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Monday, December 21, 2009

Randy Papadellis - Interview - Ocean Spray

Randy Papadellis was named the CEO of Ocean Spray in 2003.

Prior to joining Ocean Spray in July 2000, Papadellis was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Welch Foods, Inc. Before joining Welch's in 1994, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Cadbury Beverages North America. He began his career with Frito Lay in 1981.

Randy Papadellis holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Cornell University and a bachelor's in business and government from Colby College.

Interview clips.

Leland Pillsbury - Lecture - Conversations With Entrepreneurs

Leland Pillsbury is a venture capitalist with a special focus on the hospitality industry. He is the Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, a privately held hotel real estate investment firm which ranks among the top 5% of top performers among all private real estate firms. He is also the cofounder and chairman of TIG Global, an internet marketing company serving over 1,500 hotels around the world, cofounder and chairman of EMC Venues, the largest resort and conference center marketing representation firm in the country, cofounder and chairman of Thayer Insurance Group, providing specialized insurance coverages to hotel and hospitality firms, cofounder of HUBS1, providing the only Global Distribution System and central reservations systems to the domestic Chinese hotel and airline industries, and cofounder of HQuant, a financial and analytical firm serving the hospitality industry and publisher of the HQuant Lodging Real Estate Index. He is a principal and director in several other companies both inside and outside the hospitality industry.

Pillsbury launched Grande Heritage Hotels in 1989 and sold the company in 1991, after serving 20 years at Marriott International, where he was Marriott's youngest Executive Vice President and corporate officer. Mr. Pillsbury served as the head of Strategic Planning for the lodging business, participated in the acquisition of a time sharing business, led the venture team that developed and launched Fairfield Inns, acquired the Residence Inns Company, and introduced several brand extensions. During this period, Marriott experienced a four fold increase in sales, a five fold increase in profits, and an eight fold increase in its market capitalization. At the time of his departure, he was responsible for $1 billion in annual capital development projects and over 18,000 employees. After his departure, he participated in the acquisition of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company by Marriott International. In 1991 he founded Thayer Lodging Group.

Leland Pillsbury received his BS degree from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


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Rodolfo Saccoman - Interview - MyTherapyJournal.com

Rodolfo Saccoman is the CEO and Co-founder of MyTherapyJournal.com.

Rodolfo has dedicated his career at understanding people's dreams and developing proven online presences to embrace user's needs and wants. He has lived in five countries and developed a keen appreciation and respect for different cultures and human kind's search for peace and compassion.

Previously, Saccoman was Director of Online Marketing for The Breakers

Rodolfo Saccoman is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and has an MBA degree from University of Miami.

Enjoy Mr. Saccoman's clips here.

Stuart Hart - Interview - Clinton Global Initiative

Stuart Hart is the Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University's Johnson School. He is one of the world's top authorities on the implications of sustainable development and environmentalism for business strategy.

Before coming to the Johnson School, he taught strategic management and founded both the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP) at the University of Michigan. He has consulted or served as management educator for many corporations and organizations throughout the world.

Hart has published over 50 papers and authored or edited five books. He wrote the seminal article "Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World," which won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in Harvard Business Review in 1997, and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. With C.K. Prahalad, Hart also wrote the pathbreaking 2002 article "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid," which provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world.

Hart authored Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems (Wharton School Publishing, March 2005.) A second edition, "Capitalism at the Crossroads: Aligning Business, Earth, and Humanity" with a foreword by Al Gore, will be available in August 2007, (Wharton School Publishing).

During this interview, Hart discusses his background in strategy and sustainability and discusses the development of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University's Johnson School. He also provides detail on the history of sustainability with regards to the global economy and the challenges facing both the top and the base of the pyramid as we enter into one of the most challenging tipping points that humans have ever experienced.

Stuart Hart received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, his Master's degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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Lawrence Watkins - Lecture - Lessons For Success

Lawrence Watkins is a young entrepreneur and owner of Great Black Speakers Bureau, an organization dedicated to helping universities and corporations find speakers for the events that they host throughout the year. Founded in January 2007, Great Black Speakers has quickly risen and has become a premier force in the speaking industry, boasting over 200 African-American speakers and over 100 university/corporate clients.

Lawrence Watkins received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville. He is currently continuing his education as the Rodney P. Hunt Fellow at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

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