What's up with WTI: Editorial # 77

Mar 18, 2016 456

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of love for our country, and of enthusiasm for We the Italians! I don't know how to thank all who attended the presentations. Hundreds and hundreds of friends who listened to the presentation, bought the book, asked questions and confirmed how much is true that we really have two flags and one heart. Please, check out a brief video about the book, here.

First of all, I want to thank those who were the organizers of the presentations: friends, before anything else. Gina Biancardi and Marian Rodi in Staten Island, NY; Tiziana Ciacciofera, Andrea Duchini and Francesca Behr in Houston, TX; Maria Berry in Albuquerque, NM; Ed Bevilacqua in Las Vegas, NV; Stefano Radio in Kansas City, MO; Sandra Tornberg in Detroit, MI; Emanuele Pettener and Ilaria Serra in Boca Raton, FL; Gianluca Fontani in Miami, FL; Frank Maselli in New Orleans, LA; Joseph Scelsa in Manhattan, NY.

Some of them are also interviewees who came as speakers at the presentations: but I had the honour of having guests other leaders who are in the book: Rossella Rago and Aldo Mancusi in Staten Island; Brando Ballerini in Houston (and later I met Elena Sgarbi); Rosalba Maniaci in Albuquerque; Gino Serra in Kansas City; Maria Luisa Lapresa, Jennifer Baross and Jack Johnson in Detroit; Sally Valenti in Boca Raton; Stephen Briganti, Laura Caparrotti, Maria Teresa Cometto, Annalisa Liuzzo, and Berardo Paradiso in New York. I am so lucky, thanks thanks thanks!!

We have a brand new Linkedin group! We encourage all of you who have a profile on this social network to join our group, here https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8483117. Wed also have a brand new twitter account! Please follow us, so we can stay in touch, here https://twitter.com/wetheitalians And please use our hashtag #wetheitalians

Last but not least ... we opened our own store, with gadgets, branded We the Italians! There's a few items now, but it'll grow. Please share with us your comments, tell us which kind of items you'd want to find, branded We the Italians. We'll try to meet your suggestions ... for now, this is where you'll find our first gadgets. You can be what the world of innovation call early adopters: show your gadget with two flags and one heart to your fellow Italians, they'll want to know how to buy such a cool thing! Here's the link: http://wetheitalians.spreadshirt.com/

We're working on other exciting news: you just have to stay connected and soon some other changes will come straight to you. Please: take a look at which areas you subscribed too. We are changing our newsletter and soon we will restart sending one different for each area: those of you who subscribed for each area will receive 9 newsletters. If you don't want that, please take a look at your subscription, or email us and tell us which area(s) you prefer.

That's all for now. So stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future's so bright, we gotta wear shades!

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