Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

TED Global in Rio

 For the first in Brazil, TED Global will take place in Rio October 6-10th 2014. The first day was dedicated to projects of the young proteges  “adopted” by the foundation that organizes the event. The so-called TED Fellows – twenty … Continue reading

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Pictures of Maracana reopening June 2013

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Rio Security: Call it Operation Iraq?

Some private equity investors at Stanford would like me and another Stanford graduate to help them with security issues in Brazil. Like many people around the world, their views of Brazil are influenced by films like Tropa de Elite 2.  … Continue reading

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SmartGRID Energy + Brazil Security

Here in United States, I am working on a private equity project involving SmartGRID. My clients want to know whether Brazil has “world class security”? For example, can Brazilian police use video evidence? In the 2009-2012 English preparation for the … Continue reading

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Rio’s ongoing billionaire projects

The city of Rio de Janeiro is a big construction site. From infrastructure to embellishment of the port, an ensemble of projects pose investment opportunities for Brazilian and international investors.   Porto Maravilha The revitalization of the port area, Porto Maravilha (waterfront area), … Continue reading

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Understanding Rio as an investment case. Notes on demographics

Rio got the attention of French business community. Multinationals joined start-ups, lawyers and strategy consultants in a rainy Parisian morning at the sumptuous Brazilian Embassy to listen to Rio Negocios and Ernst & Young talk about the next Olympic city. Upcoming events proxy investment … Continue reading

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What has to be done for Rio to top London Olympics?

London was considered for some one of the best olympic games ever for its smooth delivery. Rio de Janeiro received  the olympic flag and is officially the Olympic city… in other words: it is already under scrutiny. Both cities are metropolitan … Continue reading

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