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Entries from April 2009

Neil Minkley: Forever an Evangelist!

April 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

The launch of Guy Kawasaki’s Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition in France, which I translated as La Realite de l’Entrepreneuriat – le Guide Irreverencieux pour Depasser, Devancer, Distancer ses Concurrents gave me the opportunity to reconnect with a man whom all the French Macintosh developers and quite a number of [...]

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Melissa Eisenstat: High-tech, Finance, Music – Working always more to balance work and … work!

April 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

The entrepreneurial spirit is complex. Sometimes it makes you create companies; sometimes the startup is just yourself, as you keep on developing your multi-faceted persona and meaningfully contribute to the success of a large diversity of ventures.  The latter characterizes a long-time friend, Melissa Eisenstat.

She worked for me in my first company in France very [...]

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Angelika Blendstrup: They Made It! (Foreign Hi-Tech Entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley)

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

Do you imagine a world without Yahoo!, Google, eBay or Paypal? Would these companies have existed without Jerry Yang (Yahoo!) who was born in Taipei, Sergey Brin (Google), whose parents came from Russia when he was six, or Pierre Omidyar (eBay), an Iranian born in Paris or Max Levchin, an Ukrainian Jew (Paypal)? What would Intel [...]

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Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and VC: The business of losing weight

April 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs

In the very early 1990’s, whenever the Apple guys wanted to showcase great software to showcase themselves, they would invite the two women who had probably first founded companies focusing on software for desktop computers in the Silicon Valley, Heidi Roizen in the US (who started T/Maker with her brother Peter Roizen in 1983), and [...]

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