Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fear of Failure in Chile and Silicon Valley

Techies in Chile are afraid to fail and do not start new technology businesses, assert many advocates of Start-Up Chile, and importing techies from abroad, especially from the USA, including Silicon Valley, will transform the culture. How different is the … Continue reading

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Why Tech Investors Enjoy Kitesurfing More Than Golf

If you are an entrepreneur seeking investors, you may have been given dated advice in business school to learn to golf, but CNet has another idea. Want a VC deal? Go fly a kiteboard: Valley VCs and entrepreneurs have long … Continue reading

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A Patronizing View of Chile from the USA

The Wall Street Journal recently published a patronizing article, U.S. Greens vs. Chile’s Poor, arguing that rich socialists in the USA environmental movement have duped millions of impoverished gullible Chileans into rejecting the HidroAysén hydro powered dams project, and that … Continue reading

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Why Students and Teachers are Striking in Chile

I wrote a few months ago about the success of voucher education in Chile, and thousands of students responded by staging a strike at the Presidential palace of La Moneda. I asked Chilean blogger Tomas Bradanovic to explain the strike. … Continue reading

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“Mal-employment” of “Adult Children”

New words such as “mal-employment” and terms such as “adult children” reflect the trends of a changing society. One trend I lament is extending childhood for a protracted period. For instance, I spoke recently to a man in his 60′s … Continue reading

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