Miguel Sabido began his career as a television writer. He saw that a Peruvian telenovela, Simplemente Maria, the story of a single mother who enrolled in a literacy class and became a seamstress and eventually a very successful businesswoman, change behavior across Latin America. The wildly popular program led to a massive increase in the sales of sewing machines and the number of people enrolling in sewing classes.
He found that education could be deliberately woven into entertainment programs and developed a pioneering formula and theory used today. He determined that people learned through role models and that the more we identify with a role model, the more likely we are to imitate them.