The Value of Effective Market Research 
The Value of Effective Market Research
by Stanford / Katie Rodan
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Date Added: March 12, 2010

Lecture Description

Katie Rodan of Proactiv Solutions discusses a personal anecdote with a critical session of market research. The experience sent her team back to the drawing board to revamp a product for adult acne - after revealing that women surveyed didn't think they had acne and didn't care for the product's fragrance. Rodan also discusses her initial resistance to conduct the survey, and the tremendous benefits that it can yield for the entrepreneur.

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Course Description

Katie Rodan from Proactiv Solution lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, April 19, 2006. Katie Rodan, M.D., is the co-developer of Proactiv Solution, a highly successful acne skin care system for adults and teens, launched in 1995. Proactiv Solution continues to monopolize the acne skin care market as it offers a solution for both treatment and prevention. Proactiv Solution has been used by over three million people, positioning Dr. Rodan in the forefront of acne treatment in the medical community. In this Stanford lecture, she talks about benefits of a partnership and raising money and importance of licensing your product.

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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