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Stanford’s eCorner Blog

New way to browse: Latest Videos

We’ve just added another way to browse our collection: Latest Videos [http://ecorner.stanford.edu/recentlyAdded.html]. Use this view to see all content for a given quarter, in reverse chronological order. Page backward and forward by quarter, or jump to a particular quarter. You can access this view via the first link on the left side of the site’s footer.

We’re always interested in how our visitors use ECorner. How do you browse? And is there anything that would make it easier to find the content you’re interested in?

Latest full-length videos: Makower (5/19) and Ross (5/26)

Full-length videos from the last two weeks are now available. Josh Makower gave a provocative lecture last week on the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation:

And, hot off the presses, yesterday afternoon’s lecture by Alec Ross has just been posted. Ross discussed innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy, and offered up four key pieces of advice for today’s young entrepreneurs:

Clips from Lisa Lambert talk

Last week’s interview-style talk with Lisa Lambert of Intel Capital contained some profound insights, and we’ve just posted video clips from the talk. Though the talk was largely focused on her experience working with a corporate-backed strategic venture capital firm, she also offered an unusually honest and refreshing take on the issue of work/life balance. The following two clips pertain to this:

Clips from Perea talk, plus Tom Conrad

Clips from Carlos Perea’s April 21st lecture were posted this week. And, the full-length video is now available for the most recent lecture by Tom Conrad, CTO of Pandora. Conrad’s lecture was both entertaining and highly insightful, and is one of my favorites.

New videos posted: Carlos Perea, plus clips from JSB’s talk

The full-length video of yesterday’s lecture by Carlos Perea, CEO of MIOX, is now available on ECorner. Perea discusses the issue of the global supply of clean water, comparing traditional water purification methods to MIOX’s innovative technology. He also touches on some of the benefits and challenges of being an entrepreneur in clean technology.

And, clips can now be viewed from last week’s talk by John Seely Brown.

Full-length videos available for Seely Brown & Komisar

The Spring 2010 ETL series is off to a great start, and we’re pleased to announce that, for each lecture, the full-length video will now be posted the next day.  Videos now available include last week’s insightful lecture by John Seely Brown, as well as the previous week’s Q&A session with Randy Komisar of KPCB.

Last week we also added clips from Randy Komisar’s talk.  Here’s one in which he discusses the importance of correctly identifying leaps of faith in a venture.

Sneak Preview of Fall Line-up

The start of the school year is approaching, and along with new laptops, new backpacks, and new goals – the season is rife with new speakers generating fresh content for ECorner.

Celebrity highlights include a lecture by music industry heavy Quincy Jones III and rapper/entrepreneur Chamillionaire (November 4), who together will kick off the 2009 Global Innovation Tournament; a celebration of entrepreneurship education.

We’ll also feature numerous speakers from the field of venture capital, including those from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (sponsors of the lecture series). Other expertise ready to be shared will come from those involved with Sun Microsystems, Intel, and Solar City.

Be ready to be edified with our first speaker, Robin Li of Baidu, China’s answer to Google, scheduled for September 23.

For the latest information on the quarterly line-up, speaker biographies, and more, visit the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar website. And stay tuned to ECorner for the podcasts and video captures of the talks to follow.

ECorner Videos on AcademicEarth.org

ECorner prides itself on producing a steady stream of excellent videos and podcasts on the subject of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. But what if your interests lie in other academic fields, such as law, philosophy, or biology?

If you enjoy our content, you’ll likely also enjoy the treasure trove that is AcademicEarth.org, a global archive of 1500 video lectures from Ivy League universities (including Harvard, Yale, MIT, etc.). ECorner.Stanford.edu is by far one of their largest contributors, streaming about a thousand videos to their catalog. The site launched in March, 2009, and they see about 400,000 visitors per month from every corner of the globe.

The ECorner videos have proved extremely popular, and comprise nearly all of the content on the site’s entrepreneurship channel. According to AcademicEarth’s figures, the most popular videos in this category include:

An Early Snapshot of Facebook

As Facebook rounds the bend on 250 million users, this fantastic discussion between Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the company, and one of his early investors, Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, offers an amazing time capsule in the social networking giant’s history.

This 2005 talk catches Zuckerberg shortly after the 18-month-old company’s party commemorating five million users. Many are still posting their cell phone numbers to their profile, are users are segregated by school. Zuckerberg speaks in depth about initial ideas in product development, team dynamics and company culture, and generating early revenue rounds, among other topics.

One audience member asks, “How does Facebook make money?”

One thing that’s changed little since Facebook’s early days is its amazing viral magnetism: From its inception, the website draws 93 percent of its users back at least once a month, yielding 5.5 billion page views. At the time of this recording, the website is adding 20,000 new users daily.

Jeff Hawkins’ Predictions in Mobile Computing

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In this remarkable video of three-time ETL speaker Jeff Hawkins recorded in 2002 – the age of the Treo and the very first iPod – Hawkins proves to be ahead of his time when it comes to acknowledging the proliferation and power of mobile computing.

He tells the Stanford audience, “You’re going to have a T1 line in your pocket, “ which literally sparks laughter in the crowd. Shortly thereafter he pulls his brick-thick mobile phone from his pocket to demonstrate the point.

Still, his soothsaying about the impact of handheld computing foretold the millions of iPhone’s and other handhelds experiencing broad market acceptance today. Speaking to his own Palm Pilot invention, he remarks that they made it an accessory to the PC but, he predicted, “I think this is going to be flipped around. In the future, the thing in your pocket is going to be the center of the universe. And the big screen and the keyboard will become an accessory to it.”

Hawkins also spoke at ETL in 2005 and again in 2009.


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