Mike’s mood improves when Paulo Coelho arrives

Famous author (he’s sold more than 100 million books) Paulo Coelho just arrived here at Davos and I turned on my Nokia and broadcast it live from the World Economic Forum. Mike Arrington introduced him to me and he gave some good advice for new authors. More to come from Davos over the next four days. Why did Mike’s mood need improving? Well, yesterday in Germany someone came up to him and spit in his face and he wrote on TechCrunch that he’s taking some time off of blogging.

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72 thoughts on “Mike’s mood improves when Paulo Coelho arrives

  1. What happened to Mike Arrington is simply unbelievable and certainly unforgivable. Let’s hope the lunatics get rounded up and the talented people can get back to work.

  2. What happened to Mike Arrington is simply unbelievable and certainly unforgivable. Let’s hope the lunatics get rounded up and the talented people can get back to work.

  3. José Couto Nogueira is right…

    I’m brazilian and I can tell Paulo Coelho is not much respected here as much as he is respected and loved worldwide.

    I won’t say anything else because I didnt read any of his books.

  4. José Couto Nogueira is right…

    I’m brazilian and I can tell Paulo Coelho is not much respected here as much as he is respected and loved worldwide.

    I won’t say anything else because I didnt read any of his books.

  5. To Pilar Rodrigues et al
    I’m not writing from Brasil, but from Portugal; I mentioned the “portuguese speaking individuals”, to whom miss Pilar doesn’t belong, obviously; and why would I be jealous?

  6. To Pilar Rodrigues et al
    I’m not writing from Brasil, but from Portugal; I mentioned the “portuguese speaking individuals”, to whom miss Pilar doesn’t belong, obviously; and why would I be jealous?

  7. I like the “wheels go off the train” metaphor…but I heard Billy Collins read poetry at the Weinberg Center today and remembered how valuable metaphors are to human communication.

  8. I like the “wheels go off the train” metaphor…but I heard Billy Collins read poetry at the Weinberg Center today and remembered how valuable metaphors are to human communication.

  9. Well, the comment by this Brazilian jealous Couto is not true. Coelho is an icon in Brasil. We are proud of him.

  10. Well, the comment by this Brazilian jealous Couto is not true. Coelho is an icon in Brasil. We are proud of him.

  11. I have to agree with Shelley’s point…..if the police knew a felon was in possesion of a firearm that alone would cause an arrest.

    Robert, Tell Arrington to go to Malbun, Liechtenstein to veg. I got engaged there, it’s in the mountains at the highest point before Austria and only has 32 full time citizens…….don’t know what its like in the ski season though but definitely not as crowded as Davos! :-)

  12. I have to agree with Shelley’s point…..if the police knew a felon was in possesion of a firearm that alone would cause an arrest.

    Robert, Tell Arrington to go to Malbun, Liechtenstein to veg. I got engaged there, it’s in the mountains at the highest point before Austria and only has 32 full time citizens…….don’t know what its like in the ski season though but definitely not as crowded as Davos! :-)

  13. > Unfortunately, it’s not terribly hard to get a gun in the states, even if you’re a convicted felon.

    For the record, it’s not hard to get a gun almost anywhere, including Japan and the UK. (Being somewhat gullible, I’m believe that it’s difficult somewhere, perhaps prison, but have yet to find said location.)

  14. > Unfortunately, it’s not terribly hard to get a gun in the states, even if you’re a convicted felon.

    For the record, it’s not hard to get a gun almost anywhere, including Japan and the UK. (Being somewhat gullible, I’m believe that it’s difficult somewhere, perhaps prison, but have yet to find said location.)

  15. Just the fact that you were near Paulo Coelho, one of the most inspirational persons in the planet, 3rd most sold author in the world, and you had the opportunity to talk with him is one of those moments you should cherish always!
    My congratulations for that unique experience!

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