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Behind the Cloud, by Marc Benioff

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

When famous CEOs tell their stories, you are never quite sure if they their goal is self-aggrandizement or an authentic desire to recount something that will be of real interest to others. Marc Benioff has lots of reasons to be very proud of accomplishments, but his book Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How […]

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Chris Shipley: DEMO Executive Producer, co-founder of The GuideWire Group

August 1st, 2009 · 61 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

A few days ago, I had lunch with Chris Shipley. I remember being impressed by her when Stewart Alsop introduced her to me when she became the Executive Producer of DEMO. Very few women were likely to hold such a highly visible position in the high-tech industry in 1996 (and there may not be too […]

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Frederic Kerrest: On the entrepreneurial path

January 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

It’s great to live one’s life in the fast lane, and even better to do so with a sense of purpose. This is what I like about Frederic Kerrest. Entrepreneurship is his passion, and everything he does is aimed at honing his skills to become an effective entrepreneur. From engineering to sales: “I didn’t like […]

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