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Packaging a Nation - Articles - Travel + Leisure. Quick: Where do Panama hats come from?

Packaging a Nation - Articles - Travel + Leisure

If it sounds like a trick question, that’s because it is. For most of us, the counterintuitive fact that Panama hats are from Ecuador—and that Teddy Roosevelt unknowingly condemned Ecuadorian haberdashers to generations of obscurity when he famously wore one of the hats on a 1906 visit to the Panama Canal—is of little consequence. But to Ricardo Estrada, the misnomer constitutes a marketing problem. "It’s unfortunate," says Estrada with a sigh. "But I think it would be difficult to change the name—maybe we call it the Ecuador hat and nobody will buy it. "


GottaGettaBlog! 2003-2007: Your Personal S.W.O.T. Analysis Archives. Audio-Tech Business Book Summaries delivers each month TWO current business book tiltes condensed down to 45-minute audio CDs or MP3s plus PDF transcripts. Abilene Paradox. Video/Audio - The Hedgehog Concept. Retail Design Diva. Creative Tourism. Soundview Executive Book Summaries and HSM - World Innovation Forum Audio Clips. For more than twenty years, Joel Makower has been a writer and strategist on green business practices, and has been dubbed "The guru of green business practices" by the Associated Press.

Soundview Executive Book Summaries and HSM - World Innovation Forum Audio Clips

Joel is executive editor of and its sister sites,,,, and — all published by Greener World Media, of which he is co-founder and chairman. Joel is also the principal author of the annual State of Green Business report and the Greener by Design conference, both produced by Greener World Media. COMEDIA : Thinking about creative cities.