Tech Startup Training Videos
Vision is important in a leader, but vision is derivative. Before you can articulate a vision that is meaningful, you have to understand an organization, its people and culture, and the broader landscape in which the organization is functioning. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Imagination envisions things that don’t exist. Creativity applies imagination to solve problems. Innovation uses creativity to come up with unique solutions. Entrepreneurship brings innovation to the world.
In this lively and informative presentation, Bill Gates gives you his perspective on where technology is headed. Expanding on his belief that we're "really just at the beginning," he shares his goals for the current decade—advances in networking and application interactivity; increases in reliability and ease of use; and improvements in productivity, as information sharing becomes more and more efficient.
How do you take an idea and turn it into a 100-million dollar enterprise—seemingly overnight? Based on five years of academic research, Amy Wilkinson has isolated six entrepreneurial skills that can carry an idea from start-up to scale in the midst of this rapidly changing economy. Free Online Preview
(Available for Video Streaming) Most companies today face a fundamental problem: the disconnect between what they aspire to do and what they can actually accomplish. CEO’s are worried about their differentiation in a world that is increasingly hard to compete in. But are they creating strategies without fully understanding what the organization is capable of delivering?
With fascinating insights about the creative process at Pixar and Disney, Ed Catmull recounts lessons learned from working with Steve Jobs, speaks to the real dangers, and importance, of failure, and reminds us that whatever conclusions we have drawn, we need to hold them lightly. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Bitcoin has made its presence known. After the initial hype and volatility, a number of unanswered questions remain. Susan Athey discusses the technological innovation behind Bitcoin and its broader applications, as well as crypto-currency’s potential impact on financial systems, industries—even world economies.
In a business environment of fast-moving markets, global supply chains, and dynamic technologies, executing strategy is becoming increasingly difficult. (DVD or Video Streaming)
A negotiation is not a battle. That’s how Professors Neale and Lys begin this presentation, explaining that – since the end result is almost always that both parties are better off – a negotiation is the opposite of a battle. So be careful about gearing up for combat; your opponent will sense it, and good opportunities can be missed.
Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: policies and procedures designed to make them efficient oftentimes stifle innovation. Unlike start-ups which are innovative by design, most organizations believe innovation can only happen by exception or heroic efforts.
While big companies have many advantages—lower production costs, greater bargaining power, access to financial markets—a clear disadvantage is the separation between management and ownership. Small businesses, on the other hand, often have the distinct advantage of operating with an ownership mentality that allows them to move more quickly with a more motivated workforce. (DVD or Video Streaming)