Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2018 – wonder and awe

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford  2018 – wonder and awe

We just finished our 3rd annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. Six teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations.

Watching them I was left with wonder and awe about what… more

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June 8, 2018

The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of… more

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June 5, 2018

Why the Future of Tesla May Depend on Knowing What Happened to Billy Durant

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April 23, 2018

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss.” “I… more

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April 11, 2018

The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs

The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs

I just received a thank-you note from a student who attended a fireside chat I held at the ranch. Something I said seemed to inspire her:

“I always thought you… more

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April 3, 2018

Leadership is More Than a Memo

Leadership is More Than a Memo

I just read Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. It was both eye-opening and cringe-worthy. The book explores the role of gender in the tech industry – at startups… more

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March 19, 2018

The State of Entrepreneurship

The State of Entrepreneurship

Co-founder magazine just interviewed me about the current state of entrepreneurship – in startups and large companies – and how we got here. I thought they did a good job of capturing… more

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March 13, 2018

CoinOut Gets Coin In

CoinOut Gets Coin In

Jeff just appeared on Shark Tank and the Sharks funded him. We just caught up and I got to do a bit of customer discovery on Jeff’s entrepreneurial journey to date.

What was the Shark Tank experience like?
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February 21, 2018

Hacking for Defense at Columbia University

Over the last year we’ve been rolling out the Hacking for X classes in universities across the U.S. – Hacking for Defense, Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Energy, more

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February 18, 2018

Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Success no longer goes to the country that develops a new fighting technology first, but rather to the one that better integrates it and adapts its way of… more

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February 13, 2018