Early in his career, Gordon was influenced by some of Silicon Valley's great founders. He started out as a mechanical engineering student at Stanford and developed a strong relationship with a professor who challenged his assumptions and forced him to not be satisfied with an incomplete answer.
Lynn Reedy, senior vice president of product, development and architecture at eBay, sets the stage for the talk about eBay, its history, leadership and how to be successful at a high growth company.
EE 380: Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on current research and developments in computer systems. Topics touch upon all aspects of computer science and engineering including logic design, computer organization and architecture, software engineering, computer applications, public policy, and the social, business, and financial implications of technology. Frequently the Colloquium provides the first public forum for discussion of new products, discoveries, or ideas.
The economic depression of early 2009 is a great boon for venture capitalists, and an even better time for aspiring entrepreneurs. So says Tim Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who points out that some of the globe's most dominant brands were initiated during depressions and recessions, benefiting from thinner competition and a world afraid to move. If future business leaders have an idea on how to flip the status quo, this, says Draper, is the time to pursue it.
Though Conley had a great experience in business school, an area of study that has become very useful for him as an entrepreneur is psychology. The dot-com bust and other outside forces presented an unforeseen challenge in a time of uncertainty. Searching for answers, Conley came across the work of Abraham Maslow, whose theories helped him rediscover his original purpose in starting the company. Through innovation based on "higher" needs, Conley took a fresh look at Joie de Vivre Hotels, the largest Hotelier in Northern California.
Gordon Ringold, CEO of the Glaxo-Wellcome Group's Affymax Research Institute, shares what he thinks an entrepreneur is - someone who says, I can do it. Not you can do it
Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, defines entrepreneurship by looking to the roots of the French language. She found two words: "entre" and "prendre" that suggest the act of immersion into something that also takes hold of you.
Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems (EE263) is the introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems, with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. Topics include: Least-squares approximations of over-determined equations and least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations. Symmetric matrices, matrix norm and singular value decomposition. Eigenvalues, left and right eigenvectors, and dynamical interpretation. Matrix exponential, stability, and asymptotic behavior.
As William McDonough wrote in his book Cradle to Cradle, we should stop thinking of post-consumer goods as "waste", and instead start thinking of them as "food" in the product chain - upcycling raw materials and turning them into useful raw materials, rather than just alleviating the burden offset by recycling.
An on-hand help desk, administrative assistance, and a valuable tap into global resources are just a few examples of the benefits of working for a global enterprise. But Teresa Briggs, Partner at Deloitte Silicon Valley, has found that the corporate structure of managing small, regional teams within a large organization, with its own growth metrics and goals, allows for more nimble innovation and a greater overall return.