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Ken Fischer, President of the UMS: Leading by touching people’s lives

November 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Talents, Innovators

Twice a year, I look forward to the meeting of the UMS National Council Members, and each time I am struck by the leadership of Kenneth Fischer, the President of the University Musical Society (UMS) in Ann Arbor, MI. Leadership: you know it when you see it… However hard it may be to define, you […]

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When entrepreneurs fight back! Conversation with Roger Newton, co-discoverer of Lipitor, and President/CEO of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

December 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs

We hear about Michigan’s disastrous car industry daily… Let’s not forget, though, that there are other windows on the mishigami, the great lake: phenomenal entrepreneurs determined to transform challenges into opportunities. One of the most prominent is Roger Newton. From success to back to goal one, i.e. improving the lives of peoples Born in New […]

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Non-stop startups: UMS, a noticeable NPO

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

Non-profit organizations (NPO) are all the more fascinating as they must be, if not “profitable,” at least capable of operating on budget and offer some form of moral earnings and satisfaction to their patrons. Just as any business, they must show real numbers in order to justify their existence and the continued involvement of donors […]

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