Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bicycles in Santiago, New York, and Tokyo

The woman on the left is riding a folding bike that is very convenient for commuting because it can be easily stored. I recently took a bus ride from Santiago to Mendoza, Argentina, and one of the other passengers brought … Continue reading

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Creating New Businesses After the Egyptian Revolution

The way people drive their cars is a good indicator of social capital, the “goodwill, fellowship, mutual sympathy and social intercourse among a group of individuals and families who make up a social unit.” Matt Charriss says of his trip … Continue reading

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Foreign Investor Explains Capital Strike Against Chile

Chile has enacted restrictive labor laws that hinder businesses. In this guest post, Dane, a resident of Chile from another country, explains his capital strike against Chile. – Mark I managed two companies here and decided to simply retire. If I … Continue reading

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Is Engineering a Better Career Than Law?

I watched a video a few years ago by Stanford Technology Ventures Program director Tina Seelig, “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20″ and pondered what advice I’d have for an inquisitive young person. The video was so … Continue reading

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The Hong Kong Economy of South America

Mario Waissbluth, a blogger for La Tercera newspaper, recently wrote about the gap in incomes between rich and poor Chileans, and advocates an increase in corporation and other taxes to narrow the gap. There is great inequality in Chile, but … Continue reading

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Interview: Language Systems Founder David Lancashire

Language Systems, website producers of Popup Chinese and Popup Cantonese, provides lessons for serious students learning Chinese and learning Cantonese. The company is owned by Dave Lancashire, a Canadian who started the company in Beijing and moved it to Chile … Continue reading

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Infotech Start-Up Celebrates Brain Drain from the USA

The Santiago Infotech Start-Up meeting will celebrate the brain drain from the USA on Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 PM on the second floor of the California Cantina. The featured speaker will be Benjamín Coronel, who grew up in Santiago, … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Santiago Infotech Start-Up Meeting was a Big Success

We had a great inaugural meeting of the Santiago Infotech Start-Up meeting last night with 10 people from Chile, United States, Germany, Britain, and the Netherlands. All the foreigners, except for featured speaker Dirk Roettges and Jose Antonio Zambrano, arrived … Continue reading

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