Après Midi

Aprés Midi 8-1-19

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 Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi


Liz Alderman - Journalist
Liz Alderman, Paris-based chief European Business Correspondent for The New York Times, spoke to and with us before catching a train to London for a meeting of the "Masthead Editors" (a term I just learned, meaning the list at the top of the journal's [normally front] page that includes the names of editors, writers, and owners, as well as the title of the newspaper or magazine) — enough time to tell us more about what it's like to be in her shoes and answer questions about what she thinks is on the horizon for the U.S. and France in terms of politics, business and the economy. Dealing with the facts, is of primary concern to the media, since they are in a position to constantly be defending themselves for reporting the truth. According the Liz, the New York Times has increased their spending for investigative reporting while most other journals are decreasing it. They are committed to reporting the facts and discovering the truth. I happened to have with me a book I'm reading that I find fascinating, truly enlightening and one that I (and Bill Gates) think every single person needs to read: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling.Bill Gates found the book so important that he gave it to every 2018 college graduate in the United States. How do you like that? He called it “one of the most important books I’ve ever read — an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” He's allowing it to be downloaded free by anyone receiving an associate’s, bachelor’s, or post-graduate degree in the U.S. (here's how). See what Bill has to say about it in a Youtube video. Coincidentally, while Liz was holding up the latest issue of the New York Times, a lead article on the front page was titled "Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human History!" by Nicholas Kristof, an Opinion Columnist, in which he quotes from the book: “Everyone seems to get the world devastatingly wrong,” Dr. Hans Rosling, a brilliant scholar of international health, wrote in “Factfulness.” “Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent and more hopeless — in short, more dramatic — than it really is.”Liz has been with the New York Times since before it was the New York Times here in Paris — when it was the International Herald Tribune, after acting as the Paris bureau chief for the financial news agency BridgeNews until 1999. In 2013, she received The Times’s Nathaniel Nash Award for her “excellence in business and economics journalism.” New York Times articles by Liz can be found at nytimes.com/by/liz-alderman. We wish she could have stayed longer and enlightened us even more...but she had a train to catch and we had more "schmoozing" to do to get to know one another.
In attendance were:
•    Al Stewart
•    Alice Houston
•    Betty Moore
•    Bob Eifling
•    Brenda Prowse
•    Claire Liang
•    Craig Carlson
•    Diana Smith
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Ed Frender
•    Grace Nakata
•    Harry Han
•    Helayne Baron
•    Janice Wright
•    Jason Croman
•    Jean Hardginski
•    Jeanne McHaughton
•    Kate Miller
•    Kate W.
•    Linda Corwin
•    Lisa Anselmo
•    Liz Chroman
•    Liz Shepard
•    Madeline Lennon
•    Marcela Garces
•    Marilyne Tron
•    Mark Williams
•    Michael Bartley
•    Nancy Turpin
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Paul Druckman
•    Raenette DeCicco
•    Rich Miller
•    Robert Gordon
•    Stephen J. Lynch
•    William Jordan
•    Yael Ménassé Friedberg
•    Plus others who did not sign in (or whose name was illegible)!

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi