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Tom Churchwell Venture Capital Speech at University of Chicago GSB

The following are high level notes of Tom Churchwell’s speech discussing venture capital at The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Chicago GSB). This talk took place in Chicago on January 22, 2008. I’m posting it today in celebration of this week’s Midwest Venture Summit. Typical Fund Structure – Management Fee 2.5% of committed […]

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The Chicago Business School Speech to Air on Cspan2

Cspan2 will air “The Chicago School” at 11AM Chicago time on this Saturday, the description is as follows: Johan Van Overtveldt talked about his book, The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business. He described the history of the school and the ways the University of Chicago’s […]

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Google Book Search Partners with University of Chicago and Big 10

I was flipping through the most recent University of Chicago alumni magazine and noticed a small blurb about The University of Chicago and 11 of the Big Ten partnering with Google Book Search. The press release states: “These universities, through their provosts and other key leaders, have worked together on some of higher education’s greatest […]

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Julie Roehm Chief Marketing Officer Article

Julie Roehm wrote this interesting Imedia Connection article about when it’s time for you to fire your CMO. I’d like to add a few items to Julie Roehm’s list: 1) If they don’t understand the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. More importantly, they need to understand how this gets incorporated in other traditional forms […]

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Billy Dexter – MTV’s Chief Diversity Officer

Billy Dexter is a power networker in Keith Ferrazzi’s league. I had the priviledge of seeing Billy speak this week at a National Black MBA event here in Chicago. He is dynamic, funny and charming. He currently serves as MTV’s Chief Diversity Officer, it was not a job he asked for, they asked him. To study […]

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Chicago GSB Named #1 MBA by Business Week – 10 Metrics to Redesign

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Chicago GSB) was rated the top MBA program in the Business Week bi-annual MBA survey of recruiters and students. As a proud alumni, I want be clear that I appreciate the quality students, alumni and faculty at Chicago GSB. However, theses surveys have not changed much since […]

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About Last Night…

What a busy night, I met some new friends Ed Kohler and Banjamin Higginotham of Technologyevangelist came down all the way from Minnesota to attend Techcocktail2!!! What wonderful people. Techcocktail2 was full of great conversation and networking about tech in Chicago. Afterwards, Robert Scoble was staying the night near O’hare airport and I got make a surprise […]

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