https://media.simplecast.com/episodes/audio/37925/CSP.ep30.LucioPentagna.mixed96.mp3Entrepreneurs worldwide have a set of common values.Make a positive impact.This week s guest, Lucio Pentagna Guimaraes Neto, tells us how he pivoted from his Brazilian legal degree and MBA and corporate CEO background, to sailing the world, ending up in China, self-learning 3D modelling, and going on to found Shanghai s first fablab, XinFab.Crazy about machines, Lucio discusses how he merges his passion for 3D printing with his farming heritage.Now building a hack-vacation in South Portugal, Lucio discusses his latest project: a getaway for do-ers.Get your own work done, do sustainable farming, and surf on the side – who needs mainstream Bali?Download the MP3 27 MB or Subscribe via RSSChina Startup Pulse is a weekly podcast designed to give startup enthusiasts around the world a behind the scenes and on-the-ground understanding of what s happening in China s startup ecosystem.Founded and hosted by Ryan Shuken and Todd Embley, and produced by Qi Liu, China Startup Pulse is sponsored by Chinaccelerator, People Squared, and TechNode.TechNode does not endorse any commentary made in the program.
Mia Mabanta is Quartz s director of marketing and revenue products, leading cross-functional efforts to develop the company s growing suite of bold, differentiated advertising offerings.Mia has spent her career bringing innovative strategies to different industries, first at the Brookings Institution, where she advised private and public sector leaders on underserved markets, and later by helping to start HelloWallet, an award-winning fintech company that was acquired by Morningstar.Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and others.Mia has a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.You can follow her on Twitter at @miamabantaShe will be live on June 7 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which time she will answer as many questions as possible.
The Graduate School of Business, ranked second-best in America by U.S. News & World Report, announced Monday that economist Jonathan Levin will take over from Garth Saloner, whose affair with a professor married to another professor led him to resign the deanship.Levin, former chair of the university s economics department, is an expert in industrial organization.He brings a vision for the future of management education that is rooted in his extensive scholarship on the evolving needs of a global business community.Levin takes over the deanship Sept. 1.Saloner announced his resignation last September, as revelations about his relationship with professor Deborah Gruenfeld were about to hit the news media.Saloner also quoted, on Twitter, a comment attributed to Hogan s legal team, referring to the public s disgust with the invasion of privacy disguised as journalism.The soon-to-be-former dean also weighed in on a $55 million award to sportscaster Erin Edwards over a secretly shot video of her nude in a hotel room, footage that was released online.Photo: A Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Stanford campus.
He has been with Zillow for over 10 years.He started before they had a site and has helped the company grow into the largest real estate and rental networks on the web.He is currently responsible for Zillow s Growth and Data teams, helping expand Zillow s audience and data footprint.Nate has built and managed a number of Zillow products, including the creation of its mortgage business and Growth organization.Nate joined Zillow from Microsoft and has an MBA from the University of Washington and a CS degree from DePauw University.You can connect with him to talk Growth on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/natemoch or follow on Twitter @natemoch He will be live on July 19 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.
The Australian set the hounds running with a claim that his CV included a Harvard MBA that he didn't have.There was also an accusation that some presentation material had been plagiarised.Nandlall responded that his biography is on LinkedIn and is accurate, and that his return to the USA is for personal reasons , according to CRN Australia.Nandlall's prior roles certainly don't point to a history of CV-padding.After being CTO of Nortel Networks, he joined Extreme Networks, who certainly seemed pleased to welcome him aboard in 2009; he then joined Ericsson in North America.Telstra put him in the CTO role in 2014, with long-time CTO Hugh Bradlow taking the newly-created position of chief scientist.
Andy joined SoundCloud in February 2011 to help drive adoption of the audio platform's nascent mobile apps.A little over a year ago, Andy set up a cross-functional growth team focused on user Retention - which he considers to be the most important growth metric - with a heavy focus on mobile.Whilst at SoundCloud, Andy published his original 'Mobile Growth Stack' article and subsequently a 2015 update to the stack, based on his hands-on experience growing SoundCloud's mobile apps and his 16 years experience working in mobile.He developed his first mobile title, a side-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game called 'Space Impact', at Nokia in the UK back in 1999.Andy has a BSc Computer Science from Leeds Univeristy in the UK and an MBA from Warwick Business School.He will be live on June 28 at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.
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The rules for dressing for the office are completely different for men and women.Perhaps no two people better exemplify the double standard than the most well-known executives working at Facebook: cofounder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, known for wearing the same grey T-shirt and jeans every day, and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is typically seen perched atop towering high heels.Just look at them:Here s a closer look:Facebook/RecodeI couldn t help but marvel at the fact that while Zuckerberg slomps around in super-casual clothes every day, Sandberg is smartly decked out in full corporate power garb: towering, patent leather, red peep-toe heels.Sandberg, who holds an MBA from Harvard, is a seasoned executive and considered to be the adult in the room who brings balance to Zuckerberg s more introverted personality.In fact, women who spend more time grooming — including efforts like putting on makeup — are promoted more often and make more money than their bare-faced colleagues, according to one recent study.Although appearance and grooming have become increasingly important to men, beauty work continues to be more salient for women because of cultural double standards with very strict prescriptions for women, the paper says.
It was a privilege to be a part of the audience for Bill Gates keynote speech at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego in April this year.As Gates put it himself, in terms of impact, and we hope in terms of good success stories, I put education at the top of the list of things that technology can and will surprise people with over the next 10 years.Such a situation is ludicrous and, during my own MBA, I set about trying to solve the problem.We have developed a truly borderless lending model, bypassing the banking system to allow alumni and other individuals to invest directly in the potential of postgraduate students from 150 separate countries around the world.It is indicative of the changes that we could be making on a global scale.HuffPost UK Tech is running a two-week focus on our Tech For Good campaign, which aims to highlight the technology that is driving social change and making a positive, long-lasting difference to our world.
He had earned a business administration degree from Babson College before serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War.By that time, he'd already had stints as brand manager of both Cheetos and Fritos, as well head of PepsiCo s operations in Japan and South America.Roger Enrico was, quite simply, one of the most creative marketers of his or any generation, said Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo s current chairman and CEO, in an email statement.Pepsi had always ranked far below Coke, but when Enrico became chief executive of Pepsi s USA operations, the tables began to turn.At the turn of the century, when Enrico served as PepsiCo s CEO, he began to restructure the global corporation as a parent company for a diversity of other products.The following year, Enrico was responsible for spinning off the company s fast-food division into Tricon Global Restaurants now Yum!
Accel Partners, a venture capital firm that has invested in Spotify, BlaBlaCar and DropBox, has hired a Facebook executive to find the most promising technology companies in Israel.Nir Blumberger, a corporate development executive at Facebook, will be leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups in the region on behalf of Accel, which has $2.5 billion £1.7 billion under management.Blumberger, who was born and raised in Israel, will be working with Accel's London team, which raised a $500 million £344 million fund in April.Philippe Botteri, partner at Accel, said in a statement: "Israel is a vibrant hub for innovation, and Accel has long-held conviction in the great ideas and entrepreneurs that have emerged from the region.We are seeing exciting companies and technologies come out of Israel at an increasing pace, making it the perfect time for us to expand our presence.His world-class technology and business background from Israel and Silicon Valley make him a perfect fit for Accel."Blumberger, a previous employee at McKinsey & Company and a Stanford MBA graduate, added: "I m thrilled to come home to Tel Aviv and to do so with Accel, one of the world s best venture firms."Other London-based venture capitalists such as Index Ventures and Balderton Capital have also hired executives from US tech giants.NOW WATCH: This smart earpiece translates languages as they are spokenLoading video...
Photo: Live Mint The former Vodafone boss Arun Sarin step into the capital in the Swedish telefonboksappen - and becomes advisor. There are Indian The Economic Times reveals that Arun Sarin became advisor to TrueCaller well as becoming one of the company's shareholders. Telefonboksappen was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam. The new adviser Arun Sarin was born in India, has a degree in metallurgy engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California. Arun Sarin will focus on providing support and advice when it comes Truecallers overall strategy. Arun Sarin also serves on the board of Cisco Systems, Ola Cabs, Charles Schwab and Blackhawk Networks.
Thomas Perkins, the co-founder of venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who provided early financing to technology giants such as Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc., has died.I believed that I had been brought back to the board -- the warhorse -- to stiffen everyone s resolve, and if Carly wouldn t budge on at least some of the changes the board sought, to take decisive action to find a new CEO, Perkins wrote in Valley Boy, his 2007 book.Thomas James Perkins was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Harry and Elizabeth Perkins, according to Marquis Who s Who.He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1953 and an MBA at Harvard Business School four years later.While working his way up the ranks at Hewlett-Packard in San Francisco, Perkins spent nights and weekends in nearby Berkeley to develop a laser company, University Laboratories, during the 1960s.He later guided it into a merger with Mountain View, California-based Spectra-Physics and then served on its board, according to the MIT article.Perkins was general manager of Hewlett-Packard s computer division from 1965 to 1970, and oversaw the development of the minicomputers that would become the company s core product.I m not a billionaire, I m a multimillionaire, Perkins said in a January 2014 interview with Bloomberg Television s Emily Chang.In January 2014, he caused an uproar after writing a letter published in the Wall Street Journal in which he compared the demonization of the wealthy 1 percent of Americans to Nazi Germany s persecution of Jews.Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he was a partner emeritus, distanced itself from the comments and said Perkins hadn t been involved with the firm in years.
Facebook/NYU Stern School of Business More than a quarter of business school graduates want to work in investment banking, but more MBAs are setting their sights on startups every year.Large bulge bracket banks and global financial institutions came in first as the workplace of choice for 26.28% of respondents.13.65% of respondents chose private equity firms, while 7.51% chose boutique banks.Of note, 7.17% of respondents chose startup companies as their choice place of employment - the highest percentage since Training the Street started providing that option in 2012.The percentage of MBAs looking to work for hedge funds was 4.78%, down from 4.9% last year.Here's a look at the full tally.Andy Kiersz/Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why this Instagram star withdrew $1.2 million in cash — then deposited it the next dayLoading video...
The marketing classes I've taken so far have been surface-level, and there are only four in the program.The internship I'm doing this summer at a marketing agency has opened my eyes to how little I actually know about marketing.My goal is to graduate, work for 3-5 years, go back to school for an MBA, and then seek a management position.However, the school I'm currently attending is not regionally accredited.Because of the above I've been thinking that it may be beneficial to attend a state-school I'm attending a private uni now to get a second degree specifically in marketing - both to improve my knowledge and to improve my chances of being accepted to MBA programs.Is it worth the extra money?
Podcast sponsorshipsPopular podcasts like Entrepreneur on Fire, The Art of Charm and the $100 MBA Show generate thousands of dollars -- each month -- through sponsorships."New podcasters in particular focus on downloads and landing sponsors, but there are different ways to profit from a podcast -- even if you have a small audience."RelationshipsSome may not consider relationships a profitable element within the podcasting world."After interviewing several top podcasters I can say that networking is the number-one reason why many entrepreneurs, marketers, authors and coaches decide to start a podcast."Navid Moazzez, founder of The Branding Summit, and Yann Ilunga with his Podcast Success Summit, are examples of podcasters who leveraged their shows to build relationships and then used those to put together world-leading digital conferences.Tap into the connections you made through your podcast -- that s how I did it, and managed to put together an event that features over 80 expert speakers.
NEW YORK -- They're not household names like McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or different and see greater challenges and opportunities with lesser-known businesses.Franchise buyers are taking chances on ideas like a nursing service, a personal assistant company and a used clothing retailer -- companies that are tiny or growing, but don't yet have the name recognition of thousands of locations."I like the feeling of family and a team and I don't feel you can get that with a big corporate franchise," says Tom Wicklow, who's buying a franchise of Let Mommy Sleep, which provides baby nurses and other help to new parents."A service business, especially one that helps new families grow closer and live happier, offers something that money can't buy."Wicklow, a former Marine who recently got his MBA, had considered a Domino's Pizza franchise, but didn't believe it would be fulfilling.He's getting involved instead with Let Mommy Sleep, which is based in Bristow, Virginia, and has one franchise open so far in Philadelphia.
As individuals, organizations, and governments continue to focus on developing new solutions to help solve our world s most challenging problems, tech incubators have become an important tool to help spur innovation.Whether it s Silicon Valley s Y Combinator or Washington DC s 1776, incubators have become a necessary component for effectively fostering new startups and developing the next generation of tech talent.While incubators have helped launch countless startups and helped expose many to opportunities in the tech sector, the diverse nature of American cities is not often reflected in the tech industry.Disappointingly, a 2015 study found that only around four to five percent of the total tech workforce is African-American or Latino.Correspondingly, global consulting firm McKinsey & Company has found that companies in the top quartiles for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.The brainchild of former investment banker and Northwestern MBA graduate Emile Cambry, Jr., Blue1647 works to foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development within disadvantaged communities.
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I have three years of experience in PR and advertising and am starting a two year MBA program next month with the goal of transitioning into a more senior marketing focused role.They have us starting to look for internships next summer already, and I discovered that a lot of the companies on my list are in the entertainment industry Netflix, Hulu, NBC, HBO, etc .Does anyone work in the industry and have advice on how to break in?Are MBA internships common in the industry?
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