The Culture and Dynamics of Dell, Inc. During the Early Years 
The Culture and Dynamics of Dell, Inc. During the Early Years by Stanford / Michael Dell
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Dell explains the culture and dynamics of Dell, Inc. during its early years. The company was run by hardworking, versatile people who were action-orientated and willing to listen. Many of those early employees went on to fill important positions at the company later on. Some employees, however, had a hard time as the company grew, even though they had performed well when the company was smaller. At a fast-growing company, Dell notes, the job grows faster than the person. A certain kind of job will vary enormously during different stages of the growth of the company.

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Course Description

Michael Dell lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, May 1, 2007. Michael Dell is the founder of the computer company Dell, Inc. He created one of the most profitable computer companies in the world with annual sales of up to $50 billion American dollars. Dell has also become one of the wealthiest people in the world with a 4th place listing on the Forbes rich Americans list in 2005 with an estimated worth of $18 billion. In this Stanford lecture, he talks about taking caution in forming close friendships in a company, creating an effective communication infrastructure and starting a new company in an inefficient industry.

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Mon, Jul 16, 2007

Course Details:

- Endeavor's Entrepreneurs' Summit
- Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner)

Original Course Name:
Endeavor's Entrepreneurs' Summit.


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