Tag Archives: business

Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .

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The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.

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The Time I Told Wife to be More Latin

Posted on 13. Jun, 2017 by .

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Explaining an old maxim from The Mick, “you have to play with them,” about embracing ambiguity and going with the flow. Very important in Latin America.

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Case Study: Peru Hardware Chain’s (lack of) Quality Control

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at unbelievably shoddy quality in a simple clothes rack which caused grave injury to my maidservant which required 10 stitches.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Five Varieties of Doritos

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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Frito-Lay has introduced its fourth and fifth varieties of Doritos corn chips. Part of a series examining how “emerging” Peru’s economy is.

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Inca Kola’s Purple-Cousin Fiasco Revisited

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

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Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?

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So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by .

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A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”

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When to Impose Your Gringo Values on Other Cultures?

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of an Expat Chronicles video irreversibly removed from YouTube for a violation in offending gringo values.

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Nobody Pays the Last Month’s Rent

Posted on 03. Jun, 2016 by .

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The story of my first legal action in Latin America, a claim to recover the security deposit for an apartment in Lima, Peru.

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Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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The founder of an NGO in Colombia explains two of the top territory hazards of trying to make a difference.

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Peru Reports: English-Language News from Peru

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by .

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An introduction to my latest publishing project, Peru Reports, an English-language news service from Peru.

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Red Notice: International Business Adventure in Russia

Posted on 09. Aug, 2015 by .

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Book review and summary of Red Notice, in which American businessman Bill Browder takes on the Russian oligarchy in business and legal justice.

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Who Spammed Santa Catalina?

Posted on 01. Mar, 2015 by .

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Who put the black-hat SEO links on the website of the Santa Catalina monastery, the 5th most visited tourist site in Peru?

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