WATCH: These CEOs Reveal the Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success Over a Strategy Board Game

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WATCH: These CEOs Reveal the Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success Over a Strategy Board Game

For many of us, accumulating wealth and being bosses of our own businesses are just flights of fancy. However, for CEOs April Cuenca of Tripkada, Gian Javellona of OrangeApps, and RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale, this is the reality. We invited the three bosses to play a board game over the weekend. If running a business and growing money is anything like a strategy game, who better to learn from than the people who’ve actually done it?

We tend to imagine that most CEOs are born into wealth as heirs to family businesses, but that’s not always the case. As soon as the dice rolls and the tokens start moving across the board, we learn about the risks that all entrepreneurs must take, from their first investments to their most recent failures, all of which carry lessons that lead to success.

In this video, we learn the financial journeys of these CEOs as they play against each other to see who can accumulate the most wealth:

Success in business is part strategy and part luck, and all of our CEOs were quick to acknowledge that they were fortunate to have partners they could trust through every business decision. When working to manage and grow your own wealth, the importance of a partner who understands meaningful banking cannot be stressed enough.

“Meaningful use of your money goes back to what you value in your life, what you want to experience, and what you want to save up for,” April said. “For me, it’s about living my life. It’s being able to enjoy my time. And I think being able to have meaningful banking means that you have somebody who can share with you how you can actually do those things and reach your goals.”

"Meaningful banking requires being clear with what you want to achieve in your life, and there should be someone to guide you towards that goal," Gian said. "As an entrepreneur, I've been risking everything in my business and so I would often forget to focus on my personal finances. Now, I can put money in specific investment vehicles—insurance, savings, or even funds for new businesses."

"Meaningful banking helps you deal with situations, regardless of whether times are good or bad," RJ added.

Saving and managing your money, investing for your future, and growing your business with the right partner are the key milestones of meaningful banking. In this regard, no other bank understands meaningful banking better than Metrobank.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Metrobank.