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Social Technology in HR and Recruiting by John Sumser: Get a Move On!

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis I just finished reading The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting, put together by John Sumser and the HR Examiner team. The report covers initial attempts in leveraging social media in the sourcing and recruiting industry. Although quite a large variety of products are surveyed, the report primarily focuses […]

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Amazing customer service from United Airlines…

October 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Book Review

I am sure that I am not the only one to have been upset by United Airlines’ customer service many times – and complained. That’s why, this time, I have to admit that they have blown me away by the quality of their service! Two weeks ago, I forgot a pair of reading glasses that […]

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Entrepreneurs! Tell the world how many jobs you have created at Startup Jobs Count

September 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurs are the engine for economic growth and jobs creation,” Chris Shipley, the founder of the GuideWire Group, reports. “Now, it’s time to put some real numbers behind the conventional wisdom!” As a result she has created Startup Jobs Count. Entrepreneurs! Speak up! It takes ages to get data from official reports. So getting back to the […]

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Apple: The magic of a steady revolution in our daily lives

September 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

This is a post that I wrote in French for Atlantico.fr earlier this week and that my daughter, Sophie Delphis translated. The buzz generated by Steve Jobs’ announcement of his departure was unprecedented in the history of the industry. This is hardly surprising: even Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, and one of the […]

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Women@theFrontier: The Power of Empowering

August 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Earlier this week at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, I was the keynote speaker at the second annual Conference of Women@theFrontier founded by Susan Fonseca-Klein, also founding architect of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley whose mission is to educate and inspire leaders to […]

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Go for it! The democratization of the video game industry

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Guest Writer: Jeremy Rossmann* Nothing’s stopping you: Five years ago, you needed thousands of dollars and an established company to get your hands on a development kit from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft. To make things worse, there were no successful distribution channels for anything but the $20+ category of games. If you were an 18 […]

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Bootstrapping: OAC, or the Art of Empowering Aspiring Singers

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis The program I’m doing this year, Opera Academy of California, is presenting a summer line up for pre-professional singers – including a series of master classes, five nights of selected opera scenes and three full operas – for the first time. This is a new venture, with a relatively small group […]

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Democratizing entrepreneurship education: Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program

June 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Sramana Mitra, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant founded the 1M by 1M(One Million by One Million) program, “a framework for Capitalism 2.0,” she says, and which she “envisions as a distributed, democratic capitalism.” Here is what this means: Not everybody can, or even needs to, come to Silicon Valley to create a company. There are creative entrepreneurs […]

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Five tips for entrepreneurs in two minutes: Conversation with Jacques Birol

May 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

I was in Paris last month for the launch of the French version of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment (“Enchantement“) at one of the great business schools over there, ESCP Europe. The following day, I met with fantastic entrepreneurs at Le Camping, a six-month accelerator program located inside the Palais Brongniart. I had a conversation on the […]

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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by Pam Fox Rollin: a constructivist approach to leadership

May 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis When I hear people speak of themselves as “leaders,” frankly, I cringe, and I tend only to notice the signs of their inflated egos. Most authentic leaders are usually somewhat understated, well aware that leadership is not a status that enables someone to apply “proven” recipes, but instead a continuous self-rebuilding […]

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