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Category: Guest Speakers

Cubs Play-By-Play Announcer Talks Sports Broadcasting with MSLCE students

By Amy A. Ross   After a decade working as the Chicago Cubs television play-by-play announcer, Len Kasper has made himself an integral part of the local game-watching experience. “It was a circuitous route to get to where I am today, but I never wavered,” said Kasper, during a talk with students of Northwestern’s Master’s program

Syndio CEO Applies Social Network Analysis to the Music Industry

By Amy A. Ross Before he had even graduated from college, Northwestern University alum, Zack Johnson, was already cracking the social-media code. Applying network science to the creative industries, Johnson was helping upcoming music pop and hip-hop artists like Mike Posner and Big Sean rapidly grow their fan bases. How?

Threadless Founder Describes Starting Company as a Hobby at MSLCE Event

By Amy A. Ross It took Threadless six years of success to persuade its founder and CEO, Jake Nickell, that it was capable of becoming something more than side-project. Although the rapid growth of his business venture had provided proof that he did in fact “know how to build e-commerce websites,” it took a little