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International Emmys Academy Day in Rio

I just returned from Brazil were I attended the International Emmys Academy Day hosted by Globo and the Marinho Family. I lived in Brazil back in 2002 and always enjoy being back in Rio de Janeiro.  It’s an interesting time to be in Brazil. Brazilians are worried about the economy, there is political tension as […]

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International Emmys Academy Day in Rio

I just returned from Brazil were I attended the International Emmys Academy Day hosted by Globo and the Marinho Family. I lived in Brazil back in 2002 and always enjoy being back in Rio de Janeiro.  It’s an interesting time to be in Brazil. Brazilians are worried about the economy, there is political tension as […]

#HyperIsland @CisnerosMedia

For this next post I asked Jonathan Blum, President of Cisneros Media and Hazel Swayne, Creative Director for Hyper Island, to have a conversation about our experiences working together at our Hyper Island Master Class. – Adriana By Jonathan Blum: I remember so clearly a few years ago when Adriana returned from her time at a Hyper Island Master […]

Cool Culture in Hot Miami

Newcomers to a city always have an advantage over locals for sourcing out all things new. I moved to Miami two years ago after living in NYC for 15 years and, feeling lost, as one does when uprooted, I immediately started searching for ways to find out what was going on in this new town.  […]

Following the Footsteps of Brandon Tartikoff One Generation at a Time

I always look forward to the start of the New Year. People are recharged and energized and there seems to be great business momentum. January also marks the opening of NATPE, set to start next week in Miami. NATPE is the most important international Market and Conference held in the U.S. It is committed to […]

#SoyCapaz, Generating Real Change in Colombia: A Call for Peace

During a recent visit to Colombia I was struck not only by the dynamic business environment but by a new and novel initiative; the #SoyCapaz campaign “I am Capable”. The campaign which was started by prominent business leaders of the private sector in Colombia, together with athletes, artists, and journalists urges people to reflect on what […]

#UnaVidaLibreDeViolencia

English coming soon… Como todos los años, el pasado 9 de octubre el certamen de Miss Venezuela sirvió de escenario para la sensibilización ante una causa social. Este gran evento de la televisión venezolana se ha convertido en una plataforma que va mucho más allá de la pantalla de Venevision y de las fronteras del país, […]

On Change

There are many advantages to having talent commit long-term. As a leader you are not constantly preoccupied that you might lose your key executives to other companies.  There’s a more common middle ground where both owners and executives can talk about their vision for the next ten or twenty years accompanied by the strong likelihood […]

When Tradition Becomes Radical

For this edition of my blog I have asked my husband, British author Nicholas Griffin, to be my guest writer.  The topic is Radical Geometry, a show currently at the Royal Academy of Arts in London of our family’s collection of modernist Latin American art. Alfredo Hlito’s Chromatic Rhythms II, 1947. Courtesy of Sonia Henríquez […]

Bringing Space Down to Earth

On a recent trip to Boston, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Prof. Paulo Lozano who teaches aeronautics and astronautics, (“the Space Program”) at MIT.  He has been working on creating miniature satellites for about a decade, and is very close to finally launching the first set into orbit.  What was meant to be […]

Finding the Right Balance: The Global Impact of Business

There are leaders we look up to, causes we care about, foundations we support.  In those formative years  when we  start making choices that impact who we will become as adults many of us feel a calling for doing good, others  for making money,  some want to change the world, others just want  to have […]