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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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Academic Global Immersions: Visiting Buenos Aires with my MBA students

Reflecting on our experiential learning  from Buenos Aires Since this blog post does not intend to convey a horror story, let me spare you the suspense: Argentina is an extraordinary successful country. Over the last six decades it has decided … Continue reading

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Academic Global Immersions: Visiting Santiago with my MBA students

Reflecting on our experiential learning from Santiago What a difference it makes when a country has the consistency of purpose (post Pinochet) over sustained periods of time across multiple presidents and political parties. While enormous challenges remain ahead, Chile, and … Continue reading

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Academic Global Immersions: Our Latin American journey with my MBA students (Lima)

Reflecting on our experiential learning from Lima, Peru. As I have done for the past five years, every January I embark with about 15 MBA students for a journey across Latin America’s “south cone”. This Year we started in Lima … Continue reading

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