Posts in careers
Ep 44 - The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

The hustle behind Ellana Cosmetics is a story filled with its constant and ongoing development. In this episode, Ronster chats with Theresa and Diego Buenaflor, the power couple behind Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, as they hop on the Hustleshare Time Machine and discuss the early days of the company before the boom of online shopping. They share exactly what makes their brand special, as well as both the risks and achievements the company has overcome. They discuss budgeting, finances, influencer marketing, and provide encouraging advice and tips for fellow equally driven entrepreneurs and makeup and skincare junkies.

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Quickie 6: The Hustle of a Pinoy Growth Hacker

Contrary to popular belief, the hustle of a Pinoy Growth Hacker involves more than just marketing. In this Quickie, Ronster chats with Ping Rivero, Co-Founder of Cognity Labs and Growth Hacker at Gabi, where they discuss what growth hacking truly is and what comes with it. Ping not only shares his experiences getting into tech, but also talks about the course of his development and the lessons he has learned throughout his career, offering countless advice to tech enthusiasts looking into his field.

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Quickie 5: The Hustle of a Product Manager

What is the difference between a Project Manager and a Product Manager? In this Quickie, Ronster has a chat with Mika Reyes, Product Manager of LinkedIn, who discusses what it is like being a Product Manager in one of the biggest startups in the world, and why she loves it so much. She also shares her journey in startups, where it has taken her, and what she is doing next to help Filipino startups get to the next level.

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Ep 43 - The Hustle of an Ex Ad Agency Veteran

It takes more than just creativity to get through the advertising industry, and the hustle of being an ex advertising agency veteran proves it. In this episode, Ronster continues the marketing series with Eileen Borromeo, South-East Asia Marketing Head of Payoneer. Eileen shares not only her journey in the realms of advertising, but also shares what it takes for young marketing enthusiasts to make it through. She also shares how she manages to balance her personal and private life with her hustle.

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Ep 25 - The Hustle Of A BPO Marketplace

The future of the BPO industry in the Philippines is set to have a resurgence in the very near future. In this episode, Ronster chats with Derek Gallimore, the Founder of Outsource Accelerator, to discuss the importance of having a marketplace for Philippine BPOs. Derek will share what he thinks is the next wave of opportunities that the BPO industry can take advantage of and how he can help evangelize this industry from an untapped market in the West. He will also share his personal tips on how you can bounce back from a failed business and what he thinks is the future of the BPO industry in this telling episode.

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Ep 22 - The Hustle Behind Grab

The hustle behind Southeast Asia's biggest ride hailing super app is no easy feat. In this episode, Ronster chats with Brian Cu, the President of Grab Philippines. Brian will share deep learnings about how Grab started and how they hustled to get drivers onboard. He will also talk about how he was able to grow the grab team, how they competed head-to-head with Uber and the things that happened to Grab after they merged with Uber. Brian also shares his secrets on how to handle criticisms, how to cope with stress and what Grab has in store for the public and the startup community in this mind-blowing episode.

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Ep 19 - The Hustle Of A Marketer Turned CEO

The process of quitting your corporate job to join a startup can be a very scary experience. In this episode, Ronster chats with Cindy Burdette, CEO of Allcare.io. Cindy talks about the hustle in starting her career and how she was able to rack up awards for her work. She also discusses how difficult it was to leave her corporate job to join a startup and the sacrifices she had to do for it. Cindy also sheds light on the struggles she faced when it was her turn to run the company and do ICO and fundraising. Lastly, she discusses the importance of having benefits and gave a very special gift for those listening to this episode.

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Ep 18 - The Hustle Of A Chatbot Maker

Making chatbots are not as easy as it seems. In this episode, Ronster talks to Andrew Demeter, a world-famous chatbot maker. Andrew is the Social Media Manager and Community Manager of Chatfuel, the world's biggest chatbot development platform and he will discuss what it was like having a career helping other people make chatbots while he is still a full-time college student. He also talks about how he got recruited into the Chatfuel team and what makes a good chatbot. He also shared is tactics on how he copes with his struggles and his predictions for bots in the very near future in this very educational episode.

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Ep 17 - The Hustle Of A Global Entrepreneur

Creating businesses from scratch after migrating to a different continent is very difficult. In this episode, Ronster chats with PJ Entrepreneur, yes that's his real name. They will talk about how he began is journey buying and selling real estate in New York and how one of his tenants, who happens to be Tommy Hilfiger, inspired him to pursue entrepreneurship. PJ will also share his experiences in creating and scaling different businesses and how he was able to replicate the same success in Asia even after travelling for 8 years. He will also share a lot of great advice on how to hustle and bounce back from setbacks in this very inspiring episode.

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Ep 16 - The Hustle Of An Influencer Marketing Entrepreneur

Influencer Marketing is one of the most effective ways in this era of Social Media. In this episode, Ronster chats with Ace Gapuz, CEO of Blogapalooza. Ace shared her stories on how she hustled her way through early struggles in her career and how she was able to bounce back from them. She also shared what it takes to be an effective Influencer that brands would love and taught us very useful tips on networking, persuasion and sales in this very informative episode.

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Ep 15 - The Hustle Of An OPM Rockstar

The hustle in making a career behind creating and playing your own music is very difficult. In this episode, Ronster chats with Dino Pascual, the lead vocalist of The Bloomfields. They will discuss Dino's early start and exposure to music in grade school and how he fell in love with music. Dino also discussed his early struggles being a musician and how everything changed when he joined The Bloomfields. Dino also details what the hustle is like playing in a professional band and the preparation it takes to hone his craft. Lastly, Dino will also tell us the new project that his band is doing and how we can help them achieve that in this very nostalgic episode.

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Ep 14 - The Hustle Of Getting In 30 Under 30

Getting in Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list is an exceptional achievement. In this episode, Ronster chats with Georgianna Carlos, Founder and CEO of Fetch! Naturals and a recent inductee of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019. She discussed how she started her career as a Psychology major and the hustles she had to go through early in her career. She also talks about how she immersed herself in a new environment to run her first startup, MyOffice. Lastly, she discussed how grew Fetch from scratch and shared how it impacted in her getting in 30 under 30 this year in this very inspiring episode.


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Ep 13 - The Hustle Of A Venture Capitalist

In this very rare episode, we will get to know the ins and outs of Venture Capital. Ronster hosts Michael Lints, a Venture Partner of Golden Gave Ventures. Michael shares what a VC does in great depth like how they raise funds, who they raise funds with, how a VC makes money and what they look for in terms of funding a good startup to invest in. He also shares what he thinks the Philippine ecosystem should to improve and catch up with the region. He also shared great tips in how startups can get the attention of VCs and one can grow a network from scratch is this very packed episode.

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Ep 12 - The Hustle Of A Tech Co-Founder

Did you ever wonder what the hustle is like building an app that thousands of people use? In this episode, Ronster hosts Andrei Navarro, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Booky. Andrei will share his journey on how he started programming 20 years ago to how he improved his coding over the years in his different stints as a developer and professor. He will also tell us how the mindset should be in creating a very popular app and the right approach to programming. Most importantly, he dropped a very big surprise in this episode that will leave us all hungry and ready to eat great food.

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Ep 11 - The Hustle Of A BPO Executive

How did a call center agent made it all the way to the top of corporate ladder to be an Executive? In this episode, Ronster chats with Alexis Dabon, the Executive Director of Teletech Philippines and discuss how he made it all the way to the top of the BPO industry. Alexis also shared his humble beginnings being a Filipino growing in the states and how he overcome numerous challenges in his life to bounce back from each setback. Alexis also gave light on how a call center agent can climb up the ladder and make a lucrative career in the BPO industry and how you can get ahead in your career in this very inspiring episode.

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Ep 10 - The Hustle Behind A Hair Removal Empire

The story behind the Philippines' largest waxing salon chain is truly inspiring. In this episode, Ronster chats with Paolo Hilaro, CEO of Laybare Waxing Salon. Paolo will share Laybare's very humble beginnings and his early struggles as corporate guy. He will also discuss his side hustles and how he eventually took on running Laybare full-time. Paolo will also share key tips in business and how he got inducted into a very prestigious business organization.

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Ep 7 - The Hustle From Radio DJ To Burger Empire

What is the connection between Radio and Burgers? In this episode, Ronster sits down with Monica Tobias, an award winning Radio DJ who also happens to be the owner of one of Manila's best burger joints - Sweet Ecstasy. They will also discuss the hustle of a radio broadcaster and how Monica transitioned to being a full-time Entrepreneur and Mom in her life after radio. Monica also provides us with a lot of insights and learnings on how to run a burger business in this very fun and lively episode.

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