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Starting a Business? Differences Between Product and Service Companies

Starting a Business? Differences Between Product and Service Companies

Starting a Business? Differences Between Product and Service Companies.  Many entrepreneurs in Costa Rica may not consider all the differences between launching a product-bas

Limón Revitalized – Beginnings of the best yet to come

Limón Revitalized – Beginnings of the best yet to come

Limón Revitalized – Beginnings of the best yet to come.  In launching its new CR Biz mini-magazine with the Sept/Oct 2018 cover story, “Limón Rising”, Howler look

Super Pura Vida – All In On Costa Rica Part 3

Super Pura Vida – All In On Costa Rica Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 of this Howler series recounted my transition to living permanently in Costa Rica. First, came losing the seasonal job in my Rhode Island hometown that had susta

Locos Dos -SURVIVING Costa Rica: Rainy Season and Football

Locos Dos -SURVIVING Costa Rica: Rainy Season and Football

Surviving Costa Rica – Rainy Season and Football: It’s no secret there are two seasons here in Guanacaste: the dry one and the wet one. Your faithful scribe currently

Tico Time Zone – All In On Costa Rica • The Gambler Part 2

Tico Time Zone – All In On Costa Rica • The Gambler Part 2

Part 1 of “All in on Costa Rica” recounted how I managed to get fired from the hometown summer job that was so hard to leave. It was off to Costa Rica for good. Or so I th

Tico Time Zone – All In On Costa Rica • The Great Escape

Tico Time Zone – All In On Costa Rica • The Great Escape

Costa Rica Great Escape:  August 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of my first business opening in Costa Rica — Super Pura Vida (located where Indra Inn is now). No, not th

Tico Time Zone – Monkey throwing poop: Bombs Away

Tico Time Zone – Monkey throwing poop: Bombs Away

Monkey throwing poop – bombs away: Howler monkeys are what visitors to the Gold Coast typically like to see up close and personal. However, howlers are arboreal — that is,

Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City

Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City

Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City: My friend Michael (crusty old surfer) Mazzoni and I had been planning a trip to visit the Mexican pyramids for quite a whi

Locos Dos – A Trip to Germany, Gays vs. Trains

Locos Dos – A Trip to Germany, Gays vs. Trains

My wife, Susan — sometimes but very rarely referred to as Mrs. Jesse Bishop Gay III — and I recently visited Germany. It was a whirlwind 16-day tour of Munich, Baden-Baden

Locos Dos: Surviving CR – DRUGS!

Locos Dos: Surviving CR – DRUGS!

My band at the time, Sackweed, pulled into Austin, Texas, on Jan. 10, 1974, to a beautiful spring-like day that boded well for the future. The previous night, we had left behi

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