Thursday, April 18, 2013

Brazil's Possible Future: Italy

In Brazil there is saying that if we ever become a first-world country we will be like Italy, with all the good and bad.

This FT article kind of describes the bad things:

"In Italy we have a huge bureaucracy but no state, an administration of nothing,” he says. “In Italy you start a project without money. In France politicians say you have to do this and the bureaucracy organises with public and private money and then there is the tender and building. A linear process. But here it is not like this."

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mainstream Radio and High Finance

This is weird. Just heard an ad in Brazil's main news radio station (yes, some people still listen to the radio) with a company advertising their colocation services.

How many people can understand and care about this type of services? My mind can never understand the mysteries of marketing...