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Entries from October 2010

No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power, by Gloria Feldt

October 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
Last Friday, Marian Scheuer Sofaer invited a few friends for a breakfast in Palo Alto, CA with Gloria Feldt, who presented her now famous book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power. A great intimate setting early in the morning that did not diminish Gloria’s energy and determination to fight [...]

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Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup: Do More Faster, by Brad Feld and David Cohen

October 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, and Brad Feld has been an early stage investor for over twenty-five years. Both authors are innate entrepreneurs and authentically love entrepreneurs. So Do more faster is not simply a platform to create speaking-opportunities, but the sincere expression of their desire to [...]

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Urban Arts Entrepreneur, Matthew Kwatinetz: “Culture as an engine for Cities.”

October 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

One day, Russell Willis Taylor, the President and CEO of National Arts Strategies told me this:  “Many towns look alike. There is a Starbucks at every corner. There is a Walmart in every town. But you know where you are by the art that is being enjoyed and created — that is what gives us [...]

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Create products that people want – not windmills with wigs or other curios!

October 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
My friend Louis Montagne, the founder CEO of Bearstech and af83, recently invited me to speak to entrepreneurs at La Cantine, a great coworking space that is part of Silicon Sentier, passage des Panoramas, a beautiful roofed commercial passageway that was build around 1800.
I was impressed by the openness of this audience [...]

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