Original stories about entrepreneurship and innovation from Stanford experts.
Regardless of what stage in life you're in now, you have the power to reshape reality with your ideas and optimism. Whether you're launching into your career, or you've eschewed seniority for a fresh start in an entirely different field, people summon the courage to chart new paths time and again. This collection features alumni and educators from Stanford who have used their unique perspectives and talents to see potential in others, challenge stagnant convention, and create a better life for themselves — and a better world for us.
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Many people go through life believing that innovation can’t be taught. You can learn to be creative and innovative. This collection will help you understand how to begin feeding your imagination with sci-fi stories that spark ideas and constraints that challenge you to turn ordinary solutions into original inventions.
High-growth entrepreneurship and technology innovation hold the promise of a better tomorrow. But success isn’t as simple as news headlines make it sound. All along a startup’s journey, from the initial idea to the growth of a venture into a mature business, challenges arise. This collection focuses on how to navigate the hurdles entrepreneurs face when launching and leading tech startups.
Culture is the DNA of your organization. Culture informs decisions to hire and fire, determines the speed with which new strategies are implemented, and even shapes a team’s tendency towards safe or novel ideas. This collection will help you understand why culture matters and how to cultivate an environment that supports your company's priorities.
Tech hubs like Silicon Valley don’t appear out of nowhere. Like lush natural habitats, startup ecosystems thrive under specific environmental conditions. They require institutions like universities to experiment and innovate, risk-takers who dare to turn bold ideas into ventures, and policies that encourage entrepreneurship and investment. This collection explores the environmental forces that influence entrepreneurship.
Competitive organizations develop systems of continual innovation. They invest in teams where cognitive diversity is valued, where boards are filled with engaged advisors, and where failure and risk are rewarded. This collection highlights key insights to help you understand how to foster an innovative organization.