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Origin, time here:
Brooklyn, NYC, nowin São Paulo for oneyear
I own a
advisory shop. I play
the mideld between Brazilian companies
looking for capital and foreign investorslooking to place capital.
Why São Paulo?:
My wife is from Rio, sowe came to Brazil. … But essentially oneof the key angles of my job is networking,and this (SP) is the place to be. A number of my friends in Rio have been obligatedto move to São Paulo to work. Businesseshave migrated to São Paulo, it has become
the banking capital, nancial capital.
Best thing so far:
I came down here for
about once a quarter for about six years, so
I’m not exactly new here. The neighbor-hood where we live, Vila Nova Conceição,it’s nice discovering there is kind of anisland of serenity in the concrete junglethat is São Paulo.
Just learning to play by a different set of rules, which means basically there are no rules, or nobody willenforce the rules. I’ve lived in a number of different countries, and you know, in
most of those I kind of felt like I t in
with the U.S. mentality and background, but here I feel like it’s more of a free-for-all. There’s a lack of order here, there arerules but they are clouded, because theenforcement is weak.
for anything back home?:
Just my friends and family,
because they’re not here, and I can nd
most other things I have back here in SãoPaulo, but not them.
Progress with Portuguese:
ken uently for some time, though I’ve
tweaked it and gained a higher degree of
Favorite place to hang out:
, an informal restau-rant/bar. It’s a laid back, fun-loving envi-ronment, generally good mix of
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