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Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets
Fink Jesse
1/30/2008
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Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank interviews MissionPoint Capital co-founder Jesse Fink.  The two discuss the manifold investment opportunities in alternative energies and environmental conservation.

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Entrepreneurial Practices for High-Impact Non-Profits
Benninger Christine
2/6/2008
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The Humane Society of Silicon Valley had gone to the dogs before president Christine Benninger took hold of the leash in 1993.  By nearly every metric - profits earned, animals saved, customers satisfied - she outlines how proven business practices transformed the HSSV into best of breed.

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The Path to an Acquisition
Crosby Brett
2/13/2008
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Brett Crosby, Group Manager of Google Analytics, describes the ebb and flow of the process by which his web analytics company, Urchin, was acquired by Google.  He also shares some inspirational lessons in making small business loom large.

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Healthy Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices
Imran Mir
2/20/2008
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Parallel entrepreneur Mir Imran, CEO of InCube Labs, has launched twenty companies - at times simultaneously. He shares his solutions-focused expertise and identifies the vitality and growth of the biomedical healthcare vertical.

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Representing the Socially Responsible Enterprise
Dunn Debra
2/27/2008
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The co-founders of B Lab, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, unveil their infrastructure play that seeks to give voice to the burgeoning panoply of green business.  They explain how a higher set of corporate standards accountable to the environment, employees, and the community, can craft a healthier corporate ecosystem for all.

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Banking on Corporate Culture and Strategy
Wilcox Ken
3/5/2008
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An outstanding office culture trumps all, says Ken Wilcox, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, who heads the most noted financial hub for the technology sector. Wilcox discusses how his financial services institution has scaffolded against recession, and bullet points the uniqueness of commercial banking for the tech start-up.

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Entrepreneurship that Clicks
Housenbold Jeff
4/9/2008
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Jeff Housenbold, entrepreneur and CEO of Shutterfly, captures a candid snapshot of what it means to be an entrepreneur. He focuses on his multi-decade shift from finance to photos, and spotlights how Shutterfly shapes memories, rather than moves product.

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Concentrated Power in a Global Economy
Rothkopf David
4/16/2008
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David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of <em>Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making</em>, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome.  He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-broadening gap between rich and poor, and how true global influence is the product of a shockingly small handful of global players.

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Rewarding Sky-High Innovation
Diamandis Peter
4/23/2008
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Today's revolutionary breakthroughs are yesterday's crazy ideas. And Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation and entrepreneur behind numerous commercial space travel ventures, speaks at length about finding support for new business frontiers that, literally, are out of this world.

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Unreeling the Documentary Film
Chandrasekaran Anand
4/30/2008
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Documentary filmmakers Anand Chandrasekaran and Michaelene C. Risley discuss not only the inspiration for their film, &amp;lt;i&amp;gt;Tapestries of Hope&amp;lt;/i&amp;gt;, but also some of the logistics of its production. Topics include fundraising strategies and how the film team overcame obstacles along the way.

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