Stanford instructor and seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank looks back at the commonalities and quirks of the quarter’s previous speakers. Blank outlines a thorough checklist of questions and analysis helpful to any new enterprise leader, and offers insight and case studies from industry giants and new technology plays alike.
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Joe Liemandt, Trilogy - The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up [Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner]
Joe Liemandt, founder, President and CEO of Trilogy, describes the passion and perseverance it took to take his enterprise software company from a five-person start-up to a global industry leader.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook - Jim Breyer, Accel Partners - From Harvard to the Facebook [Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner]
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of TheFacebook, is interviewed by VC, Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel. Mark describes what it was like to leave Harvard to venture into a business to build a social utility tool for college students around the world.
In this candid entrepreneurial narrative, Reid Hoffman describes his journey from academia to PayPal, to finally founding the professional networking site LinkedIn. Hoffman suggests that to be a successful entrepreneur you have to take risks where others wouldn’t and be willing to deviate from the beaten path.
Gregory Waldorf, eHarmony - 5 Must-Haves of an Entrepreneurial Career [Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner]
Greg Waldorf, CEO of the online matchmaking service eHarmony.com, describes the essential components of a successful entrepreneurial career. He believes that working with great people, taking risks, adaptability, passion and timely execution of plans can lead to success for entrepreneurs. He draws parallels between the satisfaction found through finding the right career path and a fulfilling relationship.