They Made It!

5
Dec

VC Jean-Louis Gassée’s advice for French entrepreneurs – en français

I’m reposting this interview that I did several years ago. Jean Louis is just as relevant today as he was then. Many months ago I ended doing the rounds of the international executives I talked to over 14 months here in the Silicon Valley because the book with their interviews was finished. Since I was having withdrawal symptoms and really missed

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1
Jul

Real Leadership in Silicon Valley – Eric Benhamou

While interviewing leaders of Silicon Valley for my book, one of the first people I was really lucky to be able to interview was Eric Benhamou, the CEO of Benhamou Global Ventures and a very respected executive, both here as well as in Israel and France. He was also willing to be part of an event we had on April

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7
May

Silicon Valley Executive Quotes – Can you guess the nationality?

Image by Rice Ette via Flickr Here are some quotes from the book, They Made It!; they were made by French, Indian, Chinese, German, Iranian, Israeli and Saudi executives. Is it possible to guess where people come from by the way they speak, or by their views on life and their careers? a) “As we say in Silicon Valley, you

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30
Mar

They Made It! Interview by Mike Thomas, Wild Job Safari

You can listen to the interview here: WEEKEND EDITION PODCAST: Interview With Angelika Blendstrup <http://machete.wildjobsafari.com/2008/03/09/weekend-edition-podcast-interview-with-angelika-blenstrup.aspx>   Image from Wikipedia Or if that one doesn’t work: http://machete.wildjobsafari.com/2008/03/09/weekend-edition-podcast-interview-with -angelika-blenstrup.aspx   Related articles Podcast recycles actual talk radio calls [via Zemanta]  

28
Mar

They Made It! Radio interview, CEO,Dominique Piotet, L’Atelier/BNP Paribas, SF, asked witty questions about French leaders – en francais

Image by pierre pouliquin via Flickr To hear the witty way Dominique asked about the famous French entrepreneurs from the book, please click on the link: http://www.atelier.fr/radio/9/23032008/atelier-numerique-n230-36252-.html

25
Mar

Ils ont réussi !Le reve amercain se poursuit en Silicon Valley.

Image from Wikipedia Le thème. Le rêve américain se poursuit aujourd’hui en Californie. Dans la Silicon Valley précisément, où nombre d’immigrants de tous pays continuent de tenter leur chance. Des Chinois, des Français, des Allemands, des Indiens, des Iraniens, des Israéliens et tant d’autres n’en finissent pas de détailler les ingrédients de leur réussite : le deuil du passé, le

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25
Mar

APRIL 9th, 2008 Succeeding in the Valley: Foreign-born entrepreneurs share their stories about making it!

Image from Wikipedia   L’Executive Club, SiliconFrench, CSPA, GABA, Hispanic Net, NET-IP, SIPA, and SDForum invite you to come hear Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneurs from around the world speak about the keys to success and fulfillment.   Moderators: * Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., Blendstrup & Associates   * Tom Chaffin, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Panelists:   * Eric Benhamou, Chairman and CEO,

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2
Feb

They Made It! – in French on YouTube

Image from Wikipedia This is a first in trying to explain the “recipes for success” from my book, and it is in French. It is uphill from here.

2
Feb

Foreign-born Workforce necessary when Baby Boomers retire

Image from Wikipedia I recently came across this reprinted article from Forbes magazine (2007) that Paul Heller commented on his blog. As he is an immigration attorney, he seems to understand the necessity (and maybe the urgency) of our attracting and keeping these motivated foreign-born entrepreneurs.   As an executive commented to me yesterday, when the Baby Boomers retire, we

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15
Nov

Passion for High Tech pays off in Silicon Valley

I live and work in the Silicon Valley and have published a book written and researched through tremendous luck and with passion – They Made It!. I interviewed great leaders of the Valley who were born overseas and who came here and made it. I also talked to American leaders here who work with and appreciate the foreign entrepreneurs’ contributions

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