Category Archives: Brazil

Drama in Brazil: On screen and off

A key theme of this trip has been the all-you-can-eat buffet. This seems to be the way a lot of Brazilian restaurants work (at least most of the ones we have visited). Since I lack any self-control, I normally steer … Continue reading

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GIP Brazil: Days 2 and 3

5.30am: Alarm sounds… 6am: After hitting the snooze button many times, my roommate and I stumble out of bed, throw on clothes and head for the elevator. 6.15am: Meet our bleary-eyed classmates in the hotel lobby and board the bus. … Continue reading

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Brazil: Land of the future

Our Global Immersion Program kicked off on Sunday night with a group dinner, where we ate a lot of cheese bread (pao de queijo) and a steak the size of my head (since arriving in Brazil I’ve learned that Brazilians … Continue reading

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Next stop, Sao Paulo…

Brazil is about to leap onto the global stage in a big way. Later this year, it will host the world’s biggest soccer tournament, the World Cup, and in 2016, it will host the Olympic Games. Additionally, as business school … Continue reading

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Brazil | Round up

Robert Habib ’13 | Brazil A few weeks back in NY have provided a good time to reflect on the Global Immersion Program to Brazil. One of the benefits of the GIP is to see businesses operating in ways and in … Continue reading

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Brazil | Natura

Robert Habib ’13 | Brazil Continuing work on the beauty industry, we visited Natura, a phenomenal company outside São Paulo. Natura grew from one salesman to a multi billion dollar company, with over 20% market share in the world’s third … Continue reading

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Brazil | São Paulo cathedral

A queue of women in São Paulo cathedral of exceptionally uniform height

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Brazil | Sugar high

Robert Habib ’13 | Brazil As I discovered in my Security Analysis class, agriculture’s future won’t look anything like its past. Growing populations, shifts in their diets coupled with shrinking arable land and water shortages are coming together in a … Continue reading

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Brazil | Beauty x Cash

Brazil | Robert Habib ’13 My study group roped me into exploring the beauty industry in Brazil. Brazilian women spend eleven times more of their income on beauty care than British women. My suggestion that British women are simply more … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Rio

It was definitely not all work in Rio and how could it be in a city with such a care-free and vibrant vibe? I think we successfully soaked in the day and night life of this vibrant town. The city … Continue reading

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