I'm so glad my Chicago-based Visual Practitioner colleague Brandy Agerbeck grabbed her pens during the inauguration and took notes, then created this graphic right afterward, really making sure she got the actual words. I was in Singapore and it was LATE at night, but I still was deeply moved by this experience, along with millions of others.For a copy of this graphic click here.
And then in my e-mail today I got this note from Shoshanna Zuboff, an amazing business school professor and columnist who shared her daughter's gift of a new word—"Obamanos." (Read on to see what it means).
Shoshanna writes "Our kind and brilliant 16 year old daughter believes that each person on this planet can make a difference. So I listen carefully when she speaks. On election night, during those uncertain hours before the polls closed, I heard her riffing on the word “Obama” in Spanish, until she finally produced this exultant shout: “Obamanos!” We instantly recognized the birth of a word. “Obamanos”, we reasoned, is the third person plural imperative of “obamar”. We defined it as: “to express or inspire exultant hope.” I offer up this word to you as a New Year’s gift. May you be obamado. May you obamar those beside you"
Shoshanna's Business Week column is invariable powerful. She's worth following. This one is some Health Care advice for Obama.