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Career Advice - John Doerr (KPCB)
Date: 2/2/2005
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): John Doerr
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Doerr gives general career advice for those who are planning to start their own businesses. His tips include finding a mentor, networking, and spending some time in a sales or service position.

Other Videos in Series

Career Advice - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr gives general career advice for those who are planning to start their own businesses. His tips include finding a mentor, networking, and spending some time in a sales or service position. Watch More
Disruptive Technologies - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr gives his list of what he feels are important new disruptive technologies. His first choice is wireless and his second is services for enterprises. Watch More
Distinguished Ventures - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks about what distinguishes successful companies from all others. The two main factors are passionate founders and devotion to technical excellence. Watch More
Great Groups - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr firmly believes that one of the keys to success is a strong partnership, rather than a lone entrepreneur forging ahead. Watch More
Helping Teams Work Together - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr offers tips that are useful in building a strong team and sustaining its strength, including coaching and personal networking. Watch More
How To Be a Venture Capitalist - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr talks about how many students on the eve of graduation set their sights on becoming a venture capitalist. He believes the path to being a great venture capitalist begins with being a great entrepreneur. Watch More
How to Negotiate Valuations - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr offers advice on pursuing initial VC funding, including how many firms to approach, how to evaluate the firms, and what kinds of questions to ask. He also reminds us to treat all negotiations with respect and
fairness. Watch More
Mercenaries and Missionaries - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr views entrepreneurs as missionaries rather than mercenaries, and gives examples of both groups, including drive and paranoia (mercenary) and passion (missionary). Watch More
The Global Future - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: When asked what the future of technology and venture capital will look like, Doerr frames it as career advice for his daughters: learn Mandarin and earn a degree in a biotechnology related field. Watch More
The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: Doerr talks about how Grameen Bank, started by Professor Muhammad Yunus, proved to be a creative solution to the never-ending problem of poverty for many small villages in Bangladesh. Doerr shares the story of finding this
solution and the ideas behind how the bank came to be formed. Watch More
The Past, Present and Future of Google - John Doerr (KPCB)
John Doerr
2/2/2005
Summary: As a well-known champion of Google, Doerr describes some of his favorite services that Google offers. Watch More

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