I visited Medellin only once. So I canâ€™t witness a history of its recent developments. But compared to my first home, Germany, and my second home, New York, I am first looking for specific differences, not so much for things they have in common. But looking closer I see so much common ground: the entrepreneur, architect, visionary, intellectual and worker. The pride of the people being successful or struggling with their big or small business intrigues me. Giving up doesnâ€™t seem to be in their mindset. I saw a country on the rise. I am deeply impressed by a country, whose people are poor but not complaining, whose people are proud but not arrogant, and whose people are friendly even if you donâ€™t spend a lot of money on them. Yes, there is crime in Medellin, but thereâ€™s also crime in New York, Frankfurt. And itâ€™s old thinking. Colombia is open to the future.