Thursday, September 18, 2008

Johnson School Venture Fund

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, there was an article about venture capital funds run by students. The article featured Cornell University's BR Ventures (formerly known as Big Red Ventures) along with funds from other schools.

In this clip, BR Ventures COO Matt Dacey discusses the fund:


Interested in seeing more about Matt Dacey and the businesses he has started? Check out his interview in eClips.

Thanks to Campus Entrepreneurship for sharing this article.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Leadership

While it is important for entrepreneurs to work with others on a team, an entrepreneur must also be an effective leader and convince others to follow her vision.

eClips has hundreds of clips about every facet of leadership, from gender stereotypes to the importance of humility. This week, we will be posting clips to our YouTube channel that relate to our podcast series on leadership:
Sound Advice: How Effective Leaders Handle Mistakes
Sound Advice: Effective Leaders Are Self-Aware
Sound Advice: Effective Leaders Care About The Team
Sound Advice: Effective Leaders Have Character
Sound Advice: Effective Leaders Have Vision
Download the podcasts and take a look at the companion video clip from Ted Teng about his philosophy on making mistakes.


To see more clips from Ted Teng, listen to his interview in eClips. Download our leadership podcast series because we’ll be posting a new companion clip every day this week, so visit our YouTube channel to see them all. To hear more podcasts or see more leadership clips, visit the eClips site.


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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Magazine

On August 27, 2008, Forbes published their annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. (Article Link )

eClips is proud to have content from some of these influential leaders who were selected for spots on the list.

Number 3 on Forbes' list is Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive of PepsiCo. She is leading a $39 billion food and beverage giant through new product offerings and acquisitions. In this eClips segment, Nooyi shares candid thoughts on the challenge of balancing work and family.



Irene Rosenfeld was given the sixth position on the Forbes list. Rosenfeld was tapped in 2006 to helm Kraft. Rosenfeld's three-year turnaround plan for the organization is beginning to show results as Kraft recently delivered its best revenue growth since 2001, up 21% to $10.4 billion. In this eClips video, Rosenfeld states that the golden rule is the best guide to becoming a strong and effective leader.



Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ranks 76th on the list. Faust became Harvard's first female president in July 2007 where she oversees a $35 billion endowment, the largest among U.S. universities. In this eClips video, Faust states that opportunities available to women today were unimaginable during her youth.