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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

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Rank #119 in Education category

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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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Best podcast ever

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

Favorite podcast!

By Dolsen3333 - May 24 2012
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Great podcast. Calibre of speakers is amazing!

iTunes Ratings

719 Ratings
Average Ratings
406
282
16
6
9

Best podcast ever

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

Favorite podcast!

By Dolsen3333 - May 24 2012
Read more
Great podcast. Calibre of speakers is amazing!
Cover image of Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #119 in Education category

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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.

Rank #1: Drew Houston (Dropbox) - Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur

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Co-Founder Drew Houston shares personal moments from starting the cloud-based file storage service Dropbox. Houston touches on the importance of persevering through early challenges at a startup, selecting the right co-founder, and focusing on solving problems to maximize customer happiness.
May 30 2012
58 mins
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Rank #2: Richard Miller (Olin College) - More Innovation Through Education

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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
53 mins
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Rank #3: 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
55 mins
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Rank #4: 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
59 mins
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Rank #5: 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
48 mins
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Rank #6: 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
54 mins
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Rank #7: 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
53 mins
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Rank #8: 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
47 mins
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Rank #9: 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
56 mins
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Rank #10: 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
59 mins
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Rank #11: 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
55 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: Tom Kelley (IDEO) - Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life

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Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect of our lives and lead to more success.
Nov 12 2008
58 mins
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Rank #14: Dominic Orr (Aruba Networks) - Startups: The Need for Speed

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Dominic Orr is the President and CEO of Aruba Networks, a supplier of secure mobility and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) solutions for enterprises. Orr unveils Aruba's approach to building solutions for mobile workforces at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies like Microsoft, NTT Data, and SAP. He articulates Aruba's strategies for competing with mammoths like Cisco, and emphasizes that speed of execution in this highly competitive market is key to his company's success.
Oct 17 2007
57 mins
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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
57 mins
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Rank #16: Mari Baker (PlayFirst) - Building an Organization, Building a Team

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After two decades in start-up entrepreneurship, Mari Baker, current CEO of PlayFirst, shares some of her lifelong strategies for long-lasting success. She stresses defining the relentless purpose of the enterprise, honing a focus, and building a conscious company culture, amongst other backbone-building tasks.
Apr 15 2009
55 mins
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Rank #17: Chamillionaire (Music Artist & Performer), Quincy Jones III (QD3 Entertainment) - Successful Independent Promotion: From Artist to Entrepreneur

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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.
Nov 04 2009
46 mins
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Rank #18: Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson (Play Bigger Advisors) - How to Be a Category King

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Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson, co-founding partners of the category-design firm Play Bigger Advisors, share the science behind the strategies that innovators use to create and dominate product markets. They also discuss the marketing concepts for building a brand and identity, and for inspiring customers to see the world as you’ve framed it.
May 04 2016
50 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour
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Rank #20: Gregory Waldorf (eHarmony) - 5 Must-Haves of an Entrepreneurial Career

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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.
Feb 14 2007
53 mins
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