Book recommendations – June 2019

My new book recommendations with a mix of fiction and non-fiction.

  • The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. A must read book on the climate emergency and the impact it is having and could have in different aspects of the earth and humankind. I think we all need to understand better the implications of the climate crisis the planet is having.
  • Phshing for Phools by George A. Akerlof and Rober J. Shiller Interesting economic research that shows that the invisible hand of the market not necessarily generate the best outcome for buyers.
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by journalist John Carreyrou. Great chronicle of the rise and fall of the startup Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
  • AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee. An interesting non-fiction work that describes the evolution of AI technology in the US and China presenting possible future scenarios. Worth it if you want to know more about the dynamics of AI technology.
  • What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye by Will Gompertz. Worth it reading if you want to know more about the history and evolution of the modern art. It dedicates plenty of chapters to explain how many of the modern art movements started and why. Interesting read if you like modern and contemporary art.
  • Remembrance of Earth’s Past science fiction trilogy (Individual novels titled The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death’s End) by Liu Cixin. If you like science fiction, don’t miss this great hard science trilogy with a Chinese point of view, very different from what I’m used to in other science fiction. It won a science fiction Hugo Award for Best Novel, in 2015. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
  • Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang. An entertaining science fiction novelette. First Chinese science fiction I read.

Enjoy.

Here is my previous recommendation.

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Entrevista en podcast Peras y Manzanas

Les comparto la entrevista que me hizo Valeria Moy en su podcast Peras y manzanas hablando sobre fondos de capital emprendedor.

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Last call for MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge!

Quick reminder that tomorrow May 9th is the last day to register for the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. This registration takes only 5 minutes. If you register by May 9th, you will have 14 more days to complete your application (May 23rd).

This challenge is looking for entrepreneurs using technology to drive a more prosperous and inclusive economy for people at the middle and bottom of the pyramid. The challenge categories are: Skills Development & Opportunity Matching, Income Growth & Job Creation, Technology Access & Financial Inclusion.

The IIC will award over $1.6 million dollars to its regional and global winners, equity free. Start-up’s or entrepreneurial organizations of any age, size, or type (for-profit or non-profit), located anywhere in the world can apply.

Do not miss this opportunity!! Apply –>>HERE<<–

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e-interview: Stevon Darling, IFC Venture Capital

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Twitter: @Stevondarling
LinkedIn: Stevon D. Darling

What do you do currently?
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the private investing arm of the World Bank Group where we invest on average $20 billion per year in emerging markets to help support the World Bank’s twin goals of alleviating poverty and improving equality.

I help lead the IFC investments across Latin America focused on Venture Capital. Our team invests in innovative early stage technology companies in many sectors including health, logistics, mobility, fintech, internet, and B2b SaaS.

Over the past ten years, we have allocated more than a billion dollars to startups across all emerging markets. In Latin America, we have invested in some of the leading technology companies including Loggi (Brazil), Liftit (Colombia), Clínicas del Azúcar (Mexico), and Konfío (Mexico).

In addition to direct investments in startups, we also invest in best-of-class VC fund managers. Continue reading

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MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge – second call!

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The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge is looking for entrepreneurs using technology to drive a more prosperous and inclusive economy for people at the middle and bottom of the pyramid. The IIC will award over $1.6 million dollars to its regional and global winners, equity free.

You should apply if you are an entrepreneur with a start-up or entrepreneurial organization of any age, size, or type (for-profit or non-profit), located anywhere in the world that is creating economic opportunity for moderate and low income earners.

May 9th is the last day to register for the regional challenges. This is a 5 minutes registration. You will have 15 more days to complete your application, if you register by May 9th.

Do not miss this opportunity!! Apply –>>HERE<<–

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Buscamos startups para recibir premios de $1.6M de dólares!!

Ya está abierta la convocatoria de startups para el MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge edición 2019 (IIC) para Latinoamérica.

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Buscando Outreach Partners para el MIT IIC 2019

En MIT Club de México estamos orgullosos de ser el Socio Oficial en México para llevar a cabo el MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2019 (IIC).

El IIC es el premio a startups desarrollando soluciones acerca del Futuro del Trabajo del Massachusetts Institute of Technology, el cual otorga $1.6 millones de dólares anuales a emprendedores de todo el mundo que utilizan la tecnología para generar oportunidades económicas para los trabajadores. El ICC está realizando su cuarto lanzamiento global en marzo del 2019.

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e-entrevista: Sergio Zuñiga, Village Capital

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Twitter: @SergiZuniga
LinkedIn: Sergio Zuniga

¿Qué haces actualmente?
Soy el Gerente Regional de Village Capital para Latinoamérica. Continue reading

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e-entrevista con Pablo Morayta, Itera Capital

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Twitter: @morayta_pablo

LinkedIn: Pablo Morayta

¿Qué haces actualmente?
Soy Socio Director de Itera Capital y Director General de Grupo CyC. Continue reading

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Convocatorias abiertas

En este mes hay varias convocatorias abiertas que les quiero compartir:

  • Capacitación para Inversionistas Ángeles, organizado por AMEXCAP con metodologías del Angel Resource Institute (ARI) y el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Registro aquí hasta el 31 de marzo.
  • MassChallenge Mexico 2019, acelerador de startups lanza su nueva convocatoria con plazo hasta el 2 de abril. Información aquí. Descuento del 100% del costo de aplicación con este código: MCMXDALUS2019.
  • Google Launchpad Accelerator México, es un programa de aceleración -equity free- de tres meses que tiene como objetivo apoyar a 10 startups latinoamericanas. Apliquen aquí. Fecha límite es el 15 de marzo.

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