July 30, 2015
What is innovation? How best to create the conditions in which innovation thrives? How might this work in Chilean companies? These are big questions, and we had the great privilege to discuss them all at an event organized by the Chile California Council.
October 15, 2014
Participating in Start-Up Chile has been one of the most inspiring and eye-opening experiences of my professional life. As part of a solar energy startup team, I participated in the program’s first generation in 2011.
February 28, 2014
This morning I opened a notebook filled with scribbles from 2012 — ideas that overflowed from my brain while I had way too many things going on at once. As I read through these notes, I snapped pictures of a few of them to share with you.
October 24, 2013
I studied abroad in Chile for all of 2005. It was half of my junior year and half of my senior year at UC Berkeley, and it changed my life. Yes, that may sound a bit cliché, but it really did change my perspective on education, history, politics, and my place in the world.
October 3, 2013
This post originally appeared on The Daily Muse. Even if you’ve been working abroad for a while, and you feel comfortable getting around the city and chatting with colleagues, there’s something incredibly intimidating about being invited to give a formal presentation in your second (or third) language. Take it from me: The first week I […]
August 14, 2013
I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past few months, so I’m making up for it now, with pictures, links, and more. That first collage is from a stroll through the neighborhood on a pretty fall day here in Santiago. The past few months have been busy! Here are a few snapshots, in no particular […]
January 19, 2013
This week a student who attended a talk I gave in 2011 in a small city on the coast in the south of Chile sent me the following email. English translation follows. hola te escribo este correo porque estuviste en una charla de emprendimiento y a mi me encantaría ser emprendedor para ayudar a mi familia en especial a mi […]
August 24, 2012
For more photos of the park (and a map) check out ProviArte.
August 2, 2012
Following yesterday’s post about the Business Model Canvas workshop, a few people commented that they don’t know how to draw. I don’t consider myself much of an artist either, but I’d like to share some more sketches anyways, because I think they might be useful for anyone trying to explain a complex concept to a […]
January 30, 2012
Today’s New York Times features a Room for Debate section about the need to learn multiple languages. Six panelists, including author Stacie Berdan, agree that it is crucial to learn more than one language to operate in the new, globalized world. They all refute an assertion by Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University and former […]