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Linda Mason Defines Being an Entrepreneur

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Linda Mason

  • Chairman, Bright Horizons
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1956 (Age: 63 years old)
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Linda Mason is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Bright Horizons. Bright Horizons provides high quality childcare at the work site as a benefit for employees. She founded the company in 1986 with her husband, Roger Brown, and a small team of committed parents in Cambridge, MA. Prior to founding Bright Horizons, Linda Mason managed large-scale relief operations overseas. She served as co-director of Save the Children's emergency program in Sudan, serving 400,000 famine and war victims, and directed a large feeding program for children in Cambodian refugee camps along the Thai border. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Management, Cornell University and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

I am an entrepreneur because I love new ideas, I love taking an idea, and putting form to it, and shape to it, and seeing it tangible in front of me, um, I'm unafraid of risks, I think I'm probably drawn to risk in some way. Um, I'm an entrepreneur because I like taking an idea and putting people i...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 28 Linda Mason States Market Research and Desire to Make Societal Impact Gave Direction to Startup
  • Linda Mason - Interview - Bright Horizons
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Video 2 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Corporate Culture and Maintenance of Culture through Company Growth
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Video 3 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Personal Attitude Towards Risk
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Video 4 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Changing Professional Role As Company Has Matured
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Video 5 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Strategy Shift In Response to Early Challenges
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Video 6 of 28 Linda Mason Finds Biggest Surprise is Continued Personal Involvement with Company After 14 Years
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Video 7 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Personal Background in Both Consulting and Running Refugee Programs in Africa
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Video 8 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Hitting a Brick Wall Early in the Startup Phase
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Video 9 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Importance of a Business Plan
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Video 10 of 28 Linda Mason Defines Being an Entrepreneur
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Video 11 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses International Expansion of Company
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Video 12 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Bright Horizons' Rapid Growth and Geographic Strategy
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Video 13 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Balance of Entrepreneurship and Family
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Video 14 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Entrepreneurial Experiences with Save the Children
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Video 15 of 28 Linda Mason States Young Professionals Should Follow Heart and Passions
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Video 16 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Importance of Mission Statement Being Central to Company
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Video 17 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Finding Investors and Creating a High Quality Brand
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Video 18 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Instilling Value in Employees
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Video 19 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Expansion of the Business and Growth Abroad
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Video 20 of 28 Linda Mason Sees Parents As Most Influential Mentors
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Video 21 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Bright Horizons' Continual Planning Process
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Video 22 of 28 Linda Mason States Startup Raised Capital Quickly Through VC Firm
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Video 23 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Going Public and Retaining Operational Control
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Video 24 of 28 Linda Mason Addresses Thoughts on Risk When Creating Company
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Video 25 of 28 Linda Mason Shares Thoughts on Not Following A Linear Path in Life
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Video 26 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Dealing with Employees
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Video 27 of 28 Linda Mason Shares Thoughts on Working With Spouse
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Video 28 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses High and Low Points of Starting and Growing a Business
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