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Doh! Update on NPR Interview with WBUR

May 26, 2008

If anyone was wondering what happened to that interview with WBUR, the Boston NPR affiliate, it is been taped (with host Bob Oakes) and in the can but the broadast has been slightly pushed back. Producers from WBUR tell me it should hit the airwaves this week hopefully.  Here’s a link to a Web page announcing the interview.

Here’s a snippet from the page:

Pioneering “Creative Capital”
By Bob Oakes

“Creative Capital,” by Spencer Ante BOSTON, Mass. – May 20, 2008 – These days, most start-ups rely on venture capital funding. But before World War Two, investors had to use their own money or borrow from wealthy individuals.

That all changed in 1946, in Boston, where Frenchman Georges Doriot pioneered the high risk — potentially high-reward — venture capital industry.

He never graduated from college or graduate school, but Doriot became an eminent business professor at Harvard University and founded the first publicly traded venture capital firm.

He’s now the subject of a new book, ‘Creative Capital.’ It’s by Business Week journalist Spencer Ante … who joined WBUR’s Bob Oakes from New York.

Their first question: Why did Doriot think it was time to change things?