Broad-based leadership is important to the success of a venture, says Raikes. Though everyone cannot have every skill, it is important to bring together a leadership team that has both a broad and deep set of experiences. Still, people should be hired more because they are passionate about what they do and willing to work hard, rather than their experiences.
Jeff Raikes lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, May 5, 2004. As group vice president of Productivity and Business Services (PBS) at Microsoft Corp., Jeff Raikes is responsible for Microsoft's Information Worker Business Group (IWBG). He also oversees products and sales for small and midmarket customers and partners, and the company's licensing programs for organizations. In addition, Raikes manages the Business Solutions Group and the Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners group. In this Stanford lecture, he talks about product innovation in software, choosing the path that is right for you and the principle of agility.
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Course Details: - Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series - Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner) Original Course Name: Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series.