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Steve Leveen Discusses How He Went From Being A Biology Major To A Business CEO

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  • Date Added : 4/22/2005
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Steve Leveen

  • Co-founder and CEO, Levenger
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1954 (Age: 67 years old)
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Biography

Steve Leveen is the co-founder and CEO of Levenger, known for its catalog of "tools for serious readers." Levenger (an amalgam of Leveen and his wife's last name, Granger), started out as a purveyor of state-of-the-art halogen book reading lights and grew to become a highly successful Internet and retail company, touting tools for serious readers, writers and thinkers. Today, Levenger is a multimillion dollar company with 225 employees and stores in Delray Beach, Fla., Boston and Chicago. The Levenger catalog is distributed to 24 million households annually.

Prior to starting Levenger with his wife in 1987, Leveen worked in marketing for a software firm in Boston, as a survey researcher for a firm in Washington, D.C. and as a journalist for McGraw-Hill in New York City.

Steve Leveen holds a B.A. in Biology from University of California, San Diego and a Master's in PhD in Sociology from Cornell University.

The question was how did a bio major get into business? Are you a bio major? Okay. But I know we have some in the audience. I'm not sure how it happened to tell you the truth. It's a big mistake. No. My father is a business guy. My mother is sort of on the arts side. My mother was a music ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 11 Steve Leveen States Most Businesses Are People Businesses
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 3 min. 14 sec.
Video 2 of 11 Steve Leveen States Business Plans Are Important But You Should Begin The Business Before You Are Ready
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 1 min. 56 sec.
Video 3 of 11 Steve Leveen Discusses Early Days of Levenger
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 5 min. 8 sec.
Video 4 of 11 Steve Leveen States Lack of Capital Forces You To Think Creatively
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 4 min. 11 sec.
Video 5 of 11 Steve Leveen States Importance of Loving The Customer
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 1 min. 21 sec.
Video 6 of 11 Steve Leveen Discusses Economies of Scale
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 3 min. 7 sec.
Video 7 of 11 Steve Leveen Shares Story of Hard Times At Levenger
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 6 min. 17 sec.
Video 8 of 11 Steve Leveen States You Don't Have To Go Outside Your Business To Give Back
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 3 min. 1 sec.
Video 9 of 11 Steve Leveen Discusses How He Went From Being A Biology Major To A Business CEO
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 3 min. 14 sec.
Video 10 of 11 Steve Leveen Shares Example of Problems With Suppliers
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
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  • 3 min. 16 sec.
Video 11 of 11 Steve Leveen Shares Thoughts on Finding Entrepreneurial Mentors
  • Steve Leveen - Lecture - Levenger
  • 4/22/2005
  • Steve Leveen
  • 3 min. 16 sec.

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