Monday, January 29, 2007

Hot Topic!

We know! We know! With over 7000 clips, eClips is has a LOT to offer!


The clips are great - but sometimes finding the best one can be like drinking from a firehose. To help control the folw, we have added a new topical index.



Looking for clips on "Sales" or "Social Responsibility"?
How about some content on "Tech Transfer" or "Trade Secrets"?

You name the topic and we likely have some clips - and now they are sorted for you by topic!

Find exactly what you need by using the new Topical Index . Just one more way eClips is trying to help you find what you need when you need it!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tackling The New England Patriots


The best thing you can do is really just be yourself and find commonalities and similarities between yourself and the people that you're working with - whether they're men or women.
- Jessica Gelman

Jessica Gelman is the Director of New Business Development for the New England Patriots. In this role, she is a key strategic and operational advisor to the Patriots' Executive Management Team. Her responsibilities include identifying, evaluating and creating new businesses and providing strategic analysis to leverage the Patriots' assets.

eClips was invited to capture comments from Gelman and other women entrepreneurs during a panel discussion of "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling". The panel was part of a a week-long conference sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Women's Leadership Project in September 2006.

To hear Jessica Gelman's thoughts on the "glass ceiling" and the challenges and rewards of working in the traditionally-male sports industry, listen to her comments in eClips.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Business of Science

"The disadvantage I had was that I knew very little about a lot of the basic things you are supposed to know in running a business like how to read a balance sheet and how to do deals."
- Colin Hill, PhD
Chairman and CEO of Gene Network Sciences


eClips has been expanding our collection of entrepreneurs and experts in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Engineering sectors.

One concept that seems to be repeated in most interviews and lectures relates to the need for entrepreneurial scientists to have a stronger understanding of the world of business.


To that end, we have created a theme entitled I Should Have Taken Accounting - Building a Startup Despite a Science Background.

Listen as these contributors discuss the courses scientists and engineers should have in preparation for entering the business environment and the experiences and mentors that entrepreneurs with a science background should seek to better guarantee a successful startup.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Facing the Music


There's a new theme in eClips called Face the Music - Challenges in the Music and Entertainment Industries

The theme features relevent content from two entrepreneurs in the Music and Entertainment Industry: Danny Stein and Adrian Sexton.

Danny Stein is President of JDS Capital, an investment firm based in New York that invests in private, public and distressed debt and equity. He is also CEO of Dimensional Associates, the operating company that manages the private equity investments made by JDS. Dimensional owns a variety of digital media assets including eMusic, The Orchard and a music publishing arm that owns over 10,000 songs.

Adrian Sexton is a founding partner of TAG Strategic, a digital media and entertainment solutions firm. Previously, Sexton was the Vice President of Digital Media at Lions Gate Entertainment, a producer of motion picture, television and other filmed entertainment content worldwide. Sexton oversaw the day-to-day production, operations, programming, media planning and business development for all of Lionsgate's online and mobile properties including such titles as American Psycho, Academy Award winner Monster's Ball, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, the interactive Clio-awarded Saw, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Academy Award-winning Crash, Saw II and Quentin Tarantino's Hostel.

Both entrepreneurs discuss the impact of recent tecnological changes on the music industry and the industry's slow response to these new threats.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Changing Tunes in the Music Industry

Entrepreneurs generally identify markets that are in the process of being disrupted.
- Danny Stein

Disruption in the Music Industry is something that Danny Stein would know about. A serial entrepreneur, Stein is President of JDS Capital, an investment firm based in New York that invests in private, public and distressed debt and equity. Stein is CEO of Dimensional Associates, the operating company that manages the private equity investments made by JDS. Dimensional owns a variety of digital media assets including eMusic, The Orchard and Dimensional Music Publishing, a music publishing arm that owns or controls 20,000 songs.

During a lecture to a class on entrepreneurship at Cornell University, Stein discusses characteristic of successful entrepreneurs but also spends time discussing the changes afoot in the music industry and how successful entrepreneurs take advantage of industries that are experiencing disruption.

To hear more from Daniel Stein, listen to his comments in eClips.

On a related note, NPR's Morning Edition broadcast a piece this morning that discussed the challenges facing Music Reviewers with the explosion of music criticsm on the Internet.

Click here to listen to the NPR story, 'Voice' Music Poll Undermined by Internet

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Broadcasting 101?

Sure, most college students enjoying downloading music over the Internet...but three Cornellians recently took things to a new level.


Yaw Joseph Etse '08, Alex Zahn '07 and Jeff Bookman '07 are the co-founders of Slope Radio. Founded in 2006, Slope Radio, Cornell's first all-student produced radio station, was established to provide the Cornell Community and listeners across the globe, with "the hottest college internet radio station on Earth".

Slope Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and creates podcasts to allow listeners to listen to their favorite shows on-demand. Slope Radio is available at any time, to anyone on Cornell campus (and around the World) with an Internet connection.

Alex Zahn took an hour out of his busy schedule as Cornell student/Slope Radio President to sit down with eClips and discuss the challenges of balancing the management of a radio station with the demands of a full-time academic schedule.

Listen as Alex Zahn speaks to eClips.