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2000 free videos about entrepreneurship offered by Stanford University

Stanford has developed a large collection of videos and talks about entrepreneurship and innovation. The last post about Instagram was one of them. You can see more than 2000 videos directly on Stanford entrepreneurship web site http://ecorner.stanford.edu/, as podcast on iTune university and even through a dedicated iphone app.

The available topics are:
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Product Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Finance & Venture Capital
  • Leadership & Adversity
  • Team & Culture
  • Globalization
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Career & Life Balance
Talks are from famous and less famous people, but most of the time very insightful: Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Guy Kawasaki, Bill Gross...

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Business model innovation


During the INSEAD Best of Management at World Knowledge Forum 2011, professor Karan Girotra gave an interesting introduction to "business model innovation". While nearly everyone will think that new technologies are the heart of most innovations, business model innovation is more important than technological innovation in term of generated growth. To give you a taste of this theory, some of the examples he takes to illustrate are:

    • Dell has produced tremendous growth and disrupted the PC industry by creating a new business model: selling customized products before building them. 
    • Better Place, an Israeli start up solved through a business model innovation two problems of current electric cars: the low autonomy and the high acquisition price.
    • Zara achieved the same growth as Apple with "only" an impressive business model innovation.
Later, Karan illustrates that these kind of business model can be transposed from one industry to the other, opening huge perspectives.

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