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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Guy Kawasaki, a tech venture capitalist and author, who worked for Apple in the 1980s and 1990s, said he learned plenty from Steve Jobs, the company’s late co-founder and CEO.  At the top of the list: ignore self-appointed experts bearing bad business news — a group including social media [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Data—its uses, abuses, influence, and future possibilities—was the focus of attention for 700 TEDx conference  attendees who gathered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The audience included venture capitalists, startup founders, alumni, Silicon Valley veterans, and students eager to learn more about the increasingly varied influence and opportunities [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Streamlining balky government permit processes or convoluted global supply chains are just some of the challenges in the “Valley of Death” faced by fledgling clean energy firms. Ideas of how to overcome these and similar barriers were tossed around in a forum with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Acting [...]

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Web start-up companies at this year’s Tech Crunch conference face a financial climate that has dried up venture capital, forcing them to turn to friends, family and foundations. Dan Olsen (MBA ’98) said he could not secure any venture capital and had instead turned to his friends — and their willingness to work for food [...]

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