Tag Archives: Sao Paulo

It’s official, I am below average . . .

If religion was the opiate of the masses in the time of Karl Marx, then Soap Operas might just be the opiate of the masses today. Being in Brazil for a week has left me with the impression that I … Continue reading

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Brazil, Optimism and Realistic Optimism

The pessimist sees the glass half-empty.  The optimist sees the glass half-full.  The realist drinks the water and gets back to work! I am still in sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil, finishing up work with my US client who has an … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Samba . . .

There is an important word in Brazil: simpático (or “carismático”). It refers to a range of desirable social qualities – to be friendly, nice, agreeable, and good-natured. A person who is fun to be with and pleasant to deal with…. Brazilians want … Continue reading

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