Author Archives: Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She is a fellow researcher of the Centre Roland Mousnier at the Sorbonne University and a member of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio), where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.

A test for Brazilian democracy

Political strategists will find an interesting case in the analysis of Brazil’s presidential election. Any thoughts? Is populism a threat in Latin America?

Brazil Global

Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection has become a nightmare for Lula and his party. President Dilma Rousseff (PT) is struggling with scandals in oil public company, Petrobras. Her administration is said to be the 3rd worst ever in terms of economic growth in Brazil. GDP is down and inflation is up.

Photo: Jornalggn

Candidate Aecio Neves (PSDB) made a spectacular turn in the week before the first round. He didn’t wave his elegant and constant attitude when Marina Silva took his place as second in the race. He kept his cool and honored his pedigree as grandson of an icon of the democratization of Brazil, Tancredo Neves.

The PT fights back with ideological catchphrases, opposing capitalism…

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Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2012

Like most businesses, you will probably have your marketing plan for 2012 already in place. But have you built your plan so that you’re ready to respond to the latest market trends?

Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2012.

Where is intelligence located in the brain?

University of Illinois scientists have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain in one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses

via Where is intelligence located in the brain?.

In Medieval Architecture, Signs of Advanced Math –

Art and math, past and future.. what an intriguing combination. Check this article about medieval architecture.



In Medieval Architecture, Signs of Advanced Math –

Microsoft vision of the future

NYTIMES: Buy American? Upscale Investors Look Abroad

Shift of strategy investment wise. More and more investors are looking for new geographies and asset classes. Check the article by PAUL SULLIVAN in the Times today.

“Well-heeled American investors have been doing something lately that they resisted for decades — becoming more like their European, Asian and Latin American counterparts and substantially diversifying their portfolios outside their home country… ”

Published: November 19, 2010

What is the future of Economic Policy in the Developing World?

Dr Otaviano Canuto


International Institute for Strategic Studies holds a book launch debate on

The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World with Otaviano Canuto, head of poverty reduction and economic management at the World Bank.

The book, which is also coauthor by Marcelo Giugale,  looks at how developing countries are driving the global economy.

The handbook is avalilable on line from the World Bank link.

HFS Bureau under construction

Harvard Future Strategists is an alumni community founded in 2008 under the Post Harvard online discussion forums. Our goal is to develop a strong international forum and contribute to society and to our members personal achievements.

If you are a Harvard alumnus and wish to join us, it will a pleasure to have you on board.

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