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Lisa Chau
Lisa Chau is a private consultant focused on PR, social media and cross-platform marketing. Previously, she spent five years working for her alma mater, Dartmouth College, as Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs and Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Tuck School of Business. She has also taught at MIT, and guest lectured MBA and undergraduate courses in e-Business Strategy at Baruch College and The New School in Manhattan.

An international executive and TED-Ed lesson creator, she has been published in Forbes, US News and Huffington Post. Her areas of interest include business, leadership and technology.

Alpha Vert Enterprises, New York City
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Entries by Lisa Chau

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and BBC. The company was founded in 2008 by former Manhattanite,...

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When Friendship Hurts More Than It Heals

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 11:14 AM


O' Save Us, St. Sophia "is both a celebration of friendship and an argument against it," explains director Sophia Lana Cohen Smith. "It's for anyone who has ever asked themselves if they should hang onto a sinking ship, or if they...

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Under the Veneer

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Last year, I was introduced to the The New York International Fringe Festival by opera. This year, I opted to start my season with a musical, written by Yale student, Monica Lameece Hannush. The Ivy League student majors in film studies with a focus on screenwriting....

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The Business of Etiquette

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 2:49 PM

Last year, I wrote in US News & World Report that executives should add one or more foreign languages to their skill set to increase their competitive advantage in the workplace. I cited language expert and CEO of BRIC Language Systems, Ryan McMunn as saying, "In...

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Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 5:12 PM


In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc. Acclaimed entrepreneur...

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Digital Skills Urgently Needed to Bridge Digital Literacy Gap

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Photographed at Dev Bootcamp on Wall Street during a Write, Speak, Code meeting.
Annually, only 10% of speakers at technology conferences are women.

Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise...

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Building a Strong Startup

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 9:49 PM

The Future of Entrepreneurship Panel

Today, entrepreneurship activity are at its historical highest, scrambling to meet a wide range of needs in the market and respond to yet undiscovered demands. Rapidly increasing globalization continues to shift equilibriums, such that a constant supply of...

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Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 3:23 PM

An Interview with composer Matthew Zachary Johnson

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. (Final performance Friday, August 22 at 5:15pm at the Sheen Center on Bleecker St.) This show...

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In the Corner Office, You're Not Allowed to Cry

(5) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:16 AM

Robin Williams' recent suicide has garnered national attention, spotlighting depression. Many cannot comprehend why such an accomplished man would take his own life. His comedic genius reaped major industry awards. He had fame, fans and family. But these riches were not enough to release him from the grips of mental...

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Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 9:57 AM

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me:

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VAWA Reauthorization

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Co-written with Joshua Schiefelbein who is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Russian Area Studies.

It's been a little over a year since the signing of VAWA, and there's a little under a year left before the law takes full effect. Three tribes were selected in...

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A Primer on Corporate Mobile Communication

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 1:09 PM

This post was co-authored by Jeff Corbin.

Mobile technology is one of the fastest growing industries today. Businesses must stay cutting edge to stay competitive. Nowhere is this more apparent than internal employee communication.

The Gallup Organization recently conducted a study on workplace engagement and found that poor...

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Interview With Shalom Tomas Neuman, Winner of Italy's Prize for Art, Giglio d'Oro 2013

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 11:44 PM

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of World War II, Shalom Tomas Neuman is the last surviving male of a large Jewish family -- Most of whom perished in Nazi Germany's Holocaust. When he was 12 years old, he emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his parents and...

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Interview With the Youngest Artist to Have Ever Officially Painted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 11:53 AM

Christian Furr was born in a small village in Cheshire on the Wirral peninsula in the North of England, called Heswall. It looks out over the Dee river. Wales is on the other side.

His earliest memory of art is copying from the comics he used to...

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Former Gilt Groupe Trio Addresses Needs of Changing Trends in Modern Marriages

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 2:21 PM

This past June the Supreme Court ruled to overturn a key section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), meaning that legally married same-sex couples are now guaranteed the same federal protections and benefits as heterosexual couples. On Monday, Oct. 21, New Jersey became the latest state...

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Interview With 2013 L'Oréal Women in Digital Award Winner, Heather Marie

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:34 PM

Heather Marie is the CEO and Founder of 72Lux, Inc., a technology company creating a shoppable layer across digital content. Previously, she was member on the founding team at Affinity Labs, a digital media company based in San Francisco. While at Affinity Labs, she played a critical role...

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Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 3:42 PM

This June, the Russian government decided to ban the spread of "nontraditional sexual relations" to minors. No one, not even the Kremlin, seems to have any idea about how strictly Russia will enforce its new law or how it will affect the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in February.

Western nations...

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Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 6:39 PM

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor and a recovering alcoholic with 23 years of sobriety, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel and a novel, Matches, based upon his experiences as a former Israeli combat soldier. Kaufman has also edited three...

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Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse, the novel that famed American publisher Barney Rosset has called "a Catcher in the Rye for the new century." A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author --...

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Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

(2) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 1:41 PM

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Steve Dalachinsky: This particular book is a departure from most of my other work, and was at the time of its first publication in 2000 the largest book I...

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