Tag: business


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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Case Studies: Management skills for international entrepreneurs and executives in Silicon Valley

We work with international clients – executives and entrepreneurs – from a variety of countries. Here are a few, short business communications case studies showing what solutions we find when working on their particular communication skills. Go to our coaching page to find more descriptions. We approach each business client’s concerns on an individual basis and work with him/her to find

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Brazilian Vision of How Individuals and Companies Should Be Using Social Media [via SLIDESHARE]

Image via Wikipedia This presentation on slideshare from Brazil, [muito bem feito] looks at what is so special about social media. Interesting to see how we and our social media participation are seen from other cultures’ view point. In fact they point out that companies still “don’t get it” and need to understand that social media is there for: 1.

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Jack Welsh’s “Lebensweisheit” : The 10 Leadership Principles

I read an interesting, short article that Peter Isackson wrote for the Intercultural Insights Group, he brought up the simple yet profound leadership principles that Jack Welsh developed in his time as CEO at GE. Are they as relevant today as they were when he wrote them? *1.* There is only one way ˆ the straight way. It sets the

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CNN Money Reveals 21 Dumbest Business Moments in 2008

Image via Wikipedia 21 Dumbest Moments in Business 2008 (CNN Money)   This post was just too good to pass on. CNN. Money discusses the dumbest business moments – and probably some of the most difficult  -in 2008. Will we learn from them for 2009?   1) Detroit execs flying to D.C.: The chief executives of General Motors (GM, Fortune

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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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