A Little More Detail on Mr. Levy's Properties:
Levy is President & CEO of ECnow.com,
a management consulting company helping companies transition from the industrial
age to the Internet age through strategy, marketing and a combination of
off-the-shelf and customized on-line and on-ground training.
ECnow.com, Inc. works with:
of California, Santa Cruz (previously with San Jose State University) to create
and run the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program and The Business Management
Certificate Program. He formerally created and ran the ECM Certificate Program
organizations to produce private 1-day to 2-week training sessions for domestic
and international groups
worked with Key3Media to produce comdex.biz at Comdex Fall
Levy is Executive Editor and CEO of Happy
About® which writes and publishes books for corporations with a positive
spin on educational and controversial topics utilizing case studies, testimonials
and war stories from those that have "Been There and Done That!" Check
out the books, white
papers or magazines available.
Mr. Levy's current strategic and speaking efforts
have lead to the creation of the Value
Framework®. This simple-to-apply framework helps companies drive value
creation by applying strategy deployed, managed and evolved to new and existing
Mr. Levy is the Director and Chief
Strategy Office of the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program (http://siliconvalleypace.com)
at San Jose State University Professional Development. This is the most practical
education one can get an academic institute. Prior to this program, he created
and ran the E-Commerce Management Program which sold over 4,700, created over
50 courses and took in over $1.7m in revenue.
Levy also publishes a monthly eZine via the Value
Framework® Institue, that analyzes companies and industrials and shares
news from the perspective of the Value
Framework®. Readership includes a wide range of companies, from Oracle
and Sony, to Visa and Yahoo, as well as online readers who want to keep up with
the latest news and trends.
Mr. Levy's book E-Volve-or-Die.com,
marks a departure from the multitude of e-commerce titles on the shelves. The
book educates a much wider audience than those involved in e-commerce, rather
serves as a resource for any one in the world wanting to thrive in the Internet
Mr. Levy routinely serves on the advisory boards
of between 3-5 startup companies, including neoIT
and the National Youth Leadership Forum.
to forming ECnow.com, Mr. Levy managed the e-commerce component of Sun Microsystems'
$3.5 billion supply chain, developed the e-commerce strategy for Bay Networks,
and was involved in the e-commerce efforts on both the buy and sell side of several
large and small companies. His eZine and consulting practice have resulted in
the following endorsements by people engaged in the E-Commerce industry.
People are Saying about
their Experiences with Mitchell Levy & ECnow.com:
"Mitchell is one of the foremost
voices in e-business today. His insights are accurate and timely."
Cheney, President, Simmedia
"We at Recruit
thank you so much for the invaluable learning opportunity you have provided our
staff. One of the greatest weaknesses in the current Japanese organization (including
our own) is its inability to project and manage a clear vision or goal under which
various different areas can with independent responsibility work together collectively
towards that goal. Previously, Japan's corporate strength relied on a broader,
more simple motto of "producing good products." In this new age of IT, this method
no longer works and many companies are at a loss of direction, not necessarily
because of the lack of qualified individuals but because of the lack of management
system that encourages and builds clear collective vision and individual responsibility
These are some of the most
valuable lessons the Recuit employee learned from you:
to build and project a clear goal (and one that can be reached within 18 months),
- how to plan, distribute and encourage the integration
of various ideas, and to work together towards a shared overall goal, all the
while incorporating flexibility in a constantly ever-shifting needs of the E-business
These may be skills that are
common-sense and expected and yet are relatively new to the Japanese work environment.
In this sense, Sakamoto's live exposure to this kind of atmosphere is invaluable
to him as well as to our organization."
Yukiko Nagashima, Recruit
Company, LTD, Tokyo, Japan
"Thank you for
teaching me how to think outside the box. After working with you for 2 years and
seeing what you do to drive your businesses, I've come up with ideas that markedly
excel my business. Let me repeat myself, thank you."
Executive Director, Berkeshire Artist Group
an advisory board member, Mitchell Levy was instrumental in shaping and defining
our company's marketing plan and vision. He dedicated the time and resources to
our team that helped make us successful."
E. Zumout, President, Experts.com
now and then you meet someone who stands above the crowd, and leads those around
them. It has been a pleasure meeting you and witnessing these qualities in your
James Biorge, Chairman and CEO,
"I think that, the humility
and humanness as a foundation to your expertise and knowlege, can reach a lot
deeper into a person's psyche. So aside from leaving with knowledge, you leave
people with a good feeling too."
Suzan Polessky, Website Mgr,
"You are a truly excellent
panel chairman/moderator. The panel you put together was high-quality, and it
John Hamilton, Managing Director,
Global Technology Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
always, you managed to put together a great set of panels and panelists. I look
forward to your next event."
Parag Patel, Vice President of Industry
appreciate the opportunity to have met you. You have a good energy that
is nice to experience, especially in these 'transitional' times."
Rarick, VP eCommerce, Wells Fargo Bank
you for bringing breath as well as depth to the program. Your efforts are quite
evident in the quality of ECM curriculum."
Max Lloyd, San Jose
State (SJSU-PD) ECM Certificate Candidate
what I did and getting my certificate is valuable to my future, and having gotten
to know you was really quite wonderful. Thank you Mitchell."
Bena, SJSU-PD ECM Certificate Program Graduate
learned a tremendous amount in a relatively short period of time... the resource
information provided in the classroom materials are very useful, and classroom
participation and sharing of information between the students is also very valuable."
Lillian MacMinn, Prospective SJSU-PD ECM Graduate
Now that I am back in the Netherlands
and will start a new job tomorrow, I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge
and insights with me! The ECM-program has made it possible for me to enter the
world of e-commerce. I'll be Marketing Manager at Independer.com, a provider of
financial services via the web.
Thank you once
Eveline Scheren, SJSU-PD ECM Certificate
"Your work on competitor research
and analysis shows that you have a grasp not only of the big picture, but also
know how to ferret out the details. It's great to have a resource like ECnow.com."
Georgia Lorie, Senior Manager, Global Vertical Marketing, Sun-Netscape Alliance
"Your search engine optimization for our conference
was really a work of art! I've worked with a lot of people who do this stuff for
a living, and they don't seem to grasp our strategic objectives as well as you
did. It's nice to get real value from a consultant. We'll work with you again
Gabe Zichermann, Group Marketing Manager, Miller Freeman Game
"When you came to us 3 years ago to pitch
us on the importance of the Internet to our direct mail business, I have to admit
that I was very skeptical. I'd had promises from all sorts of companies in the
past about how they could transform my business and enhance sales and profits.
From the start, your professionalism and hard work were a refreshing change. Your
people really listened to what we had to say and respected our experience in marketing
to our customers-I think that's why our web business has been so successful. Rather
than coming in and creating a whole new approach, you helped us define our Internet
goals and strategy in a way that our organization could deal with effectively.
I will continue to recommend your company to people who come to me looking to
generate serious, successful online commerce. Many thanks for a job well done.."
Ed Lehrman, President, Passport Wine Club, Petaluma, CA
with a firmly-grounded and well-informed individual named Mitchell Levy. Fold
in 35 years of Internet (time) experience. Mix with a healthy dose of open communication
between the author and audience and the result is ECMgt.com--a thoughtful newsletter
that keeps you abreast of the latest, provides insightful commentary, and gives
you a chance to participate. An ideal internet recipe."
Prominent Internet Industry Author and Speaker, Targeting.com, Santa Barbara,
"The ECMgt.com newsletter is a rich source
of current e-commerce news and research, and Levy's commentaries provide plenty
of context to help orient the reader to the crowded and often confusing online
Dylan Tweney, Internet business columnist for InfoWorld,
publisher of The Tweney Report http://www.tweney.com
"Netcentives bases its success on the added
value it gives its customers, so I know value when I see it. After reading your
newsletter for the last few months, I have to say that your insights into e-commerce
trends and strategy and the articles from industry professionals would be worth
paying for-but I'm glad that it's free!"
Bill Rusitzky, Netcentives,
San Francisco, CA
"It's definitely the best
B2B eZine out there."
Moses Ma, CEO, bizbots, inc., San Francisco,