Preface of Textbook
About the Textbook
About the Authors
Book Website at McGraw-Hill
DVD Contents
Stanford 1e Book Website
McGraw-Hill 1e Book Website
Book Contents
Table of Contents
Venture Opportunity, Concept and Strategy
Venture Formation and Planning
Functional Planning of the Venture
Financing and Building the Venture
  Business Plans (App. A)
  Case Studies (App. B)
Online Sources (App. C)
Sample Syllabus
Course Overview
Calendar of Sessions
Entrepreneurial Perspective
Idea or Opportunity
Gathering Resources
Managing Ventures
Entrepreneurship and You
Additional Resources
Schools Using This Textbook
Authors Blog

As experiential learning is a pillar of this course, we emphasis teamwork. The goal of this class is for you to candidly self-evaluate your team dynamics and determine any systematic and individual causes of tension so that your team performance can be even better than it already is!


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Discussion Questions
Plan lunch with your group. Each member brings a bag lunch for another member of the group. When you meet, place all the bag lunches in the center of the table and have each person choose a bag lunch that they did not prepare. Try to figure out what the other folks in your group will like. It's okay to fail - you learn from that too!
Slidedeck: Group Dynamics In Class Exercise
Professor Tom Byers' slides for this class on group dynamics. A pdf of the group exercise can be found here.
Carol Bartz: Trust and honesty at the workplace
Carol Bartz stresses the importance of honesty and trust in the workplace and how to build that into the culture in the company.
Vinod Khosla: Strength of a team
People make a company, but most importantly, it's the team. At Kleiner Perkins, we learn much from each other. Personalities and approaches are diverse and combined, create greate strength. Example of Sun starting, and the decision with Andy Bechtolsheim to license the technology or not. Example two: Juniper, algorithms and deciding to build an internet router. Building a great team and tackling a problem. Compare building the team to engineering the gene pool.
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