Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2014-2015

Title: Optimal Traits and Sustainable Advantages Date: 2014-10-01 Speaker: Kevin Hartz, Julia Hartz (Eventbrite) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders What kind of industry can you disrupt with technology? It isn’t about disrupting it is about democratizing. The advent of technology will make it easier for people to gather offline. Learn by doing. Just start building. Capital… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2014-2015

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2013-2014

Title: There is Always a Way Forward Date: 2013-10-02 Speaker: Matthew Rabinowitz (Natera) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Choose a problem that is really worthy of you and several years of your life. Be a little bit irreverent. Work out the things you want to do for the sake of doing them–because they make you feel… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2013-2014

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2012-2013

Title: A Startup in Harmony Date: 2012-10-03 Speaker: Ge Wang, Jeff Smith (Smule) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders By sanctioning rebellion you’ve taken all of the fun out of it. (Ge Wang) Every last person on this planet has the ability to be creative. (Ge Wang) Technology is something that does not have to be in… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2012-2013

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2011-2012

Title: Entrepreneurship Gives Life Meaning Date: 2011-10-05 Speaker: David Friedberg (The Climate Corporation) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders It is important to be organized. 70% of businesses are affected by the weather every year. When you are presented with opportunities where you feel you can make a really big impact it is worth doing it in… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2011-2012

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2010-2011

Title: Chile: Launching a Global Entrepreneurship Hub Date: 2010-09-22 Speaker: Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Change the world through innovation. Chile has a lot of connections with Asia because 40% of their exports go to Asia. They are trying to get Chile to be the innovation hub of South America by… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2010-2011

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2009-2010

Title: Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe’s Largest Search Engine Date: 2009-09-23 Speaker: Robin Li (Baidu) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Nobody needs to teach you to use a search engine. China is a large, growing market. Young companies do not plan for the long term. They are not patient enough. Silicon Valley is… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2009-2010

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2008-2009

Title: Retooling Early Stage Development Date: 2008-10-01 Speaker: Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Entrepreneurship is chaotic, unpredictable, and will change from minute to minute. Out of failure comes success. Most entrepreneurs are focused on getting to launch and first customership. Less than 10% of startups fail because the engineers were wrong. Most… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2008-2009

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2007-2008

Title: The Positive Impact of Entrepreneurship in the American Economy Date: 2007-08-06 Speaker: Carl J. Schramm (Kauffman Foundation) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders You’ll likely hold four jobs before you’re thirty. More than half of jobs in this economy are created by firms less than five years old. Only in America can people take risks with… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2007-2008

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2006-2007

Title: Stimulating Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace Date: 2006-08-26 Speaker: Robert I. Sutton (Stanford) Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Every creative act is doing new things with old things. Ideas don’t come out of thin air. If you want to have fast creativity you treat creativity as an import/export business. Encourage people to defy and… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Notes 2006-2007