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Nassim Taleb: Skin in the Game
Blending his views on modern day investment risks with effective risk management techniques from earlier in history, author Nassim Taleb explains the value and moral purpose of requiring all investors to have "skin in the game." View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3125
Views: 20424 Stanford eCorner
Alexander Osterwalder: The Business Model Canvas
Alexander Osterwalder shares a short video to explain the structure of his business model canvas framework. Emphasizing the importance of searching for a business model, Osterwalder says, "Great products are becoming a commodity. It's the combination between great products and a great business model that is going to keep you ahead of the competition in the coming decade." View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2877
Views: 178556 Stanford eCorner
Tom Kelley: Field Observations with Fresh Eyes
IDEO's General Manager, Tom Kelley, shares a case study demonstrating value opportunities that arise when designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs see with fresh eyes. He cites his company's challenge to design a new children's toothbrush. Rather than relying on industry assumptions, his team did hands-on field research and discovered new ideas on how children actually go about brushing their teeth. Subsequently, IDEO's new take on an old product became a bestseller for their client, and caused an industry-wide re-design by other toothbrush manufacturers. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2100
Views: 33628 Stanford eCorner
Mark Zuckerberg: Hiring the Right People
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals the individual skills and the balance of experience he looks for when recruiting college graduates, while still building and moving his company forward. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=1501
Views: 60079 Stanford eCorner
Tina Seelig: Classroom Experiments in Entrepreneurship
If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this clip, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this quandry to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often taking advantage of locally needed services, niche markets, and valuable time. These in-class experiments contain many valuable lessons on creative thinking in the start-up realm, including skills, ideas, and innovation as assets that always lend value. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2268
Views: 68531 Stanford eCorner
Ed Catmull: How to Argue with Steve Jobs
Ed Catmull, president and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, describes how he would demonstrate patience and persistence when he and the late Steve Jobs did not agree on something. Jobs co-founded Pixar and was its CEO at the time. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3326
Views: 27158 Stanford eCorner
Sheryl Sandberg: The Importance of Authentic Communication
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, talks about the importance of communication in scaling one's own career and business relationships. She recommends that rather than stating opinions as facts, managers state beliefs and the facts that support it, and encourage others to do the same, as a tool to encourage better information sharing. She also encourages everyone to take full responsibility for the actions, and to make them personal, stating that this ownership is a crucial building block at all stages of one's career. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2241
Views: 70561 Stanford eCorner
Ed Catmull: A Steve Jobs IPO Story
Ed Catmull, president and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, details the foresight that the late Steve Jobs had while serving as Pixar's CEO. Jobs predicted that the right time to take Pixar public was just after the debut of Toy Story, because he knew how successful the film would be. Catmull was in conversation with Stanford Prof. Bob Sutton. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3325
Views: 11447 Stanford eCorner
Alexander Osterwalder: Mapping Customer Pains to Value Proposition
Business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder lays out reasons to map a product or service's value proposition with the actual pains customers face. Using building blocks from his business model canvas framework, Osterwalder maps the relationship and discusses, with interviewer Steve Blank, how value is created. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2880
Views: 65087 Stanford eCorner
Tina Seelig: Divergent Thinking
STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig explains the difference between convergent and divergent thinking, and identifies how the latter allows individuals to create an infinite number of answers to a problem. As a real world example, Seelig tells the story of the legendary one-word admission examination used by All Souls College at the University of Oxford. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2777
Views: 14950 Stanford eCorner
Tina Seelig: Teaching Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Tina Seelig, Executive Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, speaks about the lesson that is the crux of entrepreneurship: All problems are opportunities, and the larger the problem, the grander the opportunity. Furthermore, she talks about the challenges that arise in the methods for teaching these concepts, and the necessity to get people out of their comfort zone in order to encourage creative problem-solving. This clip also includes a video quote from Vinod Khosla. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2267
Views: 16144 Stanford eCorner
Kevin Systrom: Finding the Problem is the Hard Part
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom believes building solutions for most problems is the easy part; the hard part is finding the right problem to solve. Here he opens up about how he and fellow Co-Founder Mike Krieger identified the problems they wanted to solve around sharing photos through mobile devices. He also reminds entrepreneurs to embrace simple solutions, as they can often delight users and customers. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2738
Views: 12613 Stanford eCorner
Olivia Fox Cabane: Build Your Personal Charisma [Entire Talk]
Debunking charisma as being purely innate or magical, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how specific behaviors of presence, power and warmth can help individuals to develop their personal charisma. The author of The Charisma Myth also shares anecdotes and research that illustrate how elements of charisma are learned, interpreted and impact relationships. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3005
Views: 405339 Stanford eCorner
Jack Dorsey: The CEO as Chief Editor
As CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey sees himself as a "Chief Editor," charged with addressing the flood of inputs and ideas that come into the company. In this capacity, Dorsey focuses on three major areas: 1) Team Dynamics, 2) Internal and External Communication, and 3) Financial Management. Dorsey also shares his belief that you can be successful if you make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2645
Views: 15558 Stanford eCorner
Mark Suster: The Co-Founder Mythology
While many legendary Silicon Valley companies were founded by teams of two, partnerships aren't without their problems, states venture capitalist Mark Suster. Disagreements arise based on personal life changes, business strategies, and roles within the company. Suster prefers to avoid playing the role of co-founder "marriage counselor" by working with a strong, individual entrepreneur. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2522
Views: 7567 Stanford eCorner
Heidi Roizen: 20-40-60 Rule
DFJ Operating Partner Heidi Roizen talks about how preoccupied people are with the notion that others are always thinking about them, and how empowering it is to know that they actually aren't. Roizen underscores this fact with a concept she credits to actress Shirley MacLaine, called the "20-40-60 rule." View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3356
Views: 4856 Stanford eCorner
Jack Dorsey: The Power of User Narratives
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Square and Twitter, explains the value in writing a story from the user's perspective. He discusses Square's vital use of narratives to understand what customers truly experience when using the product. According to Dorsey, all of a company's other strategies and tactics should grow naturally out of these powerful user narratives. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2644
Views: 7782 Stanford eCorner
Steve Blank: Acting on Customer Discovery
Customer feedback simply cannot be outsourced, according to serial entrepreneur Steve Blank. Here he shares an anecdote demonstrating the importance of founders speaking directly to customers. Blank recalls how entrepreneur Alan Michaels was forced to listen to customer needs and altered his product accordingly. These changes turned single-digit sales into the thousands, and resulted in an eventual $400 million company sale. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2062
Views: 7979 Stanford eCorner
Steve Blank: The Principles of Lean
Steve Blank, creator of the Lean LaunchPad approach to entrepreneurship, summarizes the methodology’s most important concepts: from the framing of a startup’s core hypotheses about commercialization, to testing those assumptions through customer feedback and building a “minimum viable product” that gets improved upon via “agile engineering.” Blank, an adjunct professor at Stanford, begins by parsing how established companies and startups plan their business. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=4687
Views: 3905 Stanford eCorner
Dana Mead: A Day in the Life of a Venture Capitalist
KPCB Partner Dana Mead offers a glimpse into his day-to-day activities as a venture capitalist, where he focuses on looking at new ventures, working with entrepreneurs at current ventures and networking. "We practice really hard everyday at saying no nicely," says Mead, as it's important to maintain relationships with entrepreneurs and leave the door open for other deals down the road. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2843
Views: 6756 Stanford eCorner
Ed Catmull: Inside the Braintrust
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, explains the highly effective concept of the "Braintrust," which comprises a group of passionate peers who advise filmmakers during the production process. Key to its success is that the group has no authority, and that absolute candor and trust must be in place, Catmull says. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3327
Views: 12823 Stanford eCorner
Chris Redlitz: Nailing the One-Minute Pitch
Chris Redlitz, co-founder of The Last Mile, which brings entrepreneurial skills to soon-to-be-released prison inmates, talks about the importance of teaching students how to pitch. As an example of this skill, program participant Heracio Harts then delivers a powerful demonstration of nailing the pitch. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3159
Views: 12346 Stanford eCorner
Mike Olson: Open Source Business Models
Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson steps through various business models in open source companies, including the service/support model, dual licensing, and Cloudera's current approach to growing revenue through relationships. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3227
Views: 4123 Stanford eCorner
David Kelley: Hire Great People
IDEO Founder David Kelley suggests avoiding conventional approaches to hiring employees and building teams. In this clip, Kelley offers a few suggestions: 1) Hire individuals or non-confomists to stimulate the organization, 2) Hire a diverse range of experts and generalists from different fields, and 3) Form "hot groups" of 8-12 people for maximum impact. Kelley also encourages building close ties to universities to source potential staff. To Kelley, an ideal hire interacts well with established staff and demonstrates an "attitude of wisdom" that strikes a balance between the ability to promote ideas and the ability to consider feedback. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=682
Views: 4699 Stanford eCorner
Jocelyn Goldfein: Hiring and Bootcamp at Facebook
Jocelyn Goldfein, director of engineering at Facebook, unpacks the immersive experience of new hires at Facebook. New arrivals take part in a six-week "bootcamp," says Goldfein, which helps participants build a immediate connection to their fellow employees. Goldfein also explains what they look for in new engineers, including coding skills, a collegial attitude, and intuition. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3162
Views: 7287 Stanford eCorner
Alexander Osterwalder: Tools for Business Model Generation [Entire Talk]
Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2875
Views: 152475 Stanford eCorner
Tina Seelig: Challenge Assumptions
Challenging the first and second wave of answers and assumptions helps creative teams move on to breakthrough ideas that appear in the third wave, says Dr. Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Here the lecture audience participates in an exercise that reveals a group's willingness to go with the first right answer, which can be major barrier to unleashing full creative potential. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2779
Views: 11137 Stanford eCorner
Randy Komisar: Analogs and Antilogs: Nothing is "Revolutionary"
"Because they can make the dog jump, [entrepreneurs] somehow assume that everyone wants a jumping dog," says KPCB partner Randy Komisar. His point? Too often, start-ups launch a solution without thinking through the problem that it solves. Without necessitating spending a nickel, an entrepreneur's first step should be plotting how the market has evolved to allow for a next-step product or service. As an example, he cites Apple's launch of the iPod on the backs of the Sony Walkman and Napster. Nothing is unique or truly inventive, says Komisar. The trick is finding the worn path that will allow your venture to dig in its heels. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2418
Views: 4157 Stanford eCorner
Liz Wiseman: Diminisher vs. Multiplier
Liz Wiseman, author of “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work,” compares opposite types of leaders. She says “diminishers” focus on their own intelligence and abilities, squandering the talent around them. Meanwhile, “multipliers” trust, support and empower others, challenging them to stretch their limits. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3383
Views: 13952 Stanford eCorner
Tina Seelig: Connect and Combine
The re-combination of information is critical to developing new ideas, says STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig. This is the same reason innovation flourishes throughout the world in places where different people and ideas come together, such as ancient Alexandria and modern day San Francisco. But how do you teach this? Seelig shares how metaphors can be a powerful key to unlocking creativity through the combination of ideas. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2778
Views: 5163 Stanford eCorner
Elon Musk: Elon Musk's Vision for the Future [Entire Talk]
The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal shares his predictions for artificial intelligence, renewable energy and space exploration, in conversation with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson at Stanford on Oct. 7, 2015. University President John Hennessy introduces the future-focused discussion, which follows Musk's journey from his first Internet startup in the mid-nineties to his dream of a Mars colony in the next 20 years. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3620
Views: 783777 Stanford eCorner
Bob Sutton: Keep it Simple to Reduce Cognitive Load
Stanford Professor Bob Sutton discusses the benefit of keeping things simple when adding new processes that may cause increased cognitive load on employees. Sutton, co-author of Scaling Up Excellence, also touches on the value of hierarchy and the role it can play in destroying bad bureaucracy inside organizations. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3279
Views: 3089 Stanford eCorner
Elon Musk: Imperfections Aren't Always Important
During a special appearance at Stanford University on Oct. 7, 2015, Elon Musk discusses the double-edged sword of paying close attention to tiny details. The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal was on stage with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson to kick off STVP Future Fest, a daylong series of events exploring how technology and scientific breakthroughs will shape society. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3628
Views: 3758 Stanford eCorner
Ben Horowitz: Nailing the Hard Things [Entire Talk]
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all. Horowitz, a founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the value of learning inside a large company, some of the exciting technology frontiers ahead, and the purpose and philosophy of his firm, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3425
Views: 58548 Stanford eCorner
Olivia Fox Cabane: How to Rewrite Reality
Author and leadership coach Olivia Fox Cabane shares the challenges an individual faces when trying to create warmth and empathy as behaviors for building charisma. She also shares a valuable technique for restoring mental balance and focus through the power of cognitive reframing. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3008
Views: 8431 Stanford eCorner
Bill Gross: Complementary Skills for Management Teams
Idealab Founder and CEO Bill Gross offers an engaging way of examining the mix of personalities present on management teams, featuring the roles of the Entrepreneur (E), Producer (P), Administrator (A), and Integrator (I). According to Gross, each of us has a dominant type, and individuals of different types often will not see eye to eye. However, the best management teams consist of a strong mix of all four types, working together. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2663
Views: 6253 Stanford eCorner
Elon Musk: Switching from Scholar to Entrepreneur
In an interview with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson, Elon Musk recalls how the rise of the Internet in the mid 1990s prompted him to switch from pursuing a Ph.D. to launching an online startup, based on his desire to produce something practical. Musk describes seeing the Internet as a “central nervous system” that was uniting humanity and turning it into “a super-organism.” View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3622
Views: 5528 Stanford eCorner
Ed Catmull: The Hungry Beast and the Ugly Baby
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, describes how companies often don't spend enough time nurturing and improving an initial idea and quickly produce something lacking because of the pressure to "feed the hungry beast." View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3328
Views: 3379 Stanford eCorner
Olivia Fox Cabane: The Mental Side of Power
Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth, illustrates how self-confidence is easily undermined by the pervasive and pernicious "impostor syndrome." She also explains how the human mind's filtering processes prevent each of us from seeing a true representation of reality. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3007
Views: 7369 Stanford eCorner
Guy Kawasaki: Keys to Increasing Your Likability
Entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki explains how "likability" is a main component of a person's ability to be enchanting. In this clip, Kawasaki shares three physical keys to increasing your likability: using a great smile, dressing for a 'tie', and offering the perfect handshake (based on an interesting mathematical formula). View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2670
Views: 5959 Stanford eCorner
Guy Kawasaki: Aspects of Building Trust
Entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki steps through companies that built their success on trust, and offers insights on the role of trust in relationships and individual attitudes. Kawasaki urges individuals to be "bakers," meaning trustworthy individuals seeking to create larger pies to share in the world. He also describes the value in building trust by "defaulting to yes." View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2671
Views: 4568 Stanford eCorner
Kevin Systrom: The Equity Question
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom is confused as to how equity distributions are handled by other startups. Here he advises founders to be as fair and generous as possible, throughout the different stages of startup growth. Fellow Co-Founder Mike Krieger also articulates why equity shares should rightfully be based on the level of risk involved, when a founder or early employee decides to join the startup. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2745
Views: 8753 Stanford eCorner
Noam Wasserman: The Founder's Dilemmas [Entire Talk]
Drawing on a decade of research and interviews with company founders, Harvard Business School Associate Professor Noam Wasserman explores many of the momentous early decisions and pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs and investors. Wasserman outlines paths and options for founders, with an emphasis on the frequently challenging people issues that can inhibit startup success. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3024
Views: 10315 Stanford eCorner
Guy Kawasaki: Are You Ready to Roll the DICEE?
Entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki articulates the components of "DICEE," an acronym he uses to explain what every great product must possess: Depth, Intelligence, Completeness, the ability to be Empowering, and Elegance. Kawasaki uses stories and personal examples to elaborate on each of these requirements. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2672
Views: 3459 Stanford eCorner
Adam Lashinsky: Directly Responsible Individuals
Fortune magazine Senior Editor Adam Lashinsky describes how Apple maintains accountability in project development through the identification of a DRI: Directly Responsible Individual. Lashinsky also discusses other aspects of Apple's unique culture, including the lack of general managers and allowing teams to work in a start-up manner within the larger organization. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2979
Views: 3739 Stanford eCorner
Kevin Systrom: From Stanford to Startup [Entire Talk]
Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2735
Views: 57894 Stanford eCorner
Julie Zhuo: How a Facebook Designer Thinks [Entire Talk]
Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, describes how the development of new features starts with three questions: What people problem are we solving? How do we know it’s a real problem? And how will we know if we’ve solved it? Zhuo explains how answering those fundamental questions at the outset reveals the most urgent problems to tackle — and yields features that truly enhance user satisfaction. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=4695
Views: 30462 Stanford eCorner
Ben Horowitz: Build a Great Product First
In conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers, Ben Horowitz points out that entrepreneurs must be able to build a great product before they can build a great company. Horowitz, co-founder and general partner at the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also talks about management being a learned skill. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3437
Views: 3223 Stanford eCorner
Ben Horowitz: Peacetime vs. Wartime CEO
Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Ben Horowitz, author of "The Hard Thing About Hard Things," describes what CEOs focus on in "peacetime" conditions, when a business is prosperous, versus in "wartime," when a company is under pressure to quickly establish itself and become profitable. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3436
Views: 2642 Stanford eCorner
Nassim Taleb: How Things Gain from Disorder [Entire Talk]
Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, shares how the benefits of random conditions can be successfully harvested to help navigate a world we do not fully understand. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3121
Views: 68574 Stanford eCorner