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

Friday, October 15, 2010

Prendismo Hears From Former Trenton Mayor, Douglas Palmer

Douglas Palmer served as Trenton, New Jersey's first African-American mayor from 1990 to 2010. From 2006 to 2008, he was president of the United States Conference of Mayors.

He was born in Trenton and attended Trenton public schools. He then graduated from the Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey.

Douglas Palmer is a graduate of Virginia's private black college Hampton University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1973.

During an interview with Palmer, he shared candid thoughts on leadership:

Click here for more clips from Douglas Palmer.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prendismo Collection Has Insights From Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit's goal is to help people find meaningful jobs - quickly and simply - and to succeed beyond measure once they get there. In February 2010, she was named as the Wall Street Journal's newest career columnist and writes the Reinvent column that anchors the nationally syndicated Sunday Journal and appears weekly on

Also a current columnist for Metro US, Alexandra has authored several books, including the popular They Don't Teach Corporate in College (Career Press 2004 and 2009), How'd You Score That Gig? (Random House/Ballantine, 2008), Success for Hire (ASTD Press, 2008), MillennialTweet (SuperStar, 2009), and New Job, New You (Random House/Ballantine, 2010). Her book on the top myths of business success is due out from Penguin/Berkley in spring 2011.

Alexandra Levit is a member of the Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, which is advising the Obama administration on current workplace issues. She graduated from Northwestern University.

In this clip, Alexandra discusses the importance of self-assessment:

Click here to see more clips from Alexandra Levit

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Prendismo Is Awarded National Science Foundation Phase IB SBIR Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Prendismo $50,000 in supplemental funding for a Small Business Innovation Grant project entitled Entrepreneurship Education Using Interactive Media. Prendismo’s President, Kirsten Barker, is the Principal Investigator and will lead the project team.

As a leading developer of digital video content on business and leadership, Prendismo has pioneered new ways of sharing tacit knowledge among the stakeholders within organizations, particularly information-based small businesses or nascent startup companies. Prendismo has successfully used digital video clips to bring applied wisdom into the corporate environment in ways that educate and engage viewers. Using NSF funding this approach will be adapted to the entrepreneurial environment to enhance the skills of scientific and engineering students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stuart Hart Publishes 3rd Edition of "Capitalism at the Crossroads"

Stuart Hart, featured in over 50 Prendismo clips on leadership and business, has just released the 3rd Edition of his most acclaimed work, Capitalism at the Crossroads. The Samuel C. Johnson Chair of Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, his book discusses the unique role that business can play in creating a more environmentally sustainable planet and rolling back the large economic inequalities that exist in the world. Indeed, Stuart Hart advocates that these sustainable businesses practices can accelerate business growth rather than inhibit it.

Prendismo’s unique interview and video process has captured Stuart Hart speaking on topics ranging from the “Beyond Greening” concept to the “Pyramid Protocol” to the clip below where he discusses how sustainability can fuel the entrepreneurial process.

Check out the Prendsimo collection to hear more from this thought leader!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Prendismo Teams with Goldman Sachs on 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

Prendismo is partnering with the Goldman Sachs Group in its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The goal of the $500 million project, which was launched in 2009, is to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, mentors, networks and financial capital.

Under the plan, Goldman will provide $200 million to pay for small-business owners to get business and management education at local community colleges and elsewhere. An additional $300 million in loans and grants will be allocated to small businesses. Prendismo will be responsible for the rich media enrichment (video and audio) of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum.

Prendismo's collection of over 14,000 clips on business and entrepreneurship will add credibility to curriculum modules by including advice from those who have ‘been there, done that’ and will help to create a vibrant learning space that mirrors today’s media-rich environment.

Leading experts concur that a combination of education, capital and support services best addresses the barriers to growth for small businesses. Prendismo’s use of video clips of real world entrepreneurs and business experts brings applied wisdom into the learning environment, renews attention spans, and presents useful role models that educate and engage viewers.

The 10,000 Small Businesses initiative will be guided by an Advisory Council co-chaired by CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Warren Buffett and Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kirsten Barker to Speak on Digital Media Management at Technical Conference

Kirsten Barker, President of Prendismo, will participate in a panel discussion on Centralized Content Management at the 2010 IPA Technical Conference. Held June 7-8, 2010 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL, Kirsten’s presentation will focus on how organizations can better harness their growing volume of digital media content to begin the process of sharing knowledge among stakeholders.

With the exponential growth of digitally-developed content, managing the expanding communications channels for distributing that content presents ever-increasing challenges for organizations large and small. In this session, attendees will learn how companies have benefited from investing in smart content management. Besides also learning what’s next in graphic communications, conferees will find useful tips and tactics for increasing quality and reducing costs.

IPA is an international trade association representing creative, premedia and print service providers who specialize in operating powerful digital workflows to create, image and deliver graphics files across multiple media. IPA members utilize a long history of prepress excellence to leverage their digital workflow capabilities beyond traditional print boundaries.

The panel discussion will include Jeffrey Stewart, Partner and Chief Technology Officer, at Trekk Cross-Media and will be moderated by Robin Tobin, Partner and Vice President of Key Accounts at Trekk Cross-Media.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Favorite Podcasts

On Entrepreneurship:
On Leadership:
On Telling Your Story:

Using Digital Media In The Classroom

Professor Deborah Streeter has been a champion of using digital media as a way to "wake up" her students for the past 10 years.

In this lecture, she shares an example of how she would use 3 different comments from entrepreneurs to provide real world wisdom on a "dry" but critical topic such as cash flow.

Interested in learning more about how to place digital media content in your presentation? Check out this clip which shares instructions on how to get the job done!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Joys of Being Virtual

Graham Hill founded TreeHugger in 2003 and sold it in 2007 for $10 million. One of the many inspiring aspects of TreeHugger was the fact that it was a virtual company...meaning that there were actual employees but no actual office that they all came to each day.

The cover feature for the April 1, 2010 issue of Inc. magazine focused on the concept of the virtual company. As part of the cover piece, Inc. captured an interview with Hill where he discussed the advantages to having a virtual environment in which to build a company. In the clip below, Hill shares thoughts on his virtual setup:

"It's actually a very efficient way to run a business." - Graham Hill

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Getting to Know Katie Brown

Katie Brown is an American home and gardening television show host, author, actress, and trained art historian.

Brown opened her first store called "Goat", which was located in Los Angeles and Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was a popular antique store and cafe. Katie has been serving up dime-store domesticity on Lifetime Television's Next Door with Katie Brown since October 1997. She has opened her own workshops in Los Angeles, New York, and Bridgehampton.

During a recent interview available through Prendismo, Brown shared thoughts on the challenges and rewards of building a business. Some clips from the interview follow...

"First of all, women who think that the entrepreneurial track would not be family could not be further from the truth. It is incredibly family friendly...because I set my own hours, I set my own boundaries. I am the boss."

In this clips, Katie Brown explains the challenge of "being" the brand...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Shedding Light on Mentoring

Here is our new video montage on mentoring. Hope you enjoy the words of wisdom from these folks who have walked the paths of being both mentors and mentees!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shedding Light on Diversity

Showcasing a new video montage on the importance of creating diverse teams. We believe this message is increasingly important in our "world-is-flat" environment!