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Agree and Commit, Disagree and Commit - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Date: 11/15/2006
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Greg Ballard
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Greg states that the most corrosive thing that can happen in a company is to have a debate continue after the decision has been made. He suggests that people who are supportive of decisions which they were against are very
valuable to an organization.

Other Videos in Series

Agree and Commit, Disagree and Commit - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: Greg states that the most corrosive thing that can happen in a company is to have a debate continue after the decision has been made. He suggests that people who are supportive of decisions which they were against are very
valuable to an organization. Watch More
Creativity in Business - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: Greg suggests that there are many ways that creativity can manifest itself in business: from business strategy to product design to a clever marketing campaign. He states that a successful business requires creativity in all
aspects of its operations. Watch More
First to Market - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: Greg draws on his experiences at 3Dfx and GluMobile and states that being first to market is not necessarily an advantage. He suggests that it is often better to be second and thus learn from the mistakes of the previous
entrants. Watch More
Follow Your Values - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: Greg recounts scenarios where he could have made a little more money by abandoning his value system; however, he is happier for having stuck to his values. He suggests that the best way to make such decisions is to think about
what the right thing to do is, and then do it. Watch More
Great Products Aren't Enough - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: Greg suggests that a good product is a solid foundation, but not enough to guarantee success. He illustrates his point using the examples of Betamax, and his own experience in competing with NVIDIA. Watch More
Treat Everyone with Respect - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: An important lesson that Greg learned during his extensive career was to treat everyone with respect. He states that the business world is in fact a small world, and one is likely to interact with the same people many times. It is
very important to be respectful of those senior and junior to you. Watch More
Value of Customer Service - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: As a seasoned Silicon Valley CEO, Greg states that one of the most important aspects of business is customer service. While this is often the most neglected, and the first to be cut when money is sparse, Greg suggests that saving
money on providing great customer service is not a smart move. Watch More
Work Life Balance - Greg Ballard (Glu Mobile)
Greg Ballard
11/15/2006
Summary: As someone who has spent more than his fair sharing working, Greg gives insight into how he maintains a strong work-life balance. He stresses the importance of prioritization and communication. Watch More

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