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Phil Larocco
Co-Founder,E+Co

Philip LaRocco has over thirty years of international and U.S. development experience. He is the co-founder of E+Co, the leading practitioner of the enterprise-centered model of investing in energy enterprises in developing countries. He retired as E+Co’s Executive Director and CEO on April 30, 2009. At that time an internship program was established in his name by his colleagues. Until 1990 LaRocco served as the Director of World Trade and Economic Development for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with responsibility for the N.Y. World Trade Center, a network of trade development offices, and a portfolio of development and waste-to-energy projects. He was awarded the Port Authority’s Distinguished Service Medal in 1990.

Posts by Phil Larocco

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    Utilities as Decentralized Energy Delivery Platforms

    In a prior post I commented on the potential of utilities to serve as a platform for expansion into a non-traditional area: decentralized energy. It was suggested that it would be helpful to provide more cost information and he kindly suggested some resources. It’s more relevant and more important that you reverse-engineer the product search...

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    Platforms and Stuff

    If you have not read the three recent and related posts by Francisco Mejia and Manuel Bueno please do. This post by me actually tries to add to the brain food they have supplied (thanks guys) but more likely just makes a muddle of their clear thinking.

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    Reality TV for the BoP: Development Idol

    In an effort to frame the debate and discussion regarding scale versus just about everything else, NextBillion is pleased to bring you the first and perhaps the last episode of a new reality series, "Development Idol". All characters, especially the one with a real name, are fictional...

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    An Open Letter to the Development Posse: Lighten Up Already!

    The Development Posse needs to lighten up. Nothing works as planned. Thinking it should leads to whining, drama and trying to make water run uphill. When stuff inevitably happens, make the course correction and acknowledge it. Our job is to be less sincere, less certain, more agnostic and do those few things that eliminate barriers to choice.

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