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2/25/14 Jeff Stibel Brain Scientist

February 25, 201483 min
Jeff Stibel is a brain scientist and entrepreneur. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and was previously President and CEO of Web.com, Inc. Stibel is also Chairman of BrainGate, a company whose “brain chip” technology – recently featured on 60 Minutes — allows the severely disabled to control electronics with nothing but their thoughts. Stibel was a brain and behavior fellow at Brown University while studying for a PhD. He currently serves on the boards of Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program, Tufts University’s Gordon Center for Leadership, and the University of Southern California’s Innovation Institute. Working with a family member can be very stressful. Especially if you have an idea your significant other may not like and or agree with. Alan experienced this first hand when he recognized a problem with his fathers clothing line and took action. Alan is credited for directing his father (Jimmy Au) to work with designer brands such as Michael Kors, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole to produce tailored fashion for men under 5’5”. Jimmy Au is recognized as the leading authority in the men’s fashion industry when it comes to developing and designing quality clothing for shorter men. Jimmy Au felt that major designer labels (see above) would have little interest in such a financially small segment of the population – Alan disagreed and approached several designer manufacturers to investigate further. Boomphones is a Los Angeles-based company with an obsession for designing ultra-portable audio products that allow music lovers to create, inspire, and share amazing sound. Its flagship product, the Phantom, is the first-ever headphones that can transform into a boombox with just the push of a button. MTV Geek! called it “simply a great idea” when the product was unveiled at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the Phantom has steadily gained traction with consumers since its official launch in August 2012. Designed with four drivers – two internal drivers for private listening, and two external drivers designed to share with friends or amp up your party

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