19 December 2016

How Tech is Driving the Shift in Financial Services (video)

How Tech is Driving the Shift in Financial Services:

Video above published Dec 5, 2016 by L2inc.com: L2's debut Digital IQ Index®: Financial Services examines how brands are using technology to reshape their consumer offerings.

The report singles out several brands for digital best practices, including Charles Schwab for their referral engines and matching services, Allstate for integrating geolocation, and Geico for video advertising.

At the same time, the sector reveals major weaknesses when it comes to search visibility and social media.

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12 December 2016

How Instagram Influencers Can Boost Your Brand

How Instagram Influencers Can Boost Your Brand:

Video above published Dec 2, 2016 by L2inc.com: In this video, L2 VP of Beauty Claude de Jocas interviews Instagram influencer Arushi Khosla about social media authenticity, gifting vs. paid opportunities, influencer agencies, and how brands with small budgets can work with influencers.

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05 December 2016

Scott Galloway: Who is the Fifth Horseman? (video)

Who is the Fifth Horseman?

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four horsemen, companies who are collectively the size of Lexington, Kentucky and have the GDP of Australia. Can any other company join their ranks? In his talk at DLD NYC, Scott Galloway discusses the contenders for the fifth horseman position and ranks their likelihood to join their top tier based on an eight-piece algorithm.

The fifth horseman must have a differentiated product, cheap access to capital, a global consumer-base, a maternal attitude towards employees, inventory control through vertical distribution, knowledge consumer identities, a strong brand used as a vanity play and technical literacy. Seven companies (Uber, Alibaba, Starbucks, Linkedin, Tesla, Nike, and Walmart) come close, but none have demonstrated all of the above characteristics. Walmart, Linkedin, and Alibaba don’t have a brand people want to associate with. Starbucks spends more on its employees than on coffee beans, but does not have access to cheap capital. Tesla has a finite consumer base rather than a global one. And although Nike is a prestigious global brand and a fantastic place to work, its product is not all that differentiated from competitors.

Uber was the closest brand to the four horsemen. One million people ride the service every day, which is more than the Chicago CTA or Boston T. At 162,000 drivers, Uber’s employee base is triple that of Delta Airlines. So where does Uber lag in the algorithm? It does not have a maternal attitude towards employees, as it has access to the cheapest source of on-demand labor without unions or health insurance. While that is good for users and the company, Scott Galloway questions its benefits for society.

Galloway is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing, and is the Founder of L2, a member-based business intelligence and education firm. In 2012, Scott was named “One of The World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” (Poets & Quants). He appears regularly on Bloomberg News as a Contributing Editor.

Scott is also the founder of Firebrand Partners, a firm that has invested more than $1 billion in U.S. consumer and media companies; Red Envelope, an Internet-based consumer gift retailer (2007 revenues: $100 million); and Prophet, a brand strategy consultancy that employs 400 professionals across the United States, Europe and Asia. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders of Tomorrow,” which recognizes individuals “whose accomplishments have had impact on a global level.”

Scott currently advises several NY-based tech startups and has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.  Video above published on May 12, 2015

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28 November 2016

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Brands and The Power of Empathy (video)

Putting Innovation into Action: The Power of Empathy

Video above published Nov 22, 2016 by Stanford GSB: The global beauty company Bare Escentuals (domain: bareescentuals.com) is putting innovation into action by embracing the power of empathy. Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jennifer Aaker visits the company’s San Francisco headquarters and speaks with Executive Chairman Leslie Blodgett and CEO Simon Cowell. They discuss how the company uses empathy to build the brand and create community and connection with its customers. This video is part of the case curriculum in Dr. Jennifer Aaker’s Stanford courses, Power of Story to Fuel Innovation and The Innovation Playbook.

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21 November 2016

Envisioning the Non-Obvious: The Innovation Playbook (video)

The Innovation Playbook: Envisioning the Non-Obvious:

Former Lands’ End CEO Federica Marchionni discusses leadership, building high performing teams, and creating a nimble and agile organization. She explains how Lands’ End is leading with purpose – in line with the company’s brand and core values around sustainability − and placing empathy toward the customer at the forefront of its strategy and mission. This video was developed in conjunction with the Stanford Graduate School of Business case “The Innovation Playbook: Lands’ End – Envisioning the Non-Obvious” (M365), written by Debra Schifrin and Professor Jennifer Aaker. Video above published Nov 7, 2016.

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14 November 2016

Hank Paulson: "It’s the People Skills that Matter" (video)

Hank Paulson: "It’s the People Skills that Matter"

"Getting anything done requires working with others. It’s all about interpersonal relationships," shared Henry "Hank" Paulson, 74th Secretary of the Treasury and Founder & Chairman, Paulson Institute. During his View From The Top talk on Thursday, October 27, 2016, Paulson shared life and career advice with Stanford GSB students as well as discussed his experience leading during the financial crisis. Read more insights on Twitter: stanford.io/2dQIvNK. Published Oct 30, 2016.

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07 November 2016

Bill Barnett: Where Great Companies and Leaders Come From (video)

Stanford GSB Professor Bill Barnett: Where Great Companies and Leaders Come From:

Great leaders push for innovation despite fear of failure. How does initial group consensus or disagreement affect perception of success? Video recorded on October 14, 2016, as part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Fall Reunion/Alumni Weekend. 

Speaker: William Barnett Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations, Stanford GSB Affiliated Faculty, Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford. Video above published Oct 21, 2016.

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30 October 2016

Branded Pictures: Uncovering Hollywood's Hidden Brands

J. Todd Harris: Uncovering Hollywood's Hidden Brands:

J. Todd Harris has produced many different kinds of films, from the Oscar-nominated indie The Kids Are All Right to low-brow crowd pleasers like like Piranha 3D. He says Hollywood's insatiable appetite for new material, combined with cost-cutting at major studios, has created an opportunity for independent producers to cheaply buy the rights to brands that could become the basis of next summer's blockbuster movie. And he says he's searching for those brands in some unexpected places. It's not just books, plays and TV shows anymore. It's board games, children's toys, theme park rides, video games, musicals and even individual songs. Harris earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1986. Video above originally published Jan 9, 2014.

Find out more about J. Todd Harris' new production company Branded Pictures Entertainment: http://brandedpicturesentertainment.com

Learn more about Stanford Graduate School of Business: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu

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24 October 2016

Entrepreneur Austin McChord, His Startup Datto and Cybersecurity

How to Protect Your Business From a Ransomware Attack:

Published Oct 21, 2016: Datto CEO Austin McChord talks about cybersecurity and why he turned down a seven-figure offer for his company.

Datto (datto.com) is an American company that provides products and services for business continuity, planning and disaster recovery. It offers a combination of on-premises, virtual, and cloud-to-cloud data protection--Wikipedia.org

CEO: Austin McChord (2007–)
Founder: Austin McChord
Founded: 2007

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17 October 2016

John Donahoe on Creating a Healthy & Sustainable Life (video)

John Donahoe on Creating a Healthy Sustainable Life

On October 10, 2016, former eBay President and CEO John Donahoe (MBA ’86) shared his thoughts with the Stanford GSB students on world-class living and leadership.

The keynote was hosted by 10X Wellness, a program that provides opportunities to learn about the importance and impact of intentional health practices in 10 areas of wellness. It is run by the Stanford GSB Student Life Office in partnership with GSB students. Video published Oct 14, 2016.

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10 October 2016

Venture Capital is a Pricing Game, Not a Value Game

Venture Capital is a Pricing Game:

Slides by Aswath Damodaran who teaches corporate finance, valuation and investment philosophies at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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03 October 2016

Buffett: A Big Bank Account Doesn't Make You Successful (video)

Warren Buffett: A Big Bank Account Doesn't Make You Successful:

A segment from the series 'Big Problems. Big Thinkers,' billionaire investor Warren Buffett reflects on what success means to him.

Watch the full episode: How to Live a Successful Life, According to the Dalai Lama, Warren Buffett & Other Big Thinkers

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26 September 2016

Startups That Will Thrive in the Sharing Economy (video)

These Are the Startups that Will Thrive in the Sharing Economy:

Startups That Will Thrive in the Sharing Economy | Fortune.com Video

Transcript via YouTube.com:
0:01
when we talk about the sharing economy everybody always goes to Uber and Airbnb
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but its many more companies but they're even these niche companies that will
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allow people to share space in their closet or parking space or even read
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about one that's space in your doghouse I mean it's like it's getting a little
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out of control but it is on
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are these really gonna be you know how many how many companies will be
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legitimate big players in the sharing economy over time do you think and what
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are some of them
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well i think in the accommodation space a B&B is going to be the dominant player
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for short term accommodation there are other kinds of longer term accommodation
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or commercial real estate where you've got companies like we work and we live
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in common that might start to establish a presence in the transportation sector
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i think you know it's limitless at this point because we've only scratched the
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surface without the early stages of a really fundamental shift and how we get
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our mobility how we get our transportation and uber may have an
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eighty-five percent market share in the United States but they have maybe . one
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percent of the market when you look at the total transportation market is why
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they have so many competitors they have a lot
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absolutely and so like you know the space is still open i'm keeping a close
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eye on healthcare and energy interesting um I think once the battery technology
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is sophisticated enough to store solar power we will see crowd based energy
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solutions that becomes our mainstream commercial low and healthcare certainly
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not open heart surgery but you know things like you know assisted living and
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I cut my finger cooking and needed stitched up
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well i know many more applications that i think we've really thought about

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19 September 2016

Different Stages of Stress When You Launch a Startup

The Different Stages of Stress When You Launch a Startup:

LearnVest’s CEO shares her experience with launching startups. Published September 15, 2016

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12 September 2016

Vinod Khosla: Failure does not matter, Success matters (video)

Vinod Khosla: Failure does not matter. Success matters:

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try,” emphasized Vinod Khosla (MBA '80) during the Roanak Desai Memorial View From The Top talk on May 1, 2015. Khosla, the founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures, also discussed the importance of having a belief system and the "indulgence" of brutal honesty. Published May 11, 2015

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05 September 2016

Radiohead: Experimental Business Model Changed the Music Industry

Radiohead's experimental business model changed the music industry:

How Radiohead's "In Rainbows" album release broke the mould in the music industry--the Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries—from music and cars to hospitality—are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. From the world biggest tech start ups see how industry giants respond when faced with such tech-driven innovation. Do they adapt—or die? Video above published July 19, 2016.

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29 August 2016

Discover Australia's Tech Underground (video)

Discover Australia's Tech Underground (Hello World: Episode 6):

On this episode of Hello World, Ashlee Vance visits his ancestral homeland of Australia, where startups, polyamorous biohackers, Internet playboys, underwater drones and giant robotic dinosaurs are reigniting a long-dormant tech industry. Video above published August 24, 2016

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22 August 2016

Is Greed Good? Investor Behavior Bias and Investment Results (video)

Is greed good? | Authers' Note:

Is Greed Good? Investor Behavior Bias and Investment ResultsTurns out greed is bad for wealth. FT.com's John Authers talks to State Street's Suzanne Duncan about a new report that concludes that the more someone has an emotional attachment to money, the more likely they are to make mistakes with money. Video above published August 21, 2016.

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15 August 2016

Stephan Seiler: What is Social Media Marketing Really Worth?

Stephan Seiler: What is Social Media Marketing Really Worth?:

Published on Aug 8, 2016 by the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stephan Seiler | Stanford Graduate School of Business Associate Professor of Marketing"Research Statement:  Professor Stephan Seiler’s research focuses on analyzing consumer choice in various markets. He analyzes issues ranging from the choice of hospital for a bypass operation to the reaction of consumers to promotions on laundry detergent. He is particularly interested in understanding consumer search behavior, i.e., how informed consumers are about prices or other product characteristics when making a purchase decision. Another strand of research analyzes various issues relating to choice and competition in the healthcare sector."

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08 August 2016

Elon Musk: SpaceX, Tesla, Code Conference 2016 Interview (video)

Elon Musk | Full interview | Code Conference 2016:

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018. He estimates colonists could start arriving on the Red Planet by 2025. Musk also talks about the proliferation of electric vehicle initiatives that compete with his other company, Tesla, and why autonomous cars will become the norm. He says he doesn't see Google as a competitor, but that "Apple will be more direct." Plus: Why Musk wants more people to have access to the power of artificial intelligence. Published June 2, 2016

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01 August 2016

Food Trends That Consumers Can't Get Enough Of (video)

The Food Trends Consumers Can't Get Enough of:

The CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts - foxrc.com dishes on what customers are reaching for. Published June 23, 2016

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25 July 2016

Richard Cox: Creating Authentic Power (video)

Richard Cox: Creating Authentic Power:

So much of how we communicate is through social cues and gestures. We tell others to approach or step back, often without knowing we’ve done so. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer Richard Cox says being aware of these subtle exchanges can help you turn awkward moments into meaningful conversations. Published July 1, 2016, by Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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18 July 2016

Art of Managing Life's Transitions: Recalibrate, Reframe, Reach Out

The Art of Managing Life's Transitions:

Difficult transitions happen constantly in our lives. Is there a way to proactively manage them, instead of passively or reluctantly going through them? In this talk, Christine Hong draws upon her personal and collective experience of her GSB classmates to offer the three R's of better managing life transitions: recalibrate, reframe, and reach out. She leaves us with a toolkit that we can take with us as we navigate through difficult times of change. Published July 8, 2016.

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11 July 2016

How Having a Complicated Business Model Can Be Beneficial (video)

How Having a Complicated Business Model Can Be Beneficial:

The CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts explains How Having a Complicated Business Model Can Be Beneficial and how it's helping his company. Published June 23, 2016

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04 July 2016

Kathryn Shaw: Three Things All Good Bosses Do (video)

Kathryn Shaw: Three Things All Good Bosses Do:

A good boss can make a big difference. But what makes a good boss? Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor of Economics Kathryn Shaw found good bosses use similar strategies and have a lasting positive impact on their employee’s careers. Here's how they do it. Published June 22, 2016.

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27 June 2016

Google Ventures: Flying Cars, AI, Biotech, BTech2016 video

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris Talks Flying Cars, A.I., and Biotech at BTech2016:

Google Ventures--Flying Cars, AI, Biotech--BTech2016 video: Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris shares his thoughts at the Bloomberg Technology Conference on the industries he sees as ripe for disruption. Published June 21, 2016

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20 June 2016

Getting Your Startup Idea Funded by Venture Capitalists (video)

How to Get Your Startup Idea Funded by Venture Capitalists:

An oldie but goodie from Google Developers, Google I/O 2011: Don Dodge, Joe Kraus, Paul Buchheit, Seth Priebatsch: Have an idea and want to start a company? Learn how to attract investors, and what they want to see before writing a check. Hear from entrepreneurs who have raised money and VCs who have funded them. Published May 13, 2011, by Google Developers, Google I/O 2011.

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13 June 2016

How Failure Will Help Asia's Entrepreneurs (video)

How Failure Will Help Asia's Entrepreneurs:

ZhenFund’s Anna Fang and Garena’s Nick Nash said at the Converge conference in Hong Kong that education reforms and ability to fail are key to the Asian tech scene. Published June 3, 2016

"In startups there are no "right" answers."

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06 June 2016

How to Build a Unicorn, Jim Scheinman, Maven Ventures (video)



The Land of Milk, Honey and Mythical Creatures: Jim Scheinman of  Maven Ventures talks Unicorns: Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures, who successfully achieved three 'unicorns' ($1B+) exits/valuations over 20 years, visited OurCrowd to talk about "The Land of Milk, Honey and Mythical Creatures: How to build a "unicorn consumer company." (Published July 9, 2015)

Note the section on naming your startup: Skiggle or Tango?

Domain name: mavenventures.com

About | Maven Ventures"Maven Ventures is the first incubator and micro VC seed fund focused exclusively on consumer internet and mobile startups with hyper-growth potential. We invest in great founders with a vision worth fighting for. The Maven team identifies future consumer trends that will change the way we communicate and live in the next year or two. Past examples include our early identification of tech trends for the last decade: internet portals (1998), social networking (2003), virtual goods (2006), mobile apps (2008), the international groundswell of entrepreneurship (2012). Maven Ventures Fund I has already invested in what we foresee as some of the game-changing trends of the future like self-driving cars, virtual reality, and consumer software for wearables ..."  


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30 May 2016

Hello World: Episode 1: New Zealand (video)

Hello World: Episode 1 - New Zealand:

This episode of "Hello World" offers a window into just how good New Zealand technology has become. Ashlee Vance covers the country's North Island, stretching from Auckland to the southern port and capital of Wellington - the home of Peter Jackson's movie making empire and an incredible hotbed of effects artistry. Published March 28, 2016

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23 May 2016

Seed East Africa Transformation Program, CEO Hopes for Big Impact

Seed East Africa Transformation Program – CEO Hopes for Big Impact:

Mr. Dinesh Tembhekar, Managing Director of Lean Energy Solutions (LES) joins the inaugural cohort of Stanford Seed's Transformation Program in East Africa. Lean Energy Solutions (LES) is an energy company based in Kenya and Tanzania. The company, which helps its customers increase efficiency by transitioning their businesses to adopt green energy solutions, was selected by Stanford Seed based on leadership capability and the strength of its business concept. Prior to beginning the program, Mr. Tembhekar shares his hopes in this video for the impact the training will have on his company. Stanford Seed is a Stanford GSB-led initiative intent on ending the cycle of global poverty. For more information visit http://gsb.stanford.edu/seed  Published May 12, 2016

16 May 2016

Jennifer Aaker, The Power of Story, Stanford GSB Video

Jennifer Aaker: The Power of Story:

Stanford GSB Professor Jennifer Aaker discusses the importance of stories, and how they can be used as a tool to persuade and shape how others see you. Studies show that we are wired to remember stories much more than data, facts, and figures. How can harnessing the power of stories enable you to be more persuasive and move people to action? This Stanford GSB Spring Reunion keynote was recorded on April 29, 2016. Published on May 2, 2016

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09 May 2016

Chris Patten on Politics, Education, Innovation, Stanford GSB Video

Lord Chris Patten on Politics, Education, and Innovation:

"If you don’t have strong views on how society should be, don’t go into politics," stated Lord Chris Patten. During his Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series talk on Friday, April 15, 2016, the University of Oxford Chancellor and last Governor of Hong Kong former shared stories from his political experiences. Read more on Twitter: http://stanford.io/23IJR5h  Published on Apr 20, 2016

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02 May 2016

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley (video)

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley

Bloomberg's Hello World host, Ashlee Vance, travels from Stockholm to LuleĆ„, discovering how the Swedes got so good at making the things the whole world loves. His journey includes: a conversation with a face-swapping robot, fika with Spotify's Daniel Ek, and a look at how efficient energy is reimagining data centers and turbine power (published April 27, 2016).

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25 April 2016

Drowning in Data, Starving for Wisdom, Arianna Huffington Video

Arianna Huffington: "We Are Drowning in Data and Starving for Wisdom"

"I feel increasingly that the thing we are most starved for in our lives is wisdom," shared Arianna Huffington. During her Stanford GSB View From The Top talk on April 12, 2016, she shared her perspective on how to view failure, scale solutions, and refuel your body with sleep. Read more takeaways on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1Nnkjhl embedded below. (Published on Apr 13, 2016)

 


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18 April 2016

Google Ventures CEO on Silicon Valley Diversity (video)

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris on Silicon Valley Diversity:

Google Ventures Chief Executive Officer Bill Maris discusses the investment arm of Google's parent company Alphabet and Silicon Valley's diversity issues with "Studio 1.0" host Emily Chang. Published April 1, 2016

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10 April 2016

GV, Google Ventures, CEO Explains Life-Science Investments (video)

Google Ventures CEO Explains Life-Science Investments:

Google Ventures Chief Executive Officer Bill Maris discusses the investment arm of Google's parent company Alphabet and attempts to extend human life with "Studio 1.0" host Emily Chang. Published April 1, 2016

Google Ventures now GV -- GV (company) - Wikipedia"GV, formerly Google Ventures, is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc. and provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies. The firm operates independently from Google and makes financially driven investment decisions. GV seeks to invest in startup companies in a variety of fields ranging from Internet, software, and hardware to life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, transportation, cyber security and agriculture ..."

domain: gv.com

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04 April 2016

Sir Ronald Cohen: Impact Investing Is the Future (video)

Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series:

Sir Ronald Cohen: Impact Investing Is the Future - We have to focus on improving the quality of our societies, or our societies will fall apart, shared cofounder of Apax Partners, Bridges Ventures & Social Finance Sir Ronald Cohen.

During his Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series talk on February 22, 2016, Sir Ronald discussed why impact investing is the future and how the sector must evolve going forward. Read more insights on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1LFjYFU  Published Feb 25, 2016

28 March 2016

Built to Become: Creating Corporate Longevity (video)

Built to Become: Creating Corporate Longevity:

How do you create a company that will evolve and only get better with time? In this video Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Robert A. Burgelman outlines a framework to do that just that. With strategic leadership a company can carry a founder's key principles into the future and build a business that will last. Published on Mar 9, 2016

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21 March 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma: Thomas Tull, Legendary Pictures (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 9: Thomas Tull, Legendary Pictures - The way people spend their free time today is fundamentally changing how individuals watch movies and television. Consumers have substantively more options for consuming video with the advent of Netflix, YouTube and other social media, said Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull.

"On the theatrical side this is becoming a winner takes all business. The films that are breaking out are doing better than ever. And the films that come out, even if they have a star, even if they have a lot of money behind them, that's not a shield against them going to almost zero. And that is a very, very different experience than when I first started in this business in 2004."

During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on March 10, 2016, Thomas discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie, amongst other things, how Legendary is responding to these changes and using data to be more effective in its marketing and advertising to target audiences in order to yield better results. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma. (Published on Mar 15, 2016)

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Previous sessions:
Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson
Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell
Session 4 with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
Session 5 with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson
Session 6 with VIA CEO Charlie Scharf
The Industrialist's Dilemma, Session 8, Beth Comstock, GE (video)

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14 March 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma, Beth Comstock, GE (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 8: Beth Comstock, GE - At at time when GE is facing slowly-growing or no-growth market segments, industrial firms still have to find growth – both in their existing businesses and in new areas. GE saw digitization coming to several of its business units and realized that they had to make changes to how they were running the company, shared GE Vice Chair and CMO Beth Comstock. "We had to first say what digitization meant to our company, and we saw the opportunity. We had to name it to claim it. We said we saw the Industrial Internet."

During her visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on March 3, 2016, Beth discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie how GE is changing its business models, partnering with Silicon Valley companies, and adding new competencies that complement its existing heritage. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/IndusDilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Previous sessions:
Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson
Watch Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell
Watch Session 4 with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
Watch Session 5 with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson
Watch Session 6 with VIA CEO Charlie Scharf


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07 March 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 7: Mark Fields, Ford (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 7: Mark Fields, Ford - The automotive industry is changing in fundamental ways across a wide variety of vectors – new technologies, changing consumer demand, unexpected entrants, etc. – all at the same time. The level of complexity is unprecedented in the industry's history, shared Ford CEO Mark Fields. "We are at the most transformational time we have seen in the auto industry in over 100 years. It's not just that the technology is changing... but when you look at the societal factors, they are huge."

During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on February 25, 2016, Mark discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie how Ford is simultaneously growing its existing business while adapting to new challenges and opportunities. Published on Mar 2, 2016

Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Previous sessions:
Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson
Watch Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell
Watch Session 4 with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
Watch Session 5 with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson
Watch Session 6 with VIA CEO Charlie Scharf

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29 February 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 6: Charlie Scharf, Visa (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 6: Charlie Scharf, Visa (published on Feb 23, 2016) - The payments industry is going through an unprecedented level of upheaval that is being driven by the migration to digital commerce. This transition is forcing payment companies to move from closed to open systems, which is completely different than how business used to be done, shared Visa CEO Charlie Scharf. "Everyone who is in the flow of [the payment] transaction should be scared to death... [Everyone] should sit back and ask, 'Can I be replaced?' And theoretically they can."

During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on February 18, 2016, Charlie discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie how Visa is grappling with a changing global industry and how he is driving the organization through this huge transition. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter athttp://stanford.io/indusdilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Previous sessions:
Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson
Watch Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell
Watch Session 4 with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
Watch Session 5 with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson

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22 February 2016

Industrialist's Dilemma Session 5: Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 5: Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente - The healthcare industry in the United States is moving from one that previously focused on "fixing things that were broken" toward one where a person's ongoing health is becoming a key part of the relationship between patient and physician, shared Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson. Approximately 75% of US healthcare spending today is focused on 20% of the population, and 90% of that 75% is focused on the last 12-18 months of a person's life. "We are in the midst of the most massive amount of change I have ever seen in my career in healthcare."

During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on February 11, 2016, Bernard discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie how Kaiser Permanente and the entire industry is attempting to bring new ideas, new people and new technologies into the system. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma  (Published Feb 16, 2016)

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Previous sessions:
Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson
Watch Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell
Watch Session 4 with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

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15 February 2016

Renee James: "Everybody Who Takes Risks Fails"



Renee James: "Everybody Who Takes Risks Fails" - Published on Feb 9, 2016

“Everybody who takes risks fails. You have to have a tolerance for failure," shared former Intel President Renee James. During her View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB on February 8, 2016, James also discussed the importance of clarity, pattern recognition, and mentorship for aspiring leaders. Read more takeaways on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1LcVDXO


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07 February 2016

Industrialist's Dilemma Session 4: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 4: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe - Published on Feb 5, 2016:

The opportunity to remake healthcare in the United States starts with consumers owning their personal health data, shared 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Consumers are realizing that they do not have to simply do what their doctors say, and they can actually ask what various services will cost.
During her visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma on January 28, 2016, Anne discussed how to completely change and transform the healthcare system with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson:VCexp.com: The Industrialist's Dilemma, Ron Johnson, Patrick Collison (videos)

Watch Session 3 with Nest CEO Tony Fadell: http://www.vcexp.com/2016/02/the-industrialists-dilemma-session-3.html

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01 February 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 3: Tony Fadell, Nest (video)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 3: Tony Fadell, Nest - Published on Jan 30, 2016 - The challenges of rethinking how one develops and delivers both products and services in industrial organizations is a non-trivial change in today's world, shared Nest CEO Tony Fadell. How one thinks through who the ultimate customer is for a company, the needs of those customers, and the organizational challenges of being an incumbent are both strong impediments for existing firms and opportunities for startups. "You have to start with a great product, but that is not enough... You have to figure out how to monetize those [products], and that is with services."

During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma on January 21, 2016, Tony discussed transforming old industries into data businesses with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and Session 2 with Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson: VCexp.com: The Industrialist's Dilemma, Ron Johnson, Patrick Collison (videos)

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25 January 2016

The Industrialist's Dilemma, Ron Johnson, Patrick Collison (videos)



The Industrialist's Dilemma Session 2: Ron Johnson - Published on Jan 21, 2016

How products and services are being delivered to customers is going through frame-breaking change, shared Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson. The capabilities of new channels to deliver great experiences through service and information is turning traditional retail on its head. "The existing incumbent retailers just can't compete going forward." During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on January 14, 2016, Ron discussed reinventing the retail experience with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter:http://stanford.io/indusdilemma

The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or not. Learn more: http://stanford.io/1TPZuyZ

Watch Session 1 with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison:
Published on Jan 15, 2016
New payment systems are not only changing the financial services landscape, but also how products and services are being bought and sold, shared Stripe CEO Patrick Collison. "Companies are looking at ways not just to charge their customers, but also to do something more sophisticated." During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on January 7, 2016, Patrick discussed the restructuring of the financial services landscape with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie.

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18 January 2016

Start-Ups Need to Demonstrate Clear Product Leadership (video)



Start-Ups Need to Demonstrate Clear Product Leadership - Companies that can't will struggle. Published on Jan 8, 2016

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11 January 2016

Shane Battier Interview, People Analytics Champion (video)



Wharton Professor of Management and Psychology, Adam Grant, interviews Shane Battier, Retired NBA Player and Former Member of the US National Team about using people analytics, Big Data, in basketball. Published on Oct 19, 2015

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04 January 2016

Next Big Thing? Six Silicon Valley Insiders' Predictions for Tech (video)


What's the Next Big Thing? - Six Silicon Valley Insiders Give Their Predictions for the Tech Industry - Stanford Graduate School of Business video, published Dec 15, 2015

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