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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 // 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 // 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    An Antitrust Analysis of the Case for Wireless Network Neutrality

    The ongoing debate about possible implementation of regulatory rules requiring "Network Neutrality" for wireless telecommunications services is inherently about whether to impose prohibitions on the ability of network operators to control their vertical relationships. Antitrust analysis is well suited to analyze whether a wireless network neutrality rule is socially beneficial....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Nonparametric Estimation Of Marketing-Mix Effects Using A Regression Discontinuity Design

    We discuss how regression discontinuity designs arise naturally in settings where firms target marketing activity at consumers, and discuss how this aspect may be exploited for econometric inference of causal effects of marketing effort. The papers main insight is to use commonly observed discreteness and kinks in the heuristics by...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Change The Business Plan In Response To A Changing Environment

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, encourages entrepreneurs to involve people in their problems and to solicit as many qualified opinions as they can. Don't get tangled in product secrecy and idea ownership at the expense of gaining quality feedback. Instead, he says, be happy that anyone is willing to listen...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Personal Side Of Management

    If you can be a product manager, you can acquire the experience of acting as a CEO. The skills gained in product road-mapping, prioritizing tasks, interoffice communications, customer understanding, and product marketing are absolute necessities for being an effective enterprise lead. So says Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder of Zynga,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Startups That Fail: Netek

    To build an enterprise that can surely go the distance, Pacific Biosciences' Chairman and CEO Hugh Martin suggests a short list of strategies. Among them, the board must have confidence in a strong management team uniquely qualified to make the decision to sell. In addition, don't staff your board with...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Measuring Success: You Measure What Matters

    Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, equates building a sustainable online empire with building the skyscrapers that shaped the look of modern cities at the turn of the last century. Pincus reflects upon his 15-20 year career in hi-tech - riddled with many companies who asked him to leave - where...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Challenges Of Building A Company

    Improved safety and water quality aren't the only results of displacing chlorine as a water purifier. Carlos Perea, Miox CEO, points out that saving money is the main reason that his private and municipal customers utilize his company's water treatment capabilities. He states that Miox's focus is always on driving...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Building A Company: Building A Legacy

    How much control do you want over the company? What are the finer points of sales and acquisition? What kind of power must a portfolio company give up to accept VC dollars? Intel Capital Vice President Lisa Lambert discusses how some of these negotiations take place between her investment firm...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Planning Is Guessing

    Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, encourages those who are interested in the future of medical technology to engage in the current (as of Spring, 2010) state of the vertical's landscape. Factors such as the global economic crisis are the backdrop for the industry's threatened state. But what's even more imposing,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Progressing As A Teenage Entrepreneur

    Why is it important to learn about entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship is about finding value and excitement in what you do, states Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee. Chatterjee no longer needs an alarm clock, as his passion for his current work is enough to propel him awake every morning. He encourages aspiring students...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Economic Minister Fontaine points out that to reach Chile's economic goals, the nation must strive toward true innovation and entrepreneurship. By doing so, Chile aims to become the innovation hub of South America, along with building connections to Silicon Valley and other technology centers across the globe. Minister Fontaine sees...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    How To Survive In A Downturn Economy

    Despite Chile having many scientists and entrepreneurs, Economic Minister Fontaine claims his nation currently needs greater interconnection between these professional groups. Learning from the Silicon Valley business environment, Fontaine hopes Chile can foster the development of these ties between science and business by offering scholarships and funding for research and...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Addicted To Taking Risks

    Dan Rosensweig, former COO of Yahoo! and current CEO of Chegg, speaks about the value of acquisitions for organizations that face operational pressures that can inhibit internal invention. Yahoo! bought other companies for either their team or their technology, but the ultimate goal of any acquisition on their radar was...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Sustenance Of Growth Rate

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Persistence Pays Off

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

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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 // Oct 2010

    Veer Away From Heavy Management Theory

    Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, formerly the COO of Yahoo!, discusses how Google supplanted Yahoo! as the leading desktop search engine during the mid-2000s. Rosensweig points out Yahoo! served many products to many people, and that in contrast, Google created one great tool for a much wider audience. He discusses Google's...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Setting Prices, Evaluating Opportunities

    The market doesn't set the price, says Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA. The competition does. And the function of an effective manager is to decide how to allocate resources for the best return, and if its pursuit is worthwhile for the enterprise. Be mindful of your best resources - engineering...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Effective Choices, Not Longer Days

    Throughout his thirty-year career launching four start-up organizations (including founding Numenta), Jeff Hawkins has always sworn that they would be home for breakfast and dinner with his family every day. In this clip, Hawkins dispels the myth that launching an organization requires long office hours and frequent travel. Entrepreneurs, he...

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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 // May 2009

    Forgo The NDA: Find Support Where You Can

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, encourages entrepreneurs to involve people in their problems and to solicit as many qualified opinions as they can. Don't get tangled in product secrecy and idea ownership at the expense of gaining quality feedback. Instead, he says, be happy that anyone is willing to listen...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Product Management As CEO Training

    If you can be a product manager, you can acquire the experience of acting as a CEO. The skills gained in product road-mapping, prioritizing tasks, interoffice communications, customer understanding, and product marketing are absolute necessities for being an effective enterprise lead. So says Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder of Zynga,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Building Resistance To Acquisition

    To build an enterprise that can surely go the distance, Pacific Biosciences' Chairman and CEO Hugh Martin suggest a short list of strategies. Among them, the board must have confidence in a strong management team uniquely qualified to make the decision to sell. In addition, don't staff your board with...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Building Hi-Tech Skyscrapers

    Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, equates building a sustainable online empire with building the skyscrapers that shaped the look of modern cities at the turn of the last century. Pincus reflects upon his 15-20 year career in hi-tech - riddled with many companies who asked him to leave - where...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Creating True Value Proposition In Clean Tech

    Improved safety and water quality aren't the only results of displacing chlorine as a water purifier. Carlos Perea, Miox CEO, points out that saving money is the main reason that his private and municipal customers utilize his company's water treatment capabilities. He states that Miox's focus is always on driving...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The Minutia Of Negotiations

    How much control do you want over the company? What are the finer points of sales and acquisition? What kind of power must a portfolio company give up to accept VC dollars? Intel Capital Vice President Lisa Lambert discusses how some of these negotiations take place between her investment firm...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Dramatic Changes In MedTech

    Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, encourages those who are interested in the future of medical technology to engage in the current (as of Spring, 2010) state of the vertical's landscape. Factors such as the global economic crisis are the backdrop for the industry's threatened state. But what's even more imposing,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    You Are The CEO Of What?

    Why is it important to learn about entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship is about finding value and excitement in what you do, states Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee. Chatterjee no longer needs an alarm clock, as his passion for his current work is enough to propel him awake every morning. He encourages aspiring students...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Innovation Hub Of South America

    Economic Minister Fontaine points out that to reach Chile's economic goals, the nation must strive toward true innovation and entrepreneurship. By doing so, Chile aims to become the innovation hub of South America, along with building connections to Silicon Valley and other technology centers across the globe. Minister Fontaine sees...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Economic Lessons From Silicon Valley

    Despite Chile having many scientists and entrepreneurs, Economic Minister Fontaine claims his nation currently needs greater interconnection between these professional groups. Learning from the Silicon Valley business environment, Fontaine hopes Chile can foster the development of these ties between science and business by offering scholarships and funding for research and...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Reasons To Acquire A Company

    Dan Rosensweig, former COO of Yahoo! and current CEO of Chegg, speaks about the value of acquisitions for organizations who face operational pressures that can inhibit internal invention. Yahoo! bought other companies for either their team or their technology, but the ultimate goal of any acquisition on their radar was...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Lean Startups And Fat Startups

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Value Of Putting On A Suit

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

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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 // Oct 2010

    Why Google Won Desktop Search

    Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, formerly the COO of Yahoo!, discusses how Google supplanted Yahoo! as the leading desktop search engine during the mid-2000s. Rosensweig points out Yahoo! served many products to many people, and that in contrast, Google created one great tool for a much wider audience. He discusses Google's...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Secure, Consumer-Friendly Web Authentication and Payments With a Phone

    This paper proposes a challenge-response authentication sys-tem for web applications called Snap2Pass that is easy to use, provides strong security guarantees, and requires no browser extensions. The sys-tem uses QR codes which are small two-dimensional pictures that en-code digital data. When logging in to a site, the web server sends...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2003

    Market Potential: GameBoy

    Erin Turner, a producer at Electronic Arts specializing in action-hero titles, explains that the GameBoy has a pretty substantial market with 40 million sold worldwide. The mission with the GameBoy is to create some unique draw or additional fun factor, since it does not have nearly the graphical capabilities as...

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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 // Mar 2009

    The Extreme Relevance Of Cash Flow

    It's one thing to have a great idea and an awaiting market, but it's quite another to realize that cash flow is the oxygen in the bloodline of a fledgling business. Elizabeth Holmes, President and CEO of Theranos, thinks back on what she wishes she had known when first launching...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Make Tech Part Of Your DNA

    No Internet or tech company should launch without having in-house technical manpower to build the product, says serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. While business savvy on the founding team is important, those skills need to be balanced with a sturdy base of engineering, programming, or other technical know-how. Additionally, a company...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    The Co-Founder Mythology

    While many legendary Silicon Valley companies were founded by teams of two, partnerships aren't without their problems, states venture capitalist Mark Suster. Disagreements arise based on personal life changes, business strategies, and roles within the company. Suster prefers to avoid playing the role of co-founder "Marriage counselor" by working with...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Making Great Leaders

    Dan Rosensweig worked with a number of industry leaders before becoming the CEO of Chegg, and his experience taught him to recognize practices of successful leadership. He suggests that aspiring entrepreneurs think big and optimistically. Solve problems, but don't whine about them. Surround yourself with people smarter than yourself, and...

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