How Jane made the best Fudgesicle in the world

Jane McGinn of Sweet Jane's in Astoria, NYC

Sweet Janes founder Jane McGinn

Nothing says hot summer day like going to the ice cream parlour and devouring a decadent ice cream sundae or popsicle. There are plenty of choices in ice cream, but Jane McGinn’s mission was unique: to offer a healthy, divine product that was gluten-free, dairy-free and hormone-free. This was the motivation behind her version of the . . .

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September 02, 2015

Start small, and start now

Justin Waldron, co-founder of Zynga reminisces

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Building things with my family and friends. Pillow forts, tree houses, igloos, etc.
Building things with family and friends

What is the best investment your parents made in you/for you?
My first computer was an old hand-me-down that my mom brought home from work.
Mom gifts me her old computer from work
It was too slow to use the latest and software . . .

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August 02, 2015

You don't need an invitation to create impact

Laura Weidman Powers, Co-Founder, CEO at CODE2040 reflects on her childhood journey

What is your favorite childhood memory?
I had an imaginary friend that lived in a hole in the side of a building down the street from the apartment I grew up in in New York City. My dad would take me to the park and we'd stop and visit my imaginary friend on the way home. My Dad is a writer and my parents always encouraged my . . .

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July 15, 2015

I was a tinkerer as a child

Vic Bhagat, EVP, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer @ EMC, shares his childhood memories

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Having an open, unstructured environment. I compare this with my boys who are 12 and 5….their lives are far too structured. They practice hockey along with myriad other activities. The best part of my early years was the unstructured childhood.

Is this a function of changing time or . . .

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July 06, 2015

I wanted to carry a briefcase

Jeanne M. Sullivan, Co-Founder of StarVest Partners shares her favorite childhood moments.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Every day after school, I would sit with my mom and she would ask me about my day - we would talk about what went right or upside down and how to "fix it" for the next time.
Talking about fixing the day with Mom

Do you remember a mentor who influenced your life?
At a young age? Yes - a wonderful teacher who . . .

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June 25, 2015

Gene Wang

Dad and CEO of People Power recounts his childhood memories

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Being licked by our German Shepherd Elsie and her 8 puppies: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Blixem.
Our German Shepherd Elise

Do you remember a mentor who influenced your life?
My Judo instructor Dave Thomas was a great mentor when I was a kid.
Judo Instructor Dave Thomas

If you could do . . .

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June 04, 2015

Jeff Hollender

Dad and founder of Seventh Generation recalls his childhood.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Watching television cartoons all Sunday morning with my classmates at my dad’s office during first and second grades. I got to invite my friends to the agency to watch cartoons all morning. This helped the agency decide where to advertise. It made me a popular guy.Watching tv with friends at Dad's office

Did it make you . . .

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May 07, 2015