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Entries from October 2009

Zoomorama on the newly identified Leonardo da Vinci

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

About two weeks ago, everybody was talking about the amazing discovery that a painting catalogued as German, early 19th century, by Christie’s in 1998 and offered for $19,000 was an unknown Leonardo da Vinci worth a fortune. How can the experts be now so sure? “Start with instinct, then try a multispectral scanner (from Lumiere [...]

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Behind the Cloud, by Marc Benioff

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

When famous CEOs tell their stories, you are never quite sure if they their goal is self-aggrandizement or an authentic desire to recount something that will be of real interest to others. Marc Benioff has lots of reasons to be very proud of accomplishments, but his book Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com [...]

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Social Media: The Revenge of the Internet

October 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of delivering an introductory speech for a great product, ObjectiveMarketer, in front of remarkable executives and CIOs from the European Institutions hosted by Cisco Systems. It’s always a challenge to speak to an extraordinarily knowledgeable audience that is well versed in both technologies and trends, but it is also a rewarding [...]

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Guest-speaking in Bob Lowry’s class at UMass Amherst: Entrepreneurs are storytellers

October 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

It is simply a great pleasure to step into a class of some eighty highly motivated students: when I asked who planned to start a company one day, at least half of them raised their hands!
The name of the course for which I was a guest speaker is “Leadership and Networking,” taught by Bob Lowry. [...]

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