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Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - Getting to Plan B (Entire Talk)

Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - Getting to Plan B (Entire Talk) | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it is required to accept the numerous fits and starts of the start-up.

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Mike Cassidy: How to build a $500M company in 500 days

Mike Cassidy: How to build a $500M company in 500 days | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

"No one embodies the classic, sniff-it-out serial entrepreneur more than Mike Cassidy, who has now built and sold four companies (Stylus Innovation, Direct Hit, Xfire and Ruba), some of them with very impressive exits.."

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Challenges with Cross-functional Teams - Stanford Advanced Project Management

Complex, cross-functional programs distributed globally are not only pervasive but operate as the arteries of today's firms. This webinar showcases a study of 95 teams in 25 leading corporations, presenting some of the key challenges these programs face and their potential remedies. Speakers: Dr. Behnam Tabrizi, Professors, Stanford University Management Science and Engineering Department; John Warren, Vice President, Strategic Business Solutions at IP Solutions
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Mike Cohn - Leading a Self-Organizing Team

"One of the challenges of agile development is coming to grips with the role of leaders and managers of self-organizing teams. Many would-be ScrumMasters and agile coaches go to the extreme of refusing to exert any influence on their teams at all. Others retain too much of their prior command-and-control management styles and fail to unleash the creativity and productivity of a self-organizing team.

Leading a self-organizing team can be a fine line. In this session you will learn the proper ways to influence the path taken by a team to solving the problems given to it. You will learn how to become comfortable in this role. You’ll understand why influencing a self-organizing team is neither sneaky nor inappropriate but is necessary.

Drawing on analogies from fields such as evolutionary biology and the study of complex adaptive systems, the instructor will describe three factors necessary for self-organization to occur and then provide seven tools for guiding the direction taken by the team as they self-organize.

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Giving students ‘a six-month runway’ to launch startups - MIT News Office

Giving students ‘a six-month runway’ to launch startups - MIT News Office | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
An independent investment fund gives MIT Media Lab alumni startup support — and a way to put money back into the Institute.
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An interview with Carlos Ghosn | McKinsey & Company

An interview with Carlos Ghosn | McKinsey & Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Named CEO of Nissan in 2001, Carlos Ghosn has turned Nissan into one of the world’s most profitable automakers and has expanded aggressively into emerging markets and zero-emission vehicles. A McKinsey & Company article.
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An interview with Ellen Kullman | McKinsey & Company

An interview with Ellen Kullman | McKinsey & Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
As CEO, Ellen Kullman is leading the reinvention of DuPont from an American chemicals conglomerate to a global science company. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Slow and Steady Firms Win the Survival Race

Slow and Steady Firms Win the Survival Race | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Although new firms may be tempted to grow quickly in their first few years, such rapid expansion can actually be detrimental to their business. Instead, growth should be measured and steady, in line with a cogent business plan.
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Ten Lessons from Peter Thiel's Class On Startups

Ten Lessons from Peter Thiel's Class On Startups | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

"Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalistPeter Thiel taught a class at Stanford University called Computer Science 183: Startup. Back in March, before the course had started, Thiel made a bold declaration: “If I do my job right, this is the last class you’ll ever have to take.”

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Dianping's Zhang Tao: Integrating Online and Offline Service - Knowledge@Wharton

Dianping's Zhang Tao: Integrating Online and Offline Service - Knowledge@Wharton | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Zhang Tao, CEO of Dianping.com, a Chinese site where consumers share their city experiences and opinions, is confident that his content puts up an entry barrier others will find difficult to surmount.
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Walter Robb, Whole Foods, "Sustainable Leadership" - Haas School

"Whole Foods co-president and COO Walter Robb, who has built a healthy career bringing organic foods from the fringe to the mass market, speaks at the Haas School, UC Berkeley, about sustainable leadership as part of the Peterson Lecture Series on Corporate Responsibility.."

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Leading Change: With a New Preface by the Author: Amazon.de: John P. Kotter: Englische Bücher

Leading Change: With a New Preface by the Author

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"The international bestseller--now with a new preface by author John Kotter. Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter's ideas on change management and leadership.From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession--we've learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It's the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller" Leading Change" is more relevant than ever. John Kotter's now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work." Leading Change" is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in "Harvard Business Review." Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world's foremost expert on business leadership. You're sure to walk away inspired--and armed with the tools you need to inspire others. Published by Harvard Business Review Press."

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Startup Genome

Startup Genome | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
"Navigate Your Startup To Success With The Startup Genome CompassToday we are releasing the first benchmarking application for startups based on the Startup Genome framework. Founders can now assess their type and stage, diagnose themselves for premature scaling and compare themselves to other startups across more than 25 key performance indicators."
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Weaving Together Ideas, Knowledge, and Technology for Better Decisions

Vince Barabba, founder and chairman of Market Insight Corporation, talks about a better approach to decision making, one he calls "The Decision Loom" based on a weaving together of ideas, knowledge, and technology.
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Business Model Workshop #1: Nathan Furr

"Nathan Furr, an assistant professor at BYU and founder of the International Business Model Competition, presents to students participating in BYU's Business Model Competition."

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Business Model Validation: Are You Really Doing It or Just Faking It?

"Paul Buchheit leads a discussion about what he believes to be the future of venture capital. Paul discusses the Y Combinator model that acts as an incubator for early-stage startups and contrasts it to the traditional model for venture capital.."

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Microsoft axes its controversial employee-ranking system

Microsoft axes its controversial employee-ranking system | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Microsoft is killing off its controversial stack-ranking system today. While it could be viewed as an internal change that won’t affect consumers directly, it will have a broad effect on current...
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Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
They'll help you challenge assumptions and reframe problems.
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An interview with Daniel Vasella | McKinsey & Company

An interview with Daniel Vasella | McKinsey & Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Childhood illness, family misfortune, and an early career as a physician influenced Daniel Vasella’s outlook as CEO of Novartis, which he built into one of the world’s largest drug companies. A McKinsey & Company article.
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What To Do When You're Losing Hope

What To Do When You're Losing Hope | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Being a small-business owner has its ups and downs. When times get tough, try these 6 tactics to pick yourself back up.
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Creating Global Giants from a Culture of Israeli Start-Ups - Knowledge@Wharton

Creating Global Giants from a Culture of Israeli Start-Ups - Knowledge@Wharton | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Israel’s high-tech start-ups have often been successful. They raised some $15 billion from investors between 2002 and 2011, and many have been taken over by American technology giants such as Cisco.
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How Relevant is Long-Range Strategic Planning? — HBS Working Knowledge

How Relevant is Long-Range Strategic Planning? — HBS Working Knowledge | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Summing Up: Jim Heskett 's readers argue that long-range planning, while necessary for organizational success, must be adaptable to the competitive environment. What do YOU think?
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