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Attracting Talented People - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Date: 12/18/2006
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Scott Kriens
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Scott describes how the interview process at Juniper was designed to attract the best people. He encourages students to be excited about companies with really smart people instead of being intimidated by them.

Other Videos in Series

Attracting Talented People - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott describes how the interview process at Juniper was designed to attract the best people. He encourages students to be excited about companies with really smart people instead of being intimidated by them. Watch More
Capitalizing on Market Power - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott stresses the role of the market and the benefits of leveraging its power to grow rapidly. He describes how Juniper grew to be a $1 Billion company within 3 years. Watch More
Challenges of a Global Company - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: One of Juniper's biggest challenges is efficiently operating a global company. He challenges the audience to obtain the skill set necessary to work in a global team environment. He explains that the cost advantage of Asia will
diminish over time, however, leveraging the talent pool globally will still remain attractive to all companies. Watch More
Employee Growth - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott shares his philosophy on giving people an opportunity to grow within the company. At Juniper, he chooses the most energetic and enthusiastic person instead of the most experienced one for a given project. Watch More
Importance of Common Sense - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott explains that it is important to "do the thing that makes the most sense". He uses JFK's lesson from the Bay of Pigs to illustrate this point. Watch More
Market Selection - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott describes his experience at Stratacom where for the first 5 years the company lost a lot of money and had modest revenue growth, and then after some refocusing of resources, the company did really well and was eventually
bought out for 5 billion dollars. He explains that what changed was their target market, and not the people in the company. He states that identifying markets with high growth and attaching oneself to such markets is very
valuable. Watch More
Net Neutrality - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott shares his views on net neutrality, a topic of hot debate in the Internet space. He defines net neutrality and explains its impact. Watch More
Opportunity Recognition - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott Kriens describes how Juniper was able to take advantage of the rapidly growing internet router space. He states that Juniper's focus on solving unique problems helped them compete against other established
players. Watch More
The Ups and Downs of Being a CEO - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: A Silicon Valley veteran shares his wisdom and describes the ups and downs of his career. He stresses the importance of not getting caught up in the media, and instead staying focused on the task at hand. Watch More
Value of Innovation - Scott Kriens (Juniper)
Scott Kriens
12/18/2006
Summary: Scott suggests that basic questions such as why and for which market are asked before significant engineering resources can be allocated to any project. While Juniper's culture promotes innovation, it doesn't appreciate an
innovation that is never used. Watch More

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