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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Evidence-Based Management For Entrepreneurial Environments: Faster And Better Decisions With Less Risk

    Entrepreneurship is risky. Most new technologies and new businesses fail. Two things seem to be true. First, evidence-based management could improve entrepreneurial decision-making, reducing risks, costs, and wasted time and effort - just as an evidence-based approach could benefit most if not all organizations and just as evidence-based medicine has...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    People, Passion, Perseverance: You've Got Entrepreneurship

    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 assessment tools to help guide his direction and goals. When all...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Tree Histogram Coding for Mobile Image Matching

    For mobile image matching applications, a mobile device captures a query image, extracts descriptive features, and transmits these features wirelessly to a server. The server recognizes the query image by comparing the extracted features to its database and returns information associated with the recognition result. For slow links, query feature...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Ordered Multisignatures and Identity-Based Sequential Aggregate Signatures, With Applications to Secure Routing

    The authors construct two new multiparty digital signature schemes that allow multiple signers to sequentially produce a compact, fixed-length signature. First, the authors introduce a new primitive that the authors call Ordered MultiSignatures (OMS), which allows signers to attest to a common message as well as the order in which...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Stochastic Optimization for Variable Rate Applications With Time-Varying Statistics

    A scheme to provide Quality of Service for buffered variable rate applications is presented that is largely indiscriminate to channel distributions, indeed will track changing statistics, and is effectively spectrum optimal. The solution is based on the framework of Full Recourse Optimization with Expected Constraints where the optimal solution is...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Sharing A Measure Of Success

    In this webcast, the presenters describe the entrepreneurial process as a series of pivots. One of the presenters explains it's not just a jump, but an evolving growth of stages that leads to an idea that can start a business. From there, the other presenter says that focused execution keeps...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Performance-Based Incentives For Internal Monitors

    This study examines the use of performance-based incentives for internal monitors (general counsel and chief internal auditor) and whether these incentives impair monitors' independence by aligning their interests with the interests of those being monitored. Some evidences found that incentives are greater when monitors' job duties contribute more to the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Optimizing Adaptive Modulation in Wireless Networks Via Multi-Period Network Utility Maximization

    The authors present a cross-layer technique to find and characterize optimal control policies for wireless networks operating at different time scales at the upper layer and physical layer. The technique can also be directly applied to networks carrying traffic with different time dependencies such as data or video. Their approach...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Dynamic Control and Mitigation of Interdependent IT Security Risks

    Security risk management for information technology-based organizations has become increasingly important in recent years. However, the risk assessment and mitigation strategies that these organizations employ have remained relatively ad hoc and qualitative. In this paper, the authors extend a quantitative framework for risk assessment called Risk-Rank to include risk mitigation...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Panel Of Young Entrepreneurs

    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 obstacle to outsiders, they said they "Flipped" this liability into an...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Spatial Separation of Multi-User MIMO Channels

    Since multi-antenna (MIMO) systems are becoming more popular thanks to their inherent potential for capacity improvement, interference from MIMO transceivers is an increasingly serious concern. Spatial multiplexing schemes are particularly vulnerable to multi-user interference. Fortunately, this interference can be mitigated, when the channel matrices show a sufficient spatial separation. In...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Mobility Dependent Feedback Scheme for Point-to-Point MIMO Systems

    A MIMO diversity scheme that utilizes varying amounts of Channel State Information (CSI) for mobile users is presented. CSI at the transmitter is obtained through a time-duplexed feedback channel, and thus by varying the periodicity of feedback intervals, an optimal balance is struck between obtaining accurate CSI and minimizing the...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Entrepreneurial Journeys In Healthcare

    It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscience, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with his own career, he urges those starting a company to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Optimal Power Line Communications Control Policies Using Stochastic Optimization

    The authors present a general stochastic optimization framework for periodic systems and apply it to PLC networks with Linear and Time Varying (LPTV) channels. Their method of solution operates online and does not assume prior knowledge about the distribution of channel states, but rather samples the LPTV channel to learn...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Kronecker Graphs: An Approach to Modeling Networks

    How can people generate realistic networks? In addition, how can they do so with a mathematically tractable model that allows for rigorous analysis of network properties? Real networks exhibit a long list of surprising properties: Heavy tails for the in- and out-degree distribution, heavy tails for the eigen-values and eigenvectors,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    An Exit Rule For Monetary Policy

    A simple exit rule from the extraordinary measures taken by the Federal Reserve in the past two years is proposed. The rule describes the joint path of the interest rate and the level of reserves. The rule has several attractive properties including a predictable return to traditional monetary policy which...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    A Comparative Analysis Of Strategies And Strategy-Making In The U.S. And China

    The comparative studies indicate that change toward adoption of the electric car and clean coal within the U.S. and China, as well as transnational change toward developing clean energy and reducing global warming, is likely to be slower than many would wish. While it is frustrating to have to come...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Matching In Networks With Bilateral Contracts

    This paper introduces a model in which firms trade goods via bilateral contracts which specify a buyer, a seller, and the terms of the exchange. This setting subsumes (manyto-many) matching with contracts, as well as supply chain matching. When firms' relationships do not exhibit a supply chain structure, stable allocations...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Outdoor-to-Indoor and Indoor-to-Indoor Distributed Channels

    The authors propose and parameterize an empirical model of the outdoor-to-indoor and indoor-to-indoor distributed (cooperative) radio channel, using experimental data in the 2.4 GHz band. In addition to the well-known physical effects of path loss, shadowing, and fading, they include several new aspects in their model that are specific to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Characterizing And Predicting Which Bugs Get Fixed: An Empirical Study Of Microsoft Windows

    The authors performed an empirical study to characterize factors that affect which bugs get fixed in Windows Vista and Windows 7, focusing on factors related to bug report edits and relationships between people involved in handling the bug. The authors found that bugs reported by people with better reputations were...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introduction to Cloud Computing Business & Technology

    Cloud computing, managed services, Software as a Service (SaaS), software on demand, Software+Service, Platform as a Service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service have all been used to describe new ways to build, deliver, and purchase software. Are they just different names for the same thing, or are they similar names...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Web Graph Similarity for Anomaly Detection

    Web graphs are approximate snapshots of the web, created by search engines. They are essential to monitor the evolution of the web and to compute global properties like PageRank values of web pages. Their continuous monitoring requires a notion of graph similarity to help measure the amount and significance of...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Risky Business: Analysis From An Engineering Perspective

    Don't set sail without thinking first: this sage advice sums up risk analysis for Elisabeth Pat?-Cornell, department chair of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She explains that risk assessment involves the study of scenarios, probabilities, and consequences. A risk analyst uses logic and statistics to makes sense of...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Becoming An Angel Investor

    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 otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA (Entire Talk)

    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 otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Great Ideas Derive From Well-Rested Minds

    Being a workaholic is no guarantee of success. David Heinemeier Hansson points out that 37signals' main product, Basecamp, was created on 10 hours a week of development for a total of six months. When you're overworked, you can't think creatively. A great idea comes from a well-rested mind.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Out-Teach Your Competition

    A startup, David Heinemeier Hansson argues, will never have the resources to outspend a Google or a Microsoft in promoting itself. Instead, his own company 37signals tries to out-teach. "We're trying to build an audience; we're not just trying to have customers." Through blogs, lectures, seminars and other teachable moments,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    A Small Business Can Be A Highly Profitable Company

    Asked to clarify the difference between a small business and a scalable business that hopes to earn a billion dollars, David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37signals, says they are the same thing. Scalable for Heinemeier Hansson means there isn't a direct correlation between profit and employee count. Many large companies...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Venture Capital Is A Time Bomb

    David Heinemeier Hansson has a provocative point of view: he believes that Venture Capital is a time bomb and one of the most harmful things for a new business. He explains that a sudden windfall of money provides start-ups with a false sense of security. VC-injected companies often lose the...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Playing It Small Doesn't Mean Not Making Money

    Skewed expectations present a major risk when accepting venture capital. Most venture capitalists expect to make a lot of money, and they expect the company they help to become billion-dollar ventures. David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37signals, compares this type of risk to putting all of your money on red...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA

    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 otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementing and Evaluating a Model Checker for Transactional Memory Systems

    Transactional Memory (TM) is a promising technique that addresses the difficulty of parallel programming. Since TM takes responsibility for all concurrency control, TM systems are highly vulnerable to subtle correctness errors. Due to the difficulty of fully proving the correctness of TM systems, many of them are used without any...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Explaining Structured Queries in Natural Language

    Many applications offer a form-based environment for naive users for accessing databases without being familiar with the database schema or a structured query language. User interactions are translated to structured queries and executed. However, as a user is unlikely to know the underlying semantic connections among the fields presented in...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Evolution Of A CEO

    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, he emphasizes the persistence and luck in developing Scribd, a social publishing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    InvisiType: Object-Oriented Security Policies

    Many modern software platforms today, including browsers, middleware server architectures, cell phone operating systems, web application engines, support third-party software extensions. This paper proposes InvisiType, an object-oriented approach that enables platform developers to efficiently enforce fine-grained safety checks on third-party extensions without requiring their cooperation. This allows people to harness...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Distributed Rate Allocation Policies for Multi-Homed Video Streaming Over Heterogeneous Access Networks

    The authors consider the problem of rate allocation among multiple simultaneous video streams sharing multiple heterogeneous access networks. They develop and evaluate an analytical framework for optimal rate allocation based on observed Available Bit Rate (ABR) and Round-Trip Time (RTT) over each access network and video Distortion-Rate (DR) characteristics. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Distributed Wireless Network Utility Maximization

    The authors propose a distributed method of solution for the RRPWNUM problem to optimize the rate-reliability tradeoff in wireless networks with randomly time-varying channels. Distributed implementation of the proposed algorithm is based on the primal-dual decomposition of the problem and uses stochastic gradients to solve both the primal and dual...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Single-Source Stochastic Routing

    This paper introduces and studies the following model for routing un-certain demands through a network. The authors are given a capacitated multicommodity flow network with a single source and multiple sinks, and demands that have known values but unknown sizes. The authors assume that the sizes of demands are governed...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Information Flow Based Messaging Middleware for Building Loosely Coupled Distributed Applications

    Messaging middleware supports the integration of distributed components of an application by collecting messages from information producers and disseminating applicable messages to interested information consumers. This paper present a flexible new model, the Information Flow Graph (IFG), for specifying and implementing the flow of information in a messaging application. The...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    The History Of Palm And The Part-Time Entrepreneur

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, was an early observer of the idea that people wanted their primary personal computer to be in their pocket, thus he launched Palm in 1992. The self-described "Reluctant entrepreneur" says that he never intended to launch a mobile computer industry (or any company, for that...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Three Necessities For Start-Up Success

    Seasoned serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares his three criteria for a successful start-up. He states that there must be a substantial market opportunity, a product that's a 10x better solution, and an outstanding team. Andreessen goes on to state that there can be some compromise in the product area, but...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Balance And Tension In Company Culture

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, considers the importance of balance and the tension between symbiotic and opposing forces in the enterprise. In this webcast, he takes a philosophical perspective on company culture, including the interplay of far-reaching patience and meeting short-term goals, and teetering between a passion for technology and a...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Don't Wait To Be Anointed

    Don't think of a job as just getting a desk and a job description. Tina Seelig, Executive Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, points out that landing a job means getting a key to the building. And what that key unlocks is entirely up to you. The endless possibilities of...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    The Essentials Of Team Building

    Chemists, investors, software engineers, biomathematicians, etc., - and how they interact and build on one another's discoveries - are the crux of a young company's success, says Theranos President and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. If you want to define an industry, particularly one that is breaking new ground, the staff you...

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  • Webcasts // May 2006

    Work With Smart People

    Challenge yourself against better players and you'll become star of the team. Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer, reflects upon her personal experience working with some of the finest talent in hi-tech - and points out that working with the best empowers each player to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introduction to Cloud Computing Business & Technology

    Cloud computing, managed services, Software as a Service (SaaS), software on demand, Software+Service, Platform as a Service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service have all been used to describe new ways to build, deliver, and purchase software. Are they just different names for the same thing, or are they similar names...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    CS 229 Final Report: Location Based Adaptive Routing Protocol(LBAR) Using Reinforcement Learning

    In this paper authors present an algorithm for a location based adaptive routing protocol that uses both geographic routing and reinforcement learning to maximize throughput in the mobile vehicle network. Authors use reinforcement learning to determine the correct direction to forward a packet and then use geographic routing to forward...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Private Cloud Computing

    In the sixty-plus years since business computing began, there have been two major trends: first there was mainframe computing, followed by client-server. Now there is a new paradigm. Cloud computing is the third generation IT model and the next phase in the evolution of distributed computing and the data center....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Efficient Topologies for Large-Scale Cluster Networks

    Increasing integrated-circuit pin bandwidth has motivated a corresponding increase in the degree or radix of interconnection networks and their routers. This paper describes the flattened butterfly, a cost-efficient topology for high-radix networks. On benign (load-balanced) traffic, the flattened butterfly approaches the cost/performance of a butterfly network and has roughly half...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Can Self?-Organizing P2P File Distribution Provide QoS Guarantees?

    This paper examines the factors that contribute to the variability in download time of a self-organizing P2P le distribution application such as BitTorrent. This paper conducted a series of side-by-side live experiments, involving two clients running on the same machine downloading the same le at the same time. The authors...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    A Customer's Unknown Delight

    In conversation with Stanford's Tina Seelig, KPCB's Randy Komisar points out that while customer feedback is a good idea, it should not be the de facto driver for products and solutions. Too often, consumers miss the mark on inventions (such as ATM's and mobile phones) because they can't conceive that...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Learning From Demonstrated Product Engagement

    There is no substitute for actually watching your users use the products, proclaims Cooliris Product Manager Josh Schwarzapel. Viewing your web tools across multiple platforms with a multitude of configurations is an indispensable component of product research. And, adds Schwarzapel, developers and staffers who live and breathe product development in-house...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Knowledge Economy Of World Of Warcraft

    Within the guilds of this popular computer game, real innovation is taking place. Thousands of new ideas happen daily through crowdsourcing. In addition, all performance is measured and critiqued, both as a group and individually. Guilds also work collaboratively on larger projects, allowing for radical, exponential learning and results. Deloitte...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    The Need For Research And Prototypes

    Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Mark Suster urges entrepreneurs not to be lazy when it comes to doing necessary market research. This includes having a basic understanding of who will pay for your product or service. In the age of affordable research and engineering, smart venture capitalists now expect to...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Upcycling, Not Recycling

    As William McDonough wrote in his book Cradle to Cradle, we should stop thinking of post-consumer goods as "Waste", and instead start thinking of them as "Food" in the product chain - upcycling raw materials and turning them into useful raw materials, rather than just alleviating the burden offset by...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    The Successful Leap From Research Lab To Enterprise

    Why are companies that plant roots in academia or a research environment more successful than other start-ups? John Hennessy, President of Stanford University, says that these research-heavy innovators are not only well-versed in their subject matter, but they are also optimists for their project's eventual triumph.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Start-Up And See It Through

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Copy Exactly: Establishing Competitive Manufacturing Capabilities

    Intel was a marvel at technology and invention from its 1980's-era inception, recalls former Chairman of the Board and veteran company insider Craig Barrett. But the company's strong suit was not manufacturing; in fact, they were often undersold on their own products by Japanese competitors. To improve their skills in...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Betting On The Future Of Moore's Law

    Material science is the basis of all semiconductor technology, says former Intel Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett. And during his 35-year stint with one of technology's most established firms, Barrett has learned that Moore's Law (Intel founder Gordon Moore's prediction that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Strive To Remain Agile

    Despite the company's growing size, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad states that his company resists the urge to make any long-term plans. In fact, they never plan an operating schedule more than three months in advance. Though this practice makes some operations more difficult, the flexibility allows the upstart enterprise to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    People Are Everything In The Start-Up

    More important than market, technology, or timing, Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, insists that any groundbreaking company is only as good as its team. Interview aggressively and make your staff want to stay there by offering respect, a hospitable culture, and great rewards.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Who Makes The Best VC?

    Is an operations background a mandatory prerequisite for running a start-up? Not necessarily, but it helps, says serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. While nearly anyone with any experience can manage a successful enterprise, it helps to have had hands-on experience in the event of layoffs, restructuring, and the like.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Who Is Deloitte Hiring?

    When seeking new recruits, Deloitte Silicon Valley's HR team seeks leaders with an open aperture. With the help of her colleague in the audience, Teresa Briggs, Partner at Deloitte, describes the candidates that are most successful. This includes those who have interpersonal and client management skills, shrewd intellect and judgement,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Being Small Inside Of Big

    An on-hand help desk, administrative assistance, and a valuable tap into global resources are just a few examples of the benefits of working for a global enterprise. But Teresa Briggs, Partner at Deloitte Silicon Valley, has found that the corporate structure of managing small, regional teams within a large organization,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Overcommunicate Frequently

    Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences Hugh Martin says that his employees deeply enjoy the company-wide weekly meeting where he personally addresses all employees and shares information about transparency, strategies, and other big-picture thinking. This open, frank, and consistent communication, says Martin, is essential to give employees context and to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Setting A Company Culture

    What does your company stand for? How will you make decisions? What are your overall philosophies? These questions are easy enough to answer when the company is three friends sitting in a living room, but how are they defined for a burgeoning business? Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, urges companies...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Don't Prolong Your Exit

    If you've decided to leave a large company in pursuit of other ventures, make it a clean break, advises Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences. He cites a personal anecdote of one company who tried to reverse his decision through a laborious series of meetings with the executive...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Cultivating Next-Generation Leaders

    NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang reports that most of his time on the job is spent brainstorming with managers and leaders and helping them brainstorm through tasks and opportunities. He believes it is essential to train talent to effectively control a different product line, a new geography, or even...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    China's Labor Demands In Computer Science

    More than 700,000 computer science-related engineering students graduate each year in China, but few from this labor pool have the experience necessary to help an innovative company grow, says Robin Li, CEO of search engine Baidu. And, he points out, the management opportunities on a global scale are tremendous. That...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Leveraging Relationships And Scaling Yourself

    Your career is based on relationships with other people, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. How do you leverage them? She encourages students to separate people into two exclusive teams: Those who can hire you, and those who can help you plot your career path.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Fight For Corporate Control

    We learn from the index and not the table of contents, says Bing Gordon, partner at KPCB. In this webcast, Gordon and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus talk about how an effective CEO can make strategy and mission happen when they are not physically present in the room. Pincus also discusses...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    The Impact Of A CEO

    John Sculley, historic CEO of Apple, and Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, both demonstrate the impact that effective leadership can have on business and technology. Both of these large companies missed the ground-floor opportunities of the Internet, says Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences. But there is a...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Growing Demand For Engineering Talent

    To keep up with the engineering demands of Moore's Law, Craig Barrett, former Intel Chairman of the Board, discusses how the education and labor requirements of talent have evolved with the industry. While developing the first semiconductors took a team of only three people, today's market requires several hundred engineers...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Comfort In Ambiguity

    The CEO's main talent is to see around the corners and fuzzy edges, says NVIDIA's Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang. An effective company leader needn't necessarily be outgoing, but they must be exceedingly comfortable with ambiguity - taking risks and not always plotting the exact outcome. If this is your...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Give Thoughtful Recognition And Praise

    Be conscious of the in-house messages that you send. Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, encourages business leaders to think about the values of a company that are reflected in its communications; for example, celebrating employees who work deep into overtime or who find the least expensive resources. The way you...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    An Executive#$#s Perspective Inside Venture Capital

    Kick in the door when it opens, says Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, on her former affiliation with VC firm Kleiner Perkins. She transitioned from her executive roll at BabyCetner and soon sat in on pitch meetings, reviewing the portfolios of numerous start-up companies. Along the way, she took on...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    The First Six Months Of NVIDIA

    Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA, recalls in vivid detail how the three founding members of the company gave the company legs - from learning the basics of incorporation, to hiring their first lawyer, to keeping a supply of breakfast donuts on hand. They acquired books on how to start a...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Soliciting Fan-Base Feedback

    Waiting for the right deal, rather than the merchandizing deal at-hand, is a trade-off that artist/entrepreneur Chamillionaire is willing to wait for, with a keen eye toward authenticity at every turn. Quincy Jones III adds that a successful musical artist product roll-out requires thinking across multiple platforms and multiple media....

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