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Kill the Crabs: Why Latinos Struggle with the ‘Crabs in the Bucket’ Syndrome and How to Overcome It
    Wednesday April 11, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm @ Junior Ballroom B & C (5th Floor) (J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami)

    SESSION HASHTAGS:  #Hispz12  #crabs


    Manny Ruiz, Founder, Hispanicize 2012 and Hispanicize


    • Aurelia Flores, Powerful Latinas
    • Luis Arellano, CEO, Contigo Global Philanthropy, LLC
    • Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD & Publisher, New Latina
    • Erbi Blanco-True, Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Committee

    It’s often whispered about but rarely fully acknowledged in public: Latinos struggle to embrace the success of other Latinos.  What’s worse is that Hispanics will often find it easier to tear down or exploit other Latinos rather than help each other succeed.  This cultural condition is known as the “Crabs in the Bucket” syndrome.

    In this powerful session a panel of senior professionals from the fields of  business, sociology, marketing and entertainment will take an unflinching look at the “Crabs in the Bucket” syndrome and examine what Latino leaders can do to help overcome it.

    This session will end with a unique twist you won’t want to miss.  Come and finish your wonderful journey at Hispanicize 2012 with a rousing KILL THE CRABS moment!

    In this session you will learn:

    • The cultural context for why Latinos – like other underprivileged communities – struggle with the “Crabs in the Bucket” Syndrome
    • The outside forces that directly – and indirectly – make Latinos insecure to see others succeed
    • The characteristics of “crab-like” thinking and behavior
    • The unintended outcome of continuing to let the “Crabs in the Bucket” Syndrome continue to live
    • Why good Latino leaders actively work to Kill the Crabs in the leadership culture they institute – and how you can do the same!
    • How to Kill the Crabs

    Manny Ruiz is the chairman of Hispanicize and the creative director/organizer...

    Type Innovators

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