Category Archives: Work

Eric Insler – Coming to a City Near You

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Close readers of this blog since I returned from Nicaragua in May 2016 will surely have observed that I did not love my MBA program. In short, it is too corporate. That being said, it is coming to an end, … Continue reading

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ChickenBus LLC

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This article is a continuation of sorts from one on my other blog, The Economics Of …  Read the first article here. Starting up a startup has been nothing like I thought it would be. I thought that I would … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Rangers

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“I have to work on my slides.” We were 13 MBA interns in marketing this summer. I heard that cringe worthy phrase from at least one of my peers at least once a day, starting at around week three. It … Continue reading

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What Was I Doing in Lebanon?

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USAID and the US State Department fund a number of programs around the world that are focused on financial development. The administration of these programs is farmed out to a number of organizations, both for- and not-for-profit, who in turn … Continue reading

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My Summer Internship

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After a long and arduous internship search, I wound up receiving and accepting an offer to work at a company that was near the top of my list the entire time: United Parcel Service. UPS. I was invited to work … Continue reading

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Epilogue: The Saga of Telica

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Working with the rural tourism cooperative was one of my biggest business advising project, one of the most challenging, and absolutely one of my favorites. I chronicled the whole saga when I left Nicaragua in May. I’m lucky to have … Continue reading

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The Lion Sleeps

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Although I went to Nicaragua in March 2014 and I completed my service in May 2016, the complete journey feels a bit longer than that. Just before Labor Day 2013 I was presented with a choice. I could stay with … Continue reading

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My Last Post on Value-Added Production

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I put up my previous post on Chocolate Momotombo to show a great example of a Nicaraguan company engaging in value-added production.  In October of last year I was having a conversation with another volunteer (not Peace Corps) in Nicaragua. … Continue reading

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The Saga of Telica

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One of my main business advising projects was the rural tourism cooperative at Telica Volcano. I’ve written some articles about them that I am quite fond of, so I will not rehash all of the details here. Bottom line: I love working … Continue reading

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Senioritis

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Up until Semana Santa (I link to a previous Semana Santa article only because my mom calls it my funniest blog post ever) I was feeling dual emotions about leaving Nicaragua: on one hand, I was very happy to get back to … Continue reading

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