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Principles Matter - And Giving Back Is One of Them
Blank Arthur M
11/1/2005
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When Arthur M. Blank talks about entrepreneurship - what it takes to create, build and grow a company - he talks about principles. And, when he talks about principles, he talks about giving back.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
Smith Lonnie
11/2/2005
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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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Polese Kim
11/9/2005
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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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Ricks Frank
11/16/2005
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Frank Ricks is a founding principal of Looney Ricks Kiss Architects. Since its inception in 1983, the firm has evolved into a multi- disciplinary design firm with offices in seven cities. He leads the firm's search for opportunities to create places of purpose, ranging from individual buildings to entire neighborhoods. As managing principal of the firm, Frank has helped shape and maintain the firm's culture of creativity, leadership and collaboration. In recent years Frank has begun to look for ways to involve LRK and its staff in roles of civic leadership and entrepreneurship. Frank is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Courtesy of LRK

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Role Model for Giving as a Habit of the Heart
Moody C David Jr
12/1/2005
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For David Moody, giving back should be a "habit from the heart," started even before success arrives.

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An Overview to Buy-Sell Agreements
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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This introduction provides a basic overview of buy-sell agreements and describes the three basic types.

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Establishing the Buy-Sell Midstream
OFlaherty Patrick
1/1/2006
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When the attempt to buyout a senior partner failed, business partners realized the necessity for a buy-sell agreement...many years after the business was founded.

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High Growth and the Buy-Sell
Kenefick James F
1/1/2006
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Whether a company is built with 50/50, majority, or minority partners, the author shares key lessons learned about buy-sell agreements as his companies grew and became more sophisticated.

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Key Buy-Sell Issues for Rapid Expansion
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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A buy-sell agreement that properly anticipates all of the challenges and dynamics of rapid expansion is a must. The author asserts many entrepreneurs often are so excited to get the company started that the details typically addressed in a buy-sell agreement are overlooked.

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