Lithium, advice from an Australian ambassador and the Venezuelan situation at LADU 2017

I attended the Latin America Down Under (LADU) conference last month, held in Perth (did you know it was my first time there? Find out!). Although still a small conference, it was a good opportunity to catch up with those interested in strengthening the relationship between Australia and Latin America. I consider myself a passionate fan … Continue reading Lithium, advice from an Australian ambassador and the Venezuelan situation at LADU 2017

10 cities I absolutely love! Here’s #10

Traveling is a big passion for me. I love to visit new cities and walk around, see the buildings, and absorb as much as I can from each one. My parents traveled quite a bit so I must get it from them. My first flight was before I was even born! I thought I'd share my … Continue reading 10 cities I absolutely love! Here’s #10

It’s a miracle… I’m in Perth!

After almost five years of living in Australia, I've finally made it to Perth. I've been sort of avoiding the city (it's a long story... and I need to protect the not-so-innocent so I won't say more!) but here I am, and now if it's the right time. So far it looks to me as … Continue reading It’s a miracle… I’m in Perth!

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. What a delight!

If you've read my bio, you know that in my previous life, before mining and finance and whatnot, I was an architect. I was registered and practised for a few years in Argentina. I went to Uni (as Australia calls University) in Tucuman, a city in northern Argentina, where Cesar Pelli, the most famous architect to come … Continue reading The Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. What a delight!

When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

I am a big fan of inspirational quotes. Back in early 2012, as I was making preparations to move to Sydney yet harboring a few small doubts (variations of "Am I doing the right thing?" mostly), a friend sent me this one (which has been usually attributed to Goethe). It was one of the coolest, … Continue reading When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection” 

Over the last few months, we have been reviewing a group of tech startups. It is a new field for me -although not new at all for an investment group we are working with-, so there's a lot for me to learn. So it is back to studying, many hours of reading coming my way. While in … Continue reading Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection”