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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

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Rank #106 in Education category

Business
Education
Management & Marketing
Higher Education
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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

716 Ratings
Average Ratings
403
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!
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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Updated 14 days ago

Rank #106 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: 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 #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
54 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: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #6: Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate) - Dare to Do Legendary Things

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Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate, explains what entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption. The Silicon Valley veteran urges tomorrow's innovators to "only do things that you think have a chance to be legendary" – because it takes just as much work to do something mediocre.
Jan 27 2016
58 mins
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Rank #7: Sickamore (Interscope Records) and Sam Seidel (Stanford d.school) - Inside the Studio

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From developing a brand identity to cultivating the right conditions for musical exploration, successful recording artists are masters of the creative process. Hosted by Stanford professor Bob Sutton, Sickamore, a hip-hop artist, photographer and the creative director at Interscope Records, joins Sam Seidel, director of K-12 strategy and research at Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, for an intimate conversation about what entrepreneurs can learn from the music industry, how to navigate ambiguity, and why it's important to strike the right balance between open-ended creativity and project completion.

Jun 12 2019
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #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: Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures) - The Black Swans of Energy Invention

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Toss the old notions of environmentalism into the recycling bin. Investor Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures shatters conventional wisdom of energy reduction, and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve environmental problems via cost-effective, innovative, and scalable engineering.
Oct 22 2008
58 mins
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Rank #11: Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners) - Own Your Own Success

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Kate Mitchell, managing director of Scale Venture Partners, demonstrates why an optimistic, but realistic mindset is a central key for successful entrepreneurs. Mitchell also challenges entrepreneurs to play an active role in civic life by actively telling their stories to affect policy at the national and international level.
May 01 2013
59 mins
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Rank #12: Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital), Lisa Sugar (Popsugar) - Follow Your Instincts and Find Your Path

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Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and Lisa Sugar, founder and president of Popsugar, describe the investor-entrepreneur dynamic based on their personal experiences. In conversation with Stanford University lecturer Emily Ma, they discuss how success starts with staying to true to yourself, following your instincts and interests, and doing what makes you happy.
Jan 20 2016
47 mins
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Rank #13: 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
57 mins
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Rank #14: 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
59 mins
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Rank #15: Jocelyn Goldfein (Facebook) - Deep Inside Facebook

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Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein takes us on a trip inside the innovative culture of Facebook. In this illuminating conversation with STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig, Goldfein explains why code wins arguments, employees must have the right to take risks, and how Facebook strives to remain a hungry, yet humble, company.
May 22 2013
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Alon Cohen (Houzz) - Making Complicated Things Simple

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Alon Cohen, co-founder and president of Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design, shares insights on being an immigrant entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and how the drive to work hard and persevere are more essential than mere talent. Cohen explains that success rests on building products that are both useful and simplify complicated tasks.
Feb 04 2015
55 mins
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Rank #19: James Freeman (Blue Bottle Coffee) - Subtle Notes of Coffee and Philosophy

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James Freeman, the soft-spoken founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, shares his entrepreneurial journey from the farmers' market where he learned commerce in its purest form, to opening cafes across the country. Freeman explains how customer experience is part of a product and shares the inspiration he draws from philosophy, literature and other cultures.
Feb 17 2016
54 mins
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Rank #20: Brit Morin (Brit + Co) - Inspiring Creativity with Great Content

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Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, describes her path and motivation for launching a platform that aims to inspire women and girls to be creative through compelling content such as videos, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. Morin explains how creativity is sparked by rekindling that playful spirit from our youth and stems from the primal instinct to make things.
Nov 18 2015
58 mins
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