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  • Blog Posts: 69
  • Forum Posts: 52
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  • Blog Comments: 3
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 3

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  • My Favourite Place

    Rome appears indeed a truly old reality, but one has to imagine how the city was viewed by our ancestors twenty centuries ago when it symbolized both the modernity of history and the future of civilization, in a very similar way to the actual New York. Had Rome’s uniqueness ever existed, it...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • A Family Affair

    Maria I was on the “Traghetto”, the ferry that connected the island of Marettimo to the mainland. The boat heaved through the waves, pounding on the blue waters. Above, flocks of seagulls swirled around in lazy circles, enjoying the warm morning sun. Beside me, the headlines of a left...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • A FOREIGNER LIVING IN ITALY

    Strange as it may sound, only those who have lived away from Italy are suitable to judge and criticize the way of life and the way of thinking of this beautiful country and its people. If you have had the best of both worlds, being born and brought up in another country and spending as much t...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Roman Red

    You know that you have been away from home for more than a little while when you look in the mirror and the mirror does not lieand you cannot escape the moment of truth. The time has definitely come to cover up those dark roots and color your hair, or else join a circus. Time to take action, get...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Christmas Reflections

    I remember as a child my mom and I going around every year to several suburban Christmas tree lots, looking and comparing, going back and forth until we found just the right one. One year it might be Douglas Fir, another year Scotch Pine or Red Cedar, but never, heaven forbid, a flocked tree. Wa...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Macro-Economic Implications Of Tuesday's Terrorist

    Tuesday’s terrorist bombings have freed a lot of people to do things they know they should have been doing for a long time, but had not done for a variety of reasons. Although many analysts are now forecasting a sharp recession for the American economy, which in and of itself would probabl...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Feeling American In Italy

    Unless someone reminds me, I tend to let July 4 and Thanksgiving pass without really even noticing. I guess without the advertising hoopla that accompanies them, they stay below my horizon. But on August 15, I know without a doubt that I’m an American in Italy. Turin is empty. No traffic...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • After The Gold Rush

    Now that the estimated value of Internet companies is coming back to earth, Italy has a chance to learn a very important lesson from the American mess. No, this isn’t the first time. The quote of the year appears in Smart Business and comes from a certain Clarence Kwan, CEO of Lightshare, ...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Banking

    Italy is one of the most over-banked countries in the world. It often seems that you cant walk 100 meters down a street without passing a bank. In recent years, banks have been buying other banks, hoping that size will help them survive the changes coming due to the introduction of the Euro and...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Adding It All Up

    There are probably more than a few Italians looking nervously across the Atlantic at the sudden meltdown of American high technology stock valuations. The Internet tells me to tell you all to relax. Although stocks may continue to drop, the American economy is in good shape. This is not the fir...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Adding It All Up

    There are probably more than a few Italians looking nervously across the Atlantic at the sudden meltdown of American high technology stock valuations. The Internet tells me to tell you all to relax. Although stocks may continue to drop, the American economy is in good shape. This is not the fir...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • A Modest Proposal

    Open Letter To Mario Monti, Commissioner, EU Competition Policy Dear Mr. Monti, I’m sure all of us living here in Italy are grateful to you for your saving us from behemoths ranging from MCI Worldcom and Sprint to Time Warner and EMI, who all threatened to join forces in ways that might ham...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • A Nation At Risk

    Previous articles in this series have painted a picture of an Italy that is improving in some areas, but not as fast as other countries. Examples of this include Internet access, GDP growth, and unemployment. In other areas, Italy is improving in respect to its history, such as numbers of women ...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • Captive Client

    On several occasions, I have used the term Captive Client without perhaps providing a sufficient explanation of the concept. Because it has special significance for Italy and the Internet, let me try and clarify the idea. Captive clients refers to consumers of a product or service who dont have ...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago
  • I Muratori

    The breeze that was blowing down all the new blossoms on the cherry trees still contained the chill of winter, though the sun was shining, albeit unconvincingly. Alessandra our eight year old daughter was unaware that this late spring could mean a less than abundant fruit crop was nonetheless en...

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    Blog Post created about 6 years ago