Auki Tituaña: Mártir de la Democracia Ecuatoriana

Desde que se anunció que Auki Tituaña iba a acompañar a Guillermo Lasso como binomio del movimiento CREO en las próximas elecciones presidenciales en Ecuador empecé a desarrollar una tesis sobre cómo su selección es un paso hacia una democracia mas integrada para el Ecuador. Cuando llegue a la casa a sentarme a escribir vi […]

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The Secret of A Successful Young Entrepreneur

I usually temper the amount of alcohol I consume when in a professional setting because when under the influence I tend to lose the split second of judgment that determines when a question is appropriate or not. On this occasion (this was while still with my previous employer), however, with a belly full of red wine […]

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Y Ahora Que? Que Hacer en Venezuela Despues de la Eleccion de Chavez

Por Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo Acaban de llegar las noticias sobre la Victoria de Chávez y me quedo con un dolor parecido a un golpe en el estomago. Hace muchos años yo era uno de los muchos que le apoyamos a Chávez por que veíamos en el alguien capaz de hacer llegar las instituciones y recursos del […]

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Why Would Google Make glasses and Sell Fiber-Optic Internet in Kansas?

After a prolonged absence from my blog resulting from extensive travel (both work and pleasure), I’ve come back with two blog posts on the subject of my former employer, Google. The questions I want to set out to address in this post is why would Google want to make and sell glasses and why would […]

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Freedom is Complexity

Sometimes your memory, though falible, acts as a filter, sorting out the bad ideas from the good ideas and preserving the really good ideas. For this reason I occasionally ignore my deep desire to write something down because I know that, if the idea is truly worth remembering, I will indeed remember it. Back in July […]

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Disrupting the Hospitality and Food Industry Through Crowd-Sourcing Economic Activities

Growing up in the province of New Brunswick, Canada I was keenly aware that one family, the Irving family, owned and operated most industry. Whether it be oil/gasoline/ forestry/paper products/transportation of people and goods/media, whatever industry the Irving’s chose they generally weren’t satisfied until vertical integration was complete. In the case of transportation, for example, the Irving’s owned […]

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What if Google Created its own Currency?

What if Google Created its own Currency?

My latest blogpost comes via @TheNextWeb, and in it I discuss how Google should create its own currency in order to complete the social eco-system by giving people around the world a means to create online transactions without depending on the banking system.

Right now if you want to buy or sell something online you have to already have access to a bank account and often times a credit card. Though this system works for those from the developed world, it doesn’t work for the hundreds of millions of people in the so-called “Third World” who have access to the internet before having access to a bank account.

What then if we could create a way to earn and spend money online without needing a bank account? What if Google made such a system a fundamental component of Google+? These are the questions I seek to address in this post.

Special Thank to @TheNextWeb for providing me the opportunity to publish on one of my favourite web publications. 

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Good Boss or Bad Boss?

Good Boss or Bad Boss?

Just a quick link for you all today: my article on how to know if you’re a sucky boss was discussed in this article from Psychology today. 

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It’s Not About The Technology

By Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo In his ground-breaking novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez explores the evolution of the town of Macondo from its founding until what we assume to be its apocalypse. Having spent two years of my life reading and writing about the novel I have the urge to say that the […]

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What Jazz Teaches Us About Leadership

My latest blogpost comes via the World Economic Forum Blog. In it I discuss what leadership means within the context of a high performance team otherwise known as a jazz band. You can find the link here: http://forumblog.org/2012/07/what-running-a-jazz-band-can-teach-you-about-leadership/

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