Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

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Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCo...Show More
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Dan Widmaier (Bolt Threads) - Design to Disrupt

48:33 | Dec 5th, 2018

Dan Widmaier, co-founder and CEO at Bolt Threads, is on a mission to disrupt the garment industry through technology and science. He shares his perspective on sustainability, the future of the environment and how to focus on the task at hand instead ...Show More
Brad Bao (Lime) - Innovation Driven By Sustainability

44:23 | Nov 28th, 2018

Brad Bao, co-founder and executive chairman of Lime, shares his mission to create close-knit neighborhoods through mobility. Highlighting Lime’s achievements, he challenges the notion that companies cannot succeed if they are socially responsible.
Emily Melton (DFJ) - Focus On Forward Momentum

47:54 | Nov 14th, 2018

Emily Melton, partner at the venture capital firm DFJ, shares her experience growing from a humanities student to tech investor. Melton shares advice for how to sustain startup momentum, navigate uncertainty and forge the honest, supportive relations...Show More
Adam Pisoni (Abl Schools) - Let Your Customers Educate You

46:46 | Nov 7th, 2018

Adam Pisoni, founder and CEO of Abl Schools, shares how he tackles complex challenges, like modernizing the education system. Pisoni describes how he listens first, addresses today’s known issues and builds pathways to new possibilities. He breaks do...Show More
Tina Seelig with Steve Garrity (Hearsay Systems) and Juliet Rothenberg (DeepMind) - Find Your Superpower, Launch Your Career

51:49 | Oct 31st, 2018

Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig sits down with Steve Garrity, founder of Hearsay Systems and Juliet Rothenberg, product manager at DeepMind for a new podcast called LEAP!. This series will take a deep dive into how to grow your career by unpack...Show More
Puneet Agarwal (True Ventures) - Strike the EQ/IQ Balance in Venture Capital

45:01 | Oct 24th, 2018

Puneet Agarwal, partner at True Ventures, describes the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) within venture capital and its implications on the business functions of companies. He shares scenarios where EQ sets the tone for open communication, ...Show More
Manish Chandra (Poshmark) - Channeling an Adaptive Mindset

47:30 | Oct 17th, 2018

Throughout his career, Manish Chandra, founder and CEO at Poshmark, learned to evolve, grow and adapt to the economical and career changes he faced. His vision for a mobile shopping platform was ahead of its time. Chandra shares his thoughts on how t...Show More
Maureen Fan (Baobab Studios) - Animating Against the Grain

45:53 | Oct 10th, 2018

Maureen Fan, co-founder and CEO at Baobab Studios, shares how she blended her creativity and technical savvy in founding her virtual reality animation company. Undeterred by naysayers and an unforged path ahead, she encourages those with big imaginat...Show More
Nancy Koehn (Harvard Business School), Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - Tenacious Compassion: Leading Through the Storm

23:51 | Jun 13th, 2018

Get a taste of season 2 of the FRICTION podcast. The best leaders cultivate empathy, patience and an awareness of their own vulnerabilities, says Nancy F. Koehn, a historian at the Harvard Business School. She’s the author of Forged in Crisis: The Po...Show More
Steve Vassallo (Foundation Capital) - Focus on Users to Solve Problems

54:57 | Jun 6th, 2018

Throughout life, Steve Vassallo has advanced his career through design thinking, from the slick flyer he created on his parents' computer to get him more work as a boy, to his five years at IDEO, and now as a startup investor at Foundation Capital. V...Show More
Lisa Alderson (Genome Medical) - Dare to Stretch Your Boundaries

56:54 | May 30th, 2018

Serial entrepreneur Lisa Alderson, co-founder and CEO of Genome Medical, shares her vision for the future of medicine, along with real-world advice for those seeking to start their own company: Discover and follow your passion to ensure you stay driv...Show More
Gabriel Parisi-Amon (Nebia) - A Burnout Manifesto

53:24 | May 23rd, 2018

Gabriel Parisi-Amon, co-founder, CTO and COO of environmentally conscious shower startup, Nebia, bravely challenges the myth of “the perfect startup founder.” Parisi-Amon takes us on a journey through the seven stages of burnout he experienced in the...Show More
Joshua Hoffman (Zymergen) - Insights of an Accidental Entrepreneur

47:53 | May 16th, 2018

Joshua Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of industrial-chemicals maker Zymergen, details how his intellectual dabbling in college and the courage to work on his weaknesses prepared him to be a broadminded business leader. He urges aspiring entrepreneurs to...Show More
Chip Heath (Stanford University) - How Organizations Can Win Our Hearts

57:20 | May 9th, 2018

Stanford business Professor Chip Heath discusses how certain moments we all experience — the first day at a new job, finishing a difficult project —don’t feel as special as they should, and how we can make them much more memorable with a few simple t...Show More
Tracy Chou (Project Include) - Debugging the Brogrammer Culture

57:31 | May 2nd, 2018

As tech companies come under fire for mishandling our data, with one blog post, a young software engineer forced these firms to share some of the most damning information they keep: the demographics of their workforce. Tracy Chou turned concepts fami...Show More
Julayne Virgil (Girls Inc.) - The Courage to Take Positive Risks

53:20 | Apr 25th, 2018

Julayne Virgil, CEO of Girls Inc. of Alameda County, describes how her organization provides youth with the confidence to overcome systemic gender bias, and hopefully, realize their full potential. Girls in the program are given the types of experien...Show More
David Baszucki (Roblox) - When the Platform is Your Product

54:06 | Apr 18th, 2018

Tech entrepreneur David Baszucki explains how Roblox is essentially the YouTube for online games, a platform that derives immense value entirely from the millions of content creators and players who come together to build and be immersed in virtual w...Show More
Marc Tessier-Lavigne (Stanford University) - Elements of Effective Leadership

35:16 | Mar 14th, 2018

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne tells students that life is long and lived in chapters. Some of his include being a pioneering neuroscientist, head of research at Genentech, a co-founder of two startups, and president of two leadin...Show More
Josh McFarland (Greylock Partners) - Answering Common Startup Questions

57:43 | Mar 7th, 2018

How do you know when it’s time to start a company? Or when to begin fundraising, and how much? And, as you grow, how do you recruit the best executives and build a culture centered on employees? Venture capitalist Josh McFarland of the firm Greylock ...Show More
M. Sanjayan and Harrison Ford (Conservation International) - Scaling Sustainability

50:21 | Feb 28th, 2018

Actor Harrison Ford shares his longstanding commitment to preserving nature through Conservation International, joined by the organization’s CEO, M. Sanjayan. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, the environmental lead...Show More
Eurie Kim (Forerunner Ventures) - How to Know if Entrepreneurship is For You

55:24 | Feb 21st, 2018

The key is understanding your own tolerance for risk in what you do for work, and how you pay the bills at home. At the firm Forerunner Ventures, founders must have three traits in spades to get funding: magnetism, discipline and vision. Eurie Kim, g...Show More
Chris Anderson (3D Robotics) - The Ups and Downs of a Drone Startup

1:00:51 | Feb 14th, 2018

The tale of 3D Robotics starts in the garage of a teenager in Tijuana, Mexico, who launched a drone-making factory with a $500 check from entrepreneur Chris Anderson, who then flooded the American market with their unmanned aerial vehicles and disrup...Show More
Sameer Dholakia (SendGrid) - Focus On People

54:36 | Feb 5th, 2018

Choose co-founders based on their core values. Pick investors who will be there in your darkest hour. Make hiring the best people your top priority, and treat them like owners — not employees. Sameer Dholakia, CEO of business email service SendGrid, ...Show More
Leila Janah (Samasource) - Reversing Poverty By Giving People Work

54:35 | Jan 30th, 2018

Entrepreneur Leila Janah describes how her social enterprise Samasource allows people in Africa and elsewhere to lift themselves out of poverty through dignified, fair-wage digital work like photo tagging for companies in Silicon Valley. She celebrat...Show More
Chris Gerdes (Stanford University) - Ingenuity Derived from Self-Driving Cars

56:13 | Jan 24th, 2018

On the racetrack, the checkered flag goes to the car that’s driven to its limits and maneuvered decisively in the moment. On a two-lane road, the split-second act of passing a vehicle stopped in front of you becomes a way more complicated call when a...Show More
Patrick Brown (Impossible Foods) - Food Fight To Turn Back Climate Change

59:30 | Dec 5th, 2017

Make beef out of plants instead of cows and you can begin to save the planet. That's what inspired award-winning scientist Patrick Brown to leave his professorship at Stanford University and found Impossible Foods. In conversation with Stanford Profe...Show More
Food Fight To Turn Back Climate Change

59:30 | Dec 5th, 2017

Make beef out of plants instead of cows and you can begin to save the planet. That's what inspired award-winning scientist Patrick Brown to leave his professorship at Stanford University and found Impossible Foods. In conversation with Stanford Profe...Show More
Anne Wojcicki (23andMe) - Driving Discovery and Disruption

56:56 | Nov 21st, 2017

Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of the popular DNA-testing company 23andMe, discusses how providing people with their own genetic data empowers consumers to make better health decisions and advances science. In conversation with Stanford Professor ...Show More
Driving Discovery and Disruption - Anne Wojcicki (23andMe)

56:56 | Nov 21st, 2017

Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of the popular DNA-testing company 23andMe, discusses how providing people with their own genetic data empowers consumers to make better health decisions and advances science. In conversation with Stanford Professor ...Show More
Entrepreneurs Keep Pushing - Amy Chang

56:55 | Nov 15th, 2017

Amy Chang had accomplished a lot in her eight years at Google, helping launch and then lead Google Analytics to 70 percent market share. But then she left to launch her own tech startup, a relationship-intelligence platform called Accompany. In conve...Show More
Amy Chang (Accompany) - Entrepreneurs Keep Pushing

57:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

Amy Chang had accomplished a lot in her eight years at Google, helping launch and then lead Google Analytics to 70 percent market share. But then she left to launch her own tech startup, a relationship-intelligence platform called Accompany. In conve...Show More
Making Technology Less Manipulative - Tristan Harris (Time Well Spent)

58:09 | Nov 9th, 2017

How good are you at limiting your screen time? Because of the way humans evolved, our brains are no match for the engineers, designers and companies that collectively create the devices and apps that demand our attention all day long, according to te...Show More
Tristan Harris (Time Well Spent) - Making Technology Less Manipulative

58:11 | Nov 3rd, 2017

How good are you at limiting your screen time? Because of the way humans evolved, our brains are no match for the engineers, designers and companies that collectively create the devices and apps that demand our attention all day long, according to te...Show More
Embrace Your Otherness - Catherine Berman (CNote)

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2017

Industry disruptors, it stands to reason, tend to be outsiders. But how comfortable are you not being an outlier? Serial entrepreneur Catherine Berman shares her story of coming to terms with the traits and experiences that set her apart from friends...Show More
Catherine Berman (CNote) - Embrace Your Otherness

55:31 | Oct 31st, 2017

Industry disruptors, it stands to reason, tend to be outsiders. But how comfortable are you not being an outlier? Serial entrepreneur Catherine Berman shares her story of coming to terms with the traits and experiences that set her apart from friends...Show More
Rich Barton (Zillow Group) - Empower People with Information

56:41 | Oct 26th, 2017

There was a time, not long ago, when information we desperately wanted wasn’t at our fingertips. What’s the best deal on flights to New York? How much does that home down the street cost? Serial entrepreneur Rich Barton has made a career out of provi...Show More
Empower People with Information - Rich Barton (Zillow Group)

55:35 | Oct 25th, 2017

There was a time, not long ago, when information we desperately wanted wasn’t at our fingertips. What’s the best deal on flights to New York? How much does that home down the street cost? Serial entrepreneur Rich Barton has made a career out of provi...Show More
How to Outwit Workplace Jerks - Bob Sutton (Stanford)

56:07 | Oct 18th, 2017

Even as adults, we still have to deal with bullies, at work and otherwise. Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has devoted his career to studying organizational behavior and dysfunction, and lately, figuring out how we can avoid or deal with people who dem...Show More
Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - How to Outwit Workplace Jerks

57:07 | Oct 18th, 2017

Even as adults, we still have to deal with bullies, at work and otherwise. Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has devoted his career to studying organizational behavior and dysfunction, and of late, figuring out how we all can avoid or deal with people wh...Show More
Sandy Jen (Honor) - The Rewards of Taking Risks

52:42 | Oct 11th, 2017

Entrepreneur Sandy Jen has lived with self-doubt and insecurities throughout her life: in college, at her first startup, and later as a working mother. But facing the risks she feared each time gave her confidence that a shy, little girl from the sub...Show More
The Rewards of Taking Risks - Sandy Jen (Honor)

51:43 | Oct 11th, 2017

Entrepreneur Sandy Jen has lived with self-doubt and insecurities throughout her life: in college, at her first startup, and later as a working mother. But facing the risks she feared each time gave her confidence that a shy, little girl from the sub...Show More
ETL Takeover: A Taste of FRICTION - Bob Sutton, Patty McCord (STVP)

24:59 | Aug 11th, 2017

This special episode gives you a taste of eCorner's new podcast for the summer, FRICTION. Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton interviews acclaimed leadership consultant Patty McCord. The former chief talent officer of Netflix speaks bluntly abo...Show More
Bob Sutton (Stanford University), Patty McCord (Patty McCord Consulting) - ETL Takeover: A Taste of FRICTION

25:05 | Aug 11th, 2017

This special episode gives you a taste of eCorner's new podcast for the summer, FRICTION. Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton interviews acclaimed leadership consultant Patty McCord. The former chief talent officer of Netflix speaks bluntly abo...Show More
Toni Townes-Whitley (Microsoft) - The Ethics of Innovation

59:36 | Jun 7th, 2017

How often do entrepreneurs and corporate leaders think about issues like fairness, accessibility or unseen biases in the technologies they invent and advance? That’s the challenge for companies leading the digital transformation that’s disrupting eve...Show More
David Eagleman (Stanford School of Medicine) - A Brainy Approach to Innovation

58:22 | May 31st, 2017

Renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman shares his passion for translating the complexities of cognition into mind-blowing inventions and educational material for the masses. The public-television host, bestselling author and Stanford adjunct professo...Show More
Carlos Watson (Ozy Media) - Taking a Lead From Tech

57:30 | May 24th, 2017

Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of Ozy Media, describes how its forward-focused digital news magazine, Ozy, looks more toward innovators in business sectors outside traditional media. The Emmy-winning journalist shares the unlikely origins of his e...Show More
Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson (Zoox) - Self-Driving Cars for Everyone

58:25 | May 17th, 2017

Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson, co-founders of autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox, detail a not-too-distant future when we’ll get into their cars and do nothing other than say where we need to go. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Prac...Show More
Kevin Weil (Instagram) - Unfiltered Insights From Instagram

59:50 | May 10th, 2017

What motivates you to share a photo on Instagram — or not? Kevin Weil, head of product at the company, discusses everything from user behavior to business strategy with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig. Weil describes how mission alignm...Show More
Olivia Fox Cabane (Author and Speaker), Judah Pollack (Riverene Leadership) - Life Hacks for Breakthrough Thinking

54:46 | May 3rd, 2017

Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack, co-authors of the book “The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking,” share tips on how we can train ourselves to have more “eureka” moments with mental exercises that awaken more regi...Show More
Debbie Sterling (GoldieBlox) - Disrupting the Pink Aisle

58:02 | Apr 26th, 2017

Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, shares her evolution from lonely inventor to inspiring entrepreneur with a vision to give young girls the confidence to become engineers through hands-on play. Sterling talks about overcoming gender ste...Show More
Tracy Young (PlanGrid), Doug Leone (Sequoia Capital) - Solve the Problem You Have

1:01:43 | Apr 19th, 2017

Entrepreneur Tracy Young and Doug Leone, global managing partner at Sequoia, discuss the nature of a harmonious relationship between a startup’s founders and the VC firm investing in them. Young is co-founder and CEO of PlanGrid, which allows constru...Show More
Shirzad Chamine (Positive Intelligence, Inc.) - The Enlightened Entrepreneur

59:04 | Mar 15th, 2017

Before Shirzad Chamine found his calling as a coach to today’s top CEOs and executive teams, he was a charismatic entrepreneur who turned into a hyper-critical tyrant without even knowing it. That dark chapter ignited his journey to understand how to...Show More
Di-Ann Eisnor (Waze) - Driving Growth + Authenticity

57:34 | Mar 8th, 2017

Di-Ann Eisnor, director of growth for Waze, explores whether authenticity can be preserved when a well-meaning startup scales to a workforce of hundreds and a user community of about a billion. Eisnor describes how the crowdsourced navigation and rea...Show More
Dave Evans (Stanford Life Design Lab) - Designing the Life You Really Want

1:00:14 | Mar 1st, 2017

Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you a...Show More
Susan Feldman (One Kings Lane) - Bootstrapping with Flair

57:00 | Feb 22nd, 2017

E-commerce entrepreneur Susan Feldman describes how she and her co-founder went from bootstrapping One Kings Lane in the midst of the Great Recession, standing out from competitors in the home-decor industry by carefully curating product and focusing...Show More
Adam Grant (University of Pennsylvania) - Six Ways to be an ‘Original’

48:16 | Feb 15th, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral...Show More
Meg Whitman (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) - Lessons in Situational Leadership

1:02:51 | Feb 1st, 2017

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, describes how she learned to lead companies big and small to success by adjusting to different environments, building on what a business does best, and approaching work with urgency and in...Show More
Bob Tinker (MobileIron) - Evolving With Your Company

58:31 | Jan 25th, 2017

Tech entrepreneur Bob Tinker was humbled when he stepped down as CEO of MobileIron, a leading provider of mobile security that went from being a three-man startup to a public company with nearly 1,000 employees, earning $150 million a year. Over thos...Show More
Brendan Boyle (IDEO) - Playing With Purpose

56:16 | Jan 25th, 2017

It may not be rocket science, but there’s still much to consider when inventing children's toys, starting with all the ideas for what to build. Within the famous design firm IDEO, a small team toils away in a toy lab founded by Brendan Boyle, who als...Show More
Margaret Anne Neale (Stanford Graduate School of Business) - Special: Stanford Innovation Lab - Margaret Anne Neale

25:57 | Jan 18th, 2017

If you really want to win at negotiation, stop fighting and start listening. In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, host Tina Seelig speaks with Margaret “Maggie” Neale, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, for answers to the b...Show More
Jay Kaplan (Synack) - Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity

42:38 | Dec 7th, 2016

Entrepreneur Jay Kaplan, co-founder and CEO of Synack, describes how the idea of creating a cybersecurity service for enterprise businesses by crowdsourcing hackers went from sounding like a long shot to launching as a venture capital-backed startup....Show More
Julie Zhuo (Facebook) - How a Facebook Designer Thinks

38:21 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, describes how the development of new features starts with three questions: What people problem are we solving? How do we know it’s a real problem? And how will we know if we’ve solved it? Zhuo...Show More
Michael Ackermann (Allergan) - A Tearful Tale of Biodesign

56:01 | Nov 16th, 2016

Michael Ackermann, CEO of a med-tech startup that created a tear-stimulation device for those with dry-eye disease, explains how acquisition by a global pharmaceutical giant is helping him achieve his goal of reaching as many patients as possible. Ac...Show More
Steve Blank (Stanford Engineering) - Entrepreneurship Strengthens a Nation

57:42 | Nov 9th, 2016

Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, creator of the “Lean LaunchPad” methodology for startups, discusses Silicon Valley’s roots as the epicenter of electronic warfare in the mid-20th century and how the region’s innovation ecosystem formed. An ad...Show More
Etosha Cave (Opus 12), Jonah Greenberger (Bright, Inc.), Cody Karutz (STRIVR Labs, Inc.), Elaine Cheung (GRAIL, Inc.) - Returning With Real-World Wisdom

59:21 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Four alumni of entrepreneurship-education fellowships offered through the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) return to share what starting businesses in the fields of virtual reality, med-tech, renewable and solar energy have taught them abo...Show More
Jane Chen (Embrace Innovations) - Embrace the Entrepreneurial Journey

36:38 | Oct 26th, 2016

Jane Marie Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations, describes how her social-enterprise startup’s infant warmer for premature and low-birth-weight babies came into the world. She discusses how passion fuels the drive to overcome setbacks big ...Show More
Bonny Simi (JetBlue Technology Ventures) - An Entrepreneurial Mindset — Applied to You

55:26 | Oct 19th, 2016

Go to a good college. Be in the Olympics. Work in TV and become a pilot. These were the goals of a 14-year-old girl who grew up in a town tucked into the mountains just east of Los Angeles. That girl went on to compete in three Olympics, become a spo...Show More
Joseph DeSimone (Carbon3D, Inc.) - Convergence Drives New Ideas

58:48 | Oct 12th, 2016

Distinguished professor and serial entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone discusses the vibrant chemistry that takes place at the intersection of science and the humanities, academia and industry, and within the walls of his 3D manufacturing startup Carbon. He...Show More
Michael Terrell (Terrell Leadership Group) - Special: Stanford Innovation Lab - Michael Terrell

36:37 | Oct 5th, 2016

What is the number one cause for failure in early-stage startups? Team issues! In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig interviews executive coach Michael Terrell. Michael is the founder and managing partner of Terrell Leadership Group...Show More
Richard Miller (Olin College) - More Innovation Through Education

58:11 | May 25th, 2016

Richard Miller, president of Olin College, describes disruptive ideas about education and learning that universities should adopt to graduate more creative, entrepreneurial and impactful engineers. He explains how a focus on math and science alone wo...Show More
William Perry (Stanford University) - Dedication to Innovation and Nation

1:02:11 | May 18th, 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry recalls major chapters from his illustrious career with entrepreneurship educator Steve Blank in a discussion that spans Silicon Valley's evolution, digital technology's emergence and its adoption by the...Show More
Bobby Lee (BTCC) - Why Bitcoin Makes Sense

55:31 | May 11th, 2016

Bobby Lee, the co-founder and CEO of leading Bitcoin financial platform BTCC, answers some of the most common questions about the cryptocurrency, explains how its value is set and why it is the perfect monetary system for the digital age. Lee also sh...Show More
Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson (Play Bigger Advisors) - How to Be a Category King

57:29 | May 4th, 2016

Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson, co-founding partners of the category-design firm Play Bigger Advisors, share the science behind the strategies that innovators use to create and dominate product markets. They also discuss the marketing concepts for buil...Show More
DJ Kleinbaum (Emerald Therapeutics) - Contrarian Truths Empowering Innovation

58:07 | Apr 27th, 2016

DJ Kleinbaum, co-founder of Emerald Therapeutics, shares how his company balances growth to drive biotechnology breakthroughs, while supporting a culture that honors fresh-eyes thinking and the sharing of contrarian truths. Kleinbaum also discusses d...Show More
Astro Teller (X) - Celebrating Failure Fuels Moonshots

58:39 | Apr 20th, 2016

Astro Teller, director of Alphabet's moonshot factory, X, describes how smart bets on world-changing innovations are aided by a culture that celebrates only the most audacious projects and rewards teams for showing the courage to find the biggest fla...Show More
Bernard Roth (Stanford University) - Reframing Problems and Getting Honest

53:57 | Apr 13th, 2016

Bernard Roth, co-founder and academic director of Stanford University's d.school, shares design-thinking tools for reframing life's stubborn problems and unlocking solutions. Professor Roth, author of the book "The Achievement Habit," also engages au...Show More
Derek Belch (STRIVR Labs) - Immersed in Virtual Reality

59:17 | Apr 6th, 2016

Derek Belch, co-founder and CEO of STRIVR Labs, a startup that uses virtual reality to train athletes, describes the passion necessary for entrepreneurship and the features that give his business a competitive edge in a rising-tide industry. The form...Show More
Minnie Ingersoll (Shift) - A Drive to Disrupt

51:32 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Entrepreneur Minnie Ingersoll talks about how a computer-science degree, an MBA and 11 years at Google prepared her to co-found the online auto marketplace Shift. Calling her startup "a car company with Google DNA," Ingersoll offers insights on oppor...Show More
Federica Marchionni (Lands' End) - Embracing the Non-Obvious

54:01 | Feb 24th, 2016

Lands' End CEO Federica Marchionni shares lessons from her career as a leader at some of the most recognizable luxury-lifestyle brands in retail, including Dolce&Gabbana and Ferrari. She emphasizes the importance of excellence over perfection and ado...Show More
James Freeman (Blue Bottle Coffee) - Subtle Notes of Coffee and Philosophy

54:12 | Feb 17th, 2016

James Freeman, the soft-spoken founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, shares his entrepreneurial journey from the farmers' market where he learned commerce in its purest form, to opening cafes across the country. Freeman explains how customer experie...Show More
Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot) - Why Company Culture is Crucial

56:02 | Feb 10th, 2016

Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills his 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business's "operating system" that lets people do their best work. Shah...Show More
John Hennessy (Stanford University) - Great Leadership Can Be Learned

1:00:06 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Stanford University President John Hennessy discusses some of the most powerful lessons he's learned as leader of one of the world's most complex and dynamic institutions of higher education. In conversation with Tina Seelig, director at the Stanford...Show More
Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate) - Dare to Do Legendary Things

58:32 | Jan 27th, 2016

Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate, explains what entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption. The Silicon Valley veteran urges tomorrow's i...Show More
Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital), Lisa Sugar (Popsugar) - Follow Your Instincts and Find Your Path

48:48 | Jan 20th, 2016

Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and Lisa Sugar, founder and president of Popsugar, describe the investor-entrepreneur dynamic based on their personal experiences. In conversation with Stanford University lecturer Emily Ma, they discuss how su...Show More
Michael Tubbs (City of Stockton) - Solving Social Ills Through Innovation

53:54 | Jan 13th, 2016

Civic leader Michael Tubbs shares his story of growing up in the California Central Valley, attending Stanford and going on to become one of the youngest elected officials in U.S. history. The Stockton City Councilman calls on entrepreneurs behind to...Show More
Brit Morin (Brit + Co) - Inspiring Creativity with Great Content

58:25 | Nov 18th, 2015

Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, describes her path and motivation for launching a platform that aims to inspire women and girls to be creative through compelling content such as videos, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. Morin explains...Show More
Rebecca Lynn (Canvas Venture Fund) - Creating Your Own Canvas

57:40 | Nov 11th, 2015

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 mentor...Show More
Scott Cook (Intuit) - Accounting for Intuit's Success

1:01:11 | Nov 4th, 2015

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 audi...Show More
Lyndon Rive (Solar City) - The Science and Incentives Behind Solar

1:02:12 | Oct 28th, 2015

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 p...Show More
James Beshara (Tilt) - Building Insights with Bricks and Mortar

54:41 | Oct 21st, 2015

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 hi...Show More
Jeff Seibert (Twitter) - Acquisitions: Lessons from All Sides

54:58 | Oct 14th, 2015

Jeff Seibert, senior director of consumer 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 t...Show More
Elon Musk (SpaceX) - Elon Musk's Vision for the Future

1:01:07 | Oct 7th, 2015

The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal shares his predictions for artificial intelligence, renewable energy and space exploration, in conversation with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson at Stanford on Oct. 7, 2015. Universit...Show More
Astro Teller (X), Steve Jurvetson (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), Christina Smolke (Stanford University School of Medicine) - Forecasting the Future of Technology

52:44 | Oct 7th, 2015

A special panel of highly scientific minds discusses what the future holds for tech innovation, education and entrepreneurship. Panelists include Google's "captain of moonshots," Astro Teller, Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke, an associate profe...Show More
Stewart Butterfield (Slack) - Serendipity in Design and Entrepreneurship

53:21 | Sep 30th, 2015

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack and Flickr, shares lessons from his entrepreneurial journey from philosophy student to creator of hugely popular platforms for sharing and communicating, and how they began as minor features embedded in online...Show More
Susan Koger (ModCloth) - Find Your Venture's Emotional Core

59:41 | May 27th, 2015

Susan Koger, co-founder and chief creative officer of the online retailer ModCloth, shares lessons that transcend the fashion industry. Reflecting on her startup's early years and challenges along the way, Koger explains how emotion not only connects...Show More
William Marshall (Planet Labs) - Entrepreneurship Takes Flight

1:01:23 | May 20th, 2015

Founder and CEO William Marshall takes us inside how Planet Labs seeks to benefit humanity by leveraging continuous imaging to understand the challenges facing the planet. Marshall discusses founding ventures with purpose, the opportunities possible ...Show More
Chinedu Echeruo (Constant Capital Partners) - Creativity Unleashes Value for the World

42:56 | May 13th, 2015

Serial entrepreneur and investor Chinedu Echeruo shares lessons from starting multiple companies, including HopStop, which was acquired by Apple in 2013. Echeruo discusses the beneficial attributes of founders, learning from his missteps, and why he ...Show More
Mike Rothenberg (Rothenberg Ventures) - Blue is Where You Should Be

56:27 | May 6th, 2015

Mike Rothenberg, founder and CEO of Rothenberg Ventures, describes the entrepreneurial approach he took in starting his firm and how failures along the way were actually opportunities to reset. He also explains the business concept of red versus blue...Show More
Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford Technology Ventures Program) - Simple Rules for a Complex World

58:53 | Apr 29th, 2015

Kathleen Eisenhardt, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford, explains the advantages of developing simple rules for business and life, sharing examples from industries ranging from startups to sports and entertainment. Eisenhar...Show More
Kyle Forster (Big Switch Networks) - Non-Linear Path to Leadership

52:39 | Apr 22nd, 2015

Kyle Forster, co-founder of Big Switch Networks, discusses pivotal moments from his career in Silicon Valley when expertise in early stage technologies propelled him into leadership roles. Forster also shares insights from several of his favorite boo...Show More
Ron Gutman (HealthTap) - Impact Will Keep You Motivated

57:02 | Apr 15th, 2015

Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of digital-health startup HealthTap, dares entrepreneurs to enjoy, not just endure, the journey by doing something that matters deeply to many people. A serial entrepreneur, inventor and big believer in the power of positi...Show More
Sean George (Invitae) - Experience is Your Reward

55:36 | Apr 8th, 2015

Sean George, president and chief operating officer of genetics-information company Invitae, explains how the rewards of entrepreneurship come from facing the major challenges along the way. In this insightful talk, the serial entrepreneur also unders...Show More
Laurene Powell Jobs (Emerson Collective) - Injecting Innovation into Intractable Systems

57:23 | Mar 4th, 2015

Laurene Powell Jobs, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers, shares her path to entrepreneurship and her strong commitment to addressing massive challenges in education and immigration reform through College Track and Emerson C...Show More
Joshua Reeves (Gusto) - The Startup Journey: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

57:12 | Feb 25th, 2015

Joshua Reeves, co-founder and CEO of ZenPayroll, explains how building truly impactful products takes time, and how crucial it is to set aside time throughout one's journey for introspection. Reeves also discusses finding meaning by seeing the people...Show More
John Collison (Stripe) - Putting Startup Success in Perspective

58:46 | Feb 18th, 2015

John Collison, co-founder and president of the online payment system Stripe, explains how even the most celebrated startups repeatedly encountered uncertainty and failures along the way. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Se...Show More
Kathryn Gould (Foundation Capital) - Figure Out What's Important

54:22 | Feb 11th, 2015

Kathryn Gould, one of the first women venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, shares what she's learned after many years of picking successful startups and forging her own career path. In conversation with tech-industry author and journalist Mike Malo...Show More
Alon Cohen (Houzz) - Making Complicated Things Simple

55:07 | Feb 4th, 2015

Alon Cohen, co-founder and president of Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design, shares insights on being an immigrant entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and how the drive to work hard and persevere are more essential than mere talent. ...Show More
Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) - Growing a Creative Company

59:22 | Jan 28th, 2015

Visionary architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang discusses how the process of co-creation with clients and diverse teams leads to uniquely designed works that achieve aesthetic beauty and, at the same time, make bold statements. Founder and princ...Show More
Shah Selbe (National Geographic Society) - Find Your Niche, Help the World

59:26 | Jan 21st, 2015

National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe describes how much Earth needs technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit to address global challenges and conserve the planet's resources. A spacecraft propulsion engineer by training, Selbe shares profound ...Show More
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America) - Make Government Work Better for All

57:32 | Jan 14th, 2015

Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, explains how governments, from the federal level to the local, need individuals with the skills to harness technology and design principles to make the everyday user's experience si...Show More
Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) - Nailing the Hard Things

54:24 | Nov 19th, 2014

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all. Horowitz, a founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the value of lear...Show More
Tina Wells (Buzz Marketing Group) - Consumers and Brands in the Digital Age

57:20 | Nov 12th, 2014

Tina Wells, founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group, answers questions on trend-spotting, ethics in marketing, and new approaches to audience engagement. Wells also tells the story of her journey from school-age entrepreneur to leading a firm that he...Show More
Jennifer Carolan (New Schools Seed Fund) - Seeking the Full Potential of Education

57:11 | Nov 5th, 2014

Jennifer Carolan, managing director of the NewSchools Seed Fund, talks about the opportunities for technology companies interested in contributing to the changing landscape of education. In conversation with Stanford Engineering Consulting Associate ...Show More
Lewis Cirne (New Relic) - Life is Too Short for Bad Software

46:26 | Oct 29th, 2014

Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of New Relic, discusses his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers. Cirne talks about finding one's strengths as a leader, the challenge of discovering a company'...Show More
Matt Rogers (Nest) - Tackle Projects Others Don't Want

57:02 | Oct 22nd, 2014

Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers explains why careers can be made on taking on the challenges and projects unloved by others. Rogers discusses what he learned working at Apple on the original iPod and iPhone, the importance of not chasing the money when r...Show More
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Ventures Program) - From Inspiration to Implementation

53:04 | Oct 15th, 2014

Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford's School of Engineering, describes how imagination leads to entrepreneurship, charting the course from rough ideas to polished ventures. Introducing a new framework called the "Inventure Cycle," Seel...Show More
Liz Wiseman (Author) - The Power of Not Knowing

56:34 | Oct 8th, 2014

Author and leadership educator Liz Wiseman shares why cultivating a "rookie mindset" is an advantage in a rapidly changing world. Wiseman presents insights from her books, Rookie Smarts and Multipliers, including frameworks and techniques for how ent...Show More
Kevin Hartz and Julia Hartz (Eventbrite) - Optimal Traits and Sustainable Advantages

58:29 | Oct 1st, 2014

Kevin and Julia Hartz discuss what it really takes to be a thriving startup organism in challenging ecosystems. As well as sharing insights from the early founding days of Eventbrite, the husband and wife co-founders explain the importance of continu...Show More
Heidi Roizen (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) - Adventures in Entrepreneurship

1:00:23 | May 28th, 2014

Heidi Roizen, operating partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, shares personal and professional truths learned from her career as an entrepreneur, investor, and educator. Among other topics, Roizen examines the need for resiliency, the importance of val...Show More
Leah Busque (TaskRabbit) - Do Something You Love

1:01:42 | May 21st, 2014

TaskRabbit Founder and CEO Leah Busque tells how a need for dog food on a snowy night in Boston turned into a rapidly growing venture connecting people in neighborhoods around the country. Busque also explains the value of sharing your idea freely an...Show More
Geoff Donaker (Yelp) - The Road to IPO

1:00:25 | May 14th, 2014

Yelp COO Geoff Donaker steps through the big questions and challenges faced in taking a company public. Donaker discusses working with bankers, developing a road show for investors, and many of the issues of pricing and timing faced by Yelp in the ru...Show More
Linda Rottenberg (Endeavor) - Crazy is a Compliment

1:01:02 | May 7th, 2014

Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, shares smart lessons for cutting an entrepreneurial path in a turbulent world. Touching on elements from her upcoming book, Crazy is a Compliment, Rottenberg unpacks insights from Endeavor's wo...Show More
Ed Catmull (Disney/Pixar Animation) - Creativity, Inc.

1:00:05 | Apr 30th, 2014

Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, shares some of his formative career experiences and offers a glimpse inside the working culture of Disney and Pixar. In conversation with Stanford Professor Bob Sutton, Catmull offers ...Show More
Morris Chang (Taiwan Semiconductor) - An Emphasis on Excellence

56:58 | Apr 23rd, 2014

Morris Chang, founding chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, reflects on his journey of bringing revolutionary changes to his industry, in conversation with Stanford President John Hennessy. Chang also touches on discovering new...Show More
Sal Khan (Khan Academy) - Education Reimagined

59:40 | Apr 16th, 2014

Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, discusses elements for a new vision for education. While offering examples of how his organization is bringing disruptive approaches to traditional learning experiences, Khan touches on the ea...Show More
Tristan Walker (Walker and Company) - Be an Authentic Entrepreneur

58:08 | Apr 9th, 2014

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker and Company Brands, describes living your authentic brand as an entrepreneur. Traveling from the housing projects of Queens, New York to working on Wall Street and experiences at Silicon Valley tech firms, Wa...Show More
Cameron Teitelman (StartX), Joseph Huang (WifiSLAM), Milt McColl (Gauss Surgical), Smita Saxena (SpotOn) - Acceleration Through Community

58:39 | Mar 5th, 2014

Venture inside StartX, an educational non-profit that supports the development of passionate Stanford entrepreneurs. In this panel discussion, current and former members of the StartX community describe their experiences inside the accelerator and th...Show More
Hemant Shah (RMS) - A True Model for Embracing Change

1:01:57 | Feb 26th, 2014

Hemant Shah, co-founder and CEO of RMS, takes students on a ride through the highs and lows of growing and changing a company. From early days in an apartment with co-founders, to making the tough calls as a market leader in risk and catastrophe mode...Show More
Cameron Strang (Warner Bros. Records), Nate Ruess (fun.) - The Music Industry Unplugged

1:00:22 | Feb 19th, 2014

Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses the creative process and music industry dynamics with Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band fun., and Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. As a kick-off to Seelig's...Show More
Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - Scaling Up Excellence

59:21 | Feb 12th, 2014

Stanford Professor Bob Sutton shares principles and colorful examples from his most recent book, Scaling Up Excellence, co-authored by Huggy Rao. Touching on concepts around emotion, complexity, and connecting people, Sutton explains why scaling is a...Show More
Gurjeet Singh and Gunnar Carlsson (Ayasdi) - Shaping the Future of Data

58:49 | Feb 5th, 2014

Ayasdi Co-Founders Gunnar Carlsson and Gurjeet Singh discuss building a company based on technology developed inside a university, in conversation with Floodgate Partner Ann Miura-Ko. With deep insights on data visualization, Carlsson and Singh talk ...Show More
William Hsu (MuckerLab) - Moving from Hubris to Confidence

1:00:28 | Jan 29th, 2014

MuckerLab Co-Founder William Hsu shares his professional journey from young, headstrong entrepreneur to experienced leader working to support a thriving startup environment in Los Angeles. Hsu focuses on why building a company is different than start...Show More
The Gospel of a Lean VC - Dave McClure (500 Startups)

59:38 | Jan 22nd, 2014

500 Startups Founding Partner Dave McClure delivers a passionate examination of the startup financing landscape. Arguing it's the best of times for Internet entrepreneurship, McClure advocates making lots of small bets and reveling in the transformat...Show More
Halle Tecco (Rock Health) - Accelerating Real Change in Healthcare

57:21 | Jan 15th, 2014

Halle Tecco, co-founder and CEO of healthcare accelerator Rock Health, shares how technologists, designers and other professionals can play a role in bringing innovation to the healthcare industry. Tecco identifies systemic challenges facing healthca...Show More
Sharon Vosmek (Astia) - The Path to More Inclusive Innovation

57:33 | Nov 20th, 2013

Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek shows how behavior shifts in entrepreneurial ecosystems can lead to more robust levels of inclusive innovation. Vosmek also highlights research on how access to business networks, expertise and capital play out across gender l...Show More
Mike Olson (Cloudera) - Opportunities Abound in the Big Data Space

59:33 | Nov 13th, 2013

Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson shares his insights on the present landscape and possible future of big data and the data management industry. In conversation with Ping Li of Accel Partners, Olson also discusses the advantages of building a business o...Show More
Scott Harrison (charity: water) - Thirsting for a Life of Service

1:01:28 | Nov 6th, 2013

Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, shares his entrepreneurial path from a life of pure self-interest to one driven by a desire to bring clean water to millions. In this compelling talk, Harrison shares his interest and approach in re-...Show More
Bill Drayton (Ashoka) - A World of Changemakers

1:03:56 | Oct 30th, 2013

Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton shares new ideas on how the world can transition to a place where everyone is a contributing change-maker. Drayton also sits down in conversation with Stanford Professor Tina Seelig to discuss critical skills for changemak...Show More
Steve Teig (Tabula) - Revel in the Adventure of New Ideas

59:33 | Oct 23rd, 2013

Steve Teig, president and CTO of Tabula, believes entrepreneurs get the most from life by committing fully to "making work you love." In this expansive talk, Teig shares how to turn fear into a superpower, and weaves together insights from his career...Show More
Cyriac Roeding (Shopkick) - You Have to Break the Egg

59:26 | Oct 16th, 2013

Cyriac Roeding, co-founder and CEO of mobile app company Shopkick, shares personal stories and insights on dealing with the essential questions facing entrepreneurs. He also provides unique perspectives on the nature of mobile interaction, and offers...Show More
Padmasree Warrior (Cisco) - Realizing Innovation at Enterprise Scale

55:43 | Oct 9th, 2013

Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivatin...Show More
Matthew Rabinowitz (Natera) - There is Always a Way Forward

58:17 | Oct 2nd, 2013

Serial entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Rabinowitz discusses how letting go of ego can empower entrepreneurs to solve problems that change the quality of life. As the founder of molecular diagnostics company Natera, Rabinowitz also shares unique financing in...Show More
Ferdinando Buscema (Magic Experience Designer) - Magician Leadership

54:18 | May 29th, 2013

Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema brings an engineer's background and a performer's flair to this call to all entrepreneurs to think like a magician to achieve the impossible. Drawing from a rich variety of sources including psychology, th...Show More
Jocelyn Goldfein (Facebook) - Deep Inside Facebook

1:01:14 | May 22nd, 2013

Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein takes us on a trip inside the innovative culture of Facebook. In this illuminating conversation with STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig, Goldfein explains why code wins arguments, employees must have the righ...Show More
Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti (KickLabs; The Last Mile), Heracio Harts (The Last Mile) - From Lockup to Startup

57:42 | May 15th, 2013

Imagine trying to bring entrepreneurship education to one of the most challenging environments in the world: San Quentin State Prison in California. In this powerful talk and interview, The Last Mile Co-Founders Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, alo...Show More
Justin Rosenstein (Asana) - Leading Big Visions From the Heart

58:26 | May 8th, 2013

Asana Co-Founder Justin Rosenstein shares the philosophy and experiences that drive him to create positive impact on the world. Rosenstein also unpacks the values Asana focuses on in creating a thriving culture and offers ways for leaders and individ...Show More
Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners) - Own Your Own Success

59:41 | May 1st, 2013

Kate Mitchell, managing director of Scale Venture Partners, demonstrates why an optimistic, but realistic mindset is a central key for successful entrepreneurs. Mitchell also challenges entrepreneurs to play an active role in civic life by actively t...Show More
Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta (Pulse) - What You Learn by Doing

1:01:19 | Apr 24th, 2013

Pulse Co-Founders Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta were curious Stanford graduate students always interested in taking on side projects to learn something new. In this light-hearted and insightful lecture, Kothari and Gupta discuss their experiences in...Show More
Monica Lam (Stanford University) - Mobile Can Disrupt Social

1:01:13 | Apr 17th, 2013

MobiSocial Founder and Stanford Computer Science Professor Monica Lam offers a compelling case for why mobile can disrupt the social space to create genuine and frictionless experiences. Lam discusses the importance of cross-platform capability and t...Show More
Nassim Taleb (Author) - How Things Gain from Disorder

55:05 | Apr 10th, 2013

Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, shares how the benefits of random conditions can be successfully ha...Show More
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media) - Create More Value Than You Capture

1:00:19 | Mar 6th, 2013

Sharing inspirations from both innovative companies and works of art, entrepreneur and technology sage Tim O'Reilly weaves together a series of thoughtful lessons for startups. From rethinking workflows and experiences to the valuable role of idealis...Show More
Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick, and Ching-Yu Hu (Skybox Imaging) - Launching into Uncharted Space

59:15 | Feb 27th, 2013

The co-founders of Skybox Imaging, Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick and Ching-Yu Hu, realized early on they had one thing in common: they don't take no for an answer. Here the team of Stanford alumni explain their passion to disrupt the sat...Show More
Stephen Cohen (Palantir) - The Path to Palantir

47:19 | Feb 20th, 2013

Stephen Cohen reflects on his journey from Stanford computer science student to co-founding and building Palantir Technologies. Cohen extolls the joys of hacking projects in school, shares thoughts on the future relationship between man and machine, ...Show More
Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures) - An Enterprising Approach to Investment

57:48 | Feb 13th, 2013

Illuminate Ventures Founder Cindy Padnos talks candidly with Stanford Consulting Professor Tom Kosnik about the value of leveraging advisor relationships, the sometimes surprising responsibilities of a CEO, and the fundamental differences between the...Show More
Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) - Calling All Entrepreneurial Heroes

56:34 | Feb 6th, 2013

In this lively presentation, Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, shares his global experiences funding entrepreneurial heroes who "break down walls." Draper shares attributes that support viable entrepreneurial environments, and...Show More
John Lilly (Greylock Partners) - White Space is Everywhere

1:00:20 | Jan 30th, 2013

Entrepreneur and investor John Lilly makes a sound pitch for why this moment in time is full of promise for passionate entrepreneurs willing to charge into the current white space of opportunity. Lilly also explains the idiosyncratic nature of invest...Show More
Steven McCormick (Moore Foundation) - Drive Change Through Entrepreneurship

59:56 | Jan 23rd, 2013

Steven McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses the value and continued need of an entrepreneurial approach in the philanthropic sector. McCormick also shares lessons learned on staying obsessively focused on outcomes,...Show More
Hank Wuh (Skai Ventures) - Disruptive Innovation Can Happen Anywhere

49:32 | Jan 16th, 2013

Surgeon, inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Hank Wuh shares examples of how his firm, Skai Ventures, based in Hawaii, takes a hands-on approach to launching high-growth businesses. Wuh explores the challenges of identifying disruptive innovations that are...Show More
Sue Siegel (GE) - A Healthy Respect for Innovation

1:03:34 | Nov 28th, 2012

Sue Siegel, CEO of GE's healthymagination unit, offers sound advice from her experiences commercializing new technologies and innovations in the fields of biomedicine and healthcare. Siegel also explains how innovation is created in organizations of ...Show More
Melinda Gates (Gates Foundation) - Pursue Passions with a Vengeance

57:31 | Nov 14th, 2012

Through stories of creating meaningful impact around the world, Melinda Gates explains how the Gates Foundation seeks to solve global challenges through innovation in the areas of health and education. Gates also shares life experiences and insights ...Show More
Jess Lee (Polyvore) - Path and Purpose of a First-TIme CEO

56:54 | Nov 7th, 2012

In this insightful conversation with investor Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital, Polyvore CEO and co-founder Jess Lee talks about her personal and professional transition from working at a large organization to a becoming an entrepreneurial, first-ti...Show More
Noam Wasserman (Harvard Business School) - The Founder's Dilemmas

1:06:12 | Oct 31st, 2012

Drawing on a decade of research and interviews with company founders, Harvard Business School Associate Professor Noam Wasserman explores many of the momentous early decisions and pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs and investors. Wasserman outlines path...Show More
Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Steve Garrity (Hearsay Social), Kit Rodgers (Cryptography Research), Divya Nag (Stem Cell Theranostics) - Impact: Stanford Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1:00:14 | Oct 24th, 2012

This special presentation features a panel of Stanford alumni reflecting on their personal entrepreneurial experiences at Stanford and in the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem. This conversation follows a presentation of remarkable results from the St...Show More
Geoff Yang (Redpoint Ventures) - Timing Matters

1:00:45 | Oct 17th, 2012

Venture capitalist Geoff Yang challenges entrepreneurs to "think huge" and to complete the due diligence necessary to understand markets they plan to enter. Yang dispels myths about relationships between founders and investors and encourages new entr...Show More
Olivia Fox Cabane (Author and Speaker) - Build Your Personal Charisma

45:32 | Oct 10th, 2012

Debunking charisma as being purely innate or magical, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how specific behaviors of presence, power and warmth can help individuals to develop their personal charisma. The author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Charisma-My...Show More
A Startup in Harmony - Ge Wang, Jeff Smith (Smule)

57:02 | Oct 3rd, 2012

Co-Founders Ge Wang and Jeff Smith share how their passion for music and technology discovered its full voice in the founding of Smule, whose applications seek to liberate the musician in everyone. Wang emphasizes how technology should enable human c...Show More
Drew Houston (Dropbox) - Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur

58:48 | May 30th, 2012

Co-Founder Drew Houston shares personal moments from starting the cloud-based file storage service Dropbox. Houston touches on the importance of persevering through early challenges at a startup, selecting the right co-founder, and focusing on solvin...Show More
Adam Lashinsky (Author) - Secrets at Apple's Core

58:06 | May 23rd, 2012

Adam Lashinsky, Fortune senior editor-at-large, shares an insider look at Apple, one of the world's most iconic and secretive companies. Based on his research into the technology giant's internal processes and approaches to leadership and building pr...Show More
Daniel Ek (Spotify) - A Playlist for Entrepreneurs

1:00:43 | May 16th, 2012

Daniel Ek, founder of digital music service, Spotify, is driven by a desire to solve interesting problems. In this fascinating lecture, moderated by KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Ek shares his thoughts on leadership, collaboration, and a laser-focus on build...Show More
Brian Murray (HarperCollins) - A Story of Change and Opportunity

59:06 | May 9th, 2012

HarperCollins President and CEO Brian Murray discusses the shifting economics of publishing and how his company, which launches 12 new products per day, is working to succeed in this disruptive period. In conversation with STVP Executive Director Dr....Show More
Rebeca Hwang (YouNoodle), Elizabeth Samara-Rubio (StorWatts) - Small Acts and Big Impacts

56:41 | May 2nd, 2012

This special lecture offers insights from two leaders creating impact through entrepreneurship. Founder Elizabeth Samara-Rubio explains how her company, StorWatts, aims to provide distributed energy storage to millions around the world, while YouNood...Show More
Gale Anne Hurd (Film and Television Producer) - Producing a Career from the Ground Up

57:01 | Apr 18th, 2012

Acclaimed film and television producer Gale Anne Hurd knows what it takes to build a career from scratch in a tough industry. Hurd describes her path from entry-level roles in the entertainment industry to becoming a leader in the Hollywood community...Show More
Jeff Church (Nika Water) - The Wave of Social Entrepreneurship

55:08 | Apr 11th, 2012

Entrepreneur and successful executive Jeff Church founded Nika Water to create a thriving social enterprise that supports clean water projects in impoverished countries. In this inspiring lecture, Church lays out his motivations for striking out on h...Show More
Sandra Kurtzig (Kenandy, ASK Group), Andy Kurtzig (JustAnswer) - Two Generations of Entrepreneurship

48:44 | Mar 7th, 2012

In this special lecture, mother and son serial entrepreneurs Sandra and Andy Kurtzig share smart reasons for starting companies that matter. Sandra Kurtzig outlines similarities and differences between her previous ventures and her current company, K...Show More
Kristina Johnson (Enduring Energy) - Energies that Power a Career

1:00:25 | Feb 29th, 2012

Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson discusses the empowering experiences of her life and career in academia, government and private industry. In a conversation with STVP's Tina Seelig, Johnson identifies the strengths of each of the...Show More
Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) - Live Life in Permanent Beta

1:01:08 | Feb 22nd, 2012

Serial entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman encourages individuals to become the entrepreneurs of their own lives. Hoffman shares the importance of taking intelligent risks, building thoughtful networks and continually adapting your skills to navig...Show More
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (JOYUS) - Find Your Vector of Impact

1:02:29 | Feb 15th, 2012

JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it's time to deliver. In this lecture, Singh Cassidy explores concepts such as defining operational range, using da...Show More
Warren Packard (Thuuz) - Embrace Uncertainty

58:53 | Feb 8th, 2012

Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard appreciates how uncertainty is a constant force in the lives of entrepreneurs. Sharing stories from his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Packard captures how life is a series of decisions made ...Show More
Ted Zoller (Kauffman Foundation) - Building an Entrepreneurial Career

58:15 | Feb 1st, 2012

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Ted Zoller challenges Stanford students to engage in entrepreneurship as a practice of action. Based on his research into dealmaker density and network development, Zoller details the power of seizing opportunities a...Show More
Alexander Osterwalder (Author) - Tools for Business Model Generation

54:28 | Jan 25th, 2012

Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model can...Show More
Deborah Hopkins (Citi ) - Talking About a Revolution

50:56 | Jan 18th, 2012

Citi Chief Innovation Officer Deborah Hopkins believes now is an incredible time for new companies due to the pace of cultural and technological change. As the head of Citi Ventures, Hopkins leads the banking firm's efforts to invest in companies del...Show More
Jessica Mah (inDinero) - A Startup is a Learning Experience

59:43 | Nov 30th, 2011

InDinero Founder Jessica Mah discusses the realities of the startup experience, in conversation with STVP faculty member and entrepreneur Steve Blank. Sharing the early successes and missteps for her company, Mah honestly reveals the lessons she cont...Show More
Dana Mead (KPCB) - Understanding Venture Capital

1:00:36 | Nov 16th, 2011

As a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Dana Mead supports entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to make major impact through life science technologies and ventures. In this lecture, Mead talks about Venture Capital, offering great insights ...Show More
Adam Lowry (Method) - Method to Success

1:02:21 | Nov 9th, 2011

Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method Products, has spent the last decade developing sustainable products that caused major disruption in the consumer goods sector. Lowry offers many of principles that guide Method's path to success and he describes the d...Show More
Marten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems, MySQL AB) - Believe In Something Bigger Than Yourself

59:11 | Nov 2nd, 2011

In this lecture, Mårten Mickos shares the benefits and challenges involved in building businesses in the open source and cloud computing spaces. As the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, Mickos identifies a vision for the future of his industry and shares en...Show More
Scott Summit (Bespoke Innovations) - Products With a Purpose

58:33 | Oct 26th, 2011

As the Co-Founder and CTO of Bespoke Innovations, Scott Summit leads a continuing effort to create products that radically change lives. In this lecture, Summit shares insights from creating customized prosthetic devices using new technologies in nas...Show More
Brad Feld (Foundry Group, TechStars) - Great Entrepreneurs Go Out and Do

1:01:18 | Oct 19th, 2011

Entrepreneur and early-stage investor Brad Feld offers advice and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Feld, a managing partner at Foundry Group and a co-founder of TechStars, imparts personal experiences on managing your life as an entrepreneur. He al...Show More
Phil Libin (Evernote) - No Exit Strategy for Your Life's Work

1:05:05 | Oct 12th, 2011

Thoughts and influences from early life continue to shape how Evernote CEO Phil Libin embraces his work. In this wide-ranging presentation, Libin shares key beliefs and provocative insights on startups, acquisitions and company exits. Based on his ex...Show More
David Friedberg (The Climate Corporation) - Entrepreneurship Gives Life Meaning

1:01:12 | Oct 5th, 2011

David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill), discusses the startup process and the challenges faced during the development of his innovative technology company that is changing the insurance sector. Friedberg explores essen...Show More
Aneesh Chopra (US Office of Science and Technology) - Innovate for America

1:00:27 | May 25th, 2011

As America's first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra focuses on advancing technology and innovation to unlock national economic growth and prosperity. In this inspiring and entertaining lecture, Chopra challenges students and entrepreneurs to t...Show More
Wences Casares (Bling Nation & Lemon Bank) - The Value of True Partnerships

59:10 | May 18th, 2011

Wences Casares and Meyer "Micky" Malka are serial entrepreneurs who believe in the fundamental power of partnerships. Empowered by working in close collaboration for years, these co-founders have started multiple companies including Patagon, Lemon Ba...Show More
Kevin Systrom (Instagram) - From Stanford to Startup

56:30 | May 11th, 2011

Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-ha...Show More
Geoffrey Moore (Mohr Davidow Ventures) - Reach Your Escape Velocity

58:08 | May 4th, 2011

In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on buildi...Show More
Richard Scheller (Genentech) - Developing Products that Save Lives

1:00:29 | Apr 27th, 2011

As Genentech's Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development, Richard Scheller leads scientists discovering medicines that will significantly impact the lives of patients. In this candid interview, he describes the challenges of his indu...Show More
Ori Brafman (Author) - How to Build Instant Connections

55:38 | Apr 20th, 2011

In this illuminating lecture, bestselling author Ori Brafman explores subtle drivers that can help you spark immediate work, life, and romantic connections. Based on insights from his latest book, <i>Click: The Magic of Instant Connections</i>, Brafm...Show More
Barry Silbert (SecondMarket, Inc.) - A New Vision for Capital Markets

54:13 | Apr 13th, 2011

SecondMarket Founder and CEO Barry Silbert thinks his online marketplace for trading alternative assets can play an important role in creating a new model for capital markets. In this lecture, Silbert explains his personal path into entrepreneurship ...Show More
Jennifer Morris (Conservation International) - Effective Models for Sustainable Growth

53:22 | Apr 6th, 2011

In this informative lecture, Conservation International Executive Vice President Jennifer Morris shares her organization's commitment to creating programs to support sustainable development. Morris articulates the importance of developing innovative ...Show More
Guy Kawasaki (Garage Technology Ventures) - Creating Enchantment

1:02:57 | Mar 2nd, 2011

Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the "pillars of enchantment." In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating tru...Show More
Bill Gross (Idealab & eSolar) - A Devotion to New Ideas

56:44 | Feb 23rd, 2011

Bill Gross thrives on turning innovative ideas into pioneering companies. He serves as founder and CEO of Idealab, which started over 75 companies since 1996. In this stimulating lecture, he shares how Idealab continues to bring incredible ideas to m...Show More
Mark Forchette (OptiMedica) - Live for the Future and Survive Success

57:59 | Feb 16th, 2011

As CEO of OptiMedica, Mark Forchette guides the company's continuing efforts to successfully deliver innovative medical technologies to market. In this lecture, he shares entrepreneurial lessons learned throughout his career, and discusses the import...Show More
Jack Dorsey (Square) - The Power of Curiosity and Inspiration

1:00:14 | Feb 9th, 2011

Square and Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey is an entrepreneur driven by an innate curiosity to create amazing products and services. In this insightful lecture, Dorsey describes his early background and inspirations, the current focuses he keeps as a ...Show More
Susan Desmond-Hellmann (UCSF) - Relentless Pursuit of Innovation

56:45 | Feb 2nd, 2011

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann has a track record of fostering environments conducive to innovation, in both the public and private sector. In this engaging lecture, the renowned oncologist shares insights from her career in biotechnology and...Show More
Brent Constantz (Calera) - Following Your Startup Vision

1:00:03 | Jan 26th, 2011

Calera founder Brent Constantz is an innovator who believes that successful entrepreneurs are the ones who follow through on their original vision. Drawing upon his deep background as a successful serial entrepreneur, Constantz shares his entrepreneu...Show More
Aaron Levie (Box.net) - Delivering Innovation for the Enterprise

59:37 | Jan 19th, 2011

Box.net CEO Aaron Levie is an entrepreneur who seeks to reinvent how enterprise businesses share content across their organizations. In 2005, Levie saw the need for affordable storage on the Internet, and co-founded Box.net out of his college dorm ro...Show More
Wendy Kopp (Teach for America) - Social Entrepreneurship Changing Education

1:00:39 | Jan 12th, 2011

Wendy Kopp, Teach For America's CEO and founder, is driven to end educational inequity across the nation. In this seminar, Kopp shares her entrepreneurial story of starting Teach For America straight out of college, and articulates the sense of urgen...Show More
Jennifer Aaker (Stanford University, GSB) - How Ideas Take Flight

59:26 | Nov 17th, 2010

Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful a...Show More
Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - What Great Leaders Do

59:02 | Nov 10th, 2010

In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those w...Show More
Diego Piacentini (Amazon) - Customer Focus Builds Global Growth

57:01 | Nov 3rd, 2010

Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company's growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon's inno...Show More
Ann Miura-Ko (FLOODGATE) - Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs

58:21 | Oct 27th, 2010

Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business mo...Show More
Thomas Prescott (Align Technology) - Leadership and Disruptive Technologies

58:04 | Oct 20th, 2010

Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company's story, including insights on the launch of their signature prod...Show More
Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur) - Honest Advice on Starting a Company

57:56 | Oct 13th, 2010

Entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster, says venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. In this candid and informative lecture, Suster defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive expe...Show More
Dan Rosensweig (Chegg), Chi-Hua Chien (Goodwater Capital) - Solving Problems Makes a Great Business

1:01:12 | Oct 6th, 2010

In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers h...Show More
Amit Chatterjee (Hara, Inc.) - Entrepreneurial Lessons: Find Value and Make Impact

53:27 | Sep 29th, 2010

Amit Chatterjee, founder and CEO of Hara, the growing energy management solutions company, shares the wisdom of his entrepreneurial experience. He covers an array of topics vital to launching and running a successful enterprise, including the importa...Show More
Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government) - Chile: Launching a Global Entrepreneurship Hub

57:14 | Sep 22nd, 2010

Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his government's recent practices and programs that strive to develop Chile's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Topics touched upon include government incentive programs t...Show More
Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State) - The Diplomacy of Technology

54:33 | May 26th, 2010

Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global in...Show More
Josh Makower (ExploraMed) - The Perfect Storm in MedTech

1:00:34 | May 19th, 2010

Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for a...Show More
Marc Andreessen (Serial Entrepreneur) - A Panorama of Venture Capital and Beyond

1:01:43 | May 12th, 2010

Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer elec...Show More
Lisa Lambert (Intel Capital) - Investing for Market Strategy and Capital

56:34 | May 5th, 2010

Lisa Lambert, Vice President at Intel Capital, speaks at length on the experience of working for a mammoth, corporate-backed strategic venture capital firm. She unpacks the challenges of the post-recession VC world, and speaks at length about the ind...Show More
Tom Conrad (Pandora) - A Pandora's Box of Start-up Expertise

1:00:57 | Apr 28th, 2010

After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility,...Show More
Carlos Perea (Miox) - The Ebb and Flow of Clean Tech and Entrepreneurs

58:15 | Apr 21st, 2010

Twenty percent of the world's population do not have access to clean drinking water, says Miox CEO Carlos Perea. What's an entrepreneur to do? Ideally, find a way to clean and reuse the global water supply that's, "twice as good at half the cost" of ...Show More
John Seely Brown (Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation) - Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy

55:59 | Apr 14th, 2010

What can extreme surfing and World of Warcraft teach the enterprise? Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and former Xerox PARC Chief Scientist John Seely Brown holds them as examples of the power of frequent benchmarking and f...Show More
Randy Komisar (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) - Getting to Plan B

1:01:23 | Apr 7th, 2010

While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and freq...Show More
Polly Sumner (salesforce.com), Liz Tinkham (Accenture) - Success and Failure Drive Innovation

56:49 | Mar 3rd, 2010

Accenture's Liz Tinkham interviews salesforce.com's Polly Sumner about entrepreneurship that occurs in both large and small companies. They both agree that innovation and risk-taking occur in any-sized company where the culture emphasizes "no idea is...Show More
Steve Case (AOL, Revolution) - People, Passion, Perseverance: You've Got Entrepreneurship

53:08 | Feb 24th, 2010

People, passion, perseverance. Former AOL CEO and Chairman Steve Case describes these words as the bedrock of successful entrepreneurship. Heading into what may be a "golden era of entrepreneurship," he says that he relies on the "three p's" as asses...Show More
Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle (SlideShare) - Sharing a Measure of Success

57:22 | Feb 17th, 2010

Jonathan Boutelle and Rashmi Sinha, founders of the presentation-sharing site SlideShare, describe the entrepreneurial process as a series of pivots. Boutelle explains it's not just a jump, but an evolving growth of stages that leads to an idea that ...Show More
Steve Garrity and Clara Shih (Hearsay Social), Jeff Seibert (Twitter), Joshua Reeves (Gusto), Tristan Harris (Apture) - Panel of Young Entrepreneurs

59:59 | Feb 10th, 2010

Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs -- Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris -- share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obs...Show More
William Hagstrom (Crescendo Bioscience) - Entrepreneurial Journeys in Healthcare

57:30 | Feb 3rd, 2010

It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscence, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with hi...Show More
Elisabeth Paté-Cornell (Stanford University) - Risky Business: Analysis from an Engineering Perspective

59:19 | Jan 27th, 2010

Don't set sail without thinking first: this sage advice sums up risk analysis for Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, department chair of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She explains that risk assessment involves the study of scenarios...Show More
David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals) - Unlearn Your MBA

59:39 | Jan 20th, 2010

David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints--fiscal, temporal, or otherwis...Show More
John Adler (Accuray), Trip Adler (Scribd) - Evolution of a CEO

1:00:17 | Jan 13th, 2010

Dr. John Adler, Jr. and John "Trip" Adler III discuss their entrepreneurial experience and evolution as a business leader: For Dr. Adler, he describes his bumpy course in developing his biotechnology company, Accuray Incorporated; for his son Trip, h...Show More
Steve Blank (Stanford Engineering) - Fall 2009 Quarter Roundup: What Did We Learn?

1:00:28 | Nov 11th, 2009

Stanford instructor and seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank looks back at the commonalities and quirks of the quarter's previous speakers. Blank outlines a thorough checklist of questions and analysis helpful to any new enterprise leader, and of...Show More
Chamillionaire (Music Artist & Performer), Quincy Jones III (QD3 Entertainment) - Successful Independent Promotion: From Artist to Entrepreneur

46:17 | Nov 4th, 2009

Hip-hop artists Quincy Jones III and Chamillionaire discuss mastering the business side of the music industry. Keeping up with cutting-edge technologies, production logistics, and finding creative ways to gain direct audience contact are essential ta...Show More
Mark Pincus (Zynga) - A Serious Take on Internet Game Play

1:04:47 | Oct 28th, 2009

Serial entrepreneur and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Bing Gordon, longtime Electronic Arts creative mind and investor on behalf of KPCB, provide a very laid-back and desultory conversation. Topics touched upon include successful CEOs, building susta...Show More
Craig Barrett (Intel Corporation (Formerly)) - A Historical Perspective on Semiconductors and Moore's Law

1:01:25 | Oct 21st, 2009

Intel Corporation legend, former CEO, and Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett discusses his personal career path from a Stanford Associate Professor, to Silicon Valley consultant, to a 35-year career inside one of the globe's most prominent players i...Show More
Greg Papadopoulos (Sun Microsystems) - Responsible Engineering in the Modern Age

1:00:59 | Oct 14th, 2009

Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Micosystems' CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social respon...Show More
Steve Jurvetson (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) - Innovation in a Disruptive Environment

59:15 | Oct 7th, 2009

Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions (particularly across the...Show More
Eric Ries (Author) - Evangelizing for the Lean Startup

58:38 | Sep 30th, 2009

Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts for...Show More
Robin Li (Baidu) - Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe's Largest Search Engine

52:47 | Sep 23rd, 2009

Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture - and a unique social approach to search - have allowed it to succe...Show More
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Ventures Program) - The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation

52:00 | May 27th, 2009

Stanford Technology Ventures Program's Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, <i>What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20</i>, cites numerous classroom succe...Show More
Steve Westly (The Westly Group) - Clean Tech Challenges and Solutions

57:17 | May 20th, 2009

Steve Westly, Founder of clean tech investment firm The Westly Group and former Controller for the state of California, paints a landscape of the present and future opportunities in emerging alternative energy.
Jeff Hawkins (Numenta) - Inside the Mind of a Reluctant Entrepreneur

57:29 | May 13th, 2009

Numenta's Jeff Hawkins, a frequent company founder, inventor, and product designer for Palm and Handspring, highlights lessons learned during his tenure in technology. He also confesses that these accomplishments were mere way stations in his 30-year...Show More
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft) - The Future of Microsoft, The Future of Technology

57:38 | May 6th, 2009

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, shares his optimism for emerging innovation in the midst of economic turmoil, and the story of his own entrepreneurial path. He also speaks of his company's continued investment in Internet-ready hardware and software th...Show More
Jennifer Scott Fonstad (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), Steve Perricone (BioFuelBox) - Under the Lid of BioFuelBox

56:02 | Apr 29th, 2009

Clean tech is the topic discussed between Steve Perricone, CEO of waste management and energy company BioFuelBox, and one of his investors, DFJ veteran VC Jennifer Scott Fonstad. In addition to discussing the company's technology, structure, and appl...Show More
Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) - Spotlight on Scalability

57:56 | Apr 22nd, 2009

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own ...Show More
Mari Baker (PlayFirst) - Building an Organization, Building a Team

55:52 | Apr 15th, 2009

After two decades in start-up entrepreneurship, Mari Baker, current CEO of PlayFirst, shares some of her lifelong strategies for long-lasting success. She stresses defining the relentless purpose of the enterprise, honing a focus, and building a cons...Show More
Jensen Huang (NVIDIA) - Vision Matters

1:01:27 | Apr 8th, 2009

Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVidia, discusses the importance of having a big vision when starting a new venture. He says that you should not be daunted when others, including early customers, don't share your vision because they don't share y...Show More
Developing the Future of Home Healthcare - Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos)

56:51 | Mar 4th, 2009

Elizabeth Holmes, President, CEO, and Founder of Theranos, discusses her decision to leave Stanford to launch a biotech company, and what she's learned about raising capital and attracting top talent. Holmes allows the audience to pose numerous inqui...Show More
Tony Perkins (AlwaysOn) - What is the Next Big Thing?

1:10:51 | Feb 25th, 2009

Three Silicon Valley dealmakers - Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn; Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper, Fisher Jurvetson; and Michael Moe, Founding Partner of ThinkEquity - discuss the evolutions in online media, the power of partnershi...Show More
John Hennessy (Stanford University) - Innovation as the Crux of Entrepreneurship

1:01:07 | Feb 18th, 2009

In academia and the private sector, innovation is the most elusive element. And, adds Stanford University President John Hennessy, it's also needed to solve crucial local and global issues. In this address that launches the University's prestigious E...Show More
Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group) - Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace

1:00:05 | Feb 11th, 2009

Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems and current CEO of First Virtual Group, recaps a history of the information technology boom, and pronounces it a nearly stagnant sector. He focuses on the burgeoning interests in energy, healthcare, food and wate...Show More
Spencer E. Ante (BusinessWeek) - A History of Venture Capital

56:45 | Feb 4th, 2009

Spencer E. Ante, BusinessWeek editor and author, quotes excerpts from his book, <i>Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital</i>, and offers a historical portal into the start and evolution of venture capital. He draws an inve...Show More
Teresa Briggs (Deloitte Silicon Valley) - Making a Big Company Feel Small

52:51 | Jan 28th, 2009

What's it like to work inside Deloitte? Managing Partner Teresa Briggs offers insight into the organization and its community outreach programs, and focuses on strategies employed to create intimacy and accountability on a smaller scale.
Soujanya Bhumkar, Josh Schwarzapel and Austin Shoemaker (Cooliris) - The Growth and Bloom of Cooliris

57:57 | Jan 21st, 2009

The team behind Cooliris - CEO Soujanya Bhumkar, Product Manager Josh Schwarzapel, and CTO Austin Shoemaker - discuss in detail the launch and management of their innovative web-discovery business. Topics discussed include cultivating vigorous start-...Show More
Hugh Martin (Pacific Biosciences) - 13 Mistakes and 13 Brilliant Strokes

54:10 | Jan 14th, 2009

Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, looks back on the evolution of his career - from building computers to creating the future of medicine. Martin charts the lessons he learned working for large technology firms, as a leader in seve...Show More
Tom Kelley (IDEO) - Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life

58:52 | Nov 12th, 2008

Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect...Show More
Anna Patterson (Cuil) - A Cuil Tune-up for Search Engines

55:20 | Nov 5th, 2008

As a research scientist at Stanford University, Anna Patterson committed herself to indexing the world's online information. Her latest venture, Cuil (pronounced "cool") is a search engine that is challenging Google. She explains how she is using h...Show More
Judy Estrin (JLABS, LLC) - Is Innovation Withering on the Vine?

58:06 | Oct 29th, 2008

JLabs LLC CEO and author Judy Estrin puts the processes and philosophies of innovation under the microscope. Her current analysis indicates that we're short-changing the business arena and culture at large, as we've stopped planting the seeds for tru...Show More
Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures) - The Black Swans of Energy Invention

58:13 | Oct 22nd, 2008

Toss the old notions of environmentalism into the recycling bin. Investor Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures shatters conventional wisdom of energy reduction, and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve environmental problems via cost-effective, innov...Show More
William McDonough (William McDonough + Partners) - Balancing Economy, Equity, and Ecology Through Design

1:01:43 | Oct 15th, 2008

How do we love all of the children of all species for all time? The unlikely answer comes from architect, materials designer, VC, and eco-efficiency expert William McDonough, who sees the challenge of cycling biological and technical "nutrients" as i...Show More
Erik Straser (Mohr Davidow Ventures) - The Next Wave of Industry: Global Clean Tech

57:57 | Oct 8th, 2008

Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market's high level of industrial innovation, and offer...Show More
Steve Blank (Stanford Engineering) - Retooling Early Stage Development

56:52 | Oct 1st, 2008

Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path be...Show More
Beth Seidenberg (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) - A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences

57:53 | May 28th, 2008

Beth Seidenberg, partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at length about KPCB's current areas of interest, and its litmus test for projects worth supporting. Seidenberg also offers a case study of a life sciences firm moving ...Show More
John Melo (Amyris Biotechnologies) - Under the Microscope: Socially Responsible Biotech

59:07 | May 21st, 2008

Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo explains his company's endeavors in the sustainable sciences; working both to fight disease and to create renewable energies. Melo also reflects upon his personal career path, from immigrant, to start-up, to Big O...Show More
Larry Brilliant (Google.org) - The Next Wave of Corporate Philanthropy

57:13 | May 14th, 2008

In contrast to simply donating dollars for public relations benefit, in-house altruism today means ubiquitous dedication to real causes. Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director for Google.org, points out that effective business-backed giving means gl...Show More
Sue Decker (Yahoo! Inc.) - The Evolution of Yahoo!

57:43 | May 7th, 2008

Just days after Yahoo! rejected Microsoft's bid, President Sue Decker unveils Yahoo!'s candid perspective on the news-making deal. Decker also points out the early Internet leader's strategic failures of the past, and details Yahoo!'s reinvention str...Show More
Anand Chandrasekaran (Aeroprise) - Unreeling the Documentary Film

47:34 | Apr 30th, 2008

Documentary filmmakers Anand Chandrasekaran and Michaelene C. Risley discuss not only the inspiration for their film, <i>Tapestries of Hope</i>, but also some of the logistics of its production. Topics include fundraising strategies and how the film ...Show More
Peter Diamandis (X PRIZE Foundation) - Rewarding Sky-High Innovation

55:41 | Apr 23rd, 2008

Today's revolutionary breakthroughs are yesterday's crazy ideas. And Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation and entrepreneur behind numerous commercial space travel ventures, speaks at length about finding support for new busines...Show More
David Rothkopf (Author) - Concentrated Power in a Global Economy

58:58 | Apr 16th, 2008

David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of <i>Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making</i>, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome. He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-...Show More
Jeff Housenbold (Shutterfly) - Entrepreneurship that Clicks

56:15 | Apr 9th, 2008

Jeff Housenbold, entrepreneur and CEO of Shutterfly, captures a candid snapshot of what it means to be an entrepreneur. He focuses on his multi-decade shift from finance to photos, and spotlights how Shutterfly shapes memories, rather than moves prod...Show More
Ken Wilcox (Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group) - Banking on Corporate Culture and Strategy

57:46 | Mar 5th, 2008

An outstanding office culture trumps all, says Ken Wilcox, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, who heads the most noted financial hub for the technology sector. Wilcox discusses how his financial services institution has scaffolded against recession, and...Show More
Debra Dunn (Skoll Foundation), Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy (B Corporation) - Representing the Socially Responsible Enterprise

51:16 | Feb 27th, 2008

The co-founders of B Lab, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, unveil their infrastructure play that seeks to give voice to the burgeoning panoply of green business. They explain how a higher set of corporate standards accountable to ...Show More
Mir Imran (InCube Labs) - Healthy Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices

54:29 | Feb 20th, 2008

Parallel entrepreneur Mir Imran, CEO of InCube Labs, has launched twenty companies - at times simultaneously. He shares his solutions-focused expertise and identifies the vitality and growth of the biomedical healthcare vertical.
Brett Crosby (Google Analytics) - The Path to an Acquisition

1:01:05 | Feb 13th, 2008

Brett Crosby, Group Manager of Google Analytics, describes the ebb and flow of the process by which his web analytics company, Urchin, was acquired by Google. He also shares some inspirational lessons in making small business loom large.
Christine Benninger (Humane Society of Silicon Valley) - Entrepreneurial Practices for High-Impact Non-Profits

48:42 | Feb 6th, 2008

The Humane Society of Silicon Valley had gone to the dogs before president Christine Benninger took hold of the leash in 1993. By nearly every metric - profits earned, animals saved, customers satisfied - she outlines how proven business practices t...Show More
Jesse Fink (MissionPoint Capital Partners), Steve Blank (Stanford Engineering) - Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets

57:51 | Jan 30th, 2008

Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank interviews MissionPoint Capital co-founder Jesse Fink. The two discuss the manifold investment opportunities in alternative energies and environmental conservation.
Ron Conway (Angel Investors LP), Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate) - Angel Investing Revealed

1:00:13 | Jan 23rd, 2008

Experienced angel investors, Ron Conway, Founder of Angel Investors LP, and Mike Maples, Founder of Maples Investments, provide a rare look into the ins and outs of angel investing. Conway and Maples discuss how angel investors assess opportunities, ...Show More
Mitch Kapor (Foxmarks) - How to Build a Successful Company

55:24 | Jan 16th, 2008

Serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor speaks about the fundamental principles of building successful companies by drawing on his experience as creator of Lotus 1-2-3, Chairman of Second Life, Founder of Foxmarks and a wealth of technical and social entrepr...Show More
Ashwin Navin (BitTorrent) - Delivering a Digital Torrent

55:58 | Nov 28th, 2007

Ping Li from Accel and Ashwin Navin, the President and Co-Founder of BitTorrent, Inc. talk about BitTorrent's journey from an open-source project to being a global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. He discusses how their t...Show More
Armen Berjikly (Experience Project) - Connecting Common Experiences

58:06 | Nov 14th, 2007

Armen Berjikly, the Founder and CEO of The Experience Project, and Julio Vasconcellos, VP of Business Development discuss their experience of building a technology start-up that unites people who can improve each other's lives. Berjikly discusses how...Show More
Larry Bawden (Jadoo Power) - The Growth of Solar Ventures

43:39 | Nov 7th, 2007

Larry Bawden is a co-founder of Jadoo Power, an innovative supplier of fuel cells, and Q1 Nanosytems, a next-generation photo-voltaics provider. Bawden addresses the new landscape in technology and energy and notes the pivotal role of newer technolog...Show More
Stan Christensen (Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Arbor Advisors) - The Art of Negotiation

59:38 | Oct 31st, 2007

Stan Christensen is a partner at <a href="http://arboradvisors.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Arbor Advisors</a>, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. In this lecture, Christensen builds a ...Show More
Dominic Orr (Aruba Networks) - Startups: The Need for Speed

57:57 | Oct 17th, 2007

Dominic Orr is the President and CEO of Aruba Networks, a supplier of secure mobility and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) solutions for enterprises. Orr unveils Aruba's approach to building solutions for mobile workforces at Fortune 500 and Global ...Show More
Martin Eberhard (Tesla Motors) - Lessons from the Electric Roadster

55:21 | Oct 10th, 2007

Martin Eberhard is the Co-Founder, President of Technology and former CEO of Tesla Motors, a company that produces the Tesla Roadster, a battery-powered electric sports car. Eberhard discusses his inspiring journey of diverse experiences in building ...Show More
Donna Novitsky (STVP) - From Venture Capitalist to Entrepreneur

56:15 | Oct 3rd, 2007

Donna Novitsky, CEO of Big Tent Design and a former venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures contrasts her experiences as an executive in a start-up, a venture capitalist and as an entrepreneur. Novitsky addresses the role of risk mitigation in in...Show More