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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 […]

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Conversation with Marie Gassée after her mission in Sierra Leone

May 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs

“Cisco TelePresence. Bringing people and countries a little closer together. That’s the human network effect.” A company mantra is good when it can be memorized outside the company, and even better when it is also embraced by its employees. This is clearly the case of 22-year old Marie Gassée, who joined Cisco in August 2008 […]

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The Recession: An Awakening Experience; Conversation with Russell Willis Taylor

March 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

The recession is bad for everyone. But is it worse for arts organizations? Yes and no. “We are in tough times in the arts just like everybody else,” says Russell Willis Taylor, CEO of National Arts Strategies. “Access to capital has always been difficult, and it’s not going to get easier. Even rich people don’t […]

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