5/28/2012

Data Management and Office Communications

Back in April 23, 2012, I was asked to provide a presentation on Office communication and Data Management for the 2012 ATLAS TTMBA. See the attached presentation that covers my talk. Unfortunately I ran out of time and I was not able to explain to attendees the Zero Inbox Method to keep your email under control.

1/19/2011

I confess my weakness


I have a confession to make, I am having a relapse in my bad eating habits and I need your help. Don't tell me that I look fine thin and that I should relax with the food. I consider food addictions as bad as substance addictions. I struggle every day and lately is getting harder and harder to keep the healthy eating, I have been indulging in sweets and stuff that I should not eat despite looking great.

You might be thinking that I am being dramatic but I am not. I have lost before weight (twice but never lost so much) and slowly I have recovered it and made it worst.

I can see the signs, compulsive eating, wanting more, making excuses finishing a box of cereal, feeling lazy for walking. I was told this day was going to come and the truth is that I have lost so much ( 55 ounds) that I don't want come back. I was diabetic and about to have a cardiac problem. Now I walk 4.5 miles diabetis is on remission and heart is strong. So please, your help is needed, don't tell me to relax I am only halfway, I need to keep off the weight and I am making this confession public to get your support.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

8/05/2010

Manuel Ayau, el luchador por la libertad, el héroe, el abuelo



Estoy profundamente entristecido al conocer del fallecimiento de Muso ocurrido el 03 de agosto. Conocí a Muso, amigo de mi padre, 19 años atrás en 1991. Yo había oído historias interesantes sobre él gracias a mis padres que visitaron Guatemala en 1985. A través de los años mi padre se mantuvo en contacto con él y aunque yo era demasiado joven para entender por qué Ayau era tan importante, empecé a leer mucho más sobre las ideas sobre el libre mercado y la libertad, especialmente historias que estaban escritas para niños. Recuerdo en especial la lectura de un libro ilustrado escrito por Muso "Como mejorar El Nivel de vida". El libro puede que esté en el olvido, pues fue publicado a inicios de los ochenta, pero tuvo un impacto profundo en mí formación ya que me llevó a empezar a leer más y más sobre cuestiones tales como por qué las personas son pobres y cómo la economía y los mercados libres juegan un papel en el bienestar de un individuo. El libro fue uno de los primeros en sembrar en mi cabeza la semillas que dieron inicio a mi trayectoria profesional enfocada en la promoción de la libertad.

Manuel Ayau, the freedom fighter, the hero, the grandfather

I am deeply saddened to learn about Muso's passing away on August 3.  I met Muso, a friend of my father, some 19 years ago in 1991. I had heard some interesting stories about him from my parents when they visited Guatemala in 1985. Over the years my dad kept in
touch with him through meetings and while I was too young to understand why he was so important I started to read a lot more about free market ideas, and to learn about the freedom movement through stories that were written for young kids. I especially remember reading as a preteen Muso's cartoon book " Cómo mejorar el nivel de vida"  (How to improve your living standard).  The book may be long forgotten but it had a deep impact on me because it lead me to start reading more and more why people are poor and how economics and free markets play a role into an individual’s welfare.  He was one of the first to plant the seeds in my head for a career of promoting liberty.
As I grew up I learned more about the Francisco Marroquin University (UFM) which Muso founded, and that inspired me to want to go there to study under the author of that little cartoon book that had made me forget my dreams of studying engineering, which came natural to me.  What I wanted was to learn about economics from Muso on that beautiful campus that I read about through publications and brochures
that my father received from one of his earlier ventures the think tank Center for Economic and Social Studies (CEES).

7/05/2010

LOS SUEÑOS NO SÓLO HAY QUE PENSARLOS, HAY QUE CONSTRUIRLOS

A continuación reproduzco el discurso del ex-presidente de Costa Rica dado en la Cámara de Comercio de Guayaquil:
LOS SUEÑOS NO SÓLO HAY QUE PENSARLOS, HAY QUE CONSTRUIRLOS 
Óscar Arias Sánchez
Guayaquil, Ecuador
121 Aniversario
Cámara de Comercio de Guayaquil
10 de junio de 2010 
Amigas y amigos: 
      Para cualquier habitante del mundo, Ecuador tiene un significado particular. Este país en el centro de la Tierra, este rincón en el vientre del planeta, nos recuerda las clases de Geografía que nos repetía la maestra de escuela. Dentro de las memorias primeras de cualquier ser humano, está aquella imagen de Ecuador en el cinturón del globo terráqueo, aquel punto que aprendimos a señalar con orgullo, cuando éramos chiquillos de pantalones cortos.