Monthly Archives: February 2014

2014 – Three Digital Trends


Wonder what the rise of Netflix, migration from Facebook to lesser known social media and buying electronics online all have in common? They are all major trends for 2014 and ones that are affecting not just developed economies but emerging markets – like Latin America – as well.
Here’s Euromonitor International’s blog/podcast on the subject.

In case you don’t have time to listen to it, here is a quick summary:
1) Consumption of entertainment based services through the internet is on the rise. Examples: Apple and Netflix.
2) There is a growing curiosity for lesser known and “niche” social media – a trend spotted a year ago as teenagers were supposedly abandoning facebook for “cooler” social media platforms
3) Online purchases – especially electronics – is on the rise. Where did you buy your last computer? Bricks and mortar or online? Where did you look for info? Who did you “listen” to when you were making your purchase decision?


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Visual Business Inspiration


What drives you?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Content: Original or Imitation?

content - fotos and text

Content is everywhere – we are bombarded daily with “news” “tips” and information that is often repurposed and refurbished using the all-too familiar headlines like “5 tips for […] success” or “Top 3 things to boost your {…}”.

I recently wrote an article for America Economia magazine on this topic because I see so many leadership articles that promote imitation rather than inspiration in the leadership field.

So, just as in leadership, quality and originality matter because it makes you, well, you. It provides the basis for inspiring a vision and a following that is bigger than the leader or the brand.

How do you generate original and quality content for your brand and your community? Leadership demands the expression of an authentic self.


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It’s your turn…

It’s your turn…help raise awareness (and solutions!) related to the education crisis – not just in Latin America but in the world at large.

I am a finalist in the Inter American Development Bank (IADB — or BID in Spanish) Graduate XXi competition. It seems they liked my idea about applying design thinking to education!

Voting opened today and continues to the end of February. Please go to this link, read my idea and vote for me if you like it. That’s it. It takes less than a minute.

If you want to “pay it forward”, share my idea with your network and get them to give me their vote if they like my idea. Here is my recent blog post with a bit more explanation of my idea.

Thanks so very much!

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Savvy Saturday February 1st, 2014

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

– Muhammad Ali

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