About me (updated May 22, 2011)

Outside work, among my passions are contemporary art, post-apocalyptic fiction about the end of civilization, yoga, and the woods between Lerici and Montemarcello. I am always looking for music I might like as much as I like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Antony and the Johnsons, and Sufjan Stevens. If I were a literary character, I would like to be the cop Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg in Fred Vargas’s noirs. I hold some contrarian opinions: I liked District 9 better than Avatar, I think the Internet should not get the Nobel Peace Prize, and my favorite fashion designers seem to be hopelessly out of fashion (Spanish eveningwear designer Sybilla stopped her collection, and British shoe designer Jane Brown seems to have gone out of business; I buy their vintage pieces on eBay). About five years ago I published a short story in a very minor literary magazine. My husband is a serious foodie and sommelier and belongs to the Grand Jury Européen.

My professional information is on LinkedIn. While I am an employee of Vodafone, the opinions in my blog are my own.

9 thoughts on “About me (updated May 22, 2011)

  1. Dear Paola,

    I found your Blog in your LinkedIn Profile, and there I arrived from your comment in a Topic on LinkedIn, dedicated to LinkedIn-to-be-translated-in-Italian question.

    I am representing Business Networking Club called Milan-IN, http://www.milanin.com, that was historically developed as LinkedIn- Italia project.
    Taking into account the kind of reply you’ve given on the Topic, and also that you’re a Marketing boss on eBay in Italy, it could be useful to hear each other, in order to understand if we could do some projects together? If you do not mind…

    Milan-IN, the LinkedIn-Italia Business Networking Club, is : http://www.milanin.com/

    Hope to hear from you one day soon.
    Kind Regards,
    Andrey, co-founder && IT/Web Manager- Milan-IN
    http://www.milanin.com/members/andrey.golub/
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/andreygol

  2. I like Ford’s book Fifth Queen better than The Good Soldier, which I think starts almost as a parody of Henry James. Ford’s best work was written during the years he spent living near Conrad. It’s difficult to overestimate Ford’s influence on letters in the first half of the 20th century.

    If you like good writing, there’s at least a small chance you might like Kinglake’s History of the Invasion of the Crimea — Despite the subject.

    My best to you in any case.

    Christian Gehman

  3. Paola

    I was delighted to find your blog. You are even more impressive now than you were at the GSB. I really admire your depth and breadth of knowledge, thought and interest. I am proud to know you.

    John Roberts
    Sanford GSB

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