Monthly Archives: April 2012

Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs — Part II: Letting Our Youth Be Unreasonable

What does it take to become the next great entrepreneur in the ranks of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, or Michael Dell? Social scientists have debated this question ad nauseam, but speaking pragmatically, I believe that the … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time To Cry For Argentina

Last week, as I was visiting my dad in Argentina, I had time to ponder and reflect about Argentina in the global community. As a backdrop, we saw the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. It was a week of … Continue reading

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Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs – Part I: Horse Saddles, Lemonade Stands, and the Case for Apprenticeships

As I await my flight at SFO to visit my ailing dad in Argentina, I can’t help but reflect on his immigrant narrative. At a young age he immigrated to Argentina from Northern Italy. As the only son in a … Continue reading

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Risk Capital – Latin America Deficit

In the storied “Parable of the Talents,”[1] we’re told of a master who leaves his home to travel and entrusts his parts of his property to three servants.  When the master returns home, the first two servants have doubled the … Continue reading

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From Moscow to Buenos Aires – Is Silicon Valley a Model to be Copied?

This past week, Russian executives and government officials visited the San Francisco Bay Area to promote their Government’s plan to invest US$5 billion to develop a home-bred version of Silicon Valley in the Moscow suburb of Skolkovo.[1] This is nothing … Continue reading

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