Monthly Archives: March 2012
Mar 29 2012
Drucker Business Forum: David Audretsch on Creating the Entrepreneurial Society
Join us for another DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM
Co-Presented by KPCC/Southern California Public Radio

Creating the Entrepreneurial Society

David Audretsch

In conversation with Jack Harding

David Audretsch is a Distingushed Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development,

and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies

at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:45-8:30 a.m.

Forum: 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required

KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum

474 South Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, California 91105



Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and
Director, Institute for Development Strategies at the
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington

Audretsch is also an honorary professor of industrial economics and entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. In addition, he serves as a visiting professor at the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and as a research professor at Durham University, an external director of research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economics, honorary professor at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany, and is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Audretsch’s research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness. His research has been published in over 100 scholarly articles in the leading academic journals. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal.



e-Silicon Corporation
Sunnyvale, California

Prior to co-founding eSilicon in 2000, Harding served as president and CEO of Cooper & Chyan Technology, as well as Cadence Design Systems, which, under his leadership, became the world’s largest supplier of electronics design software. In the public-policy arena, Harding has served as a member of the Steering Committee at the US Council on Competiveness, and he was a former National Academies’ Committee member for Software, Growth and the Future of the US Economy. In 2012, Harding was re-elected as the new value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). He is a frequent international speaker on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and semiconductor trends and policies.

The Drucker Business Forum is produced by the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. The series is co-presented by KPCC.

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Mar 29 2012
Announcing continued unlimited free listening! @spotify

Announcing continued unlimited free listening! @spotify

News comes from Spotify that the streaming can continue unlimited for free!


9 months since we launched in the US. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! To celebrate, here’s some great news…

We’ve been so overwhelmed by the US response to Spotify that we’ve extended the honeymoon for unlimited free listening.

More time to discover more free music

Right now, if you’re a free user, you can continue to enjoy millions and millions of tracks without time limits, gimmicks or catches. It’s our way of saying thanks to the US!

Like to try Premium for free?

If you’d like to experience the joy of Spotify Premium – and get Spotify on your phone and other favourite devices – just take our 30-day free trial. You’ve got nothing to lose but the ads!

Click here for our 30-day free trial.


Mar 29 2012
WorldDesk Device/Windows Sharing Cloud

WorldDesk is an exciting tech startup with offices in Palo Alto, Belfast and Hyderabad. Changing how you look at your desktop.

Mar 29 2012
The Lending Club – Diversify Your Investments

The image of my rather short and stout college economics professor at the front of the lecture hall and bellowing out his mantra on wise investments, face turning three shades of red… it’s a vivid picture indelibly engraved in my memory. Funny looking little man that he was, he was also a financial genius and I’ve done well paying close heed to this, his favorite quipped response to requests for investment tips. “Diversify…Diversify…Diversify!”

‘Peer to peer lending’, it’s a growing platform in which individual borrowers are brought together with lenders to facilitate personal loans for everything from debt consolidation to wedding expenses and everything in between. All the while, cutting out the high fees and interest rates traditionally imposed and charged by the banking system as a whole. This system of alternative investing works well for all parties involve. Cutting out the “big banking” runaround and offering borrowers practical interest rates and a broad source of funding.

Pairing qualified borrowers and lenders together, this alternative platform allows those who partake in lending to invest wisely, help others get the funding they need and keep their investment portfolio’s sufficiently diversified and netting an average 9.3% return! (The Ole’ Prof. Would be proud!)

Often referred to as “ Social Lending” or “Peer to Peer Lending” Lending Club gives investors a low risk, high yield means to invest in offering personal loans. The lender is able to review loan application details and even ask questions of the loan applicants in order to enable wise investment decisions.

One of the great advantages to this type of lending system from the investors standpoint is that you can truly ‘diversify’ your investments. You are not required to post the entire amount requested. In fact, as an investor, you can choose to lend as little as $25 on the overall amount. This means that you can spread your investing out over multiple loans and thereby greatly reduce the overall risk. This way, should one of your ‘note’ borrowers default, you will only lose that portion which was invested in the particular loan…versus, the whole ‘shabang’ as is the case with most other investment platforms.

With so many advantages to the ‘usual way of doing things’, it’s easy to see why this program has become so popular. In an age of failing banking institutions and uncertain financial stability in what has become an ever worrisome economy, both borrowers and investors alike have finally found a little peace of mind with Lending Club!

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Mar 28 2012
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Mar 28 2012
Real Food Daily Opening In Pasadena May 2012


Real Food Daily Opening In Pasadena May 2012


The new restaurant will be located in the South Lake Avenue area of Pasadena at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd.


Mar 28 2012
Call Congress in Support of H.R. 4120

Seniors’ access to a screening colonoscopy is at risk and YOU can help!

We need you to call Congress and urge your Representative to support H.R. 4120!

Call 1-866-615-3375. At the prompt, enter your ZIP code and you will be directly connected to your Representative – at no cost to you.

When you reach your Representative’s office, simply say:

  • Your name and where you live
  • Please cosponsor H.R. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012
  • Because Medicare beneficiaries should not be subject to unexpected coinsurance payments for colonoscopy screening
H.R. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012, will fix a regulation that requires Medicare beneficiaries to pay coinsurance when their screening colonoscopy involves the removal of a polyp. The current policy can cost patients $100 to $300 and serve as a deterrent to screening.


We need cosponsors for this legislation if it is to pass into law & YOU can help! Your call will take two minutes of your time, but could save countless lives. Please take action and urge your friends and families to do the same!


 Thank you to our partners for their support and advocacy!



Mar 28 2012
Punchcard Save money and Earn Rewards at the Places you love to Shop @MyPunchCard

Pasadena based, Punchcard offers a new way to help you save money and earn rewards at the places you love to shop.

Download our FREE app from your app store. Punchcard helps you get the best deals at the places you love to shop.

What is Punchcard?
Punchcard is a new mobile app that allows you to collect rewards for shopping at the places you love. Think of us as your digital rewards-card wallet, pre-loaded with 140,000 punch cards in the Southern California area. We’re already at tons of your favorite locations. Way cool.

How does it work?
Check the Punchcard app to see if the store you are shopping at has an available rewards card – don’t worry, most cafes, restaurants, salons and bars already do! After you have completed a purchase take a picture of your receipt with the Punchcard app. This is how we verify your purchase so make sure you are in the store and the purchase total on your receipt is in-frame and in-focus. Collect 10 “punches” at your favorite store and we’ll hook you up with cash money or free stuff on the spot.

What kind of rewards to I get?

Punchcard is all about cash money and free merchandise. Unlike other points-based programs out there, we put money right back in your wallet. It’s easy – just shop at your favorite stores and after 10 purchases we’ll put a check in the mail for the amount of your average order value.

Get the FREE Punchcard App in App Store!

Mar 28 2012
Magic Johnson & Investors Are New Owners of LA Dodgers @ladodgers

Magic Johnson & Investors Are New Owners of LA Dodgers

$2 billion, after several turbulent years.

Statue in front of Staples Center.

Magic to put ma

$2 billion more than anyone has paid in North America.
Financial Services group Guggenheim Partners.
Still needs to be approved by bankruptcy court.

April 30th is the day.

Frank McCourt, will still be involved in the ownership of the land.
He is part of the group that is in control of the land around Dodger Stadium.

Mar 28 2012
Earth Day 2012 at L.A. LIVE

Earth Day 2012 at L.A. LIVE

Earth Day at L.A. LIVE

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 PM

On Saturday, March 31st from 8:30 – 9:30 PM, L.A. LIVE will join hundreds of venues around the world and take part in Earth Hour – a global effort to raise awareness about sustainability and the power each one of us has to make a difference. All across the world people, businesses, cities and famous landmarks will turn off their lights for one hour and come together to discuss these important issues. Join our participating L.A. LIVE Restaurants supporting Earth Hour.

  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Katsuya

Earth Day at L.A. LIVE

Sunday, April 22 from 12 PM – 6 PM at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE

Join us for live performances, special guest appearances, eco-friendly activities and giveaways


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