Monday, March 21, 2011

Prendismo Receives Grant for Growth

Prendismo has received a grant as part of the Grants for Growth program supported by the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in Syracuse, NY.

Funding from Grants for Growth will provide Prendismo with additional capital needed to develop and launch a new product, BackChannel-MD. BackChannel-MD will improve medical education by enabling doctors to easily build online clinical case studies with relevant digital video and image files (i.e. sonograms, X-Rays, MRIs, etc). These case studies can be shared with other doctors, medical departments and institutions around the globe. BackChannel-MD, will allow vital teaching moments to be captured and used for generations of medical education as well as provide an active platform to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

“Applying Prendismo’s technology to the critical process of educational, clinical and peer assessment will provide a new resource to historic methods within the medical community”, said Kirsten Barker, President of Prendismo, “and securing outside funding through the competitive process of Grants for Growth further demonstrates interest in BackChannel-MD.” The initial cases included in this platform will be contributed by multiple academic medical institutions including SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, as well as, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

For more information on this award, see this link.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Frank Farwell's New Book on Becoming an Entrepreneur

Chicken Lips, Wheeler-Dealer, and the Beady-Eyed M.B.A: An Entrepreneurs Wild Adventures on the New Silk Road is the new book released by Frank Farwell. This book details Farwell's decision to leave a steady job in magazine editing and venture out into the wild world of entrepreneurship.

Prendismo has clips from an interview with Farwell. In this one, he shares his definition of an entrepreneur being "someone who makes something out of nothing".

Interested in reading about his new book? Click this link to the book on amazon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Prendismo Speaks With Bob Langer

Robert S. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (there are 14 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). Dr. Langer has written over 1,100 articles. He also has approximately 760 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer's patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 220 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies. He is the most cited engineer in history.

In an interview captured in the Prendismo Collection, Langer shares his thoughts on startups, the role of the scientist and the businessperson in a new venture and common challenges and pitfalls during the process of building a company.

In this clip, Langer states:
"Actually the number one thing that ultimately determines a company's success is the people and particularly the business people as compared to the scientists, even though I wish it were the other way around."

Click here to see more of his interview.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Prendismo Works With Goldman Sachs on Their 10,000 Small Businesses Intiative

Prendismo has been working with Goldman Sachs for the past year on their "10,000 Small Businesses" initiative.

Launched in November 2009, Goldman's 10,000 Small Businesses program promised to foster new jobs by providing practical business education, access to capital and mentors to established small businesses, starting with a group in New York City who took seminars at LaGuardia Community College. Prendismo provided the digital media enrichment for the courses to bring these small business owners and entrepreneurs the real world wisdom that is often lacking from more traditional business and training programs.

Details about this program's success were highlighted in a January 31, 2011 piece in the Daily News.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chester Elton In Prendismo

Called the "apostle of appreciation," by the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest newspaper, and "creative and refreshing" by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. The Orange Revolution was the number one selling business book in the United States according to the Wall Street Journal.

As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in The Financial Times, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC’s Money Matters, MSNBC and National Public Radio. A sought-after speaker and recognition consultant, Chester is senior vice-president of training and publishing at the O.C. Tanner Company.

Check out Prendismo's clips from an interview with Chester to learn more from this thought leader.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prendismo Collection Is “Highly Recommended” In the November 2010 American Library Association Journal, CHOICE

The American Library Association maintains an online journal CHOICE that provides members with reviews of educational and media resources by specific subject areas. Prendismo’s collection of 15,000 digital video and audio clips on entrepreneurship and leadership was recently reviewed by Stacey Marien of American University. Ms. Marien’s review brings insight from her role at American University as well as her role as chair for the Development Committee of BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section) which is a section of ALA's RUSA (Reference and User Services Association).

After outlining the navigation and options of the online collection, Ms. Marien stated, “Prendismo is an excellent resource for a unique set of material.” The review concluded with a summary statement, “Highly recommended. Business collections at all levels.

For registered users of ALA, the full review can be viewed at here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jacqueline Novogratz In The Prendismo Collection

Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund. In this role, Jacqueline Novogratz is responsible for the vision behind Acumen Fund's unique approach to using philanthropic capital to invest in scalable businesses that serve the poor with life-changing goods and services.

She has led the Acumen Fund team since its launch in 2001, and under her leadership Acumen Fund has invested $40 million in over 35 companies serving 25 million low-income customers in the developing world (as of April 2009). Prior to Acumen Fund, Jacqueline Novogratz founded and directed The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership program at the Rockefeller Foundation. She began her career in international banking with Chase Manhattan Bank and she founded Duterimbere, a micro-finance institution in Rwanda.

Jacqueline Novogratz has an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Economics/International Relations from the University of Virginia. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, published in early 2009.

In this clip, Novogratz explains the mission of the Acumen Fund:

Click here for more clips from Jacqueline Novogratz