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For some in Brazil, commemorating slavery is vital - Giving up the ghosts
Print edition | Books and arts
May 23rd 2019| RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil commemoration life-changing myths Senegal slavery waterfronts
May 23rd 2019| RIO DE JANEIRO
Africa  Afro-Brazilians  ancestry  Brazil  commemoration  life-changing  myths  Rio_de_Janeiro  Senegal  slavery  waterfronts 
october 2019 by jerryking
A Reading List of Tell-Alls, Strategic Plans and Cautionary Tales in Finance - The New York Times
JULY 4, 2016 | DEALBOOK | Andrew Ross Sorkin

(1) “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley,” by a former Facebook executive, Antonio García Martinez.
(2) “The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse” by Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council.
(3) “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” Rana Foroohar
(4) “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” Adam Grant
(5) Bloodsport: When Ruthless Dealmakers, Shrewd Ideologues, and Brawling Lawyers Toppled the Corporate Establishment” by Robert Teitelman,
(6) “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism,” by Jeff Gramm, owner and manager of the Bandera Partners hedge fund and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.
(7) “Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country” by the journalist Alex Cuadros.
(8) a biography of Alan Greenspan titled, “The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan.” It is by the journalist Sebastian Mallaby, an adroit writer who also published a brilliant book on hedge funds several years ago, called “More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite.”
(9) “To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History” by Lawrence Levy, the former chief financial officer of Pixar.
Rana_Foroohar  books  booklists  summertime  Andrew_Sorkin  Pixar  Mohamed_El-Erian  hedge_funds  central_banks  finance  dealmakers  Silicon_Valley  Brazil  biographies  Adam_Grant  cautionary_tales 
july 2016 by jerryking
The rise and spectacular fall of Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista - The Globe and Mail
The rise and spectacular fall of Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 13 2015
moguls  Brazilian  Brazil  entrepreneur  Stephanie_Nolen 
february 2015 by jerryking
Brazil’s police under scrutiny over civilian deaths - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Nov. 23 2014

Amnesty International has launched a campaign in Brazil called “Young, Black and Alive.” It calls on government to design new policies and take “concrete action” to reduce the killing of young black Brazilians: 77 per cent of those between the ages of 15 and 29 murdered in 2012 were black, although they make up only 53 per cent of the population as a whole.
Stephanie_Nolen  Brazil  violence  Afro-Brazilians  racism  extrajudicial_killings 
november 2014 by jerryking
The Brazilian influence behind 3G’s Tim Hortons deal - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Aug. 25 2014

Cristiane Correa, is the author of Dream Big: How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital – Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira – acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz
Stephanie_Nolen  private_equity  Brazil  Brazilian  moguls  3G_Capital  books 
august 2014 by jerryking
World Cup Defeat Brings Host Country to the Ground - WSJ
Updated July 9, 2014
soccer  FIFA  Brazil  Germany 
august 2014 by jerryking
Brazil experiences the agony of the beautiful game - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jul. 08 2014
soccer  FIFA  Stephanie_Nolen  Brazil  Germany 
august 2014 by jerryking
Kelly: German juggernaut spoils samba party - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jul. 08 2014
soccer  FIFA  Brazil  Germany  Cathal_Kelly 
august 2014 by jerryking
Soccer Blitzkrieg - WSJ
July 8, 2014

To judge by its performance so far, Germany's secret seems to be that they have reverted to the disciplined—dare we say mechanical?—style of play that may be an invidious national stereotype but has the advantage of winning games. That goes double for teams that too easily conflate beauty with performance and stylishness with success.
soccer  FIFA  Brazil  Germany  editorials  stereotypes  quotes 
july 2014 by jerryking
For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jul. 15 2014,
tourism  Brazil  FIFA  prostitution  bubbles 
july 2014 by jerryking
The Brazilian Forum on Social Finance and Impact Business | Toronto International Microfinance Summit Book Club
What is social finance?

Social finance is the managing of funds for social and environmental good, while creating a financial return for investors.  Social Impact Bonds (SIB) is the most recent and notable financial instrument that allows this to happen within the traditional financial market context. It allows the pooling of capital to be generated with “blended returns” for everyone.  
social_finance  Brazil  financial_instruments 
june 2014 by jerryking
Slides reveal Canada’s powerful espionage tool - The Globe and Mail

WASHINGTON and RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Oct. 19 2013
CSE  Brazil  sigint  espionage  tools  spycraft 
december 2013 by jerryking
Spying not a shock to former Brazilian diplomat - The Globe and Mail

RIO DE JANEIRO and TORONTO — The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Oct. 18 2013
Brazil  Stephanie_Nolen  CSE  espionage  diplomacy 
december 2013 by jerryking
Brazil’s outrage may fade, but debate over spy network is just beginning
Oct. 09 2013 | The Globe and Mail |CAMPBELL CLARK.

There are important public-interest questions for which we don’t have real answers. Has the government of Canada directed intelligence agencies to make economic espionage in foreign countries one of their priorities? Is this kind of metadata spying, and new revelations about the extent of it, really raising angst among our friends and semi-friends such as Brazil or India or South Africa?... whether the Canadian government has mandated intelligence agencies to make supporting the economy and trade a priority. University of Ottawa intelligence expert Wesley Wark thinks the Brazil snooping was more likely a task the U.S. gave to a Five Eyes partner, but Canadians should know if there’s a mandate for economic spying – which is risky, perhaps not worth it and, if intelligence is provided to companies, littered with potential abuses.
espionage  Five_Eyes  CSE  security_&_intelligence  Brazil  Canada  Wesley_Wark  snooping  GoC 
november 2013 by jerryking
More intelligence, please, about ‘intelligence’ - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Oct. 14 2013

The Canadian public, it is fair to say, thinks of intelligence as something concerned with threats to this country. The Brazilian controversy invites an inference that CSEC has been involved in simply advancing Canadian and American business interests. As a rule, business people don’t need government spies.
CSE  security_&_intelligence  espionage  Brazil  Brazilian 
october 2013 by jerryking
‘Cyberwar’ allegations threaten rift between Brazil and Canada
Martin Rudner, a former Carleton University professor, said Canadian defence ministers have spent decades directing CSEC to collect foreign intelligence – including intelligence acquired through economic espionage.

He said Brazil could be a long-term strategic target, given its emerging oil resources could potentially cut into the market for Alberta oil. Probing the Brazilian energy ministry’s data would be one way for Ottawa to figure out the scale of that economic threat, Mr. Rudner said.

According to the Fantastico exposé, CSEC may have been trying to hack into an encrypted government server in Brazil that hosts correspondence between government officials and corporations. “These are state conversations, government strategies which no one should be able to eavesdrop upon,” Brazilian Energy Minister Edison Lobao was quoted as saying.

The leaked documents – all stamped “CSEC – Advanced Network Tradecraft”– yield intriguing glances into the previously unexplored world of Canadian cyberespionage, a world where disparate bits of data are painstakingly amassed in hopes of seeing what happens on a given “target’s” smarthphone or e-mail chains.
espionage  CSE  Brazil  cyber_warfare  cyber_security  Dilma_Rousseff  diplomacy  sigint  spycraft  Ottawa 
october 2013 by jerryking
The slides that came in from Brazil
Oct. 07 2013 | The Globe and Mail |editorials.

Brazil is entitled to an explanation from the Canadian government about what appear to be plans for economic espionage on the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (and consequently on Brazilian companies) by the Communications Security Establishment Canada. And Canadian citizens are entitled to a clear, principled statement of the views of the CSEC and the Canadian government as a whole on what kinds of economic intelligence they believe themselves to be justified in collecting....CSEC’s signals-intelligence activities should not, as a general rule, be put in the service of private companies, either Canadian or foreign. Canadian competitiveness is of course a desirable goal, but one essential element of fair competition, internationally as well as within a home country, is that it should not be deceptive or fraudulent.

Reports over the years have suggested that CSEC has provided the government with economic intelligence in trade negotiations. If so, the practice is dubious. Trade is not war, and trade negotiations should be carried on in good faith – with elements of strategy on both sides.
Brazil  mining  Canadian  security_&_intelligence  editorials  espionage  cyber_security  CSE  sigint  metadata  GoC 
october 2013 by jerryking
5 ways to explore Sao Paulo’s secret spots - The Globe and Mail

Special to The Globe and Mail

Last updated Monday, Jul. 29 2013
São_Paulo  Brazil  restaurants  things_to_do  travel 
august 2013 by jerryking
Finding utopia
May 31, 2013 | | by Nancy Won
Brazil  Brasilia  things_to_do  travel  restaurants 
june 2013 by jerryking
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital to Buy Heinz -
February 14, 2013 | WSJ | By JULIE JARGON and SERENA NG.

Heinz agreed to be acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and private-equity firm 3G Capital for more than $23 billion, a deal the companies pegged as the largest-ever in the food industry...Fast growth in emerging markets has created a new class of well-heeled investors that are increasingly poring over American companies looking for targets. The Brazilian investors behind the Heinz deal, in particular, are pairing their money with hard-charging management styles that have shaken up comfortable American and European companies.
Warren_Buffett  Brazil  private_equity  food  brands  3G_Capital  hard-charging  Heinz  Brazilians 
february 2013 by jerryking
Brookfield Faces Bribery Charges in Brazil -
February 5, 2013 | WSJ | By CRAIG KARMIN and PAULO TREVISANI.
Brookfield  corruption  Brazil 
february 2013 by jerryking
For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By -
September 11, 2012, 4:13 pm80 Comments
For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By
travel  Brazil 
january 2013 by jerryking
Venture Firm Seeks the Atypical, and Finds It in Brazil -
February 23, 2012, 8:37 pm 2 Comments
Venture Firm Seeks the Atypical, and Finds It in Brazil
venture_capital  vc  Brazil  Skype 
january 2013 by jerryking
Swallowing Rain Forest, Brazilian Cities Surge in Amazon -
November 24, 2012 | NYT | By SIMON ROMERO.

The Amazon has been viewed for ages as a vast quilt of rain forest interspersed by remote river outposts. But the surging population growth of cities in the jungle is turning that rural vision on its head and alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Amazon into Brazil’s fastest-growing region....Of the 19 Brazilian cities that the latest census indicates have doubled in population over the past decade, 10 are in the Amazon. Altogether, the region’s population climbed 23 percent from 2000 to 2010, while Brazil as a whole grew just 12 percent....The soaring population growth in some cities in the Amazon — called the “world’s last great settlement frontier” by Brian J. Godfrey, a geography professor at Vassar College who is the co-author of “Rainforest Cities” — is intensifying an urbanization that has been advancing for decades.
Brazil  Amazon_forest  cities  urban  urbanization  deforestation  population_growth  economic_development  inland  affluence  internal_migration 
november 2012 by jerryking
Taking Stock - The Globe and Mail
Brian Milner

From Monday's Globe and Mail

Last updated Sunday, May. 27, 2012
Ian_Bremmer  Brazil  BRIC 
may 2012 by jerryking
Ian Bremmer on Pivot States -
April 27, 2012 | WSJ | By IAN BREMMER.

The Future Belongs to the Flexible
In the emerging global order, the key to a country's success will be courting multiple partners.

We're entering a "G-Zero" world: one in which no single nation (not even the U.S.) or alliance of governments (certainly not the G-7 or G-20) possesses the political and economic muscle to drive an international agenda. In this new decentralized global order, growth isn't enough. A country also must have resilience—the power to pivot....In the years ahead, forget about much-discussed artificial groupings like the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the so-called "Next 11" (N11), a roster of potential powerhouses that includes Turkey and South Korea but also political powder kegs like Pakistan, Nigeria and Iran.

In our emerging G-Zero world, with no single power able to set the agenda, the winners and losers of the next generation will be determined not by the rubrics of the moment but by how well and often they are able to pivot.
Ian_Bremmer  BRIC  Myanmar  Brazil  Turkey  Africa  G-7  Indonesia  Singapore  Kazakhstan  Canada  pivots  G-Zero 
april 2012 by jerryking
Canadian universities reach to Brazil for brainpower - The Globe and Mail
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 9:51PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Apr. 25, 201
Colleges_&_Universities  Brazil  brainpower 
april 2012 by jerryking
Brazil’s latest export: farmers | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times –
August 26, 2011 10:06 pm by Iona Teixeira Stevens

From Mozambique’s point of view, the reason for the exercise is pretty simple. The plan aims to “increase agriculture productivity” the country’s ambassador in Brazil, Murade Murargy, said recently on a Brazilian television program....
Brazil  agriculture  farming  farmland  Mozambique  value_creation  productivity 
january 2012 by jerryking
The Wealth That Came From Wrong -
By David Brion Davis
(Oxford University Press, 440 pages, $30)

Slavery was once the cornerstone of America's future. In 1860, as investment capital, the value of the nation's slaves far exceeded the cash value of all the farms in the South and represented three times the cost of constructing all the railroads that then existed in the U.S. At the time, the South grew more than 60% of the world's cotton, supplying mills and markets from Manchester to Moscow and making not only Southern planters but also Yankee bankers, insurers, commission agents and shipowners very rich....the collapse of slavery in Brazil and its abolition there in 1888.
abolition  book_reviews  Brazil  capitalism  Civil_War  economic_clout  economic_history  emancipation  Quakers  slavery  the_South  wealth_creation 
november 2011 by jerryking
Deeper involvement with Brazil. THE GLOBE AND MAIL
19 Sep 2011 | The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition), page
Many suitors are courting Brazil, and Canada must work hard to turn
around a lukewarm association. The visit must be followed up with
high-level ministerial exchanges, as well as serious efforts to market
Canada to Brazilian entrepreneurs, and to understand Brazil’s challenges
and opportunities.

Brazil isn’t just a regional leader, but a global one; its economy has
surpassed Canada’s, and is slated to be the fifth largest in a few
years. Old prejudices and assumptions must be set aside. The country’s
rising geopolitical significance must be acknowledged, in the same way
that Canada has changed its approach to emerging powers in Asia.
Brazil  Canada 
september 2011 by jerryking
Look east and south: Witness the end of post-colonialism -
jan 8, 2011 The Globe and Mail Doug Saunders | Columnist profile | E-mail
London— From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Doug_Saunders  Brazil 
january 2011 by jerryking
Where Billionaires Are Putting Money
September 15, 2010 | The Wealth Report - WSJ | By Robert
Frank. What was being served up this year? Gloom, doom and complaints
about the Obama administration. Mr. Wien writes in his market
commentary that: “the group was gloomy on the outlook despite the
comfort of the surroundings. They saw the United States in a long-term
slow growth environment with the near-term risk of recession quite real.
The Obama administration was viewed as hostile to business and that
discouraged both hiring and investment.”... " What was surprising about
the lunch was where the attendees are putting their money. Topping the
list were vacant office buildings, farmland and Africa. Stocks look
attractive, but the attendees pointed out that no one has made money
investing in the indexes for 12 years. “Few were enthusiastic on gold.
Many liked Brazil and some favored India.” "
high_net_worth  Robert_Frank  TIGER21  investment_advice  obama  farmland  Africa  Brazil  wealth_creation  slow_growth 
september 2010 by jerryking
Next Life: Scouring the Forest for the Trees
July 15, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Alexandra Wolfe. Private
equity player Harald Orneberg sold his fund, then headed for Brazil to
form The Forest Co. and grow (money on) trees.
Brazil  private_equity  Aviva  forestry  timber 
september 2010 by jerryking
Brazil's New Global Deal Makers -
September 2, 2010 | | L arry Rohter, a DealBook colleague,
is the author of “Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country
Transformed” (Palgrave Macmillan), which came out this week. He writes
about the symbolism of the buyout bid for Burger King:
3G_Capital  Brazil  deal-making  globalization  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  books  dealmakers 
september 2010 by jerryking
Brazil’s Third World Dilemma:
August 25, 2010 | Newsroom: The Independent Institute | Alvaro Vargas Llosa
august 2010 by jerryking
In New York, Prada Speaks Portuguese
August 5, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Iuri Dantas and Fabiola Moura. Newly rich Brazilians flood Manhattan's toniest shops
Brazil  New_York_City  luxury 
august 2010 by jerryking
There's a New Silk Road, and It Doesn't Lead to the U.S.
August 5, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Simon Kennedy, Matthew
Bristow and Shamim Adam
Trade routes ("the new Silk Road"—a 21st-century version of the trade
routes that crisscrossed Asia almost 2,000 years ago, linking merchants
in China to their counterparts in India, Arabia, and the Roman Empire)
bring Brazilian buses to Egypt and Chinese trains to the Mideast
emerging_markets  multinationals  state_capitalism  South-South  China  India  Brazil  Embraer  BRIC 
august 2010 by jerryking
Guyana, New to Free Markets, Fears Loss of Identity to Brazil
March 30, 2000 |New York Times | By SIMON ROMERO . Guyana, New
to Free Markets, Fears Loss of Identity to Brazil. "There are about
10,000 Brazilians living in Guyana who chose to stay after their stint
in the mines has ended, the government says. In Dutch-speaking Suriname,
the number of Brazilians is estimated at 40,000, nearly 10 percent of
the population. "We run the risk of becoming a kind of adjunct to
Brazil," The Stabroek News, Guyana's leading paper, said in a recent
editorial. "If we are not to be swallowed up and lose our distinctive
identity, among other things, then we will have to devise policies and
strategies which will allow us to maintain an authentic independent
voice in the company of giants." "
Guyana  development  Brazil  indigenous  identity_politics 
july 2010 by jerryking
No 'culture of poverty' here
June 18, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Doug Saunders
poverty  Brazil  Rio_de_Janeiro  Doug_Saunders 
june 2010 by jerryking
Nestlé’s ‘floating supermarket’ sets sail | |
June 18, 2010 | - Beyond Brics | By Dom Phillips in Belém
Nestlé  Brazil  consumers  food  supermarkets  boating 
june 2010 by jerryking
Sao Paulo chef Paulo Barroso de Barros offers his pick for the top 10 restaurants in the city -
MARCH 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By ANDREW DOWNIE. Sao
Paulo chef Paulo Barroso de Barros offers his picks for the top 10
restaurants in the city.
restaurant_reviews  Brazil  tourism  travel  São_Paulo 
march 2010 by jerryking
BTG Pactual Profits on Brazil's Growth -
MARCH 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JOHN LYONS. BTG
Pactual Banks on Growth. It's already one of the top investment banks in
Brazil, but its ambitions go far beyond that.
Brazil  investment_banking  dealmakers 
march 2010 by jerryking
For Brazil, It's Finally Tomorrow -
MARCH 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By PAULO PRADA. How
the country of the future has at last made it—and what remains to be
march 2010 by jerryking
Switch to the low-income customer
14-Nov-2005 | Financial Times | By Jeremy Grant. "When AG
Lafley came in [in 2000] and said, 'We're going to serve the world's
consumers', that led us to say, 'We don't have the product strategy, the
cost structure, to be effective in serving lower income consumers'.
"What's happened in the last five years has been one of the most
dramatic transformations I've seen in my career. We now have all of our
functions focused on that," says Mr Daley. P&G, the world's largest
consumer goods company, devotes about 30 %of its $1.9bn in annual
research and development spending to low-income markets, a 50 % increase
from 5 yrs. ago. Consumer research: spend time in consumers' homes to
gain insights into daily habits; Cost innovation: use proprietary
technology to design low-income products; Innovation productivity: use
"matchmakers" such as InnoCentive; Manufacturing efficiency: cut mfg.
costs by developing a network of suppliers in China, Brazil, Vietnam and
P&G  BRIC  market_research  consumer_research  primary_field_research  customer_insights  innovation  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  A.G._Lafley  InnoCentive  supply_chains  China  Brazil  Vietnam  India  observations  insights  cost-structure  jugaad  proprietary  behavioural  cost-cutting  match-making  CPG  low-income 
december 2009 by jerryking
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