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Gary GoldbergGary Goldberg was a producer and writer for television and film. His TV sitcoms included the 1982 hit show Family Ties, starring Michael Fox, as well as Brooklyn Bridge and Spin City. Gary was the author of the memoir Sit Ubu Sit. Ubu Productions, founded in 1981, was named after his black labrador retriever Ubu.

Gary spoke with Jessica about how he launched his writing career, from scratch. He died shortly after this recording in June, 2013.

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Dwight MerrimanMongoDB—an open source database company that focuses on helping companies manage their data—is just one of the several companies that Dwight has successfully launched. He is also the co-founder of Doubleclick, the ad serving platform (acquired by Google for $3.1Bn); Gilt Groupe, the online fashion company; Business Insider, the news web platform, among others.

Dwight speaks to Jessica about his role in launching a number of successful New York City start-ups, from scratch.

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