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What Great Leaders Do
Sutton Robert I
11/10/2010
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In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.

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From the Icehouse to Your House
Ruhe Thom
11/8/2010
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Next week will witness the launch of a new and engaging learning initiative known as the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program. Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery.

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Customer Focus Builds Global Growth
Piacentini Diego
11/3/2010
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Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company's growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon's innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.

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Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs
Ko Ann Miura
10/27/2010
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Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.

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Leadership and Disruptive Technologies
Prescott Thomas
10/20/2010
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Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company's story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.

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Our energy future requires commercialization education and mentors
Lesa Mitchell
10/20/2010
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Yesterday the Kauffman Foundation co-hosted the Southwest Energy Summit with both ASU (host location) and the leadership team of ARPA E. We had wonderful participation from industry leaders, experienced energy VC's and university academics...

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Honest Advice on Starting a Company
Suster Mark
10/13/2010
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Entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster, says venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. In this candid and informative lecture, Suster defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, Suster shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart ways to raise the right kind of funds, and offers honest advice in making your way as an entrepreneur.

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Solving Problems Makes a Great Business
Chien Chi Hua Rosensweig Dan
10/6/2010
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In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.

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Entrepreneurs' Movement Ideas
Ruhe Thom
10/5/2010
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Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in our economic recovery. The recession that began just over two years ago continues to be all too real for 15 million unemployed Americans, a number that worsened a few months ago despite this incipient recovery. What do you think entrepreneurs need to build a stronger America? Add your comments and ideas below.

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31Projects
Reifschneider Jon
10/1/2010
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31Projects connects social enterprises, nonprofits and entrepreneurs working to creating a better world with skilled students & young alumni who want to help.

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