Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions, and advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena.
Entrepreneurial Inflection Points
Many experienced entrepreneurs recall when their original business plan had worn thin or become unsustainable, and quickly reformulate their plans. This month, three industry players share their stories about revamping their strategies and redefining their markets when they experienced dramatic sea changes.
Intel Corporation legend, former CEO, and Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett discusses his personal career path from a Stanford Associate Professor, to Silicon Valley consultant, to a 35-year career inside one of the globe's most prominent players in technology. His talk concentrates on Moore's Law and the myriad factors in place to ensure its continued progeny.
Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.
Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc., describes three critical inflection points in the business model of his global enterprise. During the early stages of the company, expanding outside the United States became a top priority, even though the company had very little capital and people. An unprecedented on-site service program for PC's became a tremendously successful and unprecedented undertaking for a manufacturer, and eventually led to redefining the industry. And Dell also elected to go into the server business, making the enterprise well-rounded and multifaceted. These decisions were made through fair amounts of discussion, data analysis, and observations of industry trends.
Upcoming lectures this quarter include: Quincy Jones III, Chamillionaire ~ 003 Entertainment and Hip-Hop Artist - November 4, 2009 Steve Blank ~ Consulting Professor, Stanford - November 11, 2009
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