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Claudio Nardocci: one, no one ... and six thousand and eighty-three

Encountering Claudio Nardocci I had the idea of talking with a man and instead I found myself talking to 6,083 personalities, all affiliated to the Pro Loco of Italy UNPLI - National Union of Pro Loco Italian.  I asked him some questions but the answers inevitably were examples of the…

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Vittorio Livi: once you meet him you will not forget

The first time I met Vittorio Livi he seemed to come straight out of a story by Fellini: his long curly hair, his accent and his good humour are what you would expect to find in Romagna. When I was growing up we were all enchanted by people from this…

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Anna D'Alessandro: how to internationalize Italian productions

Meeting Anna D'Alessandro is a special experience, her ability to communicate and the richness of her experiences captivate and intrigue. Hers is a story of being caught between two countries, the United States and Italy, between the nimble American pragmatism and Italian creativity, set in a baroque business management system.…

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Silvio Rossignoli, a lucky man

When you meet someone like Silvio Rossignoli who tells you that he is a "lucky man", listen carefully because he is a person from whom you can learn many things. We all go through tough times and despair, there is no perfect life, but someone who can find positivity even…

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Vittorio Garrone, from horsepower to jumping horses

The first time I met Vittorio Garrone we were at a dinner at the Italian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. A smiling person in elegant but sporty dress who did not like to be noticed too much. We were introduced because we had interest in renewable energy in common but they…

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Santa Chiara Murano reborn thanks to Belluardo family

I have visited Murano many times but I had never heard of Santa Chiara before reading an article from a Chinese newspaper that spoke of Giovanni Belluardo. In this paper, reference was made to a man who for four years had been restoring an old church built in 1200 desecrated…

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Nunzio Martinello, informatics from Italy and India

There are people who start to stand on their own feet when very young. Nunzio Martinello is one of them. In informatics many young people become entrepreneurs, but few are able to maintain that initial success. The first time I met Nunzio at an evening meeting of Ad Hoc, an…

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Daniel Mari stringmaker to great musicians

I could feel the blood in my veins when I met Daniel Mari and he started to talk about his personal relationship with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix. I normally read about these great musicians only in magazines or on the web. Their world is so different from mine that…

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Natalino Pagano, the disciple of Adriano Olivetti

I have known other former employees of Adriano Olivetti and all of them have sung their praises of him but, in Trani, (Natale) Natalino Pagano has gone further to realize the dream of Adriano. A true master needs disciples who perpetuate his teachings making them alive and present, making them…

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Spirit of the real Rome in a Street Philosopher

I met Massimiliano Massimi again on FB after many years away, so many that we did not know anything of what direction our lives had taken. I was attracted by some of his "wise" phrases on how to approach life. We re-contacted each other finding a new wife/husband, children and…

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