India & Brazil
My immediate concern on all Indian Information Technology businesses I have contacted so far comes from their monolingualism. Most of my clients do not speak English, have no interest in learning English, and expect to understand the new technologies with full telephone support in their own language. The Indian IT industry has the potential of overshadowing the North American IT industry because of lower prices for the final consumer and similar quality. However, here in Latin America demand will continue favoring US software that nowadays comes completely translated into Spanish. I would suggest the possibility of expanding the range of Indian IT services into Spanish, French and Portuguese in order to service all markets in the Americas and Africa.
"I do agree this gap exists in the Indian Software Market. This is of course a new opportunity and we surely will take on to see what can be done." (by Purmina Varadrajan)
"Nowadays India needs many transcripters & translators but we have not yet been in the need for this organization before." (by Suhas Deshpande)
Hopefully Venezuela's soccer team will make it for Brazil's World Cup. The progress of our team in recent years deserves it. It would be nice if Venezuelan fans can go by car to Rio de Janeiro, just as New Yorkers drive to California to get a taste of their continent. I've been as far as Boa Vista, but I understand that land travel deeper into Brazil is still not well developed. I am sure there must be an environmental way to respect the rainforest habitat while building a highway that would improve so much South American trade and tourism. A bridge from Manaus to Southern Brazil would be the next logical step. Is there any way we can push this project forward? It would probably help monitor conservation efforts elsewhere within the Amazon rainforest as regulators would move to the area to enforce environmental legislation. And the native people from our two countries would have a greater say in local politics.
"Relevant their placements Reuben, a vision of a neighboring country and to proposals for specific projects is high and should encourage companies to map out what the benefits of these sporting events. However, we still need to move forward in some crucial points for the conduct of all projects involving these sporting events: 1) Planning Projects and 2) Strict control of spending." André Sarti
Dr. Armand Hammer (New York 1898 - Los Angeles 1990) led many simultaneous independent petroleum and art deals during his life. In tribute to his memory I try to excel in both fields. He did not understand the oil business, according to the seven sisters, but he was able to transform Occidental from near bankruptcy to a leading independent petroleum company due to a belief in sound business practices and succesful explorations in countries where others thought it was impossible to invest. He encouraged art exchanges between the Soviet Union, the United States, Venezuela and many other countries. He was able to use his petroleum connections to promote international understanding through art, and he was able to use his art collection for access into the most lucrative oil deals. Dr. Armand Hammer pioneered a cooperation between the US and Chinese oil industries that continues to this day. Most networking I do online is based on the lessons I've learned from the telephone and personal networking Dr. Armand hammer did on a global scale during the span of the 20th century. A slightly longer tribute to Dr. Hammer is on an older bloghttp://www.rroopstr.com/armandhammer.html which summarizes his autobiography published in 1987.
Rubén Rivero Capriles
Caracas, March 24, 2010