Turning a Good Idea Into a Great Business


We live in the age of innovation. Yet, being successful in the marketplace takes a lot more than just a good idea. Find out what makes these innovators and entrepreneurs tick in this month's 10th anniversary spotlight, featuring business leaders from a range industries sharing their insights and ideas.

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Mike Falzone had two near-death experiences within a two week period, during which he was also fired from his job because of his illness. On the ride home from the hospital, he vowed that he would never work for anyone else, ever again. Since that day, Mike has written a best-selling book, toured nationally as a musician and has launched himself as a YouTube star, with over 20 million video views. Mike discusses how he found the intersection between what he loves to do (music and comedy) and things he can do to make money. His story is an inspiration to anyone wondering how they can leverage their passions into a career. Recorded on 02/21/2017.
Premiere Date: 7/31/2017
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Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. He is a true intrepreneur, shepherding the xBox through Microsoft's colossal organization and redefining the gaming industry with xBox Live's innovative subscription business model. Since leaving Microsoft in 2012, Robbie has applied his business skills to solve major civic issues, outlining a new model for private/public partnerships in his book xBox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. Recorded on 02/14/2017.
Premiere Date: 7/24/2017
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In 1984, Stacy Peralta inadvertently created the action sports video. His intention was to produce an inexpensive promotional video which skate shop owners could play in their stores to demonstrate Powell Peralta skateboards. No one anticipated that the VCR revolution would cause these promotional videos to become cult classics, generating over $10 million and establishing Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen as international stars. Recorded on 02/07/2017.
Premiere Date: 7/17/2017
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Mark Sylvester morphed his career from artist and professional chef to create an Oscar-winning computer graphics software company, Alias/Wavefront, which he eventually took public. Mark discusses the value of combining an artist's sensibilities with sound businesses discipline. He has applied this approach to his latest venture, introNetworks. Recorded on 01/17/2017.
Premiere Date: 7/10/2017
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Cheryl Conner is an entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs tell their story. She is a celebrated writer for Forbes, where her articles generate over 20,000 daily views with over 30 million total views. She also writes from the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and PC Magazine. Cheryl discusses how she turned her love for writing into her powerhouse PR firm, SnappConnor PR.   Recorded on 02/28/2017.
Premiere Date: 7/7/2017

Global marketing expert Aimeé Lapic sits down with UC Davis Professor Kimberly Elsback to explore the insights she has learned as a senior-level executive at Banana Republic and the Gap with a focus on customer experiences. Recorded on 02/15/2017.
Premiere Date: 4/17/2017 Hits/Views: 24,181
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Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. In addition to his investing efforts, Feld has been active with several non-profit organizations. Recorded on 11/02/2016.
Premiere Date: 3/6/2017 Hits/Views: 43,223
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Kobie Fuller joined the Upfront Ventures in June 2016 after having previously worked at Silicon Valley-based Accel, where he was involved in investments including Campaign Monitor, UserTesting, AdRoll, Emergent VR and Invoca. Prior to Accel, Kobie was the Chief Marketing Officer at REVOLVE, one of the largest global fashion e-commerce players based in Los Angeles. Recorded on 11/15/2016.
Premiere Date: 2/20/2017 Hits/Views: 47,355
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Shaun Tomson is a former World Surfing Champion, best selling author, inspirational speaker, environmentalist and successful entrepreneur. He talks with UCSB students about his many adventures and efforts. Recorded on 11/08/2016.
Premiere Date: 2/13/2017 Hits/Views: 30,765
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Matthew Johnston, CEO of HM.CLAUSE, a global seed producer, explores scaling up in the seed business, the agricultural economy, creating long term partnerships with regional food producers, and the need for innovation and responsible management. HM.CLAUSE is a global leader in the production and sale of high-quality vegetable seeds tailored to local environments and customers. Recorded on 11/17/2016.
Premiere Date: 2/6/2017 Hits/Views: 44,438
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As the Head of Uber Everything, Jason Droege is focused on leveraging Uber's extensive logistics network to launch new business ventures. His expertise as a successful founder and business leader across e-commerce, enterprise software, and internet services has resulted in the development of a robust logistics platform that is revolutionizing the delivery industry. Recorded on 10/11/2016.
Premiere Date: 12/12/2016 Hits/Views: 51,396
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Troy Carter is an American music manager who is the founder, chairman and CEO of Atom Factory, a talent management and full-service film and television production company. Carter has established the careers of numerous recording artists, most notably that of multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga. He shares his experiences and career path with students at UC Santa Barbara. Recorded on 04/25/2016.
Premiere Date: 11/14/2016 Hits/Views: 56,201
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Aaron Ross is the author of From Impossible To Inevitable. He is the cofounder and CRO of CARB.IO, a Pipeline Automation software company, and is also the cofounder of PredictableUniversity.com. He speaks with students at UC Santa Barbara about what it takes to be a success. Recorded on 05/24/2016.
Premiere Date: 10/10/2016 Hits/Views: 49,055
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Eva Ho is a serial entrepreneur and founder, most recently a founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Prior, she was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google and Youtube for 5 years. Recorded on 05/02/2016.
Premiere Date: 10/3/2016 Hits/Views: 52,062
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Kinko's Founder Paul Orfalea is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. From its modest beginnings, Kinko's is now the world's leading business services chain. Much of Kinko's success can be traced directly to Paul Orfalea's unique business philosophy that was based on the founder's freethinking, creative style. Recorded on 04/05/2016.
Premiere Date: 9/12/2016 Hits/Views: 54,227
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H. Tayloe Stansbury is a technology and business leader with more than 30 years of experience, including more than 15 years as a senior executive in public software companies. Currently he is executive vice president and chief technology officer of Intuit with responsibility for all product engineering and information technology. Recorded on 03/29/2016.
Premiere Date: 9/5/2016 Hits/Views: 57,972
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Monte Wilson has a long successful career in senior roles at some of the top names in the software industry such as Adobe, Oracle and EMC. His focus has always been on how to develop strategies to disrupt the marketplace and set the standards versus meet them. Most recently, he led Adobe's Digital Media Operations for North and South America Recorded on 04/19/2016.
Premiere Date: 8/22/2016 Hits/Views: 78,505
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After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby Gill is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company, which celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2015. Gill was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. Recorded on 01/19/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/4/2016 Hits/Views: 97,314
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Trip Hawkins wants to help the nerds take over the world. Hawkins founded and built Electronic Arts and played a key role in defining the PC industry as an early executive at Apple. Hawkins pioneered many successful strategies and practices in the PC and game industries and was the creative force behind EA Sports and such games as John Madden Football. Recorded on 11/03/2015.
Premiere Date: 6/20/2016 Hits/Views: 62,011
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Mark Coopersmith is an entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, educator, and author. He has launched, built, and led high-growth businesses as raw startups and within global enterprises alike; Mark has also been a strategic advisor to organizations ranging from VC-backed ventures to global corporations such as Intel and DirecTV. Mark is currently a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The Haas School of Business where he runs highly sought-after courses and programs on innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and new approaches to driving growth, company resilience and long-term success. Recorded on 11/10/2015.
Premiere Date: 6/20/2016 Hits/Views: 56,631
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Todd A. Stone is an Currently Head of Marketing at BIOPAC Systems, Inc., Goleta-based international biotech manufacturing company, Stone has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications, preceded by a career as an Army Airborne Ranger Infantry officer whose last assignment was as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point). Recorded on 02/23/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/20/2016 Hits/Views: 71,291
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Thomas Tighe has served as President and CEO of Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian medical organization, since October 2000. From 1995 to 2000, Tighe served as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps, overseeing day-to-day operations of the agency's worldwide programs and a resurgent growth of the agency to a 27-year high. Recorded on 02/09/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/13/2016 Hits/Views: 75,940
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Researchers tell us that one's IQ will not change over time, but what about Emotional Intelligence or EQ? Bestselling author and TalentSmart co-founder Travis Bradberry explains the importance of EQ in the workplace and highlights strategies to improve your score. Recorded on 03/24/2016.
Premiere Date: 5/9/2016 Hits/Views: 67,452
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Join this candid conversation between Dean Ann Huff Stevens and Allegiant Airlines Chairman and CEO, Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. on topics including his advice on how to overcome management challenges, lessons learned from when something didn't go as planned, and what has been surprising about managing from small teams to a large operation.
Premiere Date: 5/9/2016 Hits/Views: 73,872
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Daryl Bernstein has had repeated success turning ideas into companies. He speaks on bootstrap vs. VC business models, guerrilla marketing, brand positioning, and surviving the startup stage. Recorded on 11/17/2015.
Premiere Date: 3/14/2016 Hits/Views: 105,832
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Kirsten Saenz Tobey, co-founder and chief impact officer of Revolution Foods, shares how she and her co-founder started their business school idea in their kitchen in 2006, and have built it into a thriving company with more than $100 million in annual revenue that serves more than 1.5 million healthy meals per week to students in 25 U.S. cities. Revolution also now distributes retail food products to more than 3,000 grocery stores nationwide. Recorded on 11.19.2015.
Premiere Date: 2/15/2016 Hits/Views: 81,047
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Mark Suster is a Partner at Upfront Ventures. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with Upfront Ventures for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Before joining Upfront Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, a European SaaS company that was acquired by SWORD Group. Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Recorded on 10/27/2015.
Premiere Date: 2/8/2016 Hits/Views: 116,192
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Scott Dettmer is a founding partner of the law firm, Gundersen Dettmer where he focuses on the representation of fast-growing private and public companies in the technology and life science industries. He also represents a wide range of venture and private equity funds in their investment transactions. Recorded on 10/13/2015.
Premiere Date: 2/1/2016 Hits/Views: 105,980
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Zohar Ziv has over 25 years of executive management experience across a diverse set of business environments, including large to small size and public and private companies, rapid growth, M&A and traditional businesses. His background includes serving as a COO of a $1.8 billion footwear company, CFO of public and private companies, co-founder and board member of a private fast food company in China, a director and advisor to private footwear, facial recognition and digital media companies, and a Vice Chairperson of an industry association and a university director.
Premiere Date: 9/14/2015 Hits/Views: 213,139
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In 1996, when people still asked if the Internet was here to stay, Gale Wilson-Steele founded MEDSEEK, with the intent of helping people to confidently find quality care. Under Gale's leadership MEDSEEK was ranked in the top 500 of Deloitte's fastest growing technology companies in 2009, and continues to grow today under the leadership of Peter Kuhn (MEDSEEK's 3rd employee) and Silverlake Sumeru, which acquired the company in 2012. Gale continues to work towards advancing patient education by syndicating outstanding healthcare media productions to health providers nationwide. Recorded on 01/06/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/7/2015 Hits/Views: 148,231
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Simon Dixon tells the audience that if you don't pursue your passion then you are always going to be outsmarted, outmaneuvered and outworked by people that do. Over 20 years ago he founded Rock-it! Media in Washington, DC as a company specializing in advertising, media brokering and promotions. In 2006 he merged Rock-it! Media with Idea Engineering in Santa Barbara, CA and now floats between there and his DC office, pursuing his passion.
Premiere Date: 8/31/2015 Hits/Views: 204,607
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This presentation focuses on the lifelong learnings of Vicki Halsey about how to thrive in life and in organizations, through insights gleaned from years of designing and delivering Leadership programs for numerous Fortune 100 companies such as Apple, Nike, Intel, Lowes, NBA, and Wells Fargo. Vicki shares secrets of how, despite hearing NO, more often than not and probably more than most people, she continues to choose success and build relationships of care while fulfilling her mission of helping people claim their brilliance.
Premiere Date: 8/24/2015 Hits/Views: 157,184
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Jason Nazar is an active tech entrepreneur and investor,. He was the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc which hosts a wide selection of professional documents and resources to serve small business. Docstoc has over 50 million registered users.
Premiere Date: 8/17/2015 Hits/Views: 156,494
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Dan Engel has been in the e-commerce and software industries since 1997. As a serial entrepreneur and startup CEO, Dan builds B2B and B2C companies, leads customer acquisition, marketing, and business development. Dan serves on various boards of directors and advisors.
Premiere Date: 8/10/2015 Hits/Views: 156,310
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Women tech executives discuss the gender imbalances in the field and their experiences in their careers. Panelists include Rose Broome, Founder and CEO of HandUp, Kristen Hayer, Vice President of Customer Success at The Resumator and Summers Mckay, CEO & Founder of Delight Wipes.
Premiere Date: 7/27/2015 Hits/Views: 157,519
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George Powell spent the first ten years of his career in the aerospace industry before founding his skateboard company in 1976 at the age of 33. Powell is credited with 4 patents, 2 of which helped to define contemporary skating. He has also been responsible for the development of a number of skateboard product innovations like the introduction of high-rebound skate wheels, double radius (rounded edge) skate wheels, industry leading Bones urethane wheel formulas, Bones Swiss Bearings, Bones Double Action Truck Bushings, AirLam skateboard deck laminating presses, and in partnership with Stacy Peralta, the skateboard video genre.
Premiere Date: 7/13/2015 Hits/Views: 154,888
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Vivek Ranadivé shares his amazing story, from listening to the U.S. moon landing on the Voice of America during his childhood in India to his success as an entrepreneur putting big data to work on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and later bringing that same entrepreneurial thinking to launching TIBCO in Silicon Valley, to today as owner of the Sacramento Kings and his vision for revitalizing Sacramento, helping to create "Cities 3.0" of the future and extending the NBA's global brand.
Premiere Date: 7/13/2015 Hits/Views: 163,153
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Peter Levine is a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development and strategic direction.
Premiere Date: 7/6/2015 Hits/Views: 171,740
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A leader in innovation and entrepreneurship for more than four decades, T. Gary Rogers is an icon in the food industry. Since 2013 he has served as chairman of Pleasanton, California.-based Safeway Inc., which has more than 2,400 stores and 250,000 employees. For 30 years, Rogers grew Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream from a 75-employee company with $6 million in sales to one of the world's largest ice cream companies with more than 9,000 employees.
Premiere Date: 5/18/2015 Hits/Views: 202,021
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Christian Felipe is the Managing Member of CAF Holdings, a private investment office in Santa Barbara. He has participated in numerous Angel investments throughout the US. Prior to that, Felipe founded and managed Sirios Capital Management in Boston, Massachusetts, a multi-billion long/short global hedge fund and also worked for 13 years at MFS where he led the #1 ranked growth fund in America for the 3 years ending 1999. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an Economics degree from UCLA.
Premiere Date: 3/9/2015 Hits/Views: 173,694
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Kevin O'Connor is the co-founder of FindTheBest, a research engine founded in Santa Barbara in 2009. Previously, O'Connor was a co-founder of DoubleClick, an internet advertisement-technology, and founder of O'Connor Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies, including 9Star, Surfline, Travidia, ProCore and CampusExplorer.
Premiere Date: 3/2/2015 Hits/Views: 197,786
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ahmet C. Bozer, President of Coca-Cola International, for a discussion of leadership in business. Tracing his intellectual journey, Bozer discusses the skill set and temperament required for leadership; the challenges of navigating between local and global in a multinational corporation; the social dimension of corporate behavior; the importance of shaping a social vision for a corporation; and offers advice to students as they prepare for a future in business. Recorded on 12/03/2014.
Premiere Date: 3/2/2015 Hits/Views: 154,702
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Waguih Ishak joined Corning in 2007 to establish a new Silicon Valley facility, the Corning West Technology Center (CWTC) in Palo Alto, California. CWTC is part of Global Research and is staffed with scientists and engineers working on high-speed interconnects, touch displays, solid-state illumination and sensors. Additionally, CWTC is responsible for business development and collaborations on the West Coast. CWTC also hosts several engineers and scientists from Corning's business units and the Emerging Innovations Group.
Premiere Date: 2/23/2015 Hits/Views: 157,514
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Steve Zahm has been the President of Procore Technologies Inc., a cloud-based construction software provider, since 2004. As President, Steve is responsible for overseeing revenue generation and customer success at the company. Prior to Procore, Steve co-founded DigitalThink, one of the first significant cloud-based software companies in the corporate learning industry. While at DigitalThink, Steve was responsible for marketing and business development efforts. DigitalThink had its IPO in 2000, and was later sold to Convergys Corp. for $120 million. Steve received his AB from Stanford University and his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Premiere Date: 2/16/2015 Hits/Views: 151,522
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What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? Walter Isaacson's talk is centered around his latest book, The Innovators, and how the creators of Microsoft, Apple, and others came to be the leaders of the current Digital Revolution.
Premiere Date: 2/9/2015 Hits/Views: 151,970
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Jim Zarley spent the first nineteen years of his career with RCA Corporation in various senior management roles with a focus on sales and operations. He acquired his first business (Quantech) in the mid-1980's where he served as CEO and led the initiative to automate the California Department of Motor Vehicles and later sold the company to Automated Data Processing (ADP). In 1996 Mr. Zarley became Chairman and CEO of Best Internet, a pioneer in the web hosting industry. Best merged with Highway Technologies in 1998, and Jim served as COO until its merger with Verio in 1999. In April 1998 Mr. Zarley became Chairman and investor in Valueclick a pioneer in the digital marketing space. Jim joined Valueclick as President in January 1999. One year later he was appointed CEO and led the company through an IPO. Jim served as CEO through 2012 and still serves as Chairman of the Board. For the past ten years Jim has served as a board member of The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant chain.
Premiere Date: 2/9/2015 Hits/Views: 179,493
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Qualcomm Co-Founder Irwin Jacobs provides insight into the role UC San Diego played in enabling him and his colleagues to build one of the largest information technology companies in the world. Dr. Jacobs is the featured speaker for the 2014 Herb York Memorial Lecture, presented by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California.
Premiere Date: 2/2/2015 Hits/Views: 129,538
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Angel Martinez is a leader in product marketing, innovation and future trends. He returns to his alma mater, UC Davis, recounting his business journey through Reebok, Keen and now Deckers Brands. Holding senior positions has given him insights into what makes effective leaders. He argues that it is necessary for leaders to lead through a highly developed sense of compassion and empathy. Only when people truly believe that a leader understand their real needs and are committed to seeing those needs met can one begin to harness the power of the collective genius that is at the core of every organization's potential.
Premiere Date: 1/5/2015 Hits/Views: 301,080
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Miles Beckett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Worksteady, a company transforming healthcare staffing by directly connecting healthcare facilities with qualified doctors and nurses. He is formerly the Co-Founder and CEO of EQAL, a digital media company acquired by Everyday Health in 2012.
Premiere Date: 10/20/2014 Hits/Views: 237,556
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Barrie Bergman grew The Record Bar, from a single music store in Durham, North Carolina to a national chain of 180 stores in 30 states. Shortly after selling The Record Bar, he and a partner purchased bankrupt Bare Escentuals and grew it to an enterprise that was recapitalized in 2004 for over $200 million. He accomplished both successes by taking the ethical high road, facing tough decisions with, "So we'll get rich a few days later." His experience in growing ethical companies is chronicled in his book, "Nice Guys Finish First," a behind-the-scenes look at a commonsense road map to success in business and life.
Premiere Date: 10/13/2014 Hits/Views: 191,455
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David Henke joined LinkedIn in November 2009 as VP Engineering/Operations and was responsible for all Technology for over 2 years and for Production Operations, IT, Data Systems, and Security for next 2 years. He retired in November 2013. Prior to that David was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo! for four years, responsible for Engineering/Operations for the Yahoo! Search Marketing organization and the Production Operations infrastructure for the entire company.
Premiere Date: 8/25/2014 Hits/Views: 205,690
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Under Brett Caine's leadership, Citrix Online experienced record performance, growing revenues to approximately $500 million, from $35 million. Prior to joining Citrix Online, he held executive positions with several leading software companies.
Premiere Date: 8/18/2014 Hits/Views: 224,786
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Dan Burnham is the retired Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. Prior to Raytheon, he held numerous leadership and management roles at companies including Allied Signal and the Carborundum Company.
Premiere Date: 8/4/2014 Hits/Views: 239,979
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Brett Queener started his career at salesforce.com in 2003 and has been involved in executive leadership roles in the products, sales, operations, and finance organizations. Recorded on 1/16/2014.
Premiere Date: 6/16/2014 Hits/Views: 310,683
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Julie A. Freischlag, MD, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences Dean of the School of Medicine, UC Davis, on leading to effect change. Recorded on 04/03/2014.
Premiere Date: 6/10/2014 Hits/Views: 143,324
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and former CEO George Halvorson offers his vision for building the culture of an organization using the model he implemented at Kaiser Permanente.
Premiere Date: 6/9/2014 Hits/Views: 297,510
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Alison Bauerlein, Brenton Taylor and Byron Myers founded Inogen to improve the life of Mae, a beloved grandmother, and the millions of individuals like her using supplemental oxygen therapy. In 2001, as students at the UC Santa Barbara, the trio received first place honors at a business plan competition sponsored by the Technology Management Program. Subsequently, Mae was presented the first Inogen One in October 2004 and they knew immediately that they'd done something right. Her reaction? "Better than anything I could have ever hoped for." Today Inogen is committed to improving the lives of millions of oxygen therapy users like Mae worldwide. Ali, Brenton, and Byron have been recognized as Entrepreneurs of the Year [Ernst & Young], 30 Under 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs in America [Inc. Magazine], 40 Under 40 [Pacific Coast Business Times], among other awards.
Premiere Date: 6/2/2014 Hits/Views: 255,875
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Robert Abbott joined NVP, Norwest Venture Partners, and is focused on a wide variety of investment categories including mobile, cloud & IT infrastructure. His current investments and board seats include Act-On Software, ClariPhy, ClearDATA, Elemental, mBlox and Zenverge. Robert was formerly a member of the board of directors of Brand.net (acquired by Valassis Communications), Covigo (acquired by Symbol Technologies), KACE (acquired by Dell), Mozes (acquired by ePrize), Occam Networks (acquired by Calix), Passif Semiconductor, Resonext Communications (acquired by RF Micro Devices) and SideStep (acquired by Kayak). He has also worked with such companies as Embark (acquired by Princeton Review), Escalate (acquired by GERS), Kayak (Nasdaq: KYAK), mPower (acquired by Morningstar) and Quantum Effect Devices (acquired by PMC-Sierra).
Premiere Date: 3/10/2014 Hits/Views: 235,350
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Jason Spievak is the co-founder and CEO of Santa Barbara based RingRevenue, a company that specializes in call marketing automation that enable affiliate networks to track calls like they do clicks. Recorded on 9/26/2013.
Premiere Date: 12/9/2013 Hits/Views: 320,368
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Davis Waxman, former SpotRunner, PeoplePC, and Firefly Network co-founder, is the managing partner of TenOneTen, a Los Angeles venture firm that focuses on technology-focused startups.
Premiere Date: 11/25/2013 Hits/Views: 201,997
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Mark Douglas, President and CEO, SteelHouse Media. Former Vice President of Technology at eHarmony and Vice President of Engineering at the Rubicon Project, discuses how his experiences contributed to the creation of Steelhouse,an online advertising company.
Premiere Date: 11/18/2013 Hits/Views: 179,636
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Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara and Chief Scientist at AppScale, an open source cloud platform. She discusses opportunities in technology.
Premiere Date: 11/18/2013 Hits/Views: 180,008
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Tracy DiNunzio, Founder and CEO of Tradesy a fashion resale website, talks about what it took to get her company off the ground. She is also the CEO and founder of Recycled Bride, the Web's largest wedding resale marketplace, which launched in 2009. An expert and leading voice in sustainable fashion and technology, she began her career as a painter, selling and exhibiting her art worldwide.
Premiere Date: 11/4/2013 Hits/Views: 427,827
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Leslie Bottorff joined ONSET Ventures in 1998 after 19 years in the medical industry. At ONSET Ventures, Leslie specializes in medical technology investment opportunities. She has worked closely with several portfolio company entrepreneurs at the seed stage to formulate and validate their companies' business plans, including Embolic Protection, where she was interim VP of Marketing and Business Development at inception. Leslie was the original seed investor in Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific in 2011) and has served on the board for several portfolio companies including Sadra Medical, Spinal Concepts, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Neuronetics, Flexuspine, Relievant and CytoPherx.
Premiere Date: 4/29/2013 Hits/Views: 475,425
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Gurbaksh Chahal is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Radium One. A die-hard internet entrepreneur, he started his first company, at the age of 16.
Premiere Date: 4/29/2013 Hits/Views: 854,766
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Marc Onetto, senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon.com
Premiere Date: 4/15/2013 Hits/Views: 466,993
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John Ferriter joined Octagon in 2010 as managing director of Octagon Entertainment. An Emmy-nominated producer, he has been instrumental in packaging and selling some of the most popular shows on television, including "Project Runway," "The Biggest Loser," numerous Garth Brooks specials, "Chelsea Lately" and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," to name a few. He has also helped sign, develop and expand the careers of countless personalities, including Piers Morgan, Nancy O'Dell, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Arsenio Hall, among many others. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ferriter leads Octagon's entertainment initiatives to ensure the greatest impact for clients and broadest reach.
Premiere Date: 4/8/2013 Hits/Views: 373,753
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John Mackey, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and author of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" offers a spirited defense of free enterprise and argues that businesses can have a positive societal impact while being profitable. Q&A moderated by Dean and Professor Steven Currall.
Premiere Date: 4/8/2013 Hits/Views: 383,014
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Sarah Penna is a veteran of the digital production space having held senior roles at Current TV, MWG Media, & DeFranco Inc. Drawing from her brand management and production experience, Sarah co- founded Big Frame, a media company and talent management firm in Los Angeles, and has overseen the careers of several successful online video creators.
Premiere Date: 4/1/2013 Hits/Views: 246,329
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John Lusk is the author of the best-selling book, The MouseDriver Chronicles which follows the invention and launch of a computer mouse that looks like a golf-club head. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Rivet & Sway, an online source for prescription eyewear.
Premiere Date: 3/25/2013 Hits/Views: 268,557
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While a freshman at UCSB, Matt Vlasach founded Pacific Swell Networks, Inc., an outsourced IT services company, with a business partner in Los Angeles. In 2010, Matt sold off Pacific Swell Networks and joined Unwired Revolution, an enterprise mobility consulting and integrating firm.
Premiere Date: 3/11/2013 Hits/Views: 468,251
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Don Charlton refers to himself as a "pixel pusher." In 2009, he designed, built and launched The Resumator, a recruiting platform which recently earned a spot on Entrepreneur magazine's list of 100 Brilliant Companies.
Premiere Date: 3/4/2013 Hits/Views: 288,777
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Hans Swildens is the founder of Industry Ventures and is on the investment committee of the firm's secondary and partnership holdings funds. As an early pioneer of the modern secondary market for venture capital, Hans sources and leads investments in secondary opportunities and special situations for the firm. Additionally, he directs the firm's investment processes, operations and limited partner relationships.
Premiere Date: 2/25/2013 Hits/Views: 412,226
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Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $224 billion under management. She addresses incoming MBA students at UC Davis about the role of companies and corporations today and historically. She also explores corporate governance and how it needs to be refined to create better companies.
Premiere Date: 11/19/2012 Hits/Views: 492,174
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Marten Mickos shares the benefits and challenges involved in building businesses in the open source and cloud computing spaces. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. He is now CEO of Eucalyptus Systems whose underlying technology was developed at UC Santa Barbara. Since its origin as an academic research project in 2007, Eucalyptus has become the dominant open source cloud solution, boasting over 25,000 clouds formed.
Premiere Date: 10/29/2012 Hits/Views: 520,232
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Will Marré , Co-Founder of the Covey Leadership Center, offers an inspiring talk for executives, managers and recent graduates on how to take control of their careers by maximizing their talents, passions and opportunities. Marrés presentation was the keynote address at a day-long Career Boost Camp sponsored by UC San Diego Alumni and UCSD Extension's Center for Life/Work Strategies.
Premiere Date: 7/2/2012 Hits/Views: 833,040
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Jim Moffatt, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting, LLP, gives his perspectives on leadership in this presentation at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Premiere Date: 7/2/2012 Hits/Views: 571,423
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Bernard Tyson is president and chief operating officer of Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest not-for-profit health plan and health care provider, with annual operating revenue in excess of 42 billion. Tyson shares his understanding of the health care industry that have developed over his 30-year career.
Premiere Date: 3/26/2012 Hits/Views: 244,401
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Two-thirds of our economy is based on the purchase of consumer goods. Patagonia's Vice President of Environmental Initiatives Rick Ridgeway discusses efforts by Patagonia and others to reduce the environmental impact of consumption to create a more sustainable world. He encourages us to reduce, repair, reuse, and then, recycle.
Premiere Date: 3/26/2012 Hits/Views: 255,136
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Roger Strauch is Chairman of The Roda Group, a seed stage venture capital group, based in Berkeley, California focused on clean technology. His firm, co-founded in 1997 with Dan Miller, provides entrepreneurs the resources, environment, and guidance to launch and grow their high technology businesses.
Premiere Date: 2/20/2012 Hits/Views: 274,984
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Garrett is a co-founder of Alta, and was also a Partner at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. founder of Ask.com and a co-founder of Alta Partners. He has more than two decades of experience in the fields of software development, systems engineering and corporate development. Garrett also founded Ask Jeeves, now Ask.Com, a leading Internet search engine which is now part of IAC.
Premiere Date: 2/6/2012 Hits/Views: 245,525
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Canaan Partners describes themselves as venture catalysts. Join Deepak Kamra as he talks about how he became a venture capitalist, the startups he funded, and the ones that got away.
Premiere Date: 5/30/2011 Hits/Views: 302,247
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UC Davis Graduate School of Management Dean Steven Currall welcomes Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, and Michelle Rhee, CEO of StudentsFirst. Johnson strongly believes that in order to be a great city, you have to have great schools, and Rhee is former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system. Both are committed to identifying ways to strategically drive education reform.
Premiere Date: 5/9/2011 Hits/Views: 291,058
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Most people think "green businesses" provide or support the use of alternative energy or energy efficient products. Yvon Chouinard recounts how Patagonia grew from a retail climbing equipment business operating out of the back of his van to a successful global business based on sustainability and social responsibility principles. Chouinard and Patagonia's story demonstrates how any business can be a green, sustainable and socially responsible business.
Premiere Date: 5/9/2011 Hits/Views: 327,639
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Jerry Fiddler, the principal of Zygote Ventures, has helped create and grow a number of companies, as CEO, director, chairman, investor and advisor.
Premiere Date: 4/11/2011 Hits/Views: 142,608
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Adam Grosser discusses his time as general partner at Foundation Capital, a Silicon Valley venture firm.
Premiere Date: 4/4/2011 Hits/Views: 122,364
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Tom Reilly is the CEO of ArcSight, a company that provides protection from cyber threats to business and government.
Premiere Date: 3/28/2011 Hits/Views: 89,215

Mike Arrington, Founder of TechCrunch, describes this group-edited blog about technology start-ups, particularly the Web 2.0 sector.
Premiere Date: 3/21/2011 Hits/Views: 137,413
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Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera, describes the business principles for starting a high-tech company using examples from the four companies he helped start. Mike has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Premiere Date: 3/14/2011 Hits/Views: 157,155
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Adam Boswort headed Google's effort to organize research on medical matters. Prior to Google, he co-founded Crossgain, a software development firm acquired by BEA in 2001 and held various senior management positions at Microsoft. He is now the CEO of Keas, an online platform that gives patients interactive software for improving their health.
Premiere Date: 3/7/2011 Hits/Views: 141,216
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Women hold just 9.5 percent of board seats and highest-paid executive positions in California's 400 largest public companies. Why? Professor and Associate Dean Michael Maher and Ph.D. candidate Amanda Kimball present findings from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management's 2010 UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders followed by UC Davis faculty sharing their perspectives on the corporate management, psychological and sociological factors that impede women's access to director and officer positions.
Premiere Date: 2/28/2011 Hits/Views: 261,712
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Kevin Cleary, President and COO of Emeryville, California based Clif Bar & Company, explores how this privately held, employee owned company is also socially responsible.
Premiere Date: 1/10/2011 Hits/Views: 141,242
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Mark Sylvester is Co-Founder & CEO of IntroNetworks and has been on the leading edge of software development for more than twenty years. As a co-founder of Wavefront Technologies, Mark and his team developed software that completely revolutionized the way the world is entertained. He co-designed Wavefront's flagship product, Advanced Visualizer, which was the first commercial 3D modeling and animation system. Working directly with major Hollywood studios, the company introduced the world to computer-generated animation and received many accolades, including an Oscar for Technical Achievement.
Premiere Date: 7/19/2010 Hits/Views: 119,924
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Matt Caspari, the co-founder of Aurora Biofuels which generates biodiesel from optimized algae in a patented production process. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 4/26/2010 Hits/Views: 78,525
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Mark Rotblat is the Vice President of Business Development at TubeMogul, an online video distribution and analytics company founded in 2006 by online video buffs who met while in graduate school and won the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
Premiere Date: 4/26/2010 Hits/Views: 71,141
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Nat Goldhaber an expert on energy conservation and management systems and managing director at Claremont Creek Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early stage information technology companies. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 4/19/2010 Hits/Views: 90,815
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Amine Haoui who co-founded Sensys Networks, dedicated to the development of wireless vehicle detection systems for intelligent transportation systems. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 4/12/2010 Hits/Views: 104,120
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a $300 million venture fund aimed at investing in new entrepreneurs, products, and companies in the technology industry. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 4/5/2010 Hits/Views: 120,726
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Roger Sippl, a founding partner of Sippl Macdonald Ventures, a private venture capital partnership. Previously he was founder and CEO of Informix Software, co-founder of The Vantive Corporation and was founder and CEO of Visigenic Software. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 3/29/2010 Hits/Views: 112,477
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Charles Huang, one of the founders of Red Octane, the publishers behind the critically acclaimed Guitar Hero series. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 3/22/2010 Hits/Views: 194,316
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Charles Giancarlo who is a Managing Director at Silver Lake, a global private investment firm ,with approximately $13 billion in assets under management. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 3/15/2010 Hits/Views: 101,591
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Maurice Gunderson who joined CMEA Capital in 2006 to focus on investments in new and innovative energy sources and technologies. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 3/8/2010 Hits/Views: 85,709
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Learn how business works directly from groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business leaders. This episode features Ted Hoff who invented the computer-on-a-chip microprocessor in 1968 which came on the market as the Intel 4004 in 1971, starting the microcomputer industry. Presented by UC Berkeley's College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Premiere Date: 3/1/2010 Hits/Views: 153,708
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Explore the science, management, law, and policy of urban greening strategies in the context of climate change with Interface, Inc. founder Ray C. Anderson.
Premiere Date: 3/1/2010 Hits/Views: 85,886
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Dean Bob Sullivan of UC San Diego's Rady School of Management describes how its curriculum was developed to support San Diego's high tech, life science and information industries and introduces Beth Anne Baber, a cancer researcher who used her Rady MBA to launch the Nicholas Conor Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research. Also featured, CureSearch for Children's Cancer and Althea Diagnostics. This segment was included in the December, 2010 edition of UCSD@50.
Premiere Date: 2/13/2010 Hits/Views: 22,790
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William Ury, the co-author of the best-selling "Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In," shares the strategies he has developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project for creating sustainable agreements in diplomacy and business. Ury is presented by the Institute for Peace & Justice at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.
Premiere Date: 12/14/2009 Hits/Views: 250,427
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UCSB alum Paul Sams discusses the path he has taken since his arrival at UCSB to today as the COO of world's leading online game company. Sams also gives an inside look at Blizzard Entertainment, a world leader in the video game industry.
Premiere Date: 12/7/2009 Hits/Views: 169,200
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Berkeley professor Laura Tyson is a specialist on the global economy. She explores the challenges of leading in our rapidly changing economy. Recorded on 03/03/2009.
Premiere Date: 5/4/2009 Hits/Views: 224,231
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Educational psychologist Howard Gardner discusses "Responsibility At Work How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly.
Premiere Date: 1/28/2009

Educational psychologist Howard Gardner discusses "Responsibility At Work How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly.
Premiere Date: 1/21/2009

Join Michael Mondavi in conversations with Robert Smiley of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Mondavi is a leading wine industry executive, innovator and entrepreneur who has grown Folio Fine Wine Partners since the sale of his family's winery four years ago.
Premiere Date: 1/19/2009 Hits/Views: 129,675
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Billionaire Peter G. Peterson on American profligacy.
Premiere Date: 1/14/2009

Henry A. Schimberg, former CEO of Coca-Cola, discusses the ethical and moral responsibilities of companies and corporate culture.
Premiere Date: 1/12/2009 Hits/Views: 104,162
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Combining humor and personal experience, Nora Denzel shares what she learned as she climbed the corporate ladder at IBM and Hewlett Packard, emphasizing the 10 most common mistakes people make as they try to advance their careers and how to avoid them.
Premiere Date: 12/8/2008 Hits/Views: 158,932
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Steve Newberry, CEO of Lam Research Corporation, gives a keynote presentation based on his model of leadership. Newberry is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He has more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in the high-tech industry.
Premiere Date: 11/10/2008 Hits/Views: 137,952
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Josh Berman, co-founder and chief operating officer of MySpace.com, on his entrepreneurial journey.
Premiere Date: 10/27/2008 Hits/Views: 67,159
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Jeong Kim is president of Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, overseeing a team which spans four continents and designs products and services at the forefront of communications technology. Dr. Kim's team also conducts fundamental research in a wide range of fields, including optical networking/photonics, nanotechnology, wireless/mobility, physical sciences, computing and information sciences, and network software.
Premiere Date: 9/1/2008 Hits/Views: 124,941
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Dale Carlsen, President, CEO and Founder of Sleep Train discusses entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Follow his amazing story of growth from one small, fledgling store in South Sacramento to a 224-store chain with $350 million in annual sales as the West Coast largest mattress seller.
Premiere Date: 3/24/2008 Hits/Views: 92,921
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Robert L. Lorber is president of The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group, a firm formed in 1976. The organization has implemented productivity improvement systems for companies on five continents. Lorber is an internationally recognized expert and published author on executive coaching, performance management, leadership, teamwork, culture and developing strategy.
Premiere Date: 2/4/2008 Hits/Views: 92,063
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Join us for this "sweet" opportunity to hear Robert Simpson, president and COO of Jelly Belly Candy Company, talk about the culture of innovation at the family-owned and operated company now in its fifth generation of candy makers.
Premiere Date: 1/7/2008 Hits/Views: 120,965
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Janis Heaphy is president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee, the flagship newspaper of the McClatchy Company. As the leading media company in the Sacramento region, The Sacramento Bee publishes a daily newspaper and three premier local Web sites. She explores the meaning of values-centered leadership.
Premiere Date: 12/31/2007 Hits/Views: 92,249
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Bob Beyster, the founder of Science Applications International Corporation, recalls the early days of this Fortune 300 company and recounts highlights from his new book, "The SAIC Solution." Beyster is joined by Gene Ray, a one-time SAIC employee who went on to start the rival Titan Corporation in this event presented by the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.
Premiere Date: 6/25/2007 Hits/Views: 90,111
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Tim Albinson, Founder and CEO of Aravo Solutions, Inc. explores how to build a new venture: conceive, validate, document, found, finance, operations, administration, sales and marketing and more. Presented by the Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Premiere Date: 3/12/2007 Hits/Views: 185,158
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Kelly Perdew explores the leadership principles he learned in the military and how he has applied those to his work for Donald Trump (as the Apprentice 2 winner) and his own companies. Presented by the Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Premiere Date: 3/5/2007 Hits/Views: 275,184
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Entrepreneur Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health Technologies, and David LaFitte, and attorney who represents clients involved in a diverse range of businesses including high technology, medical device and healthcare services, discuss technology start ups. Presented by the Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Premiere Date: 3/5/2007 Hits/Views: 153,498
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Meet Rick Lenny, chairman, president and CEO of Hershey Foods Corporation as he discusses his career path with Robert Lorber
Premiere Date: 11/13/2006 Hits/Views: 13,774
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Bruce Bodaken, chairman, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California discusses the Managerial Moment of Truth - a concept to improve performance and increase productivity.
Premiere Date: 11/6/2006 Hits/Views: 5,170
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Virgil Elings earned his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and currently holds 42 patents. He was a member of the Faculty of Physics at UC Santa Barbara for 20 years. This interview with Mr. Elings is part of the Special Topics in Engineering, Business & Society series titled "Picking Winners: Here's How."
Premiere Date: 9/18/2006 Hits/Views: 1,647
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Ron Werft is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cottage Health System. The 600-bed Cottage Health System is today the largest private employer in Santa Barbara County, caring for more than 20,000 inpatients each year at its three facilities. Mr. Werft is the driving force behind the five hundred million dollar construction and seismic retrofit that is in progress at this time. He talks about this project and it's impact on both Cottage Hospital and the community.
Premiere Date: 6/19/2006 Hits/Views: 1,355
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Attorney Michael Pfau discusses the three rules of private investing: people, people, people. According to Pfau, the key need of a technology start-up company is to pick the right people who have the ability to work together and the ability to understand exactly what it is that they intend to market. Prsented by the Technology Management Program at UCSB.
Premiere Date: 3/27/2006 Hits/Views: 38,471
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A legend in corporate leadership and trailblazing pioneer in high-tech innovation, John Morgridge helped build Cisco and its culture from the ground up. The Chairman of the Board of Cisco Systems looks at maintaining an ethical culture within a rapidly growing company in this presentation of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker series from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Premiere Date: 3/6/2006 Hits/Views: 408,241
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Biotechnology executive and entrepreneur Tina Nova, a 1982 doctoral graduate from UCR, addresses the 13th Annual Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research. Nova is the chief executive officer of Genoptix, Inc., the fourth biotechnology firm she has co-founded in the San Diego area.
Premiere Date: 2/13/2006 Hits/Views: 13,162
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University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program (TMP) was designed to meet the standards of today's business world. TMP is simultaneously redefining both business and engineering education with a comprehensive curriculum of preparation for the management and founders of tomorrow's technology venues.
Premiere Date: 1/30/2006 Hits/Views: 10,742
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University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program (TMP) was designed to meet the standards of today's business world. TMP is simultaneously redefining both business and engineering education with a comprehensive curriculum of preparation for the management and founders of tomorrow's technology venues.
Premiere Date: 1/23/2006 Hits/Views: 4,003
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University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program (TMP) was designed to meet the standards of today's business world. TMP is simultaneously redefining both business and engineering education with a comprehensive curriculum of preparation for the management and founders of tomorrow's technology venues.
Premiere Date: 1/16/2006 Hits/Views: 2,905
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As one of the nation's most respected communications strategists, John Davies takes on a unique role as a CEO by investing his experience daily through hands-on analysis, strategy, and messaging. He applies his lifelong study of human behavior and effective communications strategies to influence how to earn attention and gain influence in the complex information-saturated decision-making process today. As a political consultant, John Davies enjoyed a nearly 90% win ratio with more than 150 campaigns.
Premiere Date: 1/16/2006 Hits/Views: 14,706
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Franklin "Pitch" Johnson is known throughout the venture capital industry for his vision, insight, and principles. Johnson talks about the issues of democracy and entrepreneurship in terms of the three freedoms essential to a democracy: personal freedom, political freedom, and economic freedom. Entrepreneurs by bringing new products and ideas into the marketplace are an essential component of democracy.
Premiere Date: 1/9/2006 Hits/Views: 4,643
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During the last 30 years, Roland Bryan has built up and sold several high-tech companies in the fields of telecommunications networking, military computer systems and commercial equipment for network access. As CEO, one of his companies achieved the inclusion on the 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies. Mr. Bryan was also recognized in September of 1994 as one of the founders of the Internet. In this talk before engineering students in UC Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program, Mr. Bryan discusses WIFI and the issue of smart security networks and their implications.
Premiere Date: 12/12/2005 Hits/Views: 2,715
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Yvon Chouinard, legendary climber, businessman and environmentalist, is the founder and owner of one of the world's most inspiring companies, Patagonia, Inc. Mr. Chouinard talks about his personal history, how he created Patagonia, and the philosophy he uses to run the company. He discusses how he has tried to minimize Patagonia's impact on the environment, such as making fleece clothing from recycled soda bottles. He also talks about his One Percent for the Planet plan in which participating businesses contribute at least 1% of their net annual sales to groups on a list of researched and approved environmental organizations.
Premiere Date: 12/5/2005 Hits/Views: 262,716
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William P. (Bill) Sullivan is president and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies. This presentation at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management explores recent changes in the global technology industry.
Premiere Date: 11/21/2005 Hits/Views: 2,147
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Explore the frontiers of innovation and strategy with Larry Keeley.
Premiere Date: 11/14/2005 Hits/Views: 88,690
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Dr. Herbert Kroemer, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara and Nobel Prize in Physics (2000) discusses creativity and innovation.
Premiere Date: 11/7/2005 Hits/Views: 6,462
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Legendary venture capitalist Bill Stensrud of Enterprise Partners gives an insightful talk on the lessons he has learned in commercializing early-stage technologies in this event sponsored by the Von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at UC San Diego.
Premiere Date: 1/17/2005 Hits/Views: 975
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Ichak Adizes, founder and CEO of Adizes Institute, offers provocative insights into the nature of business by applying a developmental paradigm analogous to the stages of a human being's growth and maturation to the life cycle of companies.
Premiere Date: 10/20/2003 Hits/Views: 138,703
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Steve Jurvetson, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, brings a visionary perspective to his analysis of the high tech innovation that will lead to the companies likely to thrive in the 21st century. For anyone who has wondered what, exactly "nanotechnology" is and why it is so well known in the scientific and technology communities, Jurvetson provides the answers.
Premiere Date: 9/29/2003 Hits/Views: 801
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Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," describes "How Local Leaders Are Changing America" in the first installment of LEADerTrends, a speaker series sponsored by LEAD San Diego.
Premiere Date: 9/15/2003 Hits/Views: 525
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Robert C. Lowes, former Chairman and CEO of the Burger King Corporation, discusses trends, options, and opportunities applicable to math and statistics careers in business today, along with personal perspectives on keys to success and ways to get there. Presented as part of the Voices series at UCSB.
Premiere Date: 8/18/2003 Hits/Views: 97,348
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates describes what he sees as the "Digital Decade" where by 2010, computing technology will become so inexpensive, powerful and ubiquitous that it will be seamlessly woven into the fabric of society. He follows his comments with a lively Q&A with students and faculty on the UCSD campus.
Premiere Date: 7/21/2003 Hits/Views: 2,704
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Computer manufacturer Michael Dell shares his experience in building his company and speculates on the future of the information technology industry in this conversation with Dean Frieder Seible of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Dean Robert Sullivan of the School of Management and Ray Smilor of the Beyster Institute.
Premiere Date: 7/7/2003 Hits/Views: 29,727
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