Information Doer

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Information Doer = Skyful of Lies and Black SwansThe new tyranny of shifting information power in crises by Nik Gowing The study highlights how in a moment of major, unexpected crisis the institutions of power – whether political, governmental, military or corporate – face a new, acute vulnerability of both …

NGOs Evaluation

Poster One of the threads that emerged during the 2009 Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum focused on Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs. Critiques were to the point: “It is really not advisable to use an NGO structure to manage ecotourism.” Another participant wrote: “I was told by one NGO representative that social impacts resulting from a community …

Mexico Meanderings: Conversation with Herb and Carla Felsted

From the archives. First published in 1998 Carla and Herb Felsted are long-time friends and the publishers of the Mexican Meanderings newsletter. Subtitled “A Newsletter of Explorations in an Enchanted Land,” the bi-monthly journal explored off-the-beaten-path venues that attract the Felsteds’ combined love of Mexican history and culture. I caught up with the Felsteds as …

The value of information AND communication (1996)

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Divisadero (Some rights reserved) This presentation was originally made in 1996 at the Coloquio Internacional sobre Ecoturismo held in Cozumel, Mexico. This particular conference taught me a great deal. As usual, the most memorable parts of the event were unplanned. This conference introduced me to the work of Jorge Chavez de la …