- 12:10 Joe Saddi lecture posted: cornell-eclips.blogspot.com/2010/03/joe-saddi-lecture.html #
- 12:11 Sheila Laderberg from Punk's Backyard Grill joins us for an interview and lecture: tiny.cc/diaum #
- 12:11 Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality shares his insights in both lecture and interview formats: tiny.cc/3g3c6 #
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Laderberg, Sloan, and McCabe came up with the idea for Punk's Backyard Grill while collaborating on a project in the Master of Management in Hospitality program (MMH) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. After years of refining the concept, planning, and raising capital, they opened Punk's Backyard Grill in February 2009. In its first year Punk's was named one of Washingtonian magazine's "Top 100 Bargain Restaurants" and What's Up! Annapolis magazine's "Best Bang for Your Buck."
Prior to launching Punk's Backyard Grill, Laderberg was general manager of Marvelous Market Capitol Hill and worked with other hospitality companies in operations and marketing.
Sheila Laderberg is a 2006 graduate of the Master of Management in Hospitality program (MMH) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. In addition to her Cornell MMH degree, Laderberg holds a BA degree from the University of Virginia.
He brings almost 20 years of experience in the hotel business in all capacities from trainee to General Manager, and currently focuses on marketing, finance, strategy and new projects. Born and raised in Germany, Hans' career began with the European tradition of apprenticeship as an introduction to the industry, rounding out his education and training with a degree from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration and experience in various properties in Europe, Asia, North- and Latin America.
Hans Pfister has been on the board of directors of the Costa Rican hotel chamber (CCH) for five years and served as representative of the private sector (CANATUR) in the Marketing Committee of the Costa Rican Tourism ministry (ICT) for over four years.
Hans Pfister received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- 16:17 Joe Saddi interview posted on eClips: eclips.cornell.edu/interviewLecture.do?id=799&tab=TabClipsPage #
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Based in the Middle East, Joe Saddi is a Senior Partner with more than 20 years of consulting experience in strategic, organizational, and restructuring services. ýHe leads Booz & Company's activities in the Middle East and was recently elected Chairman of its global Board of Directors. Over the years, he ýhas led major privatization programs in such sectors as oil and gas, mining, steel, automotive, and consumer goods; advised Middle East governments on sector ýderegulation and sector policy; and led the reorganization of national oil companies and large corporations. He also works closely with large family-owned ýcompanies to help design governance and portfolio strategies.
Before joining the firm, Saddi worked in Europe and the U.S. at the consulting firm Bain & Company.Joe Saddi has an MBA from Cornell University and a bachelor's ýdiploma from ESSEC in Paris. He is a dual Lebanese-French citizen, and is trilingual.
Enjoy the clips.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
- 10:21 Interview with Planeterra's Richard Edwards on now eClips: eclips.cornell.edu/interviewLecture.do?id=797&tab=TabClipsPage #
- 10:44 This week on 10 Good Minutes: Lauren Berger, CEO, Intern Queen: 10goodminutes.com/2010/episode54-berger/ #
Monday, March 08, 2010
Edwards has over 20 years of experience in the ecotourism industry, integrated resource management and international community development.
Richard Edwards received his undergraduate degree from Linfield College and his Masters degree from Washington State University.
Here are his interview clips.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
- 18:54 New on eClips: Bruce George: visionary, executive producer, writer, poet, activist. Enjoy the videos! tinyurl.com/ydgndj8 #
- 21:42 Interview with Megan Wood, founder of The International Ecotourism Society tiny.cc/va8pO #
Friday, March 05, 2010
Since 2003, Megan's firm EplerWood International has worked for the World Bank to develop sustainable tourism strategies for some of the poorest nations in the world, and for USAID - developing market-based ecotourism programs in biodiverse regions of Sri Lanka, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, and El Salvador.
In the early 1980s, Epler Wood worked for the communications office of World Wildlife Fund-U.S. drawing attention to ground-breaking initiatives in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Subsequently, she worked as an independent television producer for the National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund-U.S., and the National Geographic Society. Her film, The Environmental Tourist, broadcast by the Turner Broadcasting Corporation and PBS in 1991, was the first major television documentary on ecotourism.
Epler Wood is a published author and editor of many titles, including Ecotourism; Principles, Practices and Policies in 2002 for the United Nations Environment Program. Her numerous academic papers investigate sustainable tourism markets, certification, economic growth, alleviation of poverty and environmental conservation.
In 2006, Epler Wood founded NativeEnergy Travel Offsets (NETO) with her business partner, Richard G. Edwards, as a subsidiary of NativeEnergy, a firm that provides carbon offsets using wind and other renewable energy sources. Dynamic growth in the marketplace and growing investment interest led NativeEnergy Travel Offsets to merge with its parent company NativeEnergy in December 2008 to create one dynamic firm. Edwards and Epler Wood are now shareholders in Native Energy. NETO developed a broad range of clients for NativeEnergy, including Hilton Hotels, Wyndham, American Express, Backroads, Ecoventura, the Sierra Club Outings program and National Wildlife Federation Expeditions among many others.
Megan Epler Wood has a bachelor of arts in international relations and communications from Sarah Lawrence College and a masters of science in wildlife biology from Iowa State University.
Watch her clips.
Bruce George has won multiple literary and talent contests including a Peabody Award for "Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry (HBO)"
Bruce George is a co-founder of "Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam". He is also the founder/managing editor of "The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Gang Members and Their Affiliates".
Find his clips here.