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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

    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

    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

    All Entrepreneurship Is Social

    Over the past decade or so, the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts at large-scale change, blur the traditional boundaries between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Given the ceaseless appearance of innovations and new institutional forms, we should welcome...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Case For Stakeholder Engagement

    This paper explores the experiences of the Davis Foundation and other grantmakers as they work more closely with important stakeholders, and the benefits that this engagement brings to grantmakers, grantees, and the communities they both serve. The benefits that come from engagement are many, including developing a deeper understanding of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Social Pressures Affect Corporate Strategy And Performance

    Greater social pressure can result in better social performance. In other words, firms step up responsible behavior in response to pressure. Nike became an industry leader in promoting better working conditions in apparel and footwear factories in Asia and elsewhere after activists made the company a prominent target in the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Outsourcing May Hurt Fashion Manufacturers' Bottom Line

    Fast fashion-designing products that capture the latest consumer trends, and then spending extra money to get them to market quickly, can be well worth the extra expense, increasing profits exponentially, says Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Robert Swinney, coauthor of a recent study. Most companies in the fashion industry...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Services Market Is Key To Open Source Software

    Open source software has become a major and fast-growing presence in the computer industry in recent years. Professor Tunay Tunca of Stanford Graduate School of Business and his co-authors argue that the key factor in whether to create open source software is the strength of the market for support, integration,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Sales Simulator Throws Curveballs To Students

    Sloan Fellow Jonathan Solomon has renewed sympathy for sales managers - particularly those he used to employ. That's because he took a Business School elective titled Building and Managing Professional Sales Organizations, a class that simulates the world of selling portable ultrasound devices. "I used to crush the VP of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Sustainable Organizations: The Human Factor

    Although most of the research and public pressure concerning sustainability has been focused on the effects of business and organizational activity on the physical environment, companies and their management practices profoundly affect the human and social environment as well. This paper briefly reviews the literature on the direct and indirect...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Policy Perspectives On OTC Derivatives Market Infrastructure

    In the wake of the recent financial crisis, Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives have been blamed for increasing systemic risk. Although OTC derivatives were not a central cause of the crisis, the complexity and limited transparency of the market reinforced the potential for excessive risk-taking, as regulators did not have a clear...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Relieving the Data Acquisition Bottleneck in Word Sense Disambiguation

    Supervised learning methods for WSD yield better performance than unsupervised methods. Yet the availability of clean training data for the former is still a severe challenge. This paper presents an unsupervised bootstrapping approach for WSD which exploits huge amounts of automatically generated noisy data for training within a supervised learning...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Switch Scheduling Via Randomized Edge Coloring

    The essence of an Internet router is an n x n switch which routes packets from input to output ports. Such a switch can be viewed as a bipartite graph with the input and output ports as the two vertex sets. Packets arriving at input port i and destined for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Tenet: An Architecture for Tiered Embedded Networks

    Future large-scale sensor network deployments will be tiered, with the motes providing dense sensing and a higher tier of 32-bit master nodes with more powerful radios providing increased overall network capacity. This paper describes a functional architecture for wireless sensor networks that leverages this structure to simplify the overall system....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    An Architecture for Content Routing Support in the Internet

    The primary use of the Internet is content distribution the delivery of web pages, audio, and video to client applications yet the Internet was never architected for scalable content delivery. The result has been a proliferation of proprietary protocols and ad hoc mechanisms to meet growing content demand. In this...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    DAML-S: Web Service Description for the Semantic Web

    This paper presents DAML-S, DAML + OIL ontology for describing the properties and capabilities of Web Services. Web Services Web-accessible programs and devices - are garnering a great deal of interest from industry, and standards are emerging for low-level descriptions of Web Services. DAML-S complements this effort by providing Web...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Crawler-Friendly Web Servers

    A web crawler is a program that automatically downloads pages from the Web. A typical crawler starts with a seed set of pages (e.g., yahoo.com and aol.com). It then downloads these pages, extracts hyperlinks and crawls pages pointed to by these new hyperlinks. The crawler repeats this step until there...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ground Station Virtualization

    This paper discusses the application of the end-to-end principle to ground station systems. It states that lower layers of systems should support the widest possible variety of services and functions. This is applied to ground stations to derive a core set of services that are used across multiple missions while...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Modular Correctness Proof of IEEE 802.11i and SSL/TLS

    When networks are required to have mutual authentication between network access point and user devices, the IEEE 802.11i wireless networking protocol is often put to use. This authentication is usually provided before user connectivity and it comprises several parts such as an 802.1X authentication phase, allowing TLS over EAP, the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Beating The Crowd At Picking Stocks

    Charles Lee's portfolio management style requires accounting for human biases to nudge prices closer to their real value. By now, the fallout from the epic financial crisis is both familiar and tangible: foreclosed mortgages, failed banks, lost jobs, recession. On the less tangible side, the meltdown also shook faith in...

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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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  • 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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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Strategic Directions in Software Engineering and Programming Languages

    The techniques and tools that will be needed for efficient and accurate system development, in the face of increasing system complexity and declining life cycles, require deep, new and exciting scientific and engineering research. The challenges demand the best e orts of both the programming language and the software engineering...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Increased-Liability Equity: A Proposal To Improve Capital Regulation Of Large Financial Institutions

    While it is recognized that the high degree of leverage used by financial institutions creates systemic risks and other negative externalities, many argue that financial institutions must rely on extensive debt financing since equity financing is "Expensive." Some of the reasons debt is attractive to financial institutions, such as tax...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reserve Prices In Internet Advertising Auctions: A Field Experiment

    The author presents the results of a large field experiment on setting reserve prices in auctions for online advertisements, guided by the theory of optimal auction design suitably adapted to the sponsored search setting. Consistent with the theory, following the introduction of new reserve prices revenues in these auctions have...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Using Strategy Objectives for Network Security Analysis

    The anticipation game framework is an extension of attack graphs based on game theory. It is used to anticipate and analyze intruder and administrator concurrent interactions with the network. Like attack-graph-based model checking, the goal of an anticipation game is to prove that a safety property holds. However using this...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Learning 3D Point Cloud Histograms

    In this paper the authors show how using histograms based on the angular relationships between a subset of point normals in a 3D point Cloud can be used in a machine learning algorithm in order to recognize different classes of objects given by the 3D point clouds. This approach extends...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Unifying Packet and Circuit Switched Networks With OpenFlow

    There have been many attempts to unify the control and management of circuit and packet switched networks, but none have taken hold. This paper proposes a simple way to unify both types of network using OpenFlow. The basic idea is that a simple flow abstraction fits well with both types...

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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 // Dec 2009

    The Case for RAMClouds: Scalable High-Performance Storage Entirely in DRAM

    Disk-oriented approaches to online storage are becoming increasingly problematic: they do not scale gracefully to meet the needs of large-scale Web applications, and improvements in disk capacity have far outstripped improvements in access latency and bandwidth. This paper argues for a new approach to datacenter storage called RAMCloud, where information...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Packet and Circuit Network Convergence With OpenFlow

    Wide area networks are expensive to own from a service provider perspective and it is widely understood that much of this cost is in operational expenses. However, service providers such as AT&T and Verizon are obliged to own and operate two distinct networks for IP and Transport. These networks are...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Hard Data on Soft Errors: A Large-Scale Assessment of Real-World Error Rates in GPGPU

    Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are gaining widespread use in computational chemistry and other scientific simulation contexts because of their huge performance advantages relative to conventional CPUs. However, the reliability of GPUs in error-intolerant applications is largely unproven. In particular, a lack of Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) capability in the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    XCS: Cross Channel Scripting and Its Impact on Web Applications

    The authors study the security of embedded web servers used in consumer electronic devices, such as security cameras and photo frames, and for IT infrastructure, such as wireless access points and lights-out management systems. All the devices the authors examine turn out to be vulnerable to a variety of web...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Vertical Vs. Horizontal Markets

    In this webcast, the difference between vertical markets - niche players serving a specific need or customer set; and horizontal markets - goods or services that enable a platitude of businesses - are defined for the student of entrepreneurship. The needs of start-ups differ dramatically by vertical, says serial entrepreneur...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Market Risk And Technology Risk

    Market risk is the concern that you'll find your customers before you run out of funding. A technical risk asks if the innovation is in place to bring your start-up idea to market successfully. Both of these concerns are paramount for an entrepreneurial venture, says serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, and...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    An Entrepreneur's Checklist

    No matter what business vertical you're entering, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank outlines a few points of necessary focus for the emerging business start-up, including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. He notes that the customer is not always the same thing as the payer,...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Is First-To-Market Best?

    Why is it a bad idea to be the first and only player in a market? Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, outlines a host of reasons, including limited market opportunity, the expense of defining a new market, and the positioning risk involved in setting the market standard. Blank cautions that it...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Multiple Description Coding of Discrete Ergodic Sources

    The authors investigate the problem of Multiple Description (MD) coding of discrete ergodic processes. They introduce the notion of MD stationary coding, and characterize its relationship to the conventional block MD coding. In stationary coding, in addition to the two rate constraints normally considered in the MD problem, they consider...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Anyone Can Be An Entrepreneur

    Artists Quincy Jones III and Chamilionaire discuss the myriad ways that online media and technology have leveled the playing field for "e-hustling", or the pursuit of entrepreneurship. Jones equates the Internet to the turntable when it comes to its thumbprint on hip-hop culture, whereas Chamillionaire extols Twitter as a frighteningly...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Changing The World through Innovation

    Stanford President John Hennessy kicks off the 2009 Global Innovation Tournament by challenging students to solve the world's major problems through innovation.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Start-Up Chile

    Economic Minister Fontaine outlines details of Chile's grant-making and business magnet program, Start-Up Chile. The program offers a $40,000 grant to entrepreneurs bringing early-stage businesses to the country for a minimum of six months. Grant winners must interact with the Chilean people and maintain ties with the country, even if...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Chile As A National Startup

    Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his country's current policy mandate to bring innovation and business development to Chile's economy. By thinking of Chile as a startup on the rise, he sees a way to change Chile through innovation, rather than revolution.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Honing In On Results

    In the field of innovation, decide what you want the end result to be before you invent it, advises ExploraMed CEO Josh Makower. In addition, he advises a disciplined approach toward innovation that focuses on living inside of a problem to understand it to exhaustion. The end result, he asserts,...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Venture Capital's Improved Navigation Of Clean Tech

    Emerging technologies in the field of energy have the potential for tremendous pay out. But the flip side of that equation also means that some ventures require substantial investment to launch. Miox CEO Carlos Perea offers an interesting industry perspective on the state of venture funding in clean technologies. In...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Learning The Practice Of Innovation

    True innovations are not about a mad scientist in a laboratory. Rather, says Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, innovation is a learned skill, and one can all be taught to be creative and productive. By learning the discipline that propels innovation, people can acquire the knowledge to develop their skills...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Responsible Engineering In The Modern Age (Entire Talk)

    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 responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup (Entire Talk)

    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 forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Building A Company Culture

    Pioneering a company is more than just building products. It's also about establishing a company culture, says NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang. How do you organize hierarchies and structures? There's lots of trial and error, but it's also an organic process. Huang asks students of entrepreneurship to realize that...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Vision Versus Perspective

    Everyone has a perspective, says Jensen Huang, but to call it a "Vision" implies elitism and exclusion. This NVIDIA Co-founder insists that those with a new idea for business approach the world with gravitas, and he cites his own organization as a case study. In 1993, his company's perspective was...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Five Whys

    Understand and question deeply the root causes - i.e. the "Human problems" - behind every technical mishap, else your startup will be hindered in its progress. So advises entrepreneur and author Eric Ries, who suggests a layered analysis of decisions and procedures behind every technical undertaking. Follow up these questions...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    The Twenty-Year Plan

    After becoming a PhD student in biophysics and facing numerous institutional hurdles barring his desire to study the neural cortex, Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, decided to think long-term. He put a career plan in place that has lasted over twenty years. Rather than pursuing his passions through academia, he...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Fail Fast And Frequently

    What's the secret sauce of Silicon Valley? Failure, reports Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. To develop more successes, she urges, entrepreneurs have got to take a risk, and this is the notion behind every deal in the entire ecosystem. Venture capitalists fund risk and, by...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Favoring Moore's Law Over Customer Feedback

    NVIDIA started as the first consumer 3D graphics company in 1993 and met over 200 competitors in a few years, reports its co-founder Jensen Huang. Yet today the company is the only remaining player in that sector, despite the deep pockets and global spread of others who possessed quality talent...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Make It Personal And Make It Work

    Connecting community and making information accessible are the two overarching threads that run through some of the most successful companies of the last century, points out Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. In this webcast, she cites her own personal career path that began in the non-profit sector and evolved into technology,...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Case Studies Of Failure

    After designing about a dozen computer products, Numenta's Jeff Hawkins recalls that two - among them the Palm Pilot - were very successful, half were good, and the remaining were market failures. In this webcast, Hawkins discusses his thinking behind some of his product flops. He also tells the story...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Lean Startup: Debunking Myths Of Entrepreneurship

    A startup is not a "Doll house" version of a larger enterprise. It's a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. It's not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Scaling Vision, Products, And Yourself

    What wisdom does Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, pass to the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders? The importance of impact, and the necessity for that impact to be scalable. Plan for your operations to entice change with a decreasing marginal cost, and for new ventures to grow legs and...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Are Business Plans A Work Of Fiction?

    Can one truly develop a business plan before having a product or a customer in-hand? Not very successfully, contends KPCB partner Randy Komisar. In this webcast, Komisar discusses the premise for his book, Getting to Plan B, in which he points out how often the theory of a start-up succumbs...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Historical And Global Change Through Clean Technology

    With the long-term health of the planet at risk and the history of alternative energies in the making, Steve Westly, former CFO for the state of California and founder of VC firm The Westly Group, challenges students and entrepreneurs to leave their hand print on the changing shape of the...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of Early Adopters

    After a very hi-profile startup failure, author Eric Ries and other co-founders launched a second startup product in just six months - with technically hazardous results. Rather than investing the resources necessary to craft quality software, they decided to switch tactics and release a buggy version quickly to determine if...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Spotlight On Scalability

    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 connections and capabilities.

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Under The Lid Of BioFuelBox

    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 applications, they also expound on current stimulus dollars for alternative energy systems.

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  • Podcasts // May 2009

    The Future Of Microsoft, The Future Of Technology

    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 that seeks progress in healthcare, education, and science.

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  • Podcasts // May 2009

    Clean Tech Challenges And Solutions

    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.

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  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Lessons From China: The Evolution Of The Globe's Largest Search Engine

    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 succeed where many North American search...

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  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup

    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 forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2009

    Innovation In A Disruptive Environment

    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 "Bio-nano" life sciences and engineering), and advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena.

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2009

    Responsible Engineering In The Modern Age

    Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Microsystems' CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering...

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  • Podcasts // Nov 2009

    Successful Independent Promotion: From Artist To Entrepreneur

    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 tactics for the self-produced artist in the digital age.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Podcasts // Mar 2010

    Success And Failure Drive Innovation

    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 a dumb idea." Sumner advises young entrepreneurs to not fear risk: every failure teaches you...

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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 // Sep 2009

    Lossless Handover With N-Casting Between WiFi-WiMAX on OpenRoads

    The authors envisioned a future mobile wireless Internet with many radios, and many networks (in POMI). By that, they mean many radios will be found in a future mobile device. It is now common for a handheld to have WiFi, bluetooth, GSM and/or 3G radios, with WiMAX and LTE in...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Private Versus Public Company Tradeoffs: Building Credibility

    Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, describes the tradeoffs for an entrepreneurial company between being private or public. Orr argues that being public offers a significant benefit for an entrepreneurial company because it confers credibility and legitimacy which can aid the startup in selling to larger organizations. Of course, these...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Entrepreneurship And Free, Prosperous Society

    Jack Leslie, Chairman of Weber Shandwick, discusses the lessons he learned regarding emerging economies and entrepreneurship. First, Leslie argues that the creation of freedom and prosperity comes from a nation's internal entrepreneurial spirit, not imposed from above or abroad. Second, Leslie suggests that an entrepreneurial society is at the foundation...

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