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The Ice House Online Learning Program
Ruhe Thom Schoeniger Gary Taulbert Clifton
6/20/2011
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The Ice House Entrepreneurship program is a revolutionary new online learning program desired to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Social Entrepreneurship Changing Education [Entire Talk] - Wendy Kopp (Teach for America)
Kopp Wendy
1/13/2011
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Wendy Kopp, Teach For America's CEO and founder, is driven to end educational inequity across the nation. In this seminar, Kopp shares her entrepreneurial story of starting Teach For America straight out of college, and articulates the sense of urgency that she and her organization still feel for producing fundamental changes to education in America.

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Practical Legal Advice for Startups [Entire Talk] - Martin Nichols, Stan Christensen (DLA Piper)
Christensen Stan
11/24/2010
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Stanford lecturer and Arbor Advisors Managing Director Stan Christensen discusses legal issues related to startups and entrepreneurs with attorney Martin Nichols, partner at DLA Piper. The conversation covers selecting and working with legal advisors, issues of compensation and negotiation, and the need for entrepreneurs and companies to always seek practical and efficient advice.

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How Ideas Take Flight [Entire Talk] - Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)
Aaker Jennifer
11/18/2010
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Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful and powerful social media campaign. A well-planned effort catches audience attention and offers them an engaging story. Aaker, co-author of The Dragonfly Effect, also offers several personal and corporate examples of effective viral campaigns that garnered real world, and even life-saving, results.

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The Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program
Taulbert Clifton Schoeniger Gary
11/12/2010
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Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery. The program was created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute.

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What Great Leaders Do [Entire Talk] - Bob Sutton (Stanford)
Sutton Robert I
11/11/2010
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In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.

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Customer Focus Builds Global Growth [Entire Talk] - Diego Piacentini (Amazon)
Piacentini Diego
11/4/2010
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Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company's growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon's innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.

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Startup Growing Pains - Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
Hsieh Tony
11/1/2010
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Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh discusses his reasoning behind selling his company, LinkExchange, to Microsoft. Hsieh explains how working at a startup remained fun, based on hiring passionate friends. However, after reaching the 20-employee mark, startup growing pains made selling a good idea.

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Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs [Entire Talk] - Ann Miura-Ko (FLOODGATE)
MiuraKo Ann
10/28/2010
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Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.

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Leadership and Disruptive Technologies (Entire Talk) - Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)
Prescott Thomas
10/21/2010
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Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company's story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.

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