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    Fellows Luncheon 2015

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    Photos: Awards 2015

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    #TENRABBIS

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    Press Release: 6th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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    VIDEO: TDIA Profiled on HLN

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    Featured Photo: Sputnik at TDIA

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    Rick Rubin, Kanye West and Mark Romanek Team Up for 808 Acceptance Speech Video That Rocks Tribeca

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    ABOUT THE FELLOWS

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    Jack Dorsey Debuts Square at the First Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, 2010

FEATURED

Shah Karim — CEO, Saferock

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Shah Karim is an expert on customer engagement, improving shareholder value, Big Data, and retail. For more than 20 years, Mr. Karim has guided retailers and corporations on digital transformation, cost reduction, and business turnarounds. He is the CEO of Saferock. Mr. Karim has researched and spoken on Big Data and Customer Engagement at dmexco, Citi Research (Retail Equities), the Univ of North Texas and presented to Fortune 500 companies. He has been interviewed and… [See Full Post]

Donald Trump And The Wollman Rinking of American Politics

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  Excerpted from a Forbes article written by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: We best understand the world through compelling narratives. Here’s one that helps us process the phenomenon known as Trump for President: “Once upon a time there was an ice skating rink in Central Park that could no longer make ice. No one could figure out how to fix the skating rink. Years went by and millions of dollars were spent and still… [See Full Post]

‘Scenema’ And The Truth According To Darren Wilson

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Driven by their own quest to better understand the emotions, conflict and complexities that emerged from the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death, filmmakers Sol Guy and Ezra Miller have just premiered a provocative experimental work–a standalone “scene” extruded from the larger drama of Ferguson, Missouri. The four and a half minute piece is called The Truth According to Darren Wilson, which inaugurated a new feature, The Scene, on Tribeca… [See Full Post]

Trumping Hamilton: A Tale of Two Bastards

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Last week two great American spectacles, one featuring Alexander Hamilton and the other Donald Trump, had their opening nights. Both shows made great theater, each starring quite arguably a slightly flawed, unconventional anti-hero, i.e. a character with non-traditional heroic attributes. Anti-heroes can tend to be real bastards but we kind of like them anyway. Anti-hero? Just think Walter White in “Breaking Bad.” A very lovable bastard… [See Full Post]

Jennifer Jacquet — Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies at NYU

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Jennifer Jacquet is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU. She is an environmental social scientist who studies large-scale cooperation dilemmas, such as overfishing, climate change, and the wildlife trade. She is the author of IS SHAME NECESSARY? (Pantheon, 2015) — about the evolution, function, and future of the use of social disapproval in solving the tragedy of the commons. Website – jenniferjacquet.com Twitter – @jenniferjacquet Select Publications: Gawker Harper’s BBC… [See Full Post]

Alejandro Bermudez – Director of the English Catholic News Agency, Executive Director of Aci-Prensa

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At present, Mr. Bermúdez is Director of the largest Catholic news Agency in Spanish ACI-PRENSA (www.aciprensa.com) and the Executive Director of the English Catholic News Agency (www.catholicnewsagency.com); as well as the Portuguese www.acidigital.com. He is a frequent contributor to the National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor and is host for several programs both in Spanish on EWTN, mainly “Criterios” in Radio Católica Mundial and commentator at EWTN Noticias. He is also a guest commentator… [See Full Post]

Is Donald Trump a Disruptive Political Innovation?

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Despite all of the hoopla about Donald Trump’s quixotic quest to become the 45th President of the United States, it remains highly improbably, in spite of leading in the Republican polls, that the Donald will ever sit in the Oval Office. It is easy to cast aspersions and ridicule almost everything about Donald’s shoot-from-the-hip campaign from his inflammatory and offensive epithets about Mexicans, his… [See Full Post]

Matt Chamlin, Lifelong Disruptor

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Matt Chamlin has been president of nine consumer product companies including Lark Luggage, Burlington Hosiery, Ellesse, Arrow Shirts, Cybergenics and Izod-Lacoste.  He has also held senior executive positions at Revlon, General Mills, Merck and Reebok.  He is a graduate of Columbia College, received an MBA from Columbia School of Business and subsequently taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Pratt Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Fordham University and New York University.  He has been a consultant… [See Full Post]

Camille Massey – Founding Executive Director, Sorensen Center at CUNY Law School

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Camille Massey is the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School. Launched in the fall of 2014, the Sorensen Center is named after Ted Sorensen, long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy. The Sorensen Center trains social justice lawyers and protects the rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression. Previously Camille served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Programs at… [See Full Post]


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Jay Walker — Lifetime Achievement Award

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