Entrepreneurship

David Pitt-Watson
Over the span of his career, David Pitt-Watson has played multiple roles: social entrepreneur, politician and financier. He has been a partner at Deloitte, Assistant General Secretary of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, and Treasurer of Oxfam, Britain’s largest development charity. He is best-...
Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers
Entrepreneurship drives the success of business, education, nonprofits and government. What are the key ingredients that drive success in entrepreneurial organizations? How do entrepreneurs capitalize on new ideas and bring them to market? Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset, a new Stanford...
Vikram Sharma is founder and CEO of QuintessenceLabs, an information security company that uses quantum encryption keys to protect digital communications. Sharma was born in Chandigarh, India, near Delhi. His father was a diplomat in the Indian foreign service, and Sharma lived in numerous cities...
Shan-Lyn Ma
Shan-Lyn Ma is CEO and a co-founder of Zola, a new website for wedding registries that was launched in 2013. Ma, as well as her co-founders and much of the early team at Zola, hails from Gilt Groupe, a New York-based website that made online flash sales fashionable. Ma was the creator and general...
Professor Margaret Neale
You spend a significant part of your day negotiating, whether you're always aware of it or not. Negotiating effectively helps you reach agreements, achieve objectives, strengthen your relationships, and ultimately be more productive. Entrepreneurs not only need strong analytic skills to develop...
Professors Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton
Eight years ago, over dinner and a bottle of wine, Hayagreeva (Huggy) Rao and Robert Sutton realized they needed better answers for the students of a Stanford management education program, Customer-Focused Innovation, they were running. The business executives appreciated what the pair had to say...

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