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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

San Francisco welcomed Jean-Paul Gaultier with open arms for the arrival of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, an exhibit originally created at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) in 2011 by Nathalie Bondil. The collection, which has already been shown in Dallas, will be at the [...]

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The enchantment of prefacing the French translation of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment (US translation)

March 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment is out today in the US and will be published in French by Diateino at the end of this month. To read the French version of this preface, please go to the Diateino blog. Thanks to my daughter, Sophie Delphis, for translation it into English!

Entrepreneurs, re-enchant the world!
There are people who [...]

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The art of branding: Helena Rubinstein, an adventurous woman entrepreneur

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis
We like to learn from living role models and marketing books. Famous figures of the past are equally inspiring, and the principles for success almost timeless….
An adventurous entrepreneur, Helena Rubinstein: I recently read Michèle Fitoussi’s Helena Rubinstein: La femme qui inventa la beauté (The woman who invented beauty, Grasset 2010), a new [...]

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About Guy Kawasaki’s book Enchantment: Business enchantment through a child’s eyes

January 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Book Review

Guest writer: Sophie Delphis
My mother is currently finishing up her French translation of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, which comes out in the US on March 8th. As in past translation work she has done, I’ve been providing irregular advice on how to adapt certain phrases or anecdotes in [...]

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Attending a master class by Yefim Maizel: Why a master class in operatic expression could help entrepreneurs deliver their business pitch

July 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
I recently went to a master class given in the context of the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute (BASOTI), an intensive summer program for pre-professional singers founded by Sylvia Anderson in 1992 that my daughter Sophie Delphis is currently attending. This master class was given by BASOTI’s Artistic Director, Yefim Maizel, a [...]

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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 of [...]

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Artists-entrepreneurs: The Osvaldo Golijov and Dawn Upshaw Young Artists Concert

May 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Guest Author: Sophie Delphis
The May 9th Osvaldo Golijov and Dawn Upshaw Young Artists Concert, the first of two showcasing eight young composers and their original commissions (unfortunately, I was unable to attend the second concert), was an experience that is seldom afforded to audiences. The atmosphere in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall was familiar and excited – [...]

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Artist-entrepreneur: Cory Pesaturo, Accordionist, Hard Work on the Fast Lane

February 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Update Sept. 3, 2009: Cory Pesaturo is the first American to win a World Accordion Championship for the United States in 25 years. The competition, called the 62nd Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships, is the most prestigious International Accordion competition in the world, and this year, was held on August 25-29, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. Below [...]

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Matti Kovler, artist-entrepreneur: Great products always carry a great vision

January 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments · Entrepreneurs

A Jew Among the Indians: this year’s BMOP’s winning composition: The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), a major orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, presented its 11th annual Boston ConNECtion concert on January 17th at Jordan Hall (Gil Rose, conductor) featuring works by William Thomas McKinley, Michael Gandolfi, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Heiss, [...]

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