The Business of security



September 11, 2001.  I was in downtown Washington DC when the attack began.  While watching the smoke from the first plane billow out of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center on the television, I turned and saw out of the office window similar smoke rising up from the US Pentagon Headquarters. Imagine.  The center of American military strength, defense and security had just been brazenly attacked in the broad daylight of that now infamous day.  

The differences between the trademark and business name often cause some confusion:


Trademark - distinguishing symbol a business use to identify a product, as per establishes the Article 122 da lei 9.279/1996 – Intellectual Property Law - LPI, registered with the INPI – National Industrial Property Institute.

The United States of America celebrated its Independence Day last month.  This holiday recognizes that two hundred and thirty eight years ago or so, the residents of that land  decided to revolt against monarchy because of an idea.  This idea was that a government system, where citizens choose who will govern, is preferable to one that is ruled by a king.   

July 2014 Article - Networking: you got to be in it to win it

In a wide range of business sectors, many otherwise technically impeccable professionals have poor social skills. When it comes to building relationship or closing business deals some of them are simply terrified of approaching people. On the other hand, we also know there are salespeople whose strong skills to sell is innate – they could sell sand in the desert.

My fellow Americans, this June Brazil will host the event that has the potential to be the greatest sports experience of all time.  It is the 2014 World Cup Soccer Championship (or known throughout the rest of the world, 2014 Football World Cup Championship).  It is a sporting event that not even the Super Bowl can rival.  

There is more than one reason why China and Brazil have a powerful attraction for one another. However, the most prominent reason seems quite simple to understand: China needs natural resources and Brazil wants and needs capital.

It is an epidemic in many countries.  In most emerging countries it’s what keeps them from being “emerged”.  I am referring to government corruption - government officials using taxpayer-generated money and privileged government positions for their own personal gain. 

December 2013 Newsletter - 2013 in review and looking ahead at 2014

Season Greetings! When I reflect on all the great things that 2013 brought, the lessons learned, my expectations for the coming year, and the people who have inspired on my journey, I find myself thinking  about Muhammad Ali and his amazing confidence! 

By Jerry Pierce Jr.

“If it were easy everyone would be doing it”.  This quote is a pretty accurate match for those international businesses looking to set up shop in Brazil.  Starting a business in Brazil can be challenging, but, there are steps that can be taken to make the process less stressful and to allow for more efficient use of time and capital. 


Working with our client Disys ( in both the USA and Brazil and observing their talented services in the area of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), has greatly enhanced my understanding of the importance of this service and the benefits that it can provide for many companies, regardless of size.

May Article 2013 - The Exciting New World of Startups and Venture Investment in Brazil

Something significant and exciting has hatched in Brazil. It wasn’t apparent five years ago. It seems like overnight an industry of exciting and innovative startup companies are popping up in Brazil along with a sophisticated investing community. 

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