Monthly Archives: April 2013

Walter Alessandrini

Business Executive, Entrepreneur; former CEO


Bio

Hometown: Chiavari, Italy
Education: : Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, University of Genoa, 1972, Genoa, Italy
Occupation: Business Executive, Entrepreneur; former CEO
Other Notables: Board Member, Green Cloud Technologies, from 2013; Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1991-1992;Board Member, Palmetto Institute, 2002-2003; Ernst & Young Inc. Magazine/Merrill Lynch, South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year, 1994; South Carolina Ambassador of Economic Development, 1995; Columbia International Business Person of the Year, 1997


Walter Alessandrini talks a lot about the need for both more capital and better education as factors holding back entrepreneurs in South Carolina. What do you think is the biggest problem?
Lack of capital
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Poor education
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Phil Noble Commentary

 

Dr. Thaddeus Bell

Physician, Founder and CEO, Closing The Gap in Healthcare, Inc., Lecturer


Bio

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Education: : B.S. Biology, South Carolina State; M.A., Science Education, Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University); M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Occupation: Physician, Founder and CEO, Closing The Gap in Healthcare, Inc., Lecturer
Other Notables: Lifetime member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Founder, Lowcountry Jazz Festival, 1996 South Carolina Physician of the Year (1st African American), Voted one of South Carolina’s Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century, Helped establish the Family Health Center in Cross, South Carolina
Website: www.closingthegapinhealthcare.com


Do you agree with Dr. Thaddeus’ view that there’s a very close relationship between healthcare and education?
Yes
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No
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Phil Noble Commentary

 

Ray Greenberg

President, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Author


Bio

Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Education: : B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina; Master of Public Health, Harvard University; M.D. Duke University; Ph.D, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina
Occupation: President, Medical University of South Carolina, Author
Other Notables: Nationally recognized for his cancer research, Founding Dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, Former Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, MUSC; Created the Center For Academic Excellence, Center For Aging, Office of Gender Equity
Website: academicdepartments.musc.edu


Poll question coming soon
Great
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Very Good
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Not Bad
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Ok
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Phil Noble Commentary

 

John Warner

Founder and CEO, Innoventure LLC.; Founder swampfox.ws; Entrepreneur, Writer, Business Executive


Bio

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Education: B.S; Accounting, Clemson University; M.A. Accountancy, University of Georgia
Occupation:Founder and CEO, Innoventure LLC.; Founder swampfox.ws; Entrepreneur,
Writer, Business Executive
Other Notables:Founder and CEO, Innoventure LLC.; Founder swampfox.ws; Entrepreneur,
Writer, Business Executive
Website: www.swampfox.ws/


What do you think about John’s opinion on what our competitive advantages and relative weaknesses in this global marketplace are?
Excellent
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Great
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Ok
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Not Bad
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Phil Noble Commentary

 

Adam Witty

Founder and CEO, Advantage Media Group Inc.; Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer


Bio

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Education: B.S; Clemson University
Occupation: Founder and CEO, Advantage Media Group Inc.; Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer
Other Notables: Author of 5 Books, Mentee of Orlando Magic Co-Founder and SVP, Pat Williams; Attended Clemson University without ever going to visit the school first
Website: www.adamwitty.com


Do you agree with Adam’s view that South Carolina by nature has to be more entrepreneurial?
Yes
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No
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Phil Noble Commentary