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Bronfman Edgar Jr
5/1/2007
VideoSeries Resource
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Edgar Miles Bronfman, Jr. (born May 16, 1955), formerly CEO of Seagram and vice-chairman of Vivendi Universal, has been CEO of Warner Music since 2004. He is the son of Edgar Miles Bronfman and the grandson of Samuel Bronfman, one of the most wealthy and influential Jewish families in Canada. Edgar Jr. is the second of five children, and was indicated by his grandfather in 1971 as being suitable as the heir to the Seagram Company. From his early days, Bronfman's interest in the arts was apparent. He was particularly active in school theatre, an interest his parents supported by donating to construct The Ann and Edgar Bronfman Theatre during a 1967 expansion at The Collegiate School, the prestigious private school in Manhattan which Edgar Jr. attended. Edgar Jr. and his classmates created a documentary film of the school that spawned the Collegiate Film Festival, an event that gained positive press in The Los Angeles Times and The Village Voice. Bronfman proceeded to a brief career in entertainment in the 1970s as a film and Broadway producer. The summer before his final year of high school, in 1972, he was a credited producer on the film, The Blockhouse. Despite his inexperience, Bronfman's involvement was accepted because of his connections and access to financing. In return, he learned many of the tricks of the trade by watching his more experienced peers. In 1973, Bronfman began a songwriting career under the pseudonyms Junior Miles and Sam Roman. He often collaborated with Bruce Roberts on songs like "Whisper in the Dark", which he gave to Dionne Warwick to record in thanks for introducing him to his first wife, Sherry. His Efer Productions company was signed by Universal Studios in 1977 to a three-year movie production contract. He produced the unsuccessful film The Border, which starred Jack Nicholson. In 1982, Bronfman returned to the Seagram Company, spending three months learnin

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Endeavor's Entrepreneurs' Summit
Sahlman William A
5/1/2007
VideoSeries Resource
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William Sahlman is the Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff - Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. The d'Arbeloff Chair was established in 1986 to support teaching and research on the entrepreneurial process. The Chair honors the late Dimitri d'Arbeloff (HBS '55), whose entrepreneurial skills helped make Millipore Corporation a world leader in its industry. Mr. Sahlman received an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, also from Harvard. His research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development. Mr. Sahlman was co-chair of the Entrepreneurship and Service Management Unit from 1999 to 2002. From 1991 to 1999, he was Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing Activities, and chairman of the board for Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. From 1990 to 1991, he was chairman of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. He is a member of the board of directors of several private companies.

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Pricing Process Worksheet
4/27/2007
File Resource
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Use this tool to set new prices or evaluate existing prices on products and services.

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet
4/1/2007
File Resource
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A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.

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Customer Profile
FastTrac
3/21/2007
Article Resource
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This article will help you explore and describe your customer profile--a typical member of your target market.

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Market Research Checklist
3/21/2007
File Resource
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Use this Market Research Checklist to identify the information you will research for your business.

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Developing a Business Model
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
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A critical step in the business planning process is to develop an appropriate business model for your business concept. This article discusses business model options and provides real entrepreneur examples.

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Enhancing Customer Service
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
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Your Marketing Plan should include specific information on how you plan to create and maintain customer relationships. This article will provide ideas to serve as a basis for planning.

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Entrepreneurial Study Habits
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
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You can not be creative in a vacuum. Understanding your industry and marketplace requires consistent study habits.

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Introduction to Primary Research
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
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Although sometimes costly and time-consuming, conducting your own primary research can deliver specific results that are usually the most timely and relevant to your business.

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