I am entrepreneur, small investor and information technology professional. I live in Santo Domingo the capital of Dominican Republic. I got my degree in Computer System Engineer from APEC University. I do business and invest in Santo Domingo city which is not the easiest place to build business and make investments, but it is getting better.
Professionally speaking, I have more than 10 years of experience in IT field working with different technologies like routing, switching, voice over IP, security and Linux server. Currently, I hold the followings IT certifications: CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, Linux+, Network+, Security+ and CWNA.
In 2006, I started a new venture along with my partner Joel Valdez. We founded from scratch the company Capacity IT Academy which is an Internet start up offering online Information Technology Training in Spanish language. Currently,I’m working as Project and Academic Director at Capacity. Capacity’s niche market is people who lives in Latin America demanding outstanding programming and networking training in their own language. The profile of the ideal customer is a person who works on information technology field, does not have enough time to go to a regular classes and do not speak English language.
I’m the teacher of two online courses about IT technology. The first one is “Getting your Cisco CCNA Certification” (Spanish) and the second one is “Installing, Deploying and Supporting Linux Server” (Spanish).
I recently became book author. In 2010, I published the book “Invierta y Hagase Rico en la Bolsa”. It is the first book ever written in Spanish about how to invest in Wall Street from scratch. The book is focused on people who want to learn how to invest in United States Stock market but without prior knowledge or experience in the field of stock investment. It is the equivalent of Stock Investment for Dummies or something like this but for people who do not live in United States.
My book has been featured by major news papers in Dominican Republic. If you can read in Spanish, click on the following link to read an interview made by Periodico Hoy.
I love sports. I regularly play basketball and rafting. Also, love books, music, travel and outdoors activities.
I speak Spanish and English. Currently, I’m learning French.
Why Duartex blog?
This is my personal blog, my little spot on Internet to express my thoughts about different topics I like to talk about in my daily life. Here, I will be posting information and experiences related to everything I love from entrepreneurship, stock market investment, real estate investment, personal development, personal finance to Information Technology.
I don’t want to show off how much I know about these topics – that’s is not my goal. I don’t want to sell you anything. I just want to create and share valuable information and experiences with as many people as possible. This is the magic of the Internet.
If you are currently doing business or investing, I hope that my experiences -both my wins and my failures – help you reach your goals easier and faster.
If you are working on Information Technology field I hope help you to increase your knowledge base on a subjects like Cisco networking, security, voice over IP and Linux operating system (yes, I am a Linux Fan).
If you are not doing business or investing yet, but plan to do it soon or later in you life this blog could be a great starting point in your journey to become smart investor and entrepreneur. The content posted here will help you to see what is like, see what is involved and make decisions on your own.
Please read the following carefully.
I am not a guru. I consider myself just a non-stop learner. I’m not promoting any “get rich quick scheme” or similar. Advices and techniques posted here are not secrets. They are just useful knowledge to help you reach your personal or professional goals.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope to see you soon and become part of our community.