The Start-Up During Economic Crisis
by Stanford / Steve Ballmer
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Date Added: January 31, 2010

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Critical screening, careful thought processes, and cash-conscience customers don't signal the end of the start-up, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But they do indicate that only the best and most solid ideas will receive the funding and other resources to bring them to fruition. As we reflect upon the economic crisis of 2008/2009, Ballmer describes entrepreneurial opportunities as "less frothy", but indicates his optimism for great solutions coming to market.

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Course Description

Steve Ballmer lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, May 6, 2009. Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, Ballmer's leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. In this Stanford lecture, he talks about the start-up during economic crisis and applying education to on-the-job experience.

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Last Updated: Wed, May 6, 2009

Course Details:
- Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture
- Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner)

Original Course Name: Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture


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