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Manuel R. De Juan
Strategic Marketing Consultant. 30 years of experience in building brands, understanding consumers through market research, and other related business-development endeavors.

Experience in engineering the follwowing types of brands: consumer packaged goods, financial services, tourism, destinations, hospitality, media, political individuals and entities, as well as non-profits.

Husband, father, friend.

Entries by Manuel R. De Juan

What I Learned About Gastronomy, Family Values and Life by Making Homemade Peach Ice Cream

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:03 PM

My mother hailed from Nashville, Tenn. I spent many childhood summer vacations there visiting my grandmother. During my stays in Nashville, I learned about family values, and also about the unique way of life in the Southeastern U.S., including the marvels of Southern cuisine. Southern food, how do I love...

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What Makes Puerto Rico the Most Special Place in the U.S.A.

(19) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 9:15 AM

I'd like to share my viewpoint on why Puerto Rico truly deserves to have been chosen by USA Today readers as "The Best U.S. Island"; explained with the top ten reasons of what I think makes Puerto Rico the most special place in the U.S.A. Puerto Rico should be on...

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Letter to Mr. Robert M. Gates, President, Boy Scouts of America

(7) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 5:11 PM

Mr. Robert M. Gates
Boy Scouts of America

Dear Mr. Gates:

I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of your inaugural as the 35th President of the Boy Scouts of America.

I read in your recent speech at the BSA's National Annual Meeting your outline...

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Thanks to Glenn Lowry

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:07 PM

Mr. Glenn D. Lowry
Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York

Dear Mr. Lowry:

I read about you in the New York Times article titled "MoMA's Expansion and Director Draw Critics." In it, you are quoted as saying: "on the other hand, sometimes you have...

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Applying Third Metric Principles to the College Application Process

(2) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 3:12 PM

I spent the better part of one evening and one full day watching live-stream updates of the Thrive Third Metric event in New York City. My wife and son were present there. Arianna Huffington's Thrive Third Metric principles apply to the college application process, in more ways than one. The...

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Bring Back Sanity to the College Application Process, Please!

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 4:21 PM

I'm sitting in my car. My son is about to graduate from high school. I still drive him to school every day, although he has asked to drive himself. I sit for a while after he gets out. Only eight more school days, and then his schooling, in preparation for...

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Put Down That Smartphone!: Your Eye Contact Establishes Who Is the Most Important Relationship for You at any Given Moment (really, really)

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Dear Ms. Huffington:

I believe that my wife can thrive -- and reach her maximum potential -- by attending the Thrive Third Metric event in NYC; and also reading your book on the subject. In fact, I am convinced that she is in dire need of understanding your Thrive...

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