31 August 2015

Startups, Management Challenges, Brian Helmick of Algentis (video)

Brian Helmick: Management Challenges in Early Stage Companies - Published on Aug 28, 2015: Brian Helmick, founder of Algentis, a human resources platform for startups, says, "It's not a question of if there’s going to be challenges. It’s just a question of what challenges are going to show up this week." Why learning to tolerate ambiguity is key to making a startup work. Takeaways from the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Symposium.

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24 August 2015

Should Competitors Share Information? (video)

Pedro M. Gardete: Should Competitors Share Information? - Published on Jul 6, 2015:

In some industries, keeping valuable market data to yourself is not the best way to go. A Stanford Assistant Professor of Marketing says there are times when pooling information can help you get big picture perspective, avoid market turbulence and build a stronger company in the long run.

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17 August 2015

Peter Thiel on Startup Success: Secrets, Monopoly, Unique (video)

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Peter Thiel: successful businesses are based on secrets - speaking with Wired magazine editor David Rowan in London at an event on 25 September, Thiel said that "uniqueness", "secrets", and a monopoly on the marketplace were the key to successful startups. Published on Sep 30, 2014

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10 August 2015

Robert Siegel on Human Resource Issues in Startups (video)

Robert Siegel: Human Resource Issues in a Startup - As part of the 2015 Stanford Graduate School of Journalism Entrepreneur Symposium, Robert Siegel, a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior gave insight into one of the biggest challenges new startups face. According to Siegel, human resources issues are often ignored as first time managers concentrate on the immediate needs of developing a new product or service. But Siegel says building good HR practices into your company should be part of your strategy from day one. In this video, Siegel explains how taking HR seriously is critical if you want to create a company culture that will go the distance and give you the ability to scale when opportunity knocks. Published on Aug 7, 2015

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03 August 2015

Peter Thiel at Stanford: Business Tips from "Zero to One"

Peter Thiel Returns to Stanford to Share Business Tips from "Zero to One" - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, JD '92, founded PayPal and was the first major investor in Facebook, shared business tips from his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, with students and alumni at Stanford on Sept. 29, 2014. He also recalled his days at Stanford as an undergraduate and law student.

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