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No More Broad Growth for Technology - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
Date: 2/11/2009
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Tom Siebel
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Most of the promise of post-industrial society has been realized, says Tom Siebel, Chairman of First Virtual Group, and all of the great technological advances and development of great companies are behind us. The tech sector is
hovering around a mere three percent annual growth rate, says Siebel; keeping it just on par with the rate of current economic growth.

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No More Broad Growth for Technology - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
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Summary: Most of the promise of post-industrial society has been realized, says Tom Siebel, Chairman of First Virtual Group, and all of the great technological advances and development of great companies are behind us. The tech sector is
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Opportunity in Population Growth - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
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Summary: The globe's human population is currently around six-and-a-half billion, and it is slated to reach nine billion people in the next twenty years. Tom Siebel, Chairman of First Virtual Group, points out that this sharp increase will
propel a worldwide demand for food, water, energy, and healthcare. And, he adds, the business opportunities in providing these essentials are unparalleled. Watch More
Recalling the Golden Growth of Information Technology - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
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Summary: Tom Siebel, Chairman of First Virtual Group, paints a picture of the dramatic explosion of the dot-com boom; an era, he recalls, where "risk was a business problem, and not an anathema." With a 17 percent growth rate - an increase
unprecedented before or since, says Siebel - the business opportunities of the 1980's era appeared to be unlimited. Changes in technology were total replacements, rather than incremental, meaning that every client had to buy and keep buying or
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Snapshot of Culture and Commerce: 2010-2030 - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
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Summary: Forward-thinking entrepreneurs should consider government restrictions in their long-term business planning, says First Virtual Group's Chairman Tom Siebel. They should also be aware of the opportunities that exist through
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