Posts Tagged ‘Anil Singh-Molares’

Video interview with Anil Singh-Molares

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Below a brief video interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with our Fall 2008 guest speaker Anil Singh-Molares talking about entrepreneurship in a global marketplace and the connection between a liberal arts degree and success in the business world. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Mr. Singh-Molares for the September 2008 issue of our newsletter Kaizen here.

Interview with Anil Singh-Molares

Monday, October 27th, 2008

singh-molares-webAnil Singh-Molares is CEO of EchoMundi, an international consulting, research and product development company based in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to founding EchoMundi, he worked for twelve years at the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, where he was Senior Director of Vendor Relations and a recipient of the Microsoft Achievement Award. He is also currently a member of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. We met with Mr. Singh-Molares in Bellevue.

Kaizen: You are a successful businessman—yet as an undergraduate you majored in Philosophy and English Literature. That might seem a surprising background. Has your undergraduate education been relevant to your success in business?

Singh-Molares: Yes, absolutely. Philosophy in particular. English certainly gave me the ability to express myself succinctly and technically. But philosophy taught me how to think and taught me to appreciate that there are many sides to an argument, but that you have to make some judgment about what you think is the correct judgment. It has to be well-supported, it has to be well researched, well thought-out, but it should be grounded in common sense. And that’s why I, like you, am a big fan of the Greeks, Plato in particular, and Aristotle as well. So, it’s been very helpful.

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Singh-Molares featured in the Rockford Register Star

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

anil-rrstar-thumbnailAnil Singh-Molares, founder and CEO of EchoMuni and a former Senior Director at Microsoft, was recently featured in the Rockford Register Star. We interviewed Mr. Singh-Molares for the Fall 2008 issue of Kaizen. He was also one the Center’s Fall 2008 guest speakers.

Fall 2008 issue of Kaizen

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The third issue of our newsletter, Kaizen, has been published.

It features news about some of the Center’s faculty, last semester’s student prize-winners in Business Ethicsand a feature interview with Anil Singh-Molares, Founder and CEO of EchoMundi and former Senior Director of Vendor Relations at Microsoft.

Mr. Singh-Molares will be visiting Rockford College on September 29th to speak about Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts. Further details will be announced as they arise and will be posted at our website.

In the meantime, one can download a PDF version of Kaizen here. Also, we will be posting the full version of the interview with Mr. Singh-Molares soon.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

Fall 2008 Speakers

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its Fall 2008 guest speakers:

September 3rd: Dr. Terry Noel
September 29th: Anil Singh-Molares
November 5th: Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright

Dr. Terry Noel (Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder) is Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. He teaches classes in Entrepreneurship and Management. Dr. Noel’s research has been published in journals including The Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. He studies the process of entrepreneurial learning and how entrepreneurial thinking can benefit both start ups and established organizations. He also does research in the field of employee reactions to computer monitoring. Professor Noel will speak on The Virtuous Entrepreneur, in Scarborough 4 at 3 PM.

Anil Singh-Molares is CEO of EchoMundi, an international consulting, research and product development company based in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to founding EchoMundi, he worked for twelve years at the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, where he was Senior Director of Vendor Relations and a recipient of the Microsoft Achievement Award. He is also currently a member of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Mr. Singh-Molares will speak on Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts. Further details will be announced as they arise, and will also be posted at our website.

Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright (Ph.D., George Mason University) is a Mercatus senior research scholar and Professor of Economics at Beloit College. Her research interests include development economics and cultural economics. She writes and teaches about indigenous markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Chamlee-Wright is the author of The Cultural Foundations of Economic Development (Routledge 1997) and Culture and Enterprise, co-authored with Don Lavoie (Routledge 2000). Professor Chamlee-Wright will speak on Entrepreneurship in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in Scarborough 4 at 3 PM.

The flyer for this announcement is available here (PDF). Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like more information.