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Customer Focus Builds Global Growth [Entire Talk] - Diego Piacentini (Amazon)
Piacentini Diego
11/4/2010
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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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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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Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs [Entire Talk] - Ann Miura-Ko (FLOODGATE)
MiuraKo Ann
10/28/2010
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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 (Entire Talk) - Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)
Prescott Thomas
10/21/2010
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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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Honest Advice on Starting a Company (Entire Talk) - Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur)
Suster Mark
10/14/2010
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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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Build a Stronger America
Kauffman Foundation
10/7/2010
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If you are like 80 percent of Americans, you believe that the U.S. economy has been, and will continue to be, built by entrepreneurs. Accordingly, if the U.S. economy is going to have a sustained recovery, it will be up to its entrepreneurs to lead the way.

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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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Entrepreneurial Lessons: Find Value and Make Impact (Entire Talk) - Amit Chatterjee (Hara)
Chatterjee Amit
9/30/2010
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Amit Chatterjee, founder and CEO of Hara, the growing energy management solutions company, shares the wisdom of his entrepreneurial experience. He covers an array of topics vital to launching and running a successful enterprise, including the importance of product innovation, new market development, thriving in a competitive landscape, and the critical importance of building a brilliant team.

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Chile: Launching a Global Entrepreneurship Hub (Entire Talk) - Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government)
Fontaine Juan Andres
9/23/2010
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Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his government's recent practices and programs that strive to develop Chile's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Topics touched upon include government incentive programs to attract international investment, growth and development to Chile's university research and development, and a desire to build the nation into the innovation hub of South America.

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Kauffman FastTrac Overview 2010
Muller Alana Fishback Bo
8/26/2010
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Kauffman FastTrac Overview with Alana Muller and Bo Fishback.

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