June 27, 2009

Radio Time... on VoiceAmerica.com

On Monday, June 29 at 2PMET/11AMPT, I will be on the live internet radio show, Voiceamerica.com. The show is called Positive Living and is hosted by Patricia Raskin.

Here is the press release....

Join nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host and award-winning producer Patricia Raskin, host of the Positive Living radio show on voiceamerica.com on Monday June 29 at 2PMET/11AMPT, when she interviews Tina Seelig, author, winner of the 2009 Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). STVP is the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms. She will discuss her newest book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World, which focuses on challenging assumptions, breaking the "rules", leveraging limited resources, and creatively tapping into one's entrepreneurial spirit to make things happen.

Don't miss this live interview with Tina Seelig, on Monday, June 29 at 2PMET/11AMPT on voiceamerica.com or on-demand any time and anywhere at http://www.modavox.com/voiceamerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1045

Visit Patricia Raskin - the national powerhouse of Positive Living talk radio at www.patriciaraskin.com

June 17, 2009

My Favorite (27 second) Video Clip of all Time

Over the years we have built a large collection of video clips and podcasts of entrepreneurs, VCs, and other luminaries who speak at Stanford's Entrepreneurial Thought Leader seminar series. But, one clip always sticks out as my favorite. It is only 27 seconds long, but captures the essence of entrepreneurship. It is Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and a successful venture capitalist, filmed in 2002. In this clip, Vinod talks about turning problems into opportunities. I show this clip in almost every talk I give and at the beginning of every class I teach. I hope you will enjoy it, too. And, remember, every big problem is a big opportunity... if you don't have a big problem, you don't have a big opportunity.

June 10, 2009

Jeff Hawkins... My Creative Hero!

As mentioned in an earlier blog posting, Jeff Hawkins is one of my heroes. He is the founder of Palm Computing, Handspring, and most recently, Numenta. He is a self-taught neuroscientist and wrote a terrific book that summarizes his theories about how the brain works, called On Intelligence. If you are interested in hearing all about Jeff's newest venture and his incredible career path, definitely check out his podcast here, at STVP's Entrepreneurship Corner web site...

Also, here is a five minute video clip from the talk in which Jeff describes some of the failures that accompanied his grand successes...