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When do I get the moon shoes?

4 October 2010

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If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!Special thanks to Dan for tipping us off on this [...]

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Atacama: A Vacation within a vacation within a vacation

27 August 2010

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Atacama:  A Vacation within a vacation within a vacation

First… we packed up our apartment in San Francisco, put most of our stuff in storage and went to Buenos Aires. Then… after ~4 months we left a couple of bags with a friend in Buenos Aires and went to Santiago. Then… after ~1 month we left a couple of bags with friends in Santiago [...]

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If I were to write a management book about career “option value” . . .

5 August 2010

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If I were to write a management book about career “option value” . . .

I know a lot of people that are working very, very hard in jobs that they don’t have any particular passion for (and in many cases dislike quite a bit) in order to have greater “option value.” I was one of them; I spent the majority of the last 10 years building option value. As [...]

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A graffiti photo-tour of Valparaiso, Chile

2 August 2010

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A graffiti photo-tour of Valparaiso, Chile

There is graffiti everywhere in the coastal Chilean town of Valparaiso and it is incredible. It’s always changing, but below are some of our favorites from July of 2010 (click on one for a slide show with larger images) Pretty crazy isn’t it?  Even more in our Valparaiso graffiti photo gallery Graffiti–art or vandalism?  Please [...]

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Kayak.com does more than you might think

2 August 2010

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You may have noticed that in the last couple of weeks we added a Kayak.com flight search box to our sidebar (over on the right).  You may have wondered why.  ”Why would they do this?” you might have said to yourself.  You may be saying it to yourself even now.  Fear not, I am here [...]

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Cafe con piernas = Coffee, with legs

30 July 2010

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Cafe con piernas = Coffee, with legs

Buckle up, this one is going to be interesting… Cafe con piernas: The background So I was in Santiago for a few days back in 2002 and I vaguely remember going on a city tour with a tour guide that told us that there are topless coffee shops here–e.g., coffee shops in which the women [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

20 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 2): Self-study tools

In our last post on learning Spanish, we covered the resources that are best used when studying in-country:  group classes, private lessons and language exchange.  This one focuses on all of the other tools that we tried – stuff like workbooks, computer programs and good ole flashcards.  Here’s what we think: COMPUTER PROGRAMS (we used [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

10 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Ryan knew a fair amount of Spanish from studying in high school and college but hadn’t spoken in ages, and I didn’t know more than what’s on a Mexican restaurant menu.  Now, after ~3 months of class, we both speak decently and can get around just fine.  Our conversations [...]

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World Cup Game 4: Argentina 3, Mexico 1

27 June 2010

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World Cup Game 4:  Argentina 3, Mexico 1

As the premier source for Worldcup 2010 information, we know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting a post from us on the outstanding Round of 16 game featuring Argentina early today; well, buckle-up, cuz here we go… I have to say that the during the first 15 minutes or so, we were a [...]

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If you haven’t seen this…

26 June 2010

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You should watch it.  It’s from 2008, so slightly out of date, but still well worth watching. Click the read link for the video… If you are a consultant, I will be very impressed if you can work any of this data into a presentation…

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