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27 Jun

The Reason Foundation’s Daniel Raisbeck Tells Me What Peru’s Election Says About Economic Liberty In Latin America

What can observers take from events in Peru? And what takeaways are relevant for economic and civil liberty more broadly in the Americas? Daniel Raisbeck shares some prescient...

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27 Jun

Antioquia Colombia’s Secretary of Economic Development Talks Regional Growth & Foreign Investment With Me

Antioquia's new secretary of economic development has obviously done her homework, and has a lot to say on the goals she and the governor's administration has for the area....

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27 Jun

Tecnoglass CFO Santiago Giraldo Discusses The Company’s Successful Strategy & Plans For Growth

Not only was Tecnoglass able to overcome the COVID related challenges throughout the year, it kept its employees on payroll during a temporary government mandated shutdown, and took extra...

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27 Jun

Medellín City Councilman Daniel Carvalho Talks To Me About The EPM Crisis, Medellín Governance & Colombia Unrest

City council member Daniel Carvalho has said enough is enough, and that the mayor’s mismanagement is putting Colombia’s second largest enterprise and Medellín’s single largest municipal revenue source at...

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05 Apr

Investor Communications For Latin American & Caribbean Enterprises

Unlike pure marketing or PR firms, for early-stage firms, we actually connect you to quantifiable investors. You can measure our results by the potential investors we are able to...

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24 Dec

Merry Christmas, Thank You, & 5 Predictions for 2021

Stay safe. Wash your hands and wear your face mask in public for now. I appreciate my friends and colleagues, so let’s figure out how to do great things...

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02 Dec

Renovatio’s Francisco Sanclemente Explains To Me The Inner Workings Of Colombia’s 1st Private Renewable Energy Auction

Grupo Renovatio launched the first private renewable energy auction in Colombia, perhaps the first in Latin America. CEO Francisco Sanclemente tells me how these work and why they...

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25 Nov

Strategy Discussion – PayPal’s Sri Shivananda On Leadership & Shaping Corporate Culture

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the USA. I am sharing with you an intriguing discussion I had on leadership with PayPal CTO Sri Shivananda. I hope you...

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04 Nov

Tecnoglass CFO Santiago Giraldo Talks With Me About The Company’s New $300 Million USD Credit Facility + Land Deal For New Factory

Tecnoglass (NASDAQ: TGLS), the Barranquilla based manufacturer of architectural glass and aluminum products just closed on a $300 million USD credit facility from a syndicate of banks. The new...

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30 Oct

Security Firm Check Point Confirms Russian Interference Threatens US Presidential Elections: Here Are Measures Voters Should Take

Five days away from the US elections, voters everywhere should understand what cyber security experts call “meme warfare”, and how it could influence the upcoming US election.

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27 Oct

IBM’s New Spinoff Strategy Is Destined For Conflict

So, IBM is no longer in the PC server business, and hasn’t competed with companies like Cisco in the network hardware space for at least a decade. They still...

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07 Oct

SoundPEATS Sonic Wireless Earbuds May Be The Best In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Yet

Most of you know that I am already a fan of Soundpeats Bluetooth headsets, having had several pair of their wired and earbud models. My most recent pair are...

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05 Oct

Decentralize Power To Unite The Nation: Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards

Americans have grown less happy with the federal government even as the number of federal programs ostensibly created to serve them has increased. Federal intervention in education, health care,...

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03 Oct

How To Use IoT To Protect & Monitor Every Step Of Your Food Chain For Quality, Efficiency & Safety

Your food or beverage quality keeps your customers healthy and returning. One mistake, and not only do you lose customers, you may lose lives. Use technology such as IoT,...

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03 Oct

How To Inexpensively Connect Your Cow (or Horse, Pig, Camel, Goat, Sheep, Zoo Animal, etc.) To The Internet With IoT

Our animal companions, whether pets and hobbies, or ranches, zoos, farms, or natural resources, are more valuable than ever. IoT or the Internet of Things allows us to monitor...

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03 Oct

Has Your Customer Experience Adapted To Our New Remote-First Post-COVID World? Don’t Panic, We Are Here To Help

In our newly distributed environment, the businesses that are able to remain closest to their customers are thriving, while less agile competition is being left behind. Whether B2B, B2C,...

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03 Oct

Use This Simple 5 Step Cybersecurity Methodology To Protect Your Business, Team, Livelihood & IT Assets

You know you need to protect your company, systems and data, but you aren't an IT engineer or security guru. How can you get started, or how can you...

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03 Oct

An Easy To Understand Cybersecurity Framework For The Non-Technical Executive: Take 5 Minutes To Review Your Own IT Security!

Having a firewall and antivirus is no longer enough. Governments, businesses, individuals, even schools and hospitals are falling victim to cyberattacks. Understanding how to protect yourself can be overwhelming,...

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03 Oct

Digital Transformation, Blah Blah Blah…A Buzzword, Or Should You Really Care? Here Is What It Means For Your Organization

I bet you're already tired of hearing about "Digital Transformation" but have you stopped and actually looked into what it really means? In a few words, here is what...

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03 Oct

This Year More Than Ever, Your Business Must Be Fault Tolerant. How Is Your Disaster Recovery Plan? Let’s Update & Verify It

Is your business resilient? Is your infrastructure fault tolerant? Do you think it is, or do you KNOW it is? Let's test it, and monitor it. Hackers, malware and...

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03 Oct

Everyone Is Talking About SD-Wan…But What Is It, & Why Is It So Important?

SD-WAN or Software Defined Wide Area Networks Free large & small businesses alike from traditional vendor-defined architectures, and allow remote workers, branch offices and even enterprise headquarters to build...

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03 Oct

With Almost 300 Direct Vendor Relationships, Our Agnostic Approach Ensures The Best Fit For You

Because we have a vast network of independent vendor relationships, we can recommend the best fit for you based on your use case, or accompany you in negotiating the...

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03 Oct

How To Retain An IT Consultant WIthout Being Ripped Off

These days it seems everyone's an expert. How do I avoid either getting low-cost or free but useless advice from a salesman disguised as an advisor? How can I...

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03 Oct

Here Are 5 Best Ways To Deploy IoT In Manufacturing Today – And How To Get Help

IoT is no longer the future, it has arrived and is established. If you haven't already securely integrated it into your manufacturing and production operations, you are falling behind...

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03 Oct

UCaaS or Cloud Unified Communications Is More Important Than Ever As We Move To Telework – Here’s What You Need To Know

UCaaS refers to a phone system that uses Voice over Internet Protocol to provide a Cloud based phone system for businesses. Often this service is provided by a network...

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03 Oct

Remote Worker Enablement Is No Longer Optional. Now There Is Help

Here are 6 steps you can take now to move quickly and painlessly to a distributed work environment. For unbiased no-sales-pitch help, get in touch with my team and...

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03 Oct

Under $30 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds? Dudios! Yes Please!

Most of you know that I am already a fan of Soundpeats Bluetooth headsets, but as Eastern sages remind us, “all things are temporary”—especially headphones. I had two sets...

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02 Oct

The Viva Effect: How A Scrappy 3-Plane Startup Discombobulated The Latin American Airline Sector

I highly recommend this book if you are interested in Colombia, Commercial Aviation (especially the new low-cost model pioneered by Ryanair & Southwest), entrepreneurship—especially outside of the tech/software sector,...

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02 Oct

I feel I finally understand who Rockefeller was

Rockefeller was a complex person, who was amazingly generous and amazingly stingy at the same time. He was in some ways progressive (for his time) and reactionary at the...

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02 Oct

Jordan B. Peterson Offers Wise Advice For Life, But Take It Directly From Him & Avoid The Hijackers

There is nothing remotely controversial in the book, just great observation from a mix of Dr. Peterson's own personal and professional experience as a clinical psychologist in Canada and...

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