Passions and Other Lessons
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Passions and Other Lessons

Notes on Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Volume 1 (2005-2006)

About the Book

A collection of notes from the inspirational lecture series "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders". Read advice given by business leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Jeff Hawkins.

Notes on lectures by:

  • Jeff Hawkins (Palm Computing)
  • Randy Komisar, Debra Dunn (KPCB)
  • Geoff Davis(Unitus)
  • Evan Williams (Odeo)
  • Joe Liemandt (Trilogy)
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Jim Breyer (Facebook)
  • Lonnie Smith (Intuitive Surgical)
  • Kim Polese (SpikeSource)
  • Frank Ricks (LRK Architecture)
  • Tom Byers (STVP)
  • Bobby Beaver, Jeff Beaver (Zazzle)
  • Janice Fraser (Adaptive Path)
  • Kim Popovits (Genomic Health)
  • Chong-Moon Lee (Ambex Venture Group)
  • Michael Goldberg (MDV)
  • Carol Bartz (Autodesk)
  • John Roos (WSGR)
  • Tina Seelig (STVP)
  • Katie Rodan (Proactiv)
  • Stephanie Keller-Bottom (Nokia)
  • Joel Peterson, Stan Christensen (Peterson Partners)
  • Pam Marrone (AgraQuest)
  • Marissa Mayer (Google)
  • Ryan Phelan(DNA Direct)
  • Gil Penchina (Wikia)
  • Bob Sutton (Stanford)

About the Author

Will Johnson

PersonalOpz aims to provide tools to improve your business and life.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Entrepreneurship Viewed as a Tool and When to Use it in Industry & Science
  • Entrepreneurship Within a Marriage
  • The Microfinance of Entrepreneurship
  • The Technology of Podcasting
  • The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up
  • From Harvard to the Facebook
  • From Start-up to Market Dominance in the Field of Surgical Robotics
  • Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley
  • Using Creative Leadership
  • Ten Enduring Success Factors for High Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Two Brothers Building a Company From Scratch
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Qualities
  • Strategies in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy Through the Eyes of an Immigrant
  • Lessons Learned in the Life Sciences Industry
  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Life Inside a Law Firm
  • What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
  • The Story of Proactiv Solution
  • The Fairy Tale of Innovent and How it Came to Be
  • Secret to Successful Negotiations
  • The Ins and Outs of a Successful Biotechnology Company
  • Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google
  • Groundbreaking Healthcare Initiatives and the Entrepreneurial Minds Behind Them
  • The Contrasts of a Big Company and a Small Start-Up
  • Stimulating Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace
  • Thanks for Reading

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