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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

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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.

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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.

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Debt Free

By Smacktheduck - Nov 12 2019
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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
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Great if you also like bio of entrepreneurs....

iTunes Ratings

729 Ratings
Average Ratings
412
283
19
6
9

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....
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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Latest release on Feb 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Nassim Taleb (Author) - How Things Gain from Disorder

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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

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Rank #2: Bob Sutton (Stanford University) - What Great Leaders Do

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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

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Rank #3: Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) - Nailing the Hard Things

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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

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Rank #4: Adam Grant (University of Pennsylvania) - Six Ways to be an ‘Original’

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University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means.

Feb 15 2017

48mins

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Rank #5: Mitch Kapor (Foxmarks) - How to Build a Successful Company

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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

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Rank #6: Stan Christensen (Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Arbor Advisors) - The Art of Negotiation

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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

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Rank #7: Joshua Reeves (Gusto) - The Startup Journey: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

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Joshua Reeves, co-founder and CEO of ZenPayroll, explains how building truly impactful products takes time, and how crucial it is to set aside time throughout one's journey for introspection. Reeves also discusses finding meaning by seeing the people in processes and modeling your future by identifying people you admire.

Feb 25 2015

57mins

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Rank #8: Ken Wilcox (Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group) - Banking on Corporate Culture and Strategy

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An outstanding office culture trumps all, says Ken Wilcox, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, who heads the most noted financial hub for the technology sector. Wilcox discusses how his financial services institution has scaffolded against recession, and bullet points the uniqueness of commercial banking for the tech start-up.

Mar 05 2008

57mins

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Rank #9: Marissa Mayer (Google) - Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google

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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

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Rank #10: Scott Kriens (Juniper Networks) - Words of Wisdom from an Experienced CEO

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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

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Rank #11: David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals) - Unlearn Your MBA

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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 most important thing, Hansson believes, is to make a dent in the universe with your company.

Jan 20 2010

59mins

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Rank #12: Guy Kawasaki (Garage Technology Ventures) - Creating Enchantment

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Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the "pillars of enchantment." In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating trust, and taking empowering action. He also shares keys to telling a great story, overcoming resistance, and enchanting your boss and colleagues.

Mar 02 2011

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Rank #13: Ori Brafman (Author) - How to Build Instant Connections

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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

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Rank #14: Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) - Spotlight on Scalability

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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

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Rank #15: Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur) - Honest Advice on Starting a Company

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Entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster, says venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. In this candid and informative lecture, Suster defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, Suster shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart ways to raise the right kind of funds, and offers honest advice in making your way as an entrepreneur.

Oct 13 2010

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Rank #16: Dave Evans (Stanford Life Design Lab) - Designing the Life You Really Want

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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

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Rank #17: Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) - Choosing the Entrepreneurial Path

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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

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

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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

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Rank #19: Josh McFarland (Greylock Partners) - Answering Common Startup Questions

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How do you know when it’s time to start a company? Or when to begin fundraising, and how much? And, as you grow, how do you recruit the best executives and build a culture centered on employees? Venture capitalist Josh McFarland of the firm Greylock Partners answers these questions and more through his experiences as founder and CEO of tech startup TellApart, which Twitter acquired for nearly half a billion dollars.

Mar 07 2018

57mins

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

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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

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