Should an academic write non-academically? I’ve gotten both of these pieces of advice in my first semester of graduate school: Don’t have a blog. When you look for academic jobs, people will wonder why you wasted your time writing a blog instead of publishing papers. Have a blog. Writing publicly is the only way to sharpen… Continue reading Consciousness and Congress; Policy Networks and Entrepreneurship: January reading and reflections
This article was originally posted on Vista Hispano as part of a series on Latino startups. For the rest of the series, go here. When Peter Wilkins of New Futuro set out to raise a round of venture capital this year, he found very few investors that understood his target market: US Hispanics. In the… Continue reading Latino Startups to Watch in 2014
This blog was originally posted on Vista Hispano as a series on Latino startups. Read the first one here. Startup struggles, generally speaking If there is one topic that entrepreneurs love to talk about more than any other, it is be the trials and tribulations of being a founder. You work impossibly long hours; you wake… Continue reading The State of Latino Startups: Exploring the Challenges
This was originally posted on the Vista Hispano blog. The US Hispanic consumer market is big. Really big. $1.3-trillion-dollars-and-counting big. Major corporations like Best Buy, Yahoo, and The Home Depot are paying attention and have piled in, attempting with varying degrees of success to capture a piece of this large and growing market. Over the course of the… Continue reading Where are all the Latino startups?
This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford launches GOTO, an ambitious new project to focus the university's attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography, with a focus on aging. In my first post, I argued that discussing the effects of aging demands discussing immigration, too. In my second,… Continue reading Demographics in North America: Not just US
This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University launches GOTO, an ambitious new project to focus attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography. For my first submission to the GOTO platform, I argue that a discussion of aging is incomplete if it leaves out the question of migration:… Continue reading Migration: Are the brakes of ageing about to slip?
For the last 30 years, Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban research has been tracking demographics and attitudes in Houston. Below are some interesting conclusions drawn from Kinder professor Stephen Klineberg's 2012 presentation on "The Changing Face of Houston" Between the 2000 and 2010 census, Hispanics became the largest ethnic group in Houston. By 2010, they accounted for over… Continue reading The Changing (and Darkening) Face of Houston