Friday, March 26, 2010

Twitter Updates

Recent Twitter updates: For more news and updates, visit eClips.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Joe Saddi Lecture

A couple of days ago we posted Joe Saddi's interview. Now his lecture clips are also available.

Sheila Laderberg From Punk's Backyard Grill

Sheila Laderberg is co-founder of Punk's Backyard Grill, a fast casual backyard cookout restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland. Her co-founders are Jeffrey Sloan and David McCabe.

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.

Lecture; interview.

Interview And Lecture With Hans Pfister

Hans Pfister is the President and co-owner of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality.

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.

Interview clips; lecture clips.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twitter Updates

Recent Twitter updates: For more news and updates, visit eClips.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Interview With Booz Chairmain Joe Saddi

Joe Saddi is Chairman of the Board for Booz and Company.

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.

Twitter Updates

Recent Twitter updates:
  • 10:27 Prof. Streeter: It's All About the People – Part 4. Keeping Employees' "Pulses" at the Right Pace: #
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Twitter Updates

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bruce George Lecture

Bruce George participated in an interview for eClips. But he also had a lecture. Those clips are now online.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Twitter Updates

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Interview With Richard Edwards of Planeterra

Richard Edwards is the Director of Planeterra. In this role, he oversees the direction and development of our Foundation with the purpose of ensuring sustainable community development through travel. The company's aim is to create lasting memories and meaningful relationships between travelers and local communities by providing all generations of travelers with ways to connect and give back to our valuable projects around the world.

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

Twitter Updates

Recent Twitter updates:
  • 18:54 New on eClips: Bruce George: visionary, executive producer, writer, poet, activist. Enjoy the videos! #
  • 21:42 Interview with Megan Wood, founder of The International Ecotourism Society #
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Friday, March 05, 2010

Interview With Megan Epler Wood

Megan Epler Wood founded The International Ecotourism Society in 1990, the first and largest ecotourism NGO in the world and was its president for 12 years. Under her leadership, TIES developed a membership program in over 100 countries, publications, workshops and stakeholder meetings that reached tens of thousands, and an international communications program that reached millions.

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.

Interview With Bruce George

Bruce George is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry and prose for over 25 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies and literary publications.

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.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Twitter Updates

Recent Twitter updates:
  • 21:17 Prof. Streeter: It's All About the People – Part 1. The Startup Team: #
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