Stanford Series

Original stories about entrepreneurship and innovation from Stanford experts.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
A candid exploration of the entrepreneurial journey where informed leaders share personal stories of the secrets and setbacks behind real success.
LEAP!
Take a deep dive into how to launch your career by unpacking the often overlooked and under-taught soft skills critical to the success of every entrepreneur.
FRICTION
Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton and guests laugh in the face of petty office tyrants and worst practices while sharing insights that improve the way we work.

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From Imagination to Innovation

With Tina Seelig, Stanford University

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.

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A Brainy Approach to Innovation [Entire Talk]

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Five Tips for Original Thinking

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Disrupting the Pink Aisle [Entire Talk]

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Elevating Ethics in Entrepreneurship Education

Tom Byers, Stanford University

A new generation of aspiring entrepreneurs are demanding learning tools to create and apply ethical solutions at scale. This collection brings you three perspectives on achieving a new era of entrepreneurship education. Learn how students, faculty, and institutional leaders are equipping future entrepreneurs and innovators with the values and principles to help navigate ethical dilemmas. Learn more about STVP’s Principled Entrepreneurial Action and Knowledge (PEAK) initiative at stvp.stanford.edu/peak.

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It Takes an Ecosystem

With Chuck Eesley, Stanford University

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.

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