Cover image of Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
(738)
Business
Education

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Updated 11 days ago

Business
Education
Read more

Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCorner during fall, winter and spring quarters.

Read more

Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCorner during fall, winter and spring quarters.

iTunes Ratings

738 Ratings
Average Ratings
418
284
20
6
10

Debt Free

By Smacktheduck - Nov 12 2019
Read more
I was going to be debt free this year, but I co-signed my daughter’s student loan.

Best podcast ever

By Harrikens - Jan 30 2017
Read more
Great if you also like bio of entrepreneurs....

iTunes Ratings

738 Ratings
Average Ratings
418
284
20
6
10

Debt Free

By Smacktheduck - Nov 12 2019
Read more
I was going to be debt free this year, but I co-signed my daughter’s student loan.

Best podcast ever

By Harrikens - Jan 30 2017
Read more
Great if you also like bio of entrepreneurs....
Cover image of Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 11 days ago

Rank #1: Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - What Great Leaders Do

Podcast cover
Read more
In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.

Nov 10 2010

59mins

Play

Rank #2: Nassim Taleb (Author) - How Things Gain from Disorder

Podcast cover
Read more
Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, shares how the benefits of random conditions can be successfully harvested to help navigate a world we do not fully understand.

Apr 10 2013

55mins

Play

Rank #3: Daniel Ek (Spotify) - A Playlist for Entrepreneurs

Podcast cover
Read more
Daniel Ek, founder of digital music service, Spotify, is driven by a desire to solve interesting problems. In this fascinating lecture, moderated by KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Ek shares his thoughts on leadership, collaboration, and a laser-focus on building truly great products.

May 16 2012

1hr

Play

Rank #4: Richard Miller (Olin College) - More Innovation Through Education

Podcast cover
Read more
Richard Miller, president of Olin College, describes disruptive ideas about education and learning that universities should adopt to graduate more creative, entrepreneurial and impactful engineers. He explains how a focus on math and science alone won't result in more innovation, and that higher education must instill traits like grit and independent thinking.

May 25 2016

53mins

Play

Rank #5: Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) - Nailing the Hard Things

Podcast cover
Read more
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all. Horowitz, a founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the value of learning inside a large company, some of the exciting technology frontiers ahead, and the purpose and philosophy of his firm, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers.

Nov 19 2014

54mins

Play

Rank #6: Dave Evans (Stanford Life Design Lab) - Designing the Life You Really Want

Podcast cover
Read more
Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?

Mar 01 2017

1hr

Play

Rank #7: Stan Christensen (Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Arbor Advisors) - The Art of Negotiation

Podcast cover
Read more

Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. In this lecture, Christensen builds a framework and illuminates a few of the classical mistakes in negotiation. He defines negotiation as an attempt to persuade or influence a situation. He emphasizes relationship management and problem solving as being fundamental to negotiation. He also alludes to the conceptual framework by illustrating examples from his vast global experience.

Oct 31 2007

59mins

Play

Rank #8: Marissa Mayer (Google) - Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google

Podcast cover
Read more
Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google, shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google.

May 17 2006

47mins

Play

Rank #9: Mitch Kapor (Foxmarks) - How to Build a Successful Company

Podcast cover
Read more
Serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor speaks about the fundamental principles of building successful companies by drawing on his experience as creator of Lotus 1-2-3, Chairman of Second Life, Founder of Foxmarks and a wealth of technical and social entrepreneurship knowledge. Kapor emphasizes the elements of company building that technology has changed, such as faster feedback cycles and lower barriers to entry, as well as the elements that remain the same, such as how to establish culture and trust. Kapor illuminates his observations with contemporary and historical examples that create a context-rich primer on building vibrant companies.

Jan 16 2008

55mins

Play

Rank #10: Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) - Spotlight on Scalability

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 22 2009

57mins

Play

Rank #11: Scott Kriens (Juniper Networks) - Words of Wisdom from an Experienced CEO

Podcast cover
Read more
In a humble and anecdotal talk, Scott Kriens, CEO of Juniper Networks, walks through the founding and growth of the company. He provides insight on a variety of issues ranging from the power of strong markets, to personal growth, to globalization and net neutrality.

Nov 29 2006

56mins

Play

Rank #12: Hugh Martin (Pacific Biosciences) - 13 Mistakes and 13 Brilliant Strokes

Podcast cover
Read more
Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, looks back on the evolution of his career - from building computers to creating the future of medicine. Martin charts the lessons he learned working for large technology firms, as a leader in several successful start-ups, and while being courted by the VC community to launch a new wave in bioscience.

Jan 14 2009

54mins

Play

Rank #13: Olivia Fox Cabane (Author and Speaker) - Build Your Personal Charisma

Podcast cover
Read more

Debunking charisma as being purely innate or magical, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how specific behaviors of presence, power and warmth can help individuals to develop their personal charisma. The author of The Charisma Myth also shares anecdotes and research that illustrate how elements of charisma are learned, interpreted and impact relationships.

Oct 10 2012

45mins

Play

Rank #14: Designing the Life You Really Want - From the ETL Archive

Podcast cover
Read more

Look back to one of our favorite talks from the ETL archives. Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?

Jan 01 2020

1hr

Play

Rank #15: Ori Brafman (Author) - How to Build Instant Connections

Podcast cover
Read more
In this illuminating lecture, bestselling author Ori Brafman explores subtle drivers that can help you spark immediate work, life, and romantic connections. Based on insights from his latest book, Click: The Magic of Instant Connections, Brafman teaches leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs how to make every chance meeting count, using examples from the workplace, collegiate life, and the battlefield.

Apr 20 2011

55mins

Play

Rank #16: Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) - Choosing the Entrepreneurial Path

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Feb 07 2007

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #17: Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) - Live Life in Permanent Beta

Podcast cover
Read more
Serial entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman encourages individuals to become the entrepreneurs of their own lives. Hoffman shares the importance of taking intelligent risks, building thoughtful networks and continually adapting your skills to navigate a fulfilling career path.

Feb 22 2012

1hr 1min

Play

Rank #18: William Perry (Stanford University) - It's Your Ship: Lessons in Leadership

Podcast cover
Read more
Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense discusses lessons in leadership reminding us that a pivotal point in management is realizing that "It's your ship" and your own "crew". Perry draws parallels from his experience in business as an entrepreneur and in the government in various critical technology development roles and most recently as the Secretary of Defense (1994-1997). Perry ends with an incisive management principle applicable both in the corporate world and the government - "Take care of your troops and they will take care of you."

Apr 11 2007

59mins

Play

Rank #19: Rebeca Hwang (YouNoodle), Elizabeth Samara-Rubio (StorWatts) - Small Acts and Big Impacts

Podcast cover
Read more
This special lecture offers insights from two leaders creating impact through entrepreneurship. Founder Elizabeth Samara-Rubio explains how her company, StorWatts, aims to provide distributed energy storage to millions around the world, while YouNoodle entrepreneur Rebeca Hwang tells stories of her early field experiences which formed her passion for social entrepreneurship.

May 02 2012

56mins

Play

Rank #20: Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - The No Jerk Rule

Podcast cover
Read more
In this audio podcast, Professor Bob Sutton discusses "breakthrough" ideas in his latest book about dealing with difficult and conflicting relationships in a work environment. Sutton describes strategies to deal with "jerks" in an organization, and he illustrates the application of his ideas by using real-world examples sourced from readers' email responses to his new book.

May 30 2007

53mins

Play