Tag: Silicon Valley

3
Jan

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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30
Dec

Conversation with the CEO of Silicon Valley’s coolest little plug-in – CoolIris

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Soujanya Bhumkar,  CEO and Co-founder of the coolest browser add-on around – CoolIris! On February 25, 2009, at the law offices of Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, he and other inspiring entrepreneurs will tell us about their start ups and what it takes to make them successful. Stay tuned for more

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30
Sep

They Made It! Interviews with International Leaders from Silicon Valley

Click to Play Succeeding in Silicon Valley: Foreign-born entrepreneurs share their stories about making it!Eric Benhamou, the former CEO of 3Com, Andy Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, Wu Fu Chen, serial entrepreneur and founder of Cascade Communications, Raj Singh, whose Fiberlande Communications was later sold to Cisco and Redback for $12B in 1999, Jean-Louis Gassee, former President of the Apple

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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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4
May

Getting into the US – legally!

Michael Arrington [TechCrunch] wrote a great blog in which he featured Peter Nixey who talks about his adventurous immigration trials or- as he says – “how we brought Clickpass to California and how a holiday turned into a pitch turned into a company and finally into a successful product.” If you want to know what choices you have for a

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3
Apr

Rush for H1-B Visas for 2008 – are there enough? We need these foreign professionals!

Image from Wikipedia The 2 tech greats Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT) are trying to make Congress understand that they need to increase the amount of foreign skilled workers they let into the country under the H1-B Visa. [Source:http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_8726242.htm] Once more applications for the H1-B lottery are going out next Tuesday and last year, the quota was filled on the first

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30
Mar

Um, like, you know, kind of, stuff….speech for the boardroom?

Often, when I work with younger Asian clients, I notice that their English is full of “fillers” such as the ubiquitous “like” and also “you know”, and “stuff”. In fact, I attended a Stanford Continuing Studies class a while ago [where I also give classes] and a young woman from a major company in Silicon Valley [no, not Google] was

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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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