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June 14, 2006

Was Earning That Harvard M.B.A. Worth It?

Posted in General, Personal Productivity, Career Acceleration
by David Teten @ 10:27 am —

ABOUT a year before Adam Richman was to graduate from the Harvard Business School in 1996, he took on an extracurricular project. It was long before the Internet bubble inflated and burst, and well before one of the school’s graduates landed in the White House. Mr. Richman wondered: What was the real-world value of a master’s in business administration, especially one from the iviest of Ivies? Was it, as widely perceived, an ace in the hole, a get-out-of-jail-free card, a ticket to the good life?

more from the NY Times…

Senior Media Entrepreneurs/ Executives Manhattan Lunch, 6/27

Posted in General, Events, Personal Productivity, Career Acceleration
by David Teten @ 10:26 am —

Senior Media Entrepreneurs/ Executives Manhattan Lunch

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

If you are investigating new businesses to grow; have sold your business and are looking for your next move; or perhaps have just exited a senior level executive position; please join us at our lunch for Media Entrepreneurs and Senior Executives Seeking New Business Growth. Participants typically had C-level responsibility for at least a $50M budget in the media industry (broadly defined).

Due to the overwhelming interest in our topic and limited space, we can only accommodate individuals whom the event is addressing directly. We welcome referrals.

1345 Avenue of the Americas, 49th Floor
(Between 54th and 55th Streets)
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Noon sharp until 2pm
Cost: complimentary

Your Hosts:

+ David Teten, CEO, Nitron Advisors
+ John Adelman, CIMA and Paul Lewis, CFM, Wittenstein Adelman Group
+ Allan Grafman, President, All Media Ventures; Operating Partner, Mercury Capital (formerly President, Archie Comics Entertainment; CFO, Hallmark Entertainment; Tribune; Cap Cities/ABC)
+ Claire Delong, Accolo

Please RSVP with your one-page text biography to Avi Mally, AMally(at) , 1-212-682-5874 . Pre-registration is required; we will distribute your one-page biography to all the attendees. Please make sure to include your contact information on your biography, and ideally, your photo. Also, please indicate any dietary preferences (vegetarian, kosher, halal, etc.)

(Our thanks to Jeff Meshel of Mercury Capital for inspiring this event.)

Seeking E-Commerce / Internet Experts for Boston Hedge Fund Dinner, June 22, 2006

Seeking E-Commerce / Internet Experts for Boston Hedge Fund Dinner, June 22, 2006

We are organizing a hedge fund dinner for E-Commerce / Internet Experts in Boston on June 22, 6:30pm. This is a chance for you to talk with and learn from some of the major hedge fund investors in this sector.

We’re looking for people with the following backgrounds, preferably with strong international background:

+ Search-engine-optimization expert (e.g., Reprise Media, competitors)

+ Large eBay power-seller, or someone knowledgeable about the eBay drop-off franchise business (e.g., Auctiondrop, iSoldit, QuickDrop, etc.)

+ Voice-over-IP executive/expert (e.g., Skype, Vonage, etc.)

+ Online travel industry – possibly with experience at a meta-search travel site (e.g., SideStep, Farechase, Kayak, Mobissimo, etc.)

+ Executive or expert familiar with the job search or jobs classified business (e.g.,,,,,,

+ Paid search (or general online) marketing from the perspective of an ecommerce business

+ People familiar with the competitive environments of the following companies:, Amazon, Ebay, Monster, Netflix, Blockbuster Online, Overstock, Red Envelope, Bluenile, CNet, Google, Infospace, iVillage, Microsoft online, Yahoo, Orbitz, Ctrip, Expedia, Travelzoo, Skype, etc…

Qualifications: As an expert, you have at least four years senior experience in the Internet/e-commerce space. You have a “big picture�? perspective on different firms in the space.

If you are not already a member of our Circle of Experts, please visit and apply to be a member of the Nitron Advisors Circle of Experts. Otherwise, please contact Mr. Avi Mally, [1] (212) 682-5874, amally(@), with any further questions. Please note that we must review your biography and talk with you before we can accept you for the dinner.