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How to Start a Blog

November 24, 2008

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I have some simple advice to those of you out there who are interested in starting your own blog. First – pick a theme. What do you want to write about. A random variety of topics is ok if you can make that interesting. If you stick to one topic (for example, the beaches of […]

Don’t Forget the Roses

November 24, 2008

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As I am heading into the final weeks here, pressure is increasing to bring my project to completion. In case anyone out there thinks that I am here on vacation, let me assure you that this has been very hard work. I have been working long hours, starting work every day at 8am and rarely […]

Bodega Santa Rosa con Endeavor

November 24, 2008

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Last week Endeavor sponsored a dinner to celebrate the retirement of a prominent Uruguayan entrepreneur. The dinner was at the Bodega Santa Rosa and included a tour of the winery. Santa Rosa is over one hundred years old and has the look and feel of a very old, Napa Valley style winery. The most impressive […]

Cultural Learnings of Uruguay for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of America – Episode 2: Cars

November 18, 2008

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Uruguayans do not replace their cars every three years as is common practice with many Americans. By looking at the traffic passing by, it is clear that the cars in this country live long, difficult lives. It is common to see cars from the 30’s and 40’s still out on the road. They are often […]

A Return to School

November 18, 2008

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I was recently asked to serve as the guest lecturer for a MBA Competitive Analysis class at ORT University in Montevideo, Uruguay. I enjoy lecturing, so I jumped at the opportunity and put many hours into my preparation. My lecture was about many of the difficulties faced by small companies that are rapidly growing. I […]

Pittsburgh

November 16, 2008

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It is interesting how some places you live leave a deep impression while others you can barely remember. Living now so far away, I have a lot of time and opportunity to ponder home and what it means to me. To question myself when I feel homesick, what and where exactly do I miss. Of […]

Punta Carretas Shopping

November 13, 2008

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During the application process and training for the EY CR Fellows Program they described an experience that necessitated a fair degree of roughing it. Tales of no air conditioning, dirty hotel rooms, sharing desks, being cheated at every turn, and the ever present threat of violence filled our heads. Uruguay is not a place I […]