TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)

TiE is “a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs.” Although it has its origins in the Indian subcontinent and is dominated by members from that part of the world, the group is open to all. This group also puts on an excellent annual conference (TiEcon) – you can find the speakers’ presentations on the site … [ Read more ]

From Convenience Store to Online Behemoth?

Article discusses Toshifumi Suzuki, CEO of Seven-Eleven Japan, and his plan to turn his ubiquitous stores into a center for all kinds of commerce. Also offers some interesting background info and statistics.

Innovators And Influencers 2001

This profile of new economy innovators and influencers includes: Vani Kola, RightWorks founder; Andreas Schmidt, president and CEO of Bertelsmann AG’s eCommerce Group; Stanford economist A. Michael Spence; Jayshree Ullal, general manager and VP of Cisco Systems’ switching group; Nancy Li, CEO iCan-ASP Inc. CA; Carolyn Osborne, founder of GoBeyond LLC; Rusty Braziel, founder and chairman of Altranet Technologies; David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue … [ Read more ]

How Do We Break Out of the Box We’re Stuck In?

Donald Winkler is profoundly dyslexic. He is also a startlingly effective leader at one of the world’s biggest companies. The two are related. He sees the world in ways that we can’t or won’t. Read about his ideas on “breakthrough leadership” and his 10 principles for effective leadership.

Dr. Brilliant Vs. the Devil of Ambition

If baby boomers had their own Faust, he’d be Larry Brilliant, a man who’s found himself at the center of almost every defining moment of his generation. His biggest battle: taming the devil of ambition.

Leaders Among Leaders

IT has traditionally been a mna’s world, especially in the upper echelons of management. But women who’ve made it to the top ranks of technology managers say there’s never been a better time for women to succeed in IT. Article discusses this issue by profiling 10 prominent women in IT.

Knowing How to Grow: The Next Step for Bigstep.com

Bigstep.com founder Andrew Beebe recently handed over the reins of his young company to a more experienced CEO. Here are his five tips to step down gracefully — without stepping out.

The Top VC of All Time?

No, it’s not the person behind Benchmark’s $2.5 billion payoff with eBay. Try Kleiner Perkins’ Vinod Kholsa, who parlayed a less than $5 million investment into Juniper Networks into shares worth more than $8 billion.

Do You Have What it Takes To Start a Dot-Com?

Bert Ellis, Chairman and CEO of iXL Enterprises gave a presentation on this topic at Gerogia Tech’s DuPree Graduate Management School. Format is Real Audio. Also includes a panel of industry experts.

Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive’s name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, … [ Read more ]


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ProfNet Search — a “broad search” option that delivers about 600 media queries weekly to … [ Read more ]

Executive PayWatch

This AFL-CIO site bills itself as a working families’ guide to monitoring and curtailing the excessive salaries, bonuses and perks in CEO compensation packages. Obviously this is a biased site, but still interesting – especially the CEO Pay Database – find out how much various CEOs are making.

The Underwriting Underdog

Thirty years after he helped put Silicon Valley on the radar of investment bankers worldwide, Bill Hambrecht is using the Net to torpedo conventional IPOs.