1- Entrepreneurs: Opportunity seekers
Here opinion is divided. Pessimists think that Brexit will bring more harm than good to London entrepreneurial ecosystem. In the article from The Guardian “” (2016), more than 200 people representing firms including Zoopla, Skype and Ebookers wrote an in which they warn of economic shock of leaving EU. Moreover, Forbes has published an article called “” in which , CEO of stated: We believe it would be crazy for the UK to leave the EU, both for businesses and consumers. (2016)
Now, What do I think from my Argentine perspective?
Well, in Argentina, for instance, during the last 12 years, and notably from 2011 to 2015 end, it was almost impossible to buy foreign currency due to so-called restriction “cepo cambiario“. Inflation and Argentine peso devaluation curiously empowered a geek community of bitcoiners to develop new businesses. As it was almost impossible to save money in foreign currency and saving Argentine pesos meant losing money, the adoption of started to rise exponentially. Successful companies that were born after this crisis include: , , and . This is what I call entrepreneurial The ability to become stronger in a context of unfavourable conditions by finding out innovative and resourceful solutions that outweigh obstacles. In my opinion, London entrepreneurs will manage to get through these difficulties.
2- THE YOUTH: The innovative workforce !
3- FOREIGNERS: The resourceful asset !
- “” (2016). The Guardian
- Dawson, Freddy (2016), ““. Forbes.
- Williams, Henry (2016), ”. StartUps.co.uk
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- Departamento de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas de la (14 November 2011). (in Spanish). infouniversidades.siu.edu.ar. Se estima que en la actualidad, el 90% de la población argentina tiene alguna ascendencia europea y que al menos 25 millones están relacionados con algún inmigrante de Italia.
- Maddison (2009). Historical Statistics.