Daily Archives: February 10, 2010

Gideon Rachman

I was slightly startled when I discovered yesterday that I was sharing a double bill at Monterrey Tech yesterday with Malcolm Gladwell. I have never read Gladwell’s famous books, “The Tipping Point” and “Blink”. And – up until yesterday, I had never seen him speak. But I know he has sold zillions of copies and is a famously good speaker – good enough to fill theatres with paying customers in London. 

Gideon Rachman

On a quick trip to any country, it is easy for a foreigner to fall prey to “capital city syndrome”. You never get out of the biggest city, and so the views that you see and hear there become the “state of the nation”. That is almost always a mistake – which is a roundabout way of saying that I am very glad that my trip to Mexico, has taken me from the capital, Mexico City to Monterrey in the north.