At the center of absolutely every great company there’s a group of people who are equally great. And it’s not just that these are good individuals, they are above all, a team better than the sum of its individual parts. In essence, each makes the other better, in turn making the team better, and ultimately making everything they do great. It’s a beautiful virtuous cycle.
But like in any team environment (business, sport, or other), the success of the group is measured by their execution of the strategy or plan. And because a plan is a set of ideas, it is easy to surmise that in order to have a great team, one must first develop a team that creates, or births, many ideas. Continue reading
In areas like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Chicago and many parts of Texas, it would be hard to miss how enriched our daily lives are with Hispanic influences. But even though those places are blessed with especially vibrant Latino communities, this phenomenon is not limited to large cities. Hispanics have been a force in this country from just about the beginning, and that force is flourishing.
Of course, part of that growth is purely a matter of numbers. The 2010 U.S. Census data showed that the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million over the last decade to a total of 52 million. What’s more, Latino population growth is now driven more by births, not immigration – making many Latinos natural born Americans. This could explain why Dora The Explorer now outsells Barney and why piñatas are the country’s #2 party favor, behind balloons. Continue reading