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My update on what to watch and what to avoid: Nicholas and Alexandra: Sweeping, epic–here’s a movie that earns these adjectives. This film, made in the 70’s, sympathetically and beautifully portrays the Romanov family’s life from the early 1900’s through the Bolshevik Revolution.  However, this three-hour saga doesn’t ignore the struggles of other Russian players, including […]

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This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Dr. Avak Kahvejian, an inventor, entrepreneur and CEO as well as general partner at Flagship Pioneering, a life sciences venture capital company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For generations, his family was forced to flee from genocide in what was then Armenia (now eastern Turkey), to Syria, Lebanon, and then to Montreal, Canada, via the U.K., and finally, by choice, to Boston.   His risk-taking, persistence, and ambition drove him to a place where people from all over the world come to innovate, ideate, and create: the United States. America has always attracted this kind of person, and that’s what has made it into the powerhouse it is today. As Avak cautions, if that well were to run dry, the result would be disastrous for all of us, as you’ll learn in this week’s JobMakers.