On tomorrow's Radio Show, I will be talking with and old friend, Ajay Patel, the former Dean of the Wake Forest Business School. He and his students, along with funding from Tom Dingledine, have created an extension of the university and a primary research center in Managua. The focus of their work is to pull together data from the business community on a variety of factors that effect business success or failure. Many organizations right now, Ajay contends, are running blind, working in a vacuum without sufficient metrics for comprehensive evaluation. His 5-year study hopes to alleviate this shortage with data from over 700 business in Nicaragua. Gran Pacifica will be paying attention to the reports and analysis and will provide updates via the blog as we get them.