Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Notes from Recent Reading

In Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, I found out that Jerry Lee, "a Philadelphia-area radio station owner," owns one of the cars used in early James Bond films. he is selling it, probably for millions, to "fund a foundation he runs that focuses on crime prevention." Read more in "Car for sale: low mileage; radar, nail gun, smoke screen standard," by Steve Stecklow.

The June issue of Fast Company has their list of the 100 most creative people in business. #10, Qi Lu, president of online services at Microsoft, got his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon. A Carnegie Mellon prof, Luis Von Ahn, founder of reCaptcha is #56. Pittsburgh native adn founder of Groupon, Andrew Mason is #96.

The June issue of Philadelphia Magazine has an interesting article on the technology venture capital scene in our area. See "Philly's Tech Scene," by Larry Platt.

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