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New Podcast Featuring MC Hammer and Quincy Jones III
Quincy Jones III, CEO of QD3 Entertainment moderates an engaging and entertaining panel discussion on the future of the music industry. Captured during the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, panelists include Chamillionaire, Grammy Award winning & platinum recording artist, MC Hammer, and Mistah FAB.
During the economic downturn of 2002, instead of distributing dividends, Joie de Vivre was forced to ask investors to help out the company financially. Rather than approaching investors in a completely solemn manner, Conley explains how approaching his investors with a sense of humor helped in the negotiation and persuasion process.
Estrin talks about the key things that entrepreneurs can do to adapt to the climate today: 1) Adjust the business model and expenses. 2) Ask yourself, can I afford to run this business at critical mass? 3) Look for areas of incremental growth. 4) Lead with tight execution skills and flexibility.
Fiorina talks about the dynamics of change and fear. She notes that entrepreneurship is about risk-taking, and this is always associated with trying something new. Fiorina concludes by asserting that change involves gathering enough energy and force to overcome the power of status quo.
Surromed has had to adapt its business plan, downsize the company, and pair down numbers of diseases, says Ringold. Things are very different from when they started the company. To be stronger when markets open up and to start a company today, one must build slowly and be flexible, he notes.