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Brazil & Impeachment - Rouseff March 2016

Chaganomics

Just when you thought Brazil was back on the rails - perhaps for the Olympics - they slip off again. From Reuters: Brazil's largest party will decide on Tuesday to break away from President Dilma Rousseff's floundering coalition, party leaders said, sharply raising the odds that the country's first woman president will be impeached amid a corruption scandal. Brazil 2016 Oil Olympics 2016

Dilma Rousseff - Why Brazil’s Leader Is Being Impeachment

Chaganomics

Brazil Brazil 2016 Dilma Rousseff 2016 Dilma Rousseff BrazilEverything did appear rosy towards the start of the year, but that is far from the case today. One can argue that the tipping point came when she attempted to promote Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a cabinet position in a last ditch effort to help him avoid prosecution (for scandals inside Petrobas). From US Today: Rousseff has been terribly unpopular for at least a year.

4 Business Lessons from Brazil's Huge World Cup Loss

Inc Startups

The 7-1 massacre happened in part because Brazil made a few key missteps. It''s too late for Brazil--but your business can still learn from that defeat

Uber Rolls Out Its Latest Offering in Brazil: Helicopter Rides

Inc Startups

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's UberCOPTER

10 Mind-Blowing Stats about the Digital Landscape in Brazil

Inc Startups

If you are a business looking for global expansion, here are ten reasons why you should be paying attention to Brazil

Understanding Your Customers, Brazil and Senior Citizen Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Proctor & Gamble wasn't selling enough diapers in Brazil. But in Brazil, babies often sleep with their parents, and many families are poor. So Procter & Gamble eventually launched a cheap, ultra water-tight nappy in Brazil, without fussy details – and sales soared. So they took a closer look at the cultural dynamics of the market: In America, when parents buy nappies they often demand fussy add-ons (think nappy flaps, subtle scents, biodegradable material and so on).

Brazil is using the law to push innovation, but here’s how it can do more

The Next Web

operations for Brazil-based Movile , a mobile platform for content and commerce. This is a step forward for the Good Law—which has already helped Brazil a lot—but private business and government need to start doing more to truly help launch Brazil’s mobile potential.

In Brazil, Babies Mean Business

Inc Startups

It looks like there is a burgeoning baby e-commerce sector in Brazil. Most recently, Baby, a Brazil-based online retailer of baby goods, just secured $16.7 Overall, Brazil’s economic growth forecasts continue to drop, but e-commerce still entices investors.

[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley”

YoungUpstarts

More importantly, he knows how to sell his ideas, specifically, a picture recognition application called Clickpic which, while it has yet to be launched, has earned him a guest spot on one of Brazil’s biggest television chat shows, o Progama do Jô, or Jô’s Show.

Facebook Executive Released From Jail in Brazil

Inc Startups

The arrest warrant says Diego Dzodan repeatedly failed to comply with a judicial order to cooperate with an investigation into drug trafficking and organized crime, and surrender user information from WhatsApp

How A Holiday To Brazil Helped Me Climb Out Of A Creativity Rut

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In my experience, one of the main reasons many entrepreneurs seek the freedom of working for themselves is because they crave variety , stimulation, and the ability to grow organically in their career.

iZettle Goes to Brazil: What does that mean?

ArcticStartup

It has been only two months since iZettle entered Mexico and it seems that our speculations about possible rapid expansion through the Banco Santander partnership might not be far from the truth as they have just announced that they are now in Brazil.

[Infographic] The Business Travellers’ Guide To Rio de Janeiro

YoungUpstarts

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest metropolitan city with a population of over 12 million, is probably best known for its boisterous and colorful annual Carnival which attracts more than 500,000 visitors to its wild celebrations. [ Image from Wikipedia ].

Keys To Marketing In Latin America

YoungUpstarts

Start with a Look at Brazil. According to recent statistics, Brazil is a fast growing ecommerce market. It is good to note that Brazil is embracing online retail but their culture is such that they are more likely to trust retailers than a peer to peer merchant.

Cornering the Granite Market in Brazil

Inc Startups

Just to get one 30 ton-block of stone from a quarry in rural Brazil, an importer may spend $16,000 to purchase it, $4,000 to truck it to a processing plant, and then another $3,500 to get it sliced into shippable slabs. Oil comes from the Middle East; granite comes from Brazil," Tavares says

She Went From Sleeping On Couches To Building A Million Dollar Company

Inc Startups

Morgan ran away from Brazil with nothing. Heather R. She made a name for herself and built a company by doing these 5 things

As an American angel investor, what would it take for you to invest in a Brazilian startup?

Gust

Invested Interests angel investor brazil invest startup I would be unlikely to invest in a Brazilian startup at this time because I have absolutely no background or knowledge of the local market, I don’t speak Portuguese, I would be unlikely to be able to attend board meetings or even visit the company, and finally because there are issues relative to double-taxation under US and local tax codes that make many international investments challenging.

METAL MONDAY: Thrones In The Sky by Son Of A Witch - Brazil has.

Mark Birch

METAL MONDAY: Thrones In The Sky by Son Of A Witch - Brazil has been getting beat up in the press lately, something about spawning the next pandemic. It made sense then to give some props to Brazil and the debut LP from doom metal band Son of a Witch. Son Of A Witch Thrones In The Sky Metal Monday metal doom metal BrazilThere is no new ground on the album, it’s just really great stoner doom metal in the Sabbath vein.

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Impressions of Brazil

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

(Me on the iconic mosaic promenade next to Copacabana beach on the one rainy day) I recently spent 10 terrific days in Rio de Janiero and Paraty, Brazil.

3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation

Inc Startups

The most populous city in Brazil counts about 2,700 active startups, and American investors are increasingly hungry for a slice of the city's tech sector

LATIN METAL COVER FRIDAY: Painkiller by Angra - Brazil looms.

Mark Birch

LATIN METAL COVER FRIDAY: Painkiller by Angra - Brazil looms large in the metal scene particularly in the death metal and thrash departments. music metal Angra Painkiller Judas Priest Latin metal Brazil Cover FridayAngra on the other hand is definitely more in the mainstream playing more of a classic power metal style. Judas Priest covers are always tough to pull off well because very few can touch Rob Halford’s vocals.

4 Unusual Reasons Sao Paulo Is Hot for Startups

Inc Startups

The problems in Brazil's largest city actually make it an intriguing place to do business

Gust Quarterly Startup Map

Gust

What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States?

12 Questions: Meet Moisés Ferreira (Brazil)

crowdSPRING Blog

Moisés lives and works in Brazil. What is the deign industry like in Brazil? When I was out of crowdSPRING, was performing my art exhibitions: [link] but it was not helping much, as living art in Brazil is very difficult.

Focus Focus Focus

Feld Thoughts

One of the guys in the group from from Brazil. In my mid-20s I was part of an amazing experience called Birthing of Giants. It was a gathering of 60 entrepreneurs over four days (for three years) who were all under 40 and founders of companies with more than $1m in revenue. It was the first time I discovered my peer group and while I was young (24 years old) and small ($1m in revenue) I felt like I immediately fit in. He had this delicious accent and intense passion whenever he spoke.

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What Nate Silver's Bad World Cup Prediction Says About Big Data

Inc Startups

Nate Silver completely blew his prediction for the winner of the Germany vs. Brazil game. It''s time for some data realism

Gust Startup Trend Map

Gust

At first glance we can see the US contains the majority of new startups, with a significant 60%, but Canada, India, France, and Brazil are closely following and worth to keep an eye on for future startup growth. For example, India has the highest percentage of startups in the Education industry, with almost 10%, while other startup leaders such as Brazil have a greater focus on the Industrial/Energy sector. Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012.

Letting Employees Work Remotely Pays Off

Inc Startups

A software maker let its employees spend six weeks working remotely from Brazil. Danny Roberts, a software engineer who had spent part of his childhood in Brazil, recommended it as a destination, and the idea started to gain traction.

Brasil won

deal architect

Brazil has been winning millions of hearts in the last month. Kudos to Germany for that amazing victory. But it was just a game. Like that of my nephew who had a fabulous week there during the FIFA WC.

Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

The Next Web

Yet many of the big digital content distribution platforms like Pandora and Netflix are not available in countries like Brazil, Turkey and India (Spotify just.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II

OnlyOnce

The real power of it really hit me when I was in Brazil this last spring at a dinner and one of the attendees approached me and told me he was one of the Startup CEO students and how much he was enjoying the course. Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II.

Global Business Outsourcing (Infographic)

Deimar

Brazil has been identified as one of the emerging markets with attractive options for offshore outsourcing. Why outsourcing could save your business. The global market size of the outsourced services industry was worth $82.9 billion in revenue in 2013.

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. Some go as far as stating, flat out, that MBAs don’t make for good founders.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———-.

Global 153

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

500 Hats

We are not going to beat YC at attracting the biggest home run hitters (unless maybe they’re from Brazil or India or Russia).

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Some years ago Brazil had a major balance of payments deficit. Therefore Brazil made it difficult to import products from abroad. Corporations were encouraged to export from Brazil to generate foreign currency and they were allowed to keep a portion of the foreign currency.

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

We’ve had just one market since then and it could confuse one into thinking: every deal finds downstream investors, every company good or bad finds a home, you know anything at all about brazil, india, china or even saas sales, ecommerce or analytics (you know all these in a bull market).

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Relationships Do Matter in Business

Up and Running

Siemens’ strategic accounts experienced nearly three times the companywide growth rate from 2005 to 2010, a phenomenon that translated to defined industries like metals and mining as well as regional markets like Brazil. How much do relationships really matter in business?