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Your Business to Weather Any Disaster
11/1/2005
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Savvy entrepreneurs realize the key to surviving any crisis is a carefully-crafted disaster-recovery plan. One important item: business-interruption insurance.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
Smith Lonnie
11/2/2005
VideoSeries Resource
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Lonnie Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive Surgical. Mr. Smith joined Intuitive in June 1997 from Hillenbrand Industries, where he was Senior Executive Vice President. Mr. Smith joined Hillenbrand in 1978 and during his tenure he was also a member of the executive committee, the office of the president and the board of directors. Mr. Smith has also held positions with The Boston Consulting Group and IBM. Mr. Smith received his BSEE from Utah State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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From Start-up to Market Dominance in the Field of Surgical Robotics
Smith Lonnie
11/2/2005
Audio Resource
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Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive's path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
Polese Kim
11/9/2005
VideoSeries Resource
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As CEO of SpikeSource, Kim Polese is responsible for guiding the company's business vision: to make open source safe for the enterprise. Prior to SpikeSource, Kim co-founded Marimba in 1996, and as President and CEO she led the company through a successful public offering and to profitability. She then served as Chairman until Marimba's acquisition by BMC Software in April 2004. Before co-founding Marimba, Kim worked at Sun Microsystems and was the original product manager for Java, leading its launch in March 1995. Prior to Java, Kim worked in Sun's software division on object-oriented development environments. Previously, she worked at Intellicorp Inc., helping Fortune 500 firms implement expert systems. Kim earned a Bachelor's degree in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley and studied Computer Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. Kim serves on the executive council of TechNet, a bipartisan coalition of executives focused on the growth of the technology industry and economy, on the board of the Global Security Institute, and the University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation. She is a Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Engineered Innovation. Courtesy of http://www.spikesource.com/management.html and http://www.osbc2004.com/live/13/events/13SFO05A/keynotes.

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Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley
Polese Kim
11/9/2005
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Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, describes her twenty years of experience in developing software in Silicon Valley including Java development with Sun Microsystems. She also discusses SpikeSource's relationship with the open source community.

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Communicating Values Intentionally
FastTrac
11/11/2005
Article Resource
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Values are one of the most important drivers of entrepreneurial success. Remember to reflect and clarify your values, formalizing them in writing, and live them as you make decisions in your business.

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Creating Clarity of Purpose, Structure, and Measurement
FastTrac
11/11/2005
Article Resource
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Organizations thrive when they are clear about what needs to get done, who needs to do it, and how it should get done. Without clarity there is wasted effort and even chaos.

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Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences
FastTrac
11/11/2005
Article Resource
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One of the best ways to grow your company is to provide your customers with such a great experience that they return again.

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Getting Support
FastTrac
11/11/2005
Article Resource
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Using mentors, advisers, and community resources can make the difference between success and failure for your business. The guidance of successful, seasoned entrepreneurs can help you gain access to knowledge and insider networks.

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Price List
FastTrac
11/11/2005
Article Resource
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Customers may be motivated to purchase a product or service just by reading a price list.

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