The long wait is over... check out the lineup of speakers coming to our Stanford DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series in Autumn Quarter 2013. Our fantastic group of guests includes a wide range of inspiring founders, investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs changing the world.
So You Want to be a Disruptive Entrepreneur?
Challenging the status quo is a fight entrepreneurs often like to pick, but bucking the trend is no trivial matter. In the following video clips, our collection of leaders and thinkers discuss how hard it is to get buy-in for a novel idea and the various paths and hard realities to making disruptive change in the world.
Venture capitalist John Lilly expresses three rules for entrepreneurs to consider: make things for as long as you can, find a tribe of people you really want to collaborate with, and do work that makes your soul sing.
Researcher and author Nassim Taleb shares his thoughts on how U.S. monetary policy prevents the necessary demise of fragile systems, which endangers future stability and unfairly rewards risky behavior.
Almost all Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are not rock stars, according to CEO David Friedberg. He offers metrics comparing the possible rewards and chances for success between working for an existing company and starting your own venture. He also explains the advantages and caveats of trying to make impact from inside larger organizations.