Latin American Airlines Project Combined $800 Million Profit in 2010

Interestingly, Reuters reports that the person that made the prediction, IATA Director-General Giovanni Bisignani, also predicts North American airlines will lose $1.8 Billion in 2010. The most interesting thing about this report is that it flies in the face of the commonly held belief that Latin American companies are somehow less efficient, or run in a […]

Joanna Shields Joins Facebook as Head of EMEA

Joanna Shields, who was instrumental in Bebo’s sale to AOL for $850 million in 2008 has joined Facebook as head of EMEA operations. Technically, she’ll be vice-president of sales and business development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Photo Credit: AIB London The current vp of EMEA, Blake Chandlee, was the first Facebook employee […]

Embraer, A Latin Company And A Major Player On The Global Aviation Stage

This article was originally posted on my aviation site. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article where they talk about the history of Embraer, and its prospects for the future. I feel that they echoed what I said in my recent post where I talked about Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. Embraer, also known as […]

Typical Latin American Country Has Low Productivity

An article published on Newsweek says that the low productivity of Latin American countries is to blame for the region’s low per capita income and lack of development. The Inter-American Development bank (IDB) appears to have sponsored the study. Photo Credit: thejourney1972 (away until april) That article, is a complete load of manure. Let me […]

Focus on the Fundamentals

This is a few days late, but the advice in this email is still valid. In light of my recent stint at South by Southwest Interactive, I felt like this was an appropriate after thought to that entire event. Photo Credit: Nyghtowl This message is from Mike Young. He’s a lawyer that specializes in internet […]

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