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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

San Francisco welcomed Jean-Paul Gaultier with open arms for the arrival of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, an exhibit originally created at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) in 2011 by Nathalie Bondil. The collection, which has already been shown in Dallas, will be at the [...]

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Klip launches privacy circles for mobile video (available for iPhone on the App Store)

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Numbers speak by themselves: Klip surpassed 1 million downloads in just over 100 days. That simple. Even if mobile video and video sharing are the rage, it’s still spectacular.
Power Engineering = Ease of Use : A rather late comer to the app (no excuse when the founder is an old friend, Alain Rossmann), I must [...]

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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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Living by Objectives: Jeremiah Owyang, the Edge of a Top Social Media Analyst

August 4th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
If you are interested in social media and community management, you probably read Jeremiah Owyang’s Web Strategy on a regular basis – and if you don’t, subscribe now! Jeremiah, an industry analyst and founding partner of the Altimeter Group, has been analyzing social media trends and technologies, as well as their impact [...]

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Self-educated leaders: Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, by James Bach

March 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis (@mddelphis)
Andy Hertzfeld has recounted the story of the black flag at the center of which Susan Kare had painted a big skull and crossbones in white that was floating over Bandley 3 in 1983 until early 1984. Yes, for the Macintosh team “it was better to be a pirate than join the [...]

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For an Insurrection of Talents: Seth Godin’s New Book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

January 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Last week at a famous bookstore chain, the young lady at the cash register asked me if I had a coupon. “Yes,” I said. “It should show on my account.” “No, it doesn’t work that way,” she replied tersely. “You have to print it.” “Kind of a waste of paper,” I remarked. “It’s not my [...]

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Artist-Entrepreneur: Heidi Skok, founder of RESONANZ, a new program for young singers

July 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

There is often a very special high energy about startups — all types of startups. That’s what I felt when I arrived at the RESONANZ opening gala. A non-profit organization, RESONANZ is starting its first year as a new three-weeks program for young singers in Albany, N.Y.
How do you start something in the midst of [...]

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Preface to Seth Godin’s Tribes: The Convergence of Tribes: The Obama Campaign (part 3)

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

Part 1: Tribes are more than a trendy phenomenon
Part 2: Urban tribes and digital tribes, two simultaneous phenomena
The Convergence of Tribes: The Obama Campaign… While analog and digital tribes appeared independently at the same period, they converged about ten years ago, and are now increasingly hard to dissociate. Even though the expansion of digital tribes does not change [...]

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Preface to Seth Godin’s Tribes: Urban tribes and digital tribes, two simultaneous phenomena (part 2)

July 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

For part 1: Tribes are more than a trendy phenomenon
Urban tribes and digital tribes, two simultaneous phenomena… Godin rightfully reminds us that the creation of a tribe, and its goals, are independent from technology. Tribes didn’t appear yesterday and did not wait for the Internet era. Many of the examples of tribes selected by Godin can exist [...]

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Preface to Seth Godin’s Tribes: Tribes are more than a trendy phenomenon (part 1)

July 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Given that Seth Godin’s Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us came out at the end of last year, the book has been reviewed extensively, and if you haven’t read it yet, I can only recommend that you do. I recently translated it into French and wrote a foreword for it — of which I [...]

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