his creator and knows that sometimes, just sometimes, there are things that he cannot understand and during those times he needs to move on and let fate decides and at those moments he trusts his Creator that someday a great explanation will be given to him that can enlighten his heart and mind. A Strategist also believes that his efforts measure the amount of success that he can attain and his faith stands with the enlightenment that if he deserves something and he do his best to achieve it, life will give him those things that he deserves on the right time and place.

Life is easy to understand when we realize that ways towards success requires methodical preparations that can result to effective strategies and efficient actions, and life is easy to deal with when we accept that all our actions will result to loses and gains but with proper use of wisdom guided by virtues we can attain positive loses and gains. In conclusion, a life with calibrated judgments for complicated challenges, using wisdom and virtues in choosing a mission and understanding the essence of losing and gaining along the way with trust that the Creator of everything will explain all the loop holes in life in the right time and place, is The Way of Life of a Strategist. 

Written: August  04, 2012
The Fort Global City, Philippines
Authored and Written by: Giancarlo Capco “Calriger GCaps”
Article Title: The Way of Life of a Strategist / The Way of the Strategist

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GIANCARLO CAPCO PROFILE

GIANCARLO CAPCO CV PROFILE & RESUME

Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship-Idol of the World Battle of the Business Plan: Entrepreneurship Club of Harvard, Harvard Boston Massachusetts United States of America, March 10-11, 2006

 

GIANCARLO CAPCO CV PROFILE & RESUME

ADDRESS: 218. P. Rosales Street Pateros

Metro Manila Philippines

TELEPHONE: (02) 641 55 19

 

Mobile: +639174236501

WEBSITE: www.giancarlocapco.wordpress.com

EMAIL: giancarlocapco@gmail.com

 

 

GCaps  About Giancarlo Capco

Giancarlo Capco is a person who is powered by knowledge, driven by the right principles in life and guided by virtues. He believes that we need to fight with courage and stand with honor in our everyday encounter with life.

1. Giancarlo Capco is a graduate of Commerce Major in Business Management in Far Eastern University 2.awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Senior Students of Far eastern University, 3.with multiple award as best organization president in the institute and university level. 4.He was also awarded as Outstanding YMCA Student Leader of 2005, 5.He represented the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Leadership Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2005, 6. then he was awarded by the Philippine Government as the Best Entrepreneurship Student of the Philippines for the Year 2006 with multiple awards in national business plan competitions. 7. Then he represented the Philippines in Harvard Business School Boston Massachusetts USA – World Business Plan Competition where he garnered multiple international recognitions and award for his proudly pinoy invention the SAV unit also for the year 2006. 8. For the year 2007 he was hired as the head of the Law Student Research and Development Group of the Capco Law Firm. 9. Then on year 2008 he become the General manager of Stagerfire Digital Studio and he also become 10. the Founding-Chairman of the Sovereign Integridad Football Club and 11.was elected as the Treasurer of the Youth for Peace Advocacy Movement (YFPAM),. 12. Then on year 2009 he was elected as the Vice President of the Association of Law Students of the Philippines (ALSP), 13. he also become the Founding-Chairman of the Green Law Advocates International, then on the same year, 14. he represented the Philippines in the Asian Forum International of the Asian Law Students Association. 15. Then on 2010, he represented the Philippines in the ALSA Asian Conference Indonesia and won an international award of Best Conference Table Discussion and Asian recognition for his great presentation of the Filipino Eskrima Martial Arts depicting the story of Lapu Lapu. And recently he was 16. promoted as the Director of Capco Law Firm’s Legal Intelligence Division and also on the same year, he become the 17. Founding Chairman of the Philippine Law United Governance-(PLUG) and 18. the Governance and Camaraderie Advocating Peace and Solidarity –(GCAPS), 18. On the year 2011, he sphere headed the International Relations Development Group which promotes unity and equality among international people, and on the year 2012 he informally founded the GATES International Missions also known as the Global Advocacies Toward Empowered Society which advocates development of society in multiple aspects such as economics, international relations, education and many more. At this time Global Advocacies is under registration process with the Security Regulations Commissions. On October 2012, he graduated from the Youth Leadership Summit, a Leadership Program conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.  From November 2012 to January 2013 Giancarlo Capco worked as legal researcher at the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and helped in organizing different Civil Relations Services Programs of AFP.

 

GIANCARLO CAPCO CV PROFILE & RESUME

 

ADDRESS: 218. P. Rosales Street Pateros

 

Metro Manila Philippines

TELEPHONE: (02) 641 55 19

 

Mobile: +639174236501

WEBSITE: www.giancarlocapco.wordpress.com

EMAIL: giancarlocapco@gmail.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Primary Level :Grade School in Lourdes School of Mandaluyong

1991-1998 Mandaluyong City.

 

Secondary Level :High School in Lourdes School of Mandaluyong

1998-2000 Mandaluyong City

:4th year in Saint Gabriel International School 2001-2002

Palatiw Pasig City

 

Undergraduate :Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,

May 2005 Far Eastern University Manila.

Postgraduate Degree :Bachelor of Law, Far Eastern University Institute of Law, June 2006 – 2010

Postgraduate Degree Bachelor of Law, University of Manila College of Law, June 2010 – 2011

Bar Review Program: Bar Exam Review 2012: Ateneo de Manila University Law School Rockwell Makati City 2012

EMPLOYMENT

 

March 1998 :JASERCA Corporation M. Flores Street Sto. Rosario

Pateros Metro May 1998 Manila

 

Contractual Factory Worker

Bagger, Plastic Bottle Loader

 

May 2002 :Municipality of Pateros, Municipal Building 307 Agoho

Kaliwa Street February 2005 Pateros Metro Manila

 

Urban Poor Community Development Coordinator

Sports and Youth Development Coordinator

January 2010: Stagerifre Digital Studio- Pateros and Makati Business District, Metro Manila Philippines

General Manager

March 2011: CAPCO LAW Office- Metro Manila Philippines

Paralegal Officer, Researcher

November 2012: Office of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Paralegal Officer, Researcher

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

2006 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student of the Philippines-National

Capital Region : 2006 Search for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Studentof the Philippines Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship & ENEDAPhilippines February 23, 2006

 

2006 Semi-Finalist Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: Harvard Business

School Entrepreneurship-Idol of the World Battle of the Business Plan:

Entrepreneurship Club of Harvard, Harvard Boston Massachusetts United States of America, March 10-11, 2006

 

2005-2006 Outstanding President of the Year : FEU Central Student

Organization and Office of the Student Affairs and Community

Service , S.Y. 2005-2006

2005 National Winner Sanitary Aqua Vendo, Best Business Plan in Service Category M.I.T.-PESO Challenge 2005 : Philippine Emerging Start-Ups Open Business Plan Competition November 2005

2005 Over All Best Presentation Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: M.I.T.-PESO Challenge 2005 Philippine Emerging Start-Ups Open Business Plan Competition November 2005

2006 Semi-Finalist Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: Hong-Kong Shanghai Bank Business Plan Competition January 2006

 

Outstanding College Y’ers S.Y. 2005-2006, YMCA City of Manila,

March 18, 2006

Ten Outstanding Senior Student of Far Eastern University S.Y. 05-06

Management Pilot Class : Management Department, S.Y 2005-2006

 

Finalist Chowking Marketing Plan :FEU-IABF Marketing Department,

“Marketing Plan Competition” Summer May 13, 2005

Second Placer : FEU MASCOM Department “ Play Production Ragnarok Reloaded” Comedy Play” February 2004

 

Third Placer International Greenwich Business Plan for USA: FEU-IABF

Management Department “Global Pinoy International Business Paper

Competition“, September 2005

 

Fourth Placer Philippine Vending Corporation : FEU-IABF Management

Department “Strategic Management Plan Competition, September 2005

 

Fourth Placer Aqua Vendo: FEU-Institute of Accounts Business and

Finance “Business Show-Business Plan Competition“, FEU-IABF

October 2005

 

3rd placer Paper Recycling Box :Search for 1st Tamaraw Entrepreneur

Award: Entrepreneurial Summit S.Y. 2005-2006 ,FEU- IABF Students

Council, February 2006

 

Innovative Entrepreneur Award Paper Recycling Box: Entrepreneurial

Summit 2005-2006 ,FEU- IABF Students Council, February 2006

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Managers of Goodwill and Trust (MGT Philippines )-Chairman: Leadership Training and Values Enhancement for future Philippine Leaders (2005)

FEU-LAW Central Bar Operation Vice-Chairman (2007): Administer activities for graduating law students who are about to take the Bar Examination for the practice of legal profession.

FEU LAW FOOTBALL CLUB (FLFC) Founder-Chairman: Promoting Camaraderie, Discipline, Knowledge of Law and Honor through Balanced Academic and Sports activities

Capco Tulad Foundation Junior Officer: Organizer of foundation’s activities .Give assistance to Pateros Students who have graduated with Academic honors.

KANDILA PILIPINAS Core group: An organization that promotes patriotism and love for our country

Youth for Peace Advocacy Movement. Inc Treasurer; An organization that promotes unity and peace through essential activities that can inspire people to support peace movements

Youth for Peace Concert and Youth Leadership Summit Organizer 2009: A project that united different artist, musicians and peace advocates through the initiative of the Youth for Peace Advocacy Movement. Inc in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Himigiskan Peace Concert Organizer 2012: A project that united different artist, musicians and peace advocates through the initiative of the Civil Relations Group, Armed Forces of the Philippines in partnership with Youth for Peace Advocacy Movement. Inc

Asian Law Students Association Philippines- Vice President & National Board; An International Organization that focus on development of legal studies in Asia.

Graudate of Youth Leadership Summit Philippines: A leadership training conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the primary purpose of molding new generation of youths to become leaders guided by virtues and principles.

 

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS

Champion-2008 Conflicts of Law Football Tournament by Association of Law Schools of the Philippines

Founder-Chairman / Team Captain-FEU Law Football Team

1st Runner Up Football Tournament NCR Palarong Pambansa 1996

Best Fielder LSM Summer Football Clinic Year 1997

Mandaluyong Football Team Member from 1996-2000

LSM Football Varsity from 1996-2000

Founder / Chairman of Sovereign Integridad Football Club Philippines

Founder / Chairman FEU Law Football Club

Positions Handled in Football/Soccer

Team Captain/Striker/Midfielder-Conflicts of Law Football Tournamenmt 2008

Forward-FooFed Football Tournament 2007

Midfielder-SIKAD Football Tournament 2007

Sub-Goalkeeper-DIVISION Meet Mandaluyong Team Selection 1998

Fullback-RIFA Football Tournament 1997-2000

Stopper-1996 NCR Palarong Pambansa

Filipino Martial Arts/ Arnis Cali Eskrima

Filipino Lead Arnis Demonstrator in the ALSA International Asian Forum Cultural Night Manila Philippines 2009

Filipino Lead Arnis Demonstrator in the ALSA International Asian Conference Cultural Night Jogjakarta Indonesia 2010

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

President Management Society :Management Society FEU-IABF Organizeactivities for the development of the students welfare S.Y 2005-2006

 

Public Relations Officer CYC-YMCA FEU : In-charge in membership

development and recruitment S.Y. 2005-2006

 

Philippine Delegate in Harvard and Team Leader Sanitary Aqua Vendo

in Harvard Business School-Business Plan Competition :

Entrepreneurship –Idol Business Plan Competition Harvard Boston

Massachusetts USA. March 9, 2006

 

Philippine Delegate in Malaysia and presenter in ASPIRE 2005

Malaysia :“Asia-Pacific Leadership Workshop-International Forum

“ University of Malaya K.L. Malaysia. August 26-30, 2005,

 

Internship Training : Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship,

December 2005-March 2006, RFM building PCE office

Team Leader: Sanitary Aqua Vendo, M.I.T. PESO Challenge 2005 PhilippineEmerging Start-ups Open Business Plan Competition December 2005

Team Leader: Sanitary Aqua Vendo, Hongkong Shanghai Bank BusinessPlan Competition January 2006

Proponent-Dikes for Ducks-River Rehabilitation Project for Pateros : BayerYoung Environmental Envoy 2006

 

Seminar Facilitator ersonality Development and Corporate Values

Enhancement in the Corporate world February 2005

Project Director : 1st Management Society Entrepreneurship Lecture Series,FEU Auditorium-FEU IABF Management Department ,February 20, 2006

Project Director: Convergence of the IABF Business Plan” Best BusinessPlan Showdown and Presentation” Far Eastern University Auditorium,March 18, 2006

SEMINARS ATTENDED

March 10-11, 2006 :Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurship Build It Seminar; International Seminar and Business Plan Competition, Harvard Boston Massachusetts, United States of America

 

August 26-30,2005, ASPIRE 2005 Malaysia :“Asia-Pacific Leadership

Workshop-International Forum “ University of Malaya K.L. Malaysia.

August 2009 ALSA Asian Forum Manila: Bayview Hotel Manila: Asian Law Students Association International

January 2010 ALSA Asian Conference: Jogjakarta Hotel Indonesia: Asian Law Students Association International

March 2005, Paralegal Training and Jail Decongestion Seminar : Integrated Bar of the Philippines NCAA

 

July 29, 2005, Annual National Convention-Council Of Management

Educators (C.O.M.E) : Manila Hotel

 

October 1, 2005, Philippine Emerging Start-Ups Open Participant

Enrichment Series: Writing Business Plan Basic, Strategy and

Competitive Advantage Seminar and Workshop. University

of the Philippines

 

February 23-26, 2006 : GoNegosyo National Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo: Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, The Fort Global City,

Taguig City

January 13, 2005, Molding the Efficient Managers : Far Eastern University UCC

January 24 , 2005, Personality Development Program :Far Eastern University

February 25, 2005 Refining Entrepreneurial Skills for Competitive Market: Grand Boulevard

August 7-8, 2005, Leadership Training and Strategic Planning Workshop :FEU IABF Student Council La Corona Pagsanjan, Laguna

September 2005, Communication Skill Development : FEU ORADEC Institute of Arts and Science Arts Building AVR room,

November 10, 2005, Parliamentary Procedure CYC : College Youth Club YMCA-FEU Chapter, AB IAS Conference Hall,

February 2006: Entrepreneurship Education : Entrepreneurship School of Asia Kalye Industria Libis Quezon City

 

February 16, 2006 : Students Apprentice Program Sharing Session : Far Eastern University Institute of Account. Business and Finance and

Admission Placement Office

February 17-18, 2006 : Job Fair : Far Eastern University Institute of Accounts Business and Finance and Admission Placement Office

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Dr. Lydia Echauz : Far Eastern University Administration, University Administration President, Far Eastern University

http://www.feu.edu.ph

Captain. Jovily Cabading PA: Philippine Army, Armed Forces of the Philippines: Administrator, Office of the Chief of Staff, AFP Philippines. Mobile: +639175141709

Imelda Madarang hilippine Center for Entrepreneurship. Executive Director. Mobile: 09178116833 Office: (632) 6379043

Dr. Ignatiuos Anagbogu :Far Eastern University. Coordinator of IABF Marketing Department, Office: (632) 735 5638

 

Dr. Eloisa Lattore :Far Eastern University. President Faculty Club

Mobile:09172481859 Office: (632) 735 5638

 

Federico Gonzales hilippine Emerging Start-ups Open. President

Mobile: 09175213030 Office: (632) 6379229

Atty. Delacruz Cada :Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Committee NCAAOffice: (632) 735 5638

 

 

2005 National Winner Sanitary Aqua Vendo, Best Business Plan in Service Category M.I.T.-PESO Challenge 2005 : Philippine Emerging Start-Ups Open Business Plan Competition November 2005 2005 Over All Best Presentation Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: M.I.T.-PESO Challenge 2005 Philippine Emerging Start-Ups Open Business Plan Competition November 2005 2006 Semi-Finalist Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: Hong-Kong Shanghai Bank Business Plan Competition January 2006

2006 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student of the Philippines-National Capital Region : 2006 Search for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Studentof the Philippines Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship & ENEDAPhilippines February 23, 2006

Sanitary Aqua Vendo Business Plan: Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship-Idol of the World Battle of the Business Plan: Entrepreneurship Club of Harvard, Harvard Boston Massachusetts United States of America, March 10-11, 2006