Sep 2010

Spotlight – In international business, almost every market around the world does things in a different way. This often leads to misunderstandings and unfulfilled expectations. However, different does not need to mean difficult and knowledge of the needs and characteristics of specific geographic markets is an advantage to those who are active in the global economy. These articles help you understand different aspects of the insurance industry around the world, enabling those who do business there to feel more “at home, abroad.”


During the last few weeks, there has been media coverage of the mining accident in Chile where 33 miners are trapped thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. No miners have ever been rescued after the length of time these brave men have already endured in hell under earth. Yet hopes are high. Rescue efforts are underway, appear to be well thought out and patiently put into action. In our daily lives, some people complain about it being possible to photograph a grain of salt on the moon from some location on Earth but some of our simple needs seem beyond technology. Well, that same sort of wonder has come to San José where NASA experts, practised in the skills of psychological support for lone astronauts in space, are helping people both on the surface and below the ground to handle the many unseen intruders into their sanity.


We asked our good friends at Lilienfeld Corredores de Seguros in Santiago ( for some thoughts and we include their article here. We recommend that you pay attention not only to the words but also to the emotion of this piece. To contact them, please e-mail


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