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Negotiations is a learned skill – Not just for Real Estate Brokers

Negotiations are a fact of life. We constantly negotiate both in personal and professional areas of life. Still, many people don´t like negotiating, and as such try avoiding it. As a result it could make resolving and/or progressing problematic. Others, often success-driven managers and business people, are so competitive that only “winning” would make them a great negotiator in their eyes. Causing, of course, the other person to “lose.” Helpful? Most likely not! Applying below-listed…

Mendoza City – Chiles Gateway to Argentina

              Mendoza is the Capital of Cuyo province. It is 1040 kilometres from Buenos Aires (and 340 kilometres from Santiago, Chile), and consists of around 1,100,000 people in the metropolitan area.  Lying at 747 metres above sea level at the foothills of the Andes close to the Chilean border, it is the largest city in far Western Argentina and serves as Argentina’s gateway to Chile. Founded in the 1560s, Mendoza was first located in the Intendancy of Chile…

Five Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned Growing Up On A Farm

“The ultimate goal of farm is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”—Masanobu Fukuoka On July 31, 1951, I was born on a farm in a far away place called New Zealand. Today I run a Real Estate business in the heart of South America. For many years, I used to run away from my farm-life upbringing because I thought it had no place in business, but lately I’ve come to embrace my farm-boy ways as a competitive advantage. Here are five lessons I learned on the farm:…

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera leaves the country in good shape

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera will leave office March 11 with high popularity and one of the best economic records in Latin America. So when I interviewed him a few a days ago, I was curious to know what was his recipe, and why — after achieving such good macro-economic figures —- did the opposition win the Dec. 15 elections by a landslide. Piñera, a center-right billionaire businessman, will leave behind a country growing at 5 percent annually, a 3 percent inflation rate and having raised the per…