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Christine Haskell

Christine is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft with several years experience in the .com industry.

She recently started social venture labs, an idea incubator for those leading small mission-driven businesses or organizations looking to create relationships, share ideas and get feedback on common business practices. She is new to StartupNation, and looking to profile mission driven companies and discusses related themes.

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Reprinted from tensionbreaker.com: How the Recession Affects Sesame Street

  • After its expenses come under increased government oversight, the number 4 pulls its sponsorship.
  • Cookie Monster being replaced by his cousin, Ramen Noodle Monster.
  • Elmo’s World downsized to Elmo’s Corner.
  • Bob finally forced into retirement.
  • Zoe replaced with an orange sock from the Dollar Store.
  • Grover teaches Abby Cadabby about last and first. Specifically, “Last In, First Out.”
  • Hoopers Store out-sources its operations to workers living on Galli Galli Sim Sim.
  • Thanks to a 50% off liquidation sale, all Double-U’s are now U’s.
  • As more residents move into garbage cans, Oscar complains about gentrification.
  • Count Von Count indicted on charges of counting some bats twice.
  • After being laid off, Baby Bear just sits around watching the Telly all day… which makes Telly even more nervous than usual.
  • In order to pay the bills, Grover forced to take on 8th job.


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