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Zoomorama on the newly identified Leonardo da Vinci

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

About two weeks ago, everybody was talking about the amazing discovery that a painting catalogued as German, early 19th century, by Christie’s in 1998 and offered for $19,000 was an unknown Leonardo da Vinci worth a fortune. How can the experts be now so sure? “Start with instinct, then try a multispectral scanner (from Lumiere […]

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Sramana Mitra, Bootstrapping: Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

May 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

I just finished reading Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys: Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, the second volume of her Entrepreneur Journeys series. Great title: Yes, small companies and mom-and-pop businesses are the very texture of this country (as they are all over the world), and some of them can be grown to a significant level and address […]

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Ken Kaplan, New Media Manager at Intel: The PR Metamorphose

February 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · Talents, Innovators

Ken Kaplan is the Broadband and New Media Manager in the Consumer and Social Media Team, which is part of the Global Communication Group of Intel. He embodies a new generation of PR: “Today, PR is not about messages, although they are in there. It’s about telling stories that connect to trends and that are […]

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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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