PAOLO POCHETTINO (CO-AUTHOR)
Born in Milan, Italy in 1949, Paolo Pochettino studied the Classics in high school, then obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a Technical and Production Manager for high-tech plastics companies in Italy and abroad (Netherlands, USA, Germany, France, India). A marathoner who is passionately fond of cinema and history, he has traveled the world, oftentimes in less than ideal conditions. He’s been through a hijacking in Pakistan, survived a couple of uprisings in Yemen and Sudan, and had thrilling close-up encounters with whales, gorillas, rhinos and lions. He’s also done a few other things that he has always wanted to do, like reaching the base camps of Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga, hiking across Iceland, and mixing with Indian pilgrims on their way to the start of the Ganges.