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Hitting the Refresh Button

Dear Blog,  I have been neglecting you as I built and launched a new company called Social Media Attitudes which has, yup, another blog.  Talk about the shoemaker lacking shoes!  Or infidelity perhaps. Pick your metaphor.  In any event, I’m … Continue reading

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James Madison, John Roberts and Barack Obama walk into a bar…

It was a good day for Chief Justice Roberts and President Obama, for the Supreme Court, and for our country. As my previous post indicates, I think national health care insurance is a good thing.  I was watching  CNN at … Continue reading

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The landline phone: Casualty of the 2012 campaign?

Sometimes change is pushed by annoyance and inconvenience, not just cost and usefulness.  That seems to be happening with the telephone system. Surely I am not the only one to think it:  If I finally get rid of the landline, … Continue reading

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The Value of Facebook

Is Facebook worth more than $30 a share?  We will find out tomorrow and more importantly, in the days to come.  But it’s been worth a lot to me, so the question of what the value of Facebook is in … Continue reading

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Back in peaceful Merida this week looking at social capital

I am so happy to be back in Merida this week, to follow up on the article I wrote about the Other Mexico last month and to meet many of Mexicans and ex-patriates who wrote me with their comments about … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Brand: When Moderation Dies

A brand is what you are known for, like it or not.  I write sometimes about country brands, and that’s essentially what I was describing in my Washington Post op-ed about Merida, Mexico two weeks ago – a place that deserves … Continue reading

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Questions about “the Other Mexico” op-ed

How did I come to write this article for the Washington Post? Every day in Merida, I had to write an essay for my Spanish course.  This was the piece I wrote on my last day of class, trying to … Continue reading

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Merida photos … and a note to Gov. Perry of Texas!

I’ll be blogging later to answer some of the questions raised by readers of my Washington Post op-ed.  It was also published in the Diario de Yucatan in Spanish. But in the meantime, here are Merida Photos by Noah Wilson.  He’s … Continue reading

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Social capital in the other Mexico…

Apologies for not blogging more recently but I was living and studying in Merida, Yucatan for a month. Here’s an op-ed I just wrote for the Washington Post asking why is it that this city in Mexico is doing so … Continue reading

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Comments on new World Bank Social Media Guidelines

Dear World Bank Social Media Working Group:  Congratulations on all the work that has been done this year on Social Media. It’s great that you have opened a consultation on the new guidelines that will be open through Janury 15.  Here … Continue reading

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