Entries by ACS Admin

Opportunity in Post-Embargo Cuba

Cuba, the largest country by land area in the Caribbean, has been all over the news this week following interest in investment by US companies, namely Google or Airbnb. The home rental company just launched 1,000 brand new listings–only available to Americans for now—in anticipation of an upcoming boom in tourism. Netflix launched a streaming […]

Top 3 Disaster Relief Innovations

This was a sad weekend, with news about a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal that has killed over 4,000 and injured many more so far. Natural disasters like this earthquake, the one in Japan in 2011, in Haiti in 2010 or the tsunami in 2004 are some examples of the great damage that natural events […]

Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies of Macri’s predecessor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Brazil 2016 Olympics: Economic boom or bust?

With just one month to go until the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off (5-21 August) in Rio de Janiero, the city is abuzz with anticipation. The lead-up to this year’s games – the first ever to take place in South America – has been wrought with plenty of commentary on the impact that hosting them […]

6 Expert Research Hacks

When you are doing due diligence in frontier markets you have to embed yourself in the local market and be ready to stray from set plans to do your own on-the-ground research – from chatting with consumers in an agricultural shop for hours to coffee with competitors.

5 Tips for Building and Motivating Your Team

For many companies, it isn’t the product or service that drives their ability to scale but the team of people that are put in place. With this in mind, how do you think about building and motivating your team? OnFrontiers explored this question during a recent Webinar with Founder and CEO of Living Goods Chuck Slaughter […]