Stanford University: Acquisitions, Lessons from All Sides by Jeff Seibert

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Jeff Seibert, senior director of product at Twitter, describes what went well and what didn’t during the acquisition of his earlier startups by big-name technology companies, stressing the importance of culture fit, maintaining your team’s trust throughout, and continued investment in growth after being acquired. Seibert also explains…

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Stanford University: Building Insights with Bricks and Mortar by James Beshara

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: James Beshara, CEO and co-founder of mobile-crowdfunding platform Tilt, breathes new life into tired cliches, explaining the insights and inspiration they hold for entrepreneurs. Beshara, who has pushed the crowdfunding envelope since 2007, shares his belief in the power of the collective and seeing beyond individual data points…

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Stanford University: The Science and Incentives Behind Solar by Lyndon Rive and Tim Draper

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO of SolarCity, and Tim Draper, founding parter of the venture capital firm DFJ, discuss the clean-energy company’s mission to save the planet while exploring the many aspects of its business, from the science of solar power to the need for better government incentives…

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Stanford University: Accounting for Intuit’s Success by Scott Cook

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Intuit Co-Founder Scott Cook describes how the financial software company went from struggling startup to runaway market leader by staying focused on the customer and iterating and embracing surprises along the way. In a free-form talk guided by audience questions, Cook shares advice on leadership, perseverance and professional…

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Stanford University: Creating Your Own Canvas by Rebecca Lynn

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Rebecca Lynn, partner and founder at Canvas Ventures, shares her unlikely journey from the humble farming town of her childhood to the hotbed of technology innovation, fueled by engineering talent, entrepreneurial drive and solid guidance from mentors. Lynn describes her strategy for investing and observations about the world…

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Online Tools for Innovation

Innovative resources for webinars, communicating, & collaborating I did a 4 part online workshop series with a group of 50 educators and entrepreneurs on online tools for communication. We got people started on how to use the tools to create your own online program, webinar, webpage, video collection, or website. Here is the collection of my…

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Inside the Case Method: The Entrepreneurial Manager

Description of Harvard Business School Video: There are special moments that pull everything we have learned into focus. When theory, practice, experience and talent all come to one sharp point — a decision that shapes a definitive course of action. When it’s no longer an issue of what can be done, but of what you…

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How Innovative Non-Profits Go Beyond The Dollar

Description of Chicago Booth School of Business Video: A growing number of Chicago Booth students and alumni are founding and managing innovative social enterprises — both for-profit and non-profit. In this session, alumni and current student social entrepreneurs discuss their ventures and the challenges and opportunities they face in the evolving environment for social sector…

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Making Government More Entrepreneurial

Description of Notre Dame College of Business Video: Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. is the 49th Governor of the State of Indiana. Governor Daniels came from a successful career in business and government, holding numerous top management positions in both the private and public sectors.

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The $170 Million Idea

Description of Princeton Academics Video: Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com, shares his experiences starting with a simple idea and ending in a $170 million acquisition deal of his company with Intuit Inc. Aaron is both the visionary and technical mind behind Mint.com, now the leading free, online money management in the US. He designed Mint.com…

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