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The Conspiracy Guy – 10.18.17

Conspiracy Guy #47: It was a movie–a made-for-TV production! Think Showtime or Netflix! Crowdsondemand.com recruited perhaps a few hundred crisis actors, who were to react as though they were being fired up with real rounds. But it was sound effects (of a machine gun and assault rifle firing rounds, some of which could be heard to impact with hard surfaces) …

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Expat Files – 10.15.17

#1- Everything you need to know about hiring, firing and interviewing domestics, maids, and cleaning ladies. Interviewees are coming from a completely different lifestyle, world view and social situation than you, so then what questions should you be asking in a interview? How much should you pay? What about benefits, hours and time off? Will she want to be on …

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Expat Files – 10.08.17

#1- Shipping Container Houses: everything you wanted to know about planning such projects in Latin America- the pros the cons, the good the bad and the ugly. Its odd that there are containers galore “south of the border”. They’re everywhere yet Latins are not constructing container homes or even thinking about the possibilities. If you try to bring up the …

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Expat Files – 10.06.17

#1- When “do gooders” and other good- hearted “people helpers” get scammed and don’t even know it: Today’s “boots on the ground” story in the aftermath of devastating hurricane Maria that hammered Puerto Rico     #2- Some cool Spanish language tips along with some gringo observations and nuances that one can only appreciate (or detect) after living in Latin America …

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Moving Forward – 09.25.17

Rob Seimetz and Giorgio Cafiero discuss the inner workings of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the GCC’s relationship with countries around the world. Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO of Gulf State Analytics, a Washington DC-based geopolitical risk-consulting firm which assesses risks and opportunities among GCC states.  His website is www.gulfstateanalytics.com Link to Rob Seimetz’s website – https://daretobedifferent2017.wordpress.com/ Download this episode …

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Expat Files – 09.22.17

#1- Expat Eddie outlines a few of his own pointed Latin learning experiences as a gringo boss, including interviewing, hiring, firing, managing and training Latin workers. #2- When gringos get into car accidents. What if a gringo didn’t know Spanish, had an expired driver’s license and no insurance. On top of that, what if he totaled the other guy’s car, …