The Threat of Linux to Microsoft
by Stanford / Ann Winblad
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Date Added: March 7, 2010

Lecture Description


Winblad believes IBM has done an extraordinary job at establishing itself as a leader in software. IBM is proactive with acquiring early stage companies and partners well. Microsoft is successful because they view everything as a threat and don't take anything for granted, she says. Linux is still a force and will not easily go away because it is really hard to kill large companies in the software industry.

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Course Description

Ann Winblad from Hummer Winblad Ventures lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, February 25, 2004. Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. In this Stanford lecture, she talks about outsourcing software development to Asia, the threat of Linus to Microsoft and VC words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.

Course Details:

- Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
- Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner)

Original Course Name: Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series

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