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Success and Failure Drive Innovation (Entire Talk) - Polly Sumner, Liz Tinkham (Salesforce & Accenture)
Tinkham Liz
3/11/2010
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Accenture's Liz Tinkham interviews salesforce.com's Polly Sumner about entrepreneurship that occurs in both large and small companies. They both agree that innovation and risk-taking occur in any-sized company where the culture emphasizes "no idea is a dumb idea." Sumner advises young entrepreneurs to not fear risk: every failure teaches you a valuable lesson, and once learned, success is that much sweeter.

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Steve Ballmer's Talk To Stanford
Ruhe Thom
8/3/2010
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The Kauffman Foundation’s Thom Ruhe give his POV on Steve Ballmer's address to the entrepreneurship and engineering students at Stanford University. The full video of Steve Ballmer's presentation is available in the video library.

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Startup Growing Pains - Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
Hsieh Tony
11/1/2010
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Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh discusses his reasoning behind selling his company, LinkExchange, to Microsoft. Hsieh explains how working at a startup remained fun, based on hiring passionate friends. However, after reaching the 20-employee mark, startup growing pains made selling a good idea.

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Solving Problems Makes a Great Business (Entire Talk) - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)
Chien ChiHua Rosensweig Dan
10/7/2010
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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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Social Entrepreneurship Changing Education [Entire Talk] - Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)
Kopp Wendy
1/13/2011
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Wendy Kopp, Teach For America's CEO and founder, is driven to end educational inequity across the nation. In this seminar, Kopp shares her entrepreneurial story of starting Teach For America straight out of college, and articulates the sense of urgency that she and her organization still feel for producing fundamental changes to education in America.

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Release the Pigeons
Recker Bill
11/21/2008
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Serial entrepreneur and investor Bill Recker discusses some common myths that entrepreneurs believe vs. what they should really be focused on.

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Practical Legal Advice for Startups [Entire Talk] - Martin Nichols, Stan Christensen (DLA Piper)
Christensen Stan
11/24/2010
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Stanford lecturer and Arbor Advisors Managing Director Stan Christensen discusses legal issues related to startups and entrepreneurs with attorney Martin Nichols, partner at DLA Piper. The conversation covers selecting and working with legal advisors, issues of compensation and negotiation, and the need for entrepreneurs and companies to always seek practical and efficient advice.

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Outside of the Ordinary
Taulbert Clifton
11/1/2008
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Pulitzer prize nominated author, educator and entrepreneur Taulbert describes the life-changing influence he experienced as a child growing up in the Mississippi Delta. The entire interview will be available soon at elientrepreneur.com.

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New Ideas
Chowdhury Rahul
11/1/2008
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Randal Chalton expresses his passion and insights for new ideas as an entrepreneur.

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Negotiations Course
Christensen Stan
11/12/2008
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Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. He has nearly twenty years of experience in both transactional and operations roles and has worked on hundreds of transactions. Before starting Arbor, he was the General Manager of Eazel, a Linux-based software startup. He started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street, and then worked for ten years with CMG, a negotiation advisory firm affiliated with The Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity he worked with corporations and governments-advising, negotiating, and mediating transactions and conflicts. In 1996 he was selected as a Kellogg Fellow for his work in the non-profit and public sectors. He is a member of The Council On Foreign Relations and currently teaches a course on Negotiation at Stanford University in The School of Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

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