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Entrepreneurship in Latin America: 5 interviews

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Here are five interviews with Latin American entrepreneurs we’ve published in Kaizen, covering the business areas of construction, agriculture, logistics, education, aluminum, and oil and gas.

map-latinamerica* Entrepreneurship and Infrastructure in Brazil: Interview with Brasília Guaíba president André Loiferman.

* Entrepreneurial Agriculture: Interview with Argentina’s Enrique Duhau.

* Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama: Interview with Surse Pierpoint.

* Entrepreneurship in Argentina: Interview with Junior Achievement Argentina founder Eduardo Marty.

* Entrepreneurship in Brazil: Interview with Petropar S.A. board members William and Wilson Ling.

Forthcoming Fall 2014: Interview with Guillermo Yeatts on Entrepreneurship in Latin America.

More Kaizen interviews in entrepreneurship here.

Junior Achievement Argentina Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We congratulate Junior Achievement Argentina, founded by Kaizen interviewee Eduardo Marty, as it celebrates its 21st anniversary today!

Read more about JA Argentina and Eduardo Marty in our full-length interview here.

Junior Achievement Under Attack by the Argentine Government

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Kazien interviewee and Junior Achievement Argentina (JAA) founder Eduardo Mary (left) alerted us to this story from La Nacion. The Argentine government is attempting to shut down JAA because it teaches young Argentinians the basics of business creation and entrepreneurship, and consequently promotes free market capitalism and individual liberty.

Read the article (in Spanish) here.

Read our interview with Eduardo Marty here.

Interview with Eduardo Marty

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Eduardo Marty is the Founder of Junior Achievement Argentina, an educational outreach program. Students in JA are taught how to prepare a business plan and raise funds. Approximately 50,000 students per year across Argentina participate. Marty has also held academic posts as professor at the University Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, and the University of Buenos Aires. He was the host of Buenos Aires’s major television talk show Boom—Politics and Economics. We met with Mr. Marty in Buenos Aires to talk about his business education programs for young people and the state of entrepreneurship in South America.

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Kaizen: Where did you grow up in Argentina?

Marty: In Buenos Aires. I went to elementary and high school here and the University too.

Kaizen: Before university, what was your education like?

Marty: Well, I went to school called National Buenos Aires. That’s the oldest high school in Buenos Aires, created in 1770. It’s a public school, but it’s a very prestigious one. It was the first school in Buenos Aires. To enter, you need to pass a very tough test once you finish elementary school. From five students submitting and applying—they accept just one. Our education is divided into elementary school and then secondary school. When I was in sixth grade I tried to pass the exam and I did it, so I was one year younger than the rest.

The Jewish community attends that school a lot. It is a very intellectual community here in Buenos Aires. By the way, you know that after New York Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish community in the hemisphere.

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January 2011 Issue of Kaizen

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Eduardo Marty, Founder of Junior Achievement Argentina and former host of Buenos Aires’s major television talk show Boom—Politics and Economics.

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Kathleen Simmert, Nathaniel Branch, and Amelia Franceso, and guest speaker Nimish Adhia.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Marty.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.