Archive for August, 2013

Why I use a Mac

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I could give you the typical response of a Mac fan on this one, no viruses, more elegant OS, yada, yada, yada… But I wont. I can summarize my love affair with the Mac with one simple sentence… It does not get in my way. I recently wrote about workflow and tools, hope it was […]

Update on Claro

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Claro Costa Rica has offered me a significant discount until they are able to offer me decent service in my area. If they honor this commitment, I will consider this case closed.

The Claro Chronicles Continued

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

My saga with Claro continues. As I mentioned before I was double billed last month, and this month I refused to pay the bill as a result. Claro also took a $60 deposit from me, which was supposed to be returned after 90 days. When I requested that this deposit simply be applied to mhy […]

Email Etiquette

Friday, August 16th, 2013

I realize there are people out there who are barely computer literate. A person with a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The chain email message I posted earlier came from someone who’s name I do not recognize, but that does not mean a lot. What did bother me was the fact […]

Top 5 Things I love about working in Latin America

Friday, August 16th, 2013

1. Hard working people who appreciate opportunity. 2. Business Relationships ARE personal relationships. People rarely do business with those whom they cant connect with. 3. LATAM is still wide open, with lots of opportunity for those willing to work hard. 4. Exotic locales for work, sometimes you feel like you have entered a time machine […]

Top 5 Things I hate about working in Latin America

Friday, August 16th, 2013

1. People not being able to say no, or, “I’m not interested.” Instead they string you along. 2. Clients not paying on time or paying what they agreed to. 3. Clients being cheap or pound foolish and penny wise. 4. Extremely poor time management, if you want to have a meeting at 9am, set it […]

The Claro Chronicles Continue

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This is my latest Update, the Claro Chronicles…. An engineer from Claro Costa Rica came by the house yesterday to test the signal from the tower that is about 4 Blocks away. There was almost ZERO 3G signal in my house. He was nice kid, but fixed nothing. He said, and I kid you NOT, […]

Race in America and the Don Lemon Effect…

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I normally dont talk Politics on my Business Blog, but wanted to share this with my readers. Interesting discussion on @DonLemonCNN response to Russell Simmons last night. I made a comment in response to some of my Phamily ΖΦΒΣ. I want to break that comment out because in many ways I think it stands on […]

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

Monday, August 12th, 2013

I am listening to this book on Audible. Amazing read. But what is even more amazing is how jobs was able to accomplish so much with his obvious maturity and ego issues. Since reading his acclaimed biography about a year ago, my opinion of Jobs has changed completely. I used to be one of those […]

The Claro Chronicles

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

This whole thing started several months ago when I got my @Claro_CostaRica iphone 5. From day one I have had no 3G service in my home, despite being only a couple of blocks (Maybe 4), from their tower. I took the phone to their store in the Passeo de Las Flores Mall, they swapped out […]

The Business Adventures of an Expat Call Center Guru in Costa Rica