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Is the Western World Testing the Limits of Incrementalism? An opportunity for foreign entrepreneurs from emerging countries

I have been reflecting on the consequences of incrementalism for a while and have come to recognize a disturbing pattern manifested in our western world across multiple aspects of our daily lives (not only in businesses, but in many aspects … Continue reading

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Mining the Silicon Valley Mind — Part II: A Perspective for Foreign Entrepreneurs

The content of this blog-post was presented during the keynote titled “Success Favors the Prepared Mind”, I delivered last Friday (June 21, 2013) at the 2013 Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit, in San Francisco, California, USA. What makes Silicon Valley[1] unique?  Does the Valley’s success lie … Continue reading

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Being an Entrepreneur in Argentina is the “Best Revenge”

As my plane reaches cruising altitude after taking off from Ezeiza (Buenos Aires’ international airport) for the long journey to Beijing via Frankfurt, I plunge into my laptop to capture some of my experiences during this journey that began ten … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Can Mid-Sized Latin American Firm Play Ball? Part II

In the last post (Part I), we reviewed six lessons from established companies that can sustain innovation and harvest its promises in terms of increased profitability and market growth. While these lessons apply to firms of all sizes, untapped growth … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Corporate Entrepreneurship (a.k.a. Intrapreneurship): Can an elephant dance? Part I

The rise of Silicon Valley and the wealth creation by early stage companies has increased the pressure on established corporations, as their shareholders demand to create similar shareholder value mimicking those of these young ventures. The global Innovation fever is … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Art of Pitching – Part II

The capsules While the prior posting presented an overview to the importance of the pitch, this blog-post develops a pragmatic approach to the construction of the Elevator Pitch. The Elevator Pitch capsules’ development, step by step It is much harder than you … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Art of Pitching – Part I

I often find myself explaining to foreign entrepreneurs the concept of an elevator pitch[1]. Since some of you have never heard the term before, I will explain it here today. The metaphor borders on the comical or childish, and the … Continue reading

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Flattening the Global Innovation Landscape – Part II: Scaling-up Globally

Reflecting on the optimal time for foreign start-up’s to come to Silicon Valley If the world were truly flat, many innovation centers would already be developed around the globe and each one would be distinguished by a unique competitive advantage … Continue reading

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Flattening the Global Innovation Landscape – Part I: The Motivation

Reflecting on the new beginning of my professional journey and the role I hope to play. As it is often the case, where you are heading is more exciting than what you’re leaving behind… As those of you who know … Continue reading

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Academic Global Immersions: Visiting Montevideo and the completion of the MBA students Latin America journey

Reflecting on our experiential learning from Montevideo, and our 16 day journey across Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. After crossing the widest river of the planet or Rio de la Plata, like the porteños like to call it, we arrived … Continue reading

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