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Alain Calefas: How his entrepreneurial quest for adventure led him to create Serenity Valley next to Silicon Valley

November 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

Alain Calefas, Serenity Valley founder, with Michel Serres at DBF, a networking organization for French entrepreneurs, on November 2, 2009. That day, Alain Calefas was interviewed by Jean-Louis Gassée (who co-founded DBF in 1994). Alain Calefas graduated from the French Ecole Polytechnique, arguably one of the most elitist schools in Europe. To get in, you […]

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Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and VC: The business of losing weight

April 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs

In the very early 1990’s, whenever the Apple guys wanted to showcase great software to showcase themselves, they would invite the two women who had probably first founded companies focusing on software for desktop computers in the Silicon Valley, Heidi Roizen in the US (who started T/Maker with her brother Peter Roizen in 1983), and […]

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Guy Kawasaki, a DICEE man

March 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

I recently finished translating Guy’s new book, Reality Check, into French. It will be sold as La réalité de l’entrepreneuriat at the end of March, and is published by the Editions Diateino. It is when you translate a book that you best realize that there is a lot to it. It is also a significant […]

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