Monday, September 25, 2006

Update on Bruce Ganem

Bruce Ganem was just awarded the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 2007 Award for Creative Invention. The award recognizes "the successful application of research in chemistry and/or chemical engineering that contributes to the material prosperity and happiness of people."

He won the award for solving a crucial problem in the production of paclitaxel, one of the most successful drugs used to treat ovarian, breast and lung cancer and a promising agent in fighting coronary artery disease.

eClips is fortunate to have captured some of Ganem's insights. Listen to Ganem discuss the challenges which face scientists who are operating in the business world.

You can also hear Ganem discuss his own background and how he really considers himself to be an accidental entrepreneur.

To read more about Ganem's award, click this link to see the Cornell Chronicle article

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"eClips" Your Competition

Read the article just published by Cornell about the new features that eClips is offering to students who are beginning their career search.

Take a look at eClips' "Career Corner" for yourself and start your job hunt with hundreds of experts in your suit pocket!

Friday, September 15, 2006

All In The Family

"Family businesses can be marvelous. There are other family businesses that don't recognize when they need to go outside to get more talent in. When you put emotionality into business decisions with families, especially when you are buying or selling them, people begin to think in circles. And you know, my father used to say, balloons don't pop from the inside. The helium is too much fun. So you got to pop the balloon from the outside."

- James McNair, Managing Director, Lincolnshire

Can family businesses survive from generation to generation without "fresh blood" to question traditional decision making?
Will outsiders ever be accepted into a family business or is it is recipe for disaster?
These are some of the thoughts that our experts share in a new eClips theme entitled, All In The Family - Thoughts on Family Businesses.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Wisdom of Youth

"Being young has this incredible benefit that being old by definition doesn't. You don't have a box to think in. No idea is impossible. However, you have to combine that with older people. Because what older people have by definition - that younger people by definition don't - is a sense of reality. And if you combine the two, you get to create ideas that have never been thought about, but can actually be implemented. That's a cool combination."

- Tom Szaky, Founder of TerraCycle

The eClips collection contains comments from the entire spectrum of business. One area that we find particularly fascinating are the comments from over 40 "young" entrepreneurs (under the age of 30). Some express unbridled optimism that they will change the world. Others share the war stories and the realization that entrepreneurship isn't only about being your own boss. Regardless of the story and the outcome, all of them have wisdom to share.

Check out the Young Entrepreneur Collection in eClips.