Author Archives: Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She has a PhD in Economic History and advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.She served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC).

Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement

Pressing subject … what do you think?

“When France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Schengen Agreement in 1985, they envisioned a system in which people and goods could move from one country to another without barriers. This vision was largely realized: Since its implementation in 1995, the Schengen Agreement eliminated border controls between its signatories and created a common visa policy for 26 countries.Support is eroding for relaxed border controls.”

Source: Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement

Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015)

I attended the World Economic History Congress in Kyoto this August. It was an amazing event, mainly because of the contrast between the diverse perceptions of historians from different backgrounds. As a first draft on the event, I wrote a summary of the papers about Brazil.

Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015).

via Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015).

Harvard Online-learning has free courses for the alumni community

Harvard’s is introducing a selection of online courses curated specifically for the alumni community.Sience and cooking, neuroscience, China, Einstein … 

Content will be refreshed as new courses are released.

Ricardo Amorim’s point of view on doing business in Brazil

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Article recommendation: “Your strategy needs a strategy”

Strategy planning may be deeply dependent of how predictable is your environment and market or how empowered you are as a decision maker.

This interesting article discusses how to use a framework to adapt to different strategic styles and constrains of different industries or geographic market. It was first published at the Harvard Business Review and appears on the BCG site on 2012 but it is still a good read.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy


HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil raises funds from the Inter American Development Bank

HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil  has been in operation in Brazil for the last three years. The group developed an interesting model that combines volunteer work with financial investments to impact the entrepreneurial community.

The good news is that they have just received a grant from IBD – Inter American Development Bank, to help to support its activities on Angel investing and entrepreneurship in Brazil. The HBS Alumni Angels is open to all Harvard Alumni. Congrats! 

Did you know the Harvard-Brazil Radar?

Harvard-Brazil Radar is a joint effort between Harvard University’s DRCLAS Brazil Office, the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS, the Harvard-wide Brazilian Student Association, and the Harvard University Club of Brazil to ensure relevant news on Harvard and Brazil is on your radar.

via Harvard-Brazil Radar | Brazil Office.

Why Rousseff’s Minister of Finance comes from her opponent’s team?

Why Rousseff’s Minister of Finance comes from her opponent’s team?.

via Why Rousseff’s Minister of Finance comes from her opponent’s team?.

Our Harvard Strategists Linkedin group is growing!

Happy to announce that we reached 75 members in our Harvard Strategists group at Linkedin. Although it is a small group in terms of social media, we are very honored by the quality of our members! By the way, at Linkedin we allow the participation of non Harvard members.

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