Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture : Videos

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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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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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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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The Diplomacy of Technology (Entire Talk) - Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State)
Ross Alec
5/27/2010
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Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global innovators, stressing quality time management, effective hiring practices, the mutual benefits of mentoring, and assertive risk practices.

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The Perfect Storm in MedTech (Entire Talk) - Josh Makower (ExploraMed)
Makower Josh
5/20/2010
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Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.

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A Panorama of Venture Capital and Beyond (Entire Talk) - Marc Andreessen (Serial Entrepreneur)
Andreessen Marc
5/13/2010
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Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on attracting top talent.

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Nature vs. Nurture in Entrepreneurship - Steve Blank, Mark Suster, Patrick Chung, Vivek Wadhwa (Panel Discussion)
Suster Mark Blank Steve
4/22/2010
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Can entrepreneurs be made? This question is incredibly important for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and educational organizations like BASES. For some, the answer is straightforward; if you inherently possess a certain set of qualities, then, at the very least, you have the potential to become a successful entrepreneur. Otherwise, you're out of luck. For others, there is a relatively distinct manner in which entrepreneurs can be developed, through both intentional circumstances and otherwise, such as family background and education.

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