Brazil & Impeachment - Rouseff March 2016
MARCH 28, 2016
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
MARCH 31, 2016
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
JULY 9, 2014
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
JUNE 16, 2016
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's UberCOPTER
10 Mind-Blowing Stats about the Digital Landscape in Brazil
MAY 12, 2015
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
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
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
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
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
JUNE 30, 2012
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”
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
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
MARCH 2, 2016
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
APRIL 30, 2012
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?
AUGUST 28, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
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
APRIL 7, 2016
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
MARCH 11, 2013
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
JUNE 1, 2016
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?
DECEMBER 28, 2013
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.
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
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.
Impressions of Brazil
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
AUGUST 3, 2010
(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
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
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.
JULY 27, 2012
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
MAY 11, 2016
The problems in Brazil's largest city actually make it an intriguing place to do business
Gust Quarterly Startup Map
JANUARY 13, 2014
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)
MAY 1, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
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.
What Nate Silver's Bad World Cup Prediction Says About Big Data
JULY 11, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
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
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
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.
JULY 8, 2014
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
JUNE 12, 2014
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
MAY 15, 2011
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
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
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)
OCTOBER 14, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
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
OCTOBER 31, 2014
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? ———-.
Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
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
APRIL 10, 2011
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
AUGUST 20, 2015
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
MAY 23, 2011
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
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
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?