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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