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How to Build a Successful Company
Kapor Mitch
1/16/2008
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Serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor speaks about the fundamental principles of building successful companies by drawing on his experience as creator of Lotus 1-2-3, Chairman of Second Life, Founder of Foxmarks and a wealth of technical and social entrepreneurship knowledge. Kapor emphasizes the elements of company building that technology has changed, such as faster feedback cycles and lower barriers to entry, as well as the elements that remain the same, such as how to establish culture and trust. Kapor illuminates his observations with contemporary and historical examples that create a context-rich primer on building vibrant companies.

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Creating Enchantment
Kawasaki Guy
3/2/2011
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Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the "pillars of enchantment." In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating trust, and taking empowering action. He also shares keys to telling a great story, overcoming resistance, and enchanting your boss and colleagues.

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The Fairy Tale of Innovent and How it Came to be
KellerBottom Stephanie
4/26/2006
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Stephanie Keller-Bottom, Director of Nokia Innovent, shares experiences and lessons learned in founding Innovent, Nokia's entrepreneurial innovation unit that explores emerging markets and the opportunities they create.

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Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life
Kelley Tom
11/12/2008
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Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect of our lives and lead to more success.

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The Black Swans of Energy Invention
Khosla Vinod
10/22/2008
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Toss the old notions of environmentalism into the recycling bin. Investor Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures shatters conventional wisdom of energy reduction, and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve environmental problems via cost-effective, innovative, and scalable engineering.

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Entrepreneurship Within a Marriage
Komisar Randy
5/25/2005
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Randy Komisar of KPCB and Debra Dunn, previously of HP, discuss entrepreneurship during the Entrepreneurial Thought Leader lecture series.

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Getting to Plan B
Komisar Randy
4/7/2010
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While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it is required to accept the numerous fits and starts of the start-up.

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Social Entrepreneurship Changing Education
Kopp Wendy
1/12/2011
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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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Words of Wisdom from an Experienced CEO
Kriens Scott
11/29/2006
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In a humble and anecdotal talk, Scott Kriens, CEO of Juniper Networks, walks through the founding and growth of the company.  He provides insight on a variety of issues ranging from the power of strong markets, to personal growth, to globalization and net neutrality.

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Investing for Market Strategy and Capital
Lambert Lisa
5/5/2010
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Lisa Lambert, Vice President at Intel Capital, speaks at length on the experience of working for a mammoth, corporate-backed strategic venture capital firm. She unpacks the challenges of the post-recession VC world, and speaks at length about the industry at large. In addition, Lambert discusses critical issues of work/life balance and the conundrum of personal choices faced when climbing the corporate ladder.

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