Monthly Archives: September 2011

Should David Karp Have Dropped Out of School?

David Karp dropped out of school at age 15 and few years later became the founder and CEO of the microblogging site Tumblr. According to Wikipedia: A microblog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller … Continue reading

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Will Spain Emulate the Chilean Economic Model?

Start-Up Chile board member Vivek Wadhwa recently wrote about his trip to Spain to encourage them to view Chile as an economic model: I recently traveled to Bilbao, Spain, to talk to government administrators, business people and academics about growing … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation in Boulder and New London

The picture to the left of a housing subdivision in Boulder, Colorado shows an interesting contrast between newer cities in the western USA and older cities in the eastern USA. New London, Connecticut became famous for stealing the old houses … Continue reading

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Retirement Pension Mandates in Chile and the USA

Many people in the USA, including at least one candidate for President, advocate changing their retirement system to be more similar to Chile. In an article at Frum Forum, Noah Kristula-Green argues: Conservatives don’t usually call for the US to … Continue reading

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Startup Scandals in Silicon Valley

Two scandals have broken in Silicon Valley recently that cast doubt on the ability of government agencies, such as CORFO in Chile and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories in the USA, to identify and nurture emerging industries. In the first, … Continue reading

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Does the Chile Economic Model Remain Intact?

Miami Herald Columnist Andres Oppenheimer claims that although the Chile economic model is shaken, especially by Communist Party leaders such as Camila Vallejo of the student protest movement, it remains intact. He cites: • Chile is planning to become the … Continue reading

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