Life Learnings from +7 Years in Brazil

It was June 2009, my son was 1,5 years old, and life was smiling at me in a way that one can feel a good performance, family and job-wise, when… suddenly, Brazil knocked on my door. I had gotten married to a lovely German Brazilian woman, so undoubtedly Brazil had already been part of my territory in a couple of occasions; personally and also thanks … Continue reading Life Learnings from +7 Years in Brazil

Machine’s Soul, Machine’s Love

Much is being written about machines; as threats mainly. Some claim that these machines will take over many of our jobs and that they will steal responsibilities from humans – They state that these machines will be better prepared than humans for those and other Jobs. Simply put because they will have more information to make the right decision – Algorithms that will juggle many … Continue reading Machine’s Soul, Machine’s Love

“E, M, L”, whatever letter before commerce is just commerce

If we think about the origin of the concept “commerce”, we see it dates back to 1530-1540 and it comes from a combination of Middle French and Latin languages in the form of “commercium” meaning “to trade together”. This concept stayed almost unaltered for centuries and it was only recently, in the last decades, that it suffered a mutation when a new “channel” was created … Continue reading “E, M, L”, whatever letter before commerce is just commerce

Bye Bello 2016 … Ciao Gorgeous 2017

This year has been particularly interesting as we met with various start-ups in Geo-location, O2O, Local Search and Delivery services, and it was clear that they all have a great product – there is no doubt – and they all tackled various problems with the willingness to conquer certain and specific market niches. However, despite the above, these entrepreneurs all suffered from, struggled with and … Continue reading Bye Bello 2016 … Ciao Gorgeous 2017

Aristotle or Darwin, but in the end it’s pure focus

Per what Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”; a piece of an ecosystem cannot surpass in size the greatness of that very ecosystem. On a previous article at Venture Beat by guest author, Soeren Stamer, he basically questions whether the approach to business by THE two internet giants (Google & Facebook) is all wrong from a long-term standpoint. In … Continue reading Aristotle or Darwin, but in the end it’s pure focus

Social Media and the Hundredth monkey effect

There is a hypothesis that claims that a new behavior or idea can quickly spread to other beings if there is a critical mass of recipients who have already captured or been exposed to such idea or type of behavior: the hundredth monkey effect. Now, if we quote one of Mark Zuckerberg’s statements where he declares “Our mission is to give people the power to … Continue reading Social Media and the Hundredth monkey effect

Scary Times!

It does not fail to surprise the current affairs around the world. The chaos is only starting, the irony in all of it is the terrible weather and climate conditions that are taking certain areas by storm. Insurance companies going bust, banks trembling because of liquidity issues, the whole world is suffering one of the strongest crisis ever and still certain Mass Media are informing … Continue reading Scary Times!