Elective MBA Modules

  • Post category:Management

Since my last post, I passed four new modules in my MBA: International Business Strategy: my first executive MBA module taught by Dr. Eva Alfoldi. Eva conveyed high performance lectures and brought a stunning performance, definitely my best learning experience. Project Management: my first module evaluated 100% by a conventional exam. This module gave me the chance to acquire the formal education of project management, that was perfectly complemented by my professional experience.

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Half MBA Program

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Already passed 1 year since I started my MBA at University of Bradford, UK. In other words, I ran half program. It is being an exciting journey, very demanding but with an extraordinary step forward in my formal education. I can feel how each passed module aggregates new management skills and changing my approach to management. Coming from engineering I was very reluctant of the value added of an MBA, however, module by module I've been changing my mind. Now I do not have any doubt that an MBA brings an inflexion point in management skills and competences.

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My Picks Yesterday in the Stock Market

  • Post category:Finance

Royal Dutch Shell Reached a historical valley few months ago, in my opinion it will have upward trend because seems that OPEC and other producers will cut oil production. Huge market cap 208B USD, great dividends 7.4%, undervalued P/E -31, webs like OnVista recommends buy.

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ING DIRECT Spain Abusive and Unprofessional Behavior

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I write this message to denounce the bad service of the ING DIRECT Spain bank and its abusive behavior. This is my story: I am a resident abroad and in one of my calls to ING they suggested that I fill out a form to avoid withholdings in Spain. A great idea since I pay my taxes abroad.

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Cisium, Inc. Is Now Joomla! 3.4

We are glad to announce that CISIUM website has been upgrade to the latest web technology.For this new version we have used the latest Joomla! 3.4. The release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents.

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Bluehost, Subversion and TortoiseSVN

Subversion is a widely distributed open source version control. Almost all the information is susceptible to being controlled with versions, I will not now make a dissertation on this concept .... Subversion not only efficiently manages the version, but allows a quick and secure sharing of information between people located in different countries. I have decided to install Subversion on my commercial Bluehost server, I have it wasted: unlimited hard disk, and monumental bandwidth and I only host a few web pages.

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No More Local Contacts Sync…. Keep your Contacts on the Cloud

I’m so excited, that I have decided to write a post. I was so frustrated with my contacts in my Android Phone, they don’t stop to duplicate every time I was sync using Samsung Kies and Microsoft Outlook 2010.I’m not sure who was the guilty in the duplication; I guess it was related to Samsung Kies but I’m not sure, it could be Microsoft Outlook as well, I don’t have clear evidences.

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The RoboRoach: Control a living insect from your smartphone!

  • Post category:Technology

Interesting project in Kick Starter about the biologic-electronics interaction. In this case a cockroach controlled with your iPhone. Well it is not so complicated, but it is very exciting. A simple PCB with Bluetooth  LE (4.0 ready) module, I guess a TI CC2540, maybe from Bluegiga. Since it is BT LE, you can program any iOS device, and access to the hardware without paying the costly MFi homologation and authentication processor fees. BTW good news that Google stated that will support BT 4.0 natively, so soon available for Android I guess.

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Mourning C and Unix

No doubt today I have to make a post, unfortunately because Dennis Ritchie, a person based on the gestation and development of the Unix operating system and the C programming language, has died at 70. Anyway, thank you very much Dennis for your contribution to the history of mankind, I have not used any other language like C in such a passionate and fervent way. Well lately I have to say that Microsoft's uncles have done a masterful job with C#.

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The Post-PC Era?

There are numerous news that I have been hearing that we are in the post-PC era, since Steve Jobs prophesied. Mmmmh ... well among some of my qualities I am dedicated to the complete design of electronic systems based on microcontrollers, in my case lately I am designing systems based on implementations of ARM cores by NXP. These processors are called SoC, System on Chip, which means they have a lot of integrated peripherals.

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Generic Embedded Platform

Obviously the heart of the system is the MCU/CPU. My approach was to find out a balance between the cheapest, most powerful, and higher trend MCU in the market. Without any doubt the winner is the AMR, many manufacturers have adopted these cores: TI, Samsung, nVidia, Intel, Atmel, NXP, Freescale, a never ending list. For a system designer like Cisium this provides a big advantage, this allows to switch between manufacturers with similar cores with a great reutilization of the knowhow.

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Cisium, Inc. My Own Company

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The idea came at the end of 2008, when I reflected on the fact that many multinational companies are located in low-cost countries, normally underdeveloped, for product manufacturing and service support. The fact is that those multinational companies, such as HP, Lexmark, Lear, etc. They have a financial capacity large enough to locate impressive manufacturing and engineering complexes in inhospitable places. The attempt to extrapolate the same concept to medium and small companies was very complicated, numerous barriers such as financing, language, culture, etc. They made the strategy unfeasible.

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