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Fascinating to read Beppe Severgnini's take on the USA.

The two points in this list that connected with me were "flags" and "mistakes".

I've had friends from Germany comment on the number of flags they see...every where.

Of course, nationalism is something that frightens them due to their experience with it as a nation.

Nationalism doesn't have that place in our minds. And so, flying flags "feels good" to us.

The European view of mistakes is always interesting to me. It seems to me a disconnect from their appreciation of design. Their lack of creativity and risk tolerance seems to limit their new business development. They play it safe.

How you can be creative in an activity without risking mistakes.

Thanks again for enlarging this conversation!! Much appreciated.

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