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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 and [...]

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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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Startups: Starting during a recession

December 2nd, 2008 · 10 Comments · Entrepreneurs

How bad is it for startups seeking financing? This is the title of a post by Jeremy Liew on November 24th[1]. Well, it’s bad and as usual, Jeremy Liew says it pretty much like it is:

Angel financing had dried;
A slowing economy has reduced near term revenue growth expectations;
Venture Capitalists are focusing on their portfolio companies.

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Sramana Mitra: “Entrepreneur Journeys”

November 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

When you start a book, there are always a few words that make you want to read on. I like the way Sramana Mitra describes her goal with ”Entrepreneur Journeys.” She wants “to capture that tribal knowledge accumulated in the private lives of great entrepreneurs.” Although it is now common lingo, even with Six Sigma pundits, I still [...]

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