Filipinos don’t speak Spanish anymore but they speak English with a Spanish accent. Spaniards are not practicing Catholics but they live life with a Catholic accent. Spaniards are not pious anymore but they have an obsession with being humble. On Twitter, Tumblr, here,  I frequently get accused of not being humilde enough, not humble enough. It’s as if I was a sinner of some kind. In Spain you can’t build a company and say that you are so proud of your work. Say that in Spain and you will be frowned upon. When people ask me why is it that unemployment is so high in Spain at 21% I say: there aren’t enough people here who want to build companies and be proud of their work. There aren’t enough people who want to do whatever it takes to be successful.

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jp on October 14, 2011  · 


Please don’t lump together successful entrepreneurs with arrogant successful entrepreneurs. There is nothing more annoying than entrepreneurs saying me, me, me, when they should be saying we, we, we.

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javier on October 17, 2011  · 

100% with you in this one!!!

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Diego on October 17, 2011  · 

Hi Martin, agree with you. It’s the same here in Agentina. People think that “doing whatever it takes” is too big an effort to abandond their comfort zone.

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