Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Home Search
Advertise Here

From Government, Legal and Policy - Business Announcements

Brought to you by Buyer's Edge Realty

Annie Brunson, Buyer’s Edge Realty: A long record of successfully guiding buyers and sellers through all aspects of real estate.

Abundance

Silicon Valley Investors Share Career Advice with Olin Business School Students

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:30:22 EST

John Doerr has backed some of the most successful ventures in the internet age from Amazon to Zynga. He shared insights and advice during a recent visit to Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
 
'I'm an idea junkie, an addict to new and shiny ideas,' John Doerr told an audience of students and faculty at Olin Business School this week.  The influential Silicon Valley venture capitalist and his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have backed some of the most successful start-ups in the internet age.  From Google and Amazon to Bloom Energy and Zynga, Doerr has a passion for discovering and funding the 'next big thing.'
 
Michael Long, chairman and CEO of Essence Group Holdings Corporation (EGHC), invited Doerr to visit Olin along with two other investors, John Burbank, Passport Capital, and Christopher W. Kersey, MD, MBA, Camden Partners. All three investors are members of the Board of Directors of EGHC. EGHC provides a wide range of technologies and management services to healthcare delivery systems.
 
Doerr's casual lecture style — which he prefers to call 'conversation' — included career advice and life lessons that the St. Louis native said he hoped would 'affect your ideas about choices you make.'
 
Career advice from John Doerr:
• Seek out opportunities to learn and grow
• Learn how to sell
• Learn how to be a manager
• Learn how to launch a product
• Get in on the ground floor of a high-growth industry
 
Doerr's career began in 1974 at Intel after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University.  He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and he founded software company Silicon Compilers and @Home, the nationwide broadband cable internet service, before joining KPCB in 1980.
 
'Talented, experienced leadership is in high demand,' Doerr said. He noted that learning from experienced mentors throughout one's career is important, and he emphasized the value of networking to develop lifelong mentors. He urged listeners to build their leadership skills by constantly reaching out to people outside their areas of interest.
 
Doerr advised students to 'be crystal clear about your priorities.' He offered profiles of two distinct corporate cultures — missionary vs. mercenary — and said no matter which approach to business and life one chooses, it's important to remember that it can't be done alone. It takes a team.
 
Long, the former CEO and Chairman of Healtheon/WebMD, echoed Doerr's advice about teamwork while acknowledging the unique responsibilities of being a chief executive. He said it is difficult to manage life-work balance when you're accountable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but the rewards are great.
 
'Nothing is more fun on the planet than to be a part of a team that's making changes and creating a better life for people,' Long said.
 
The 90-minute conversation with Doerr, Long and their fellow investors included a question-and-answer period that covered everything from starting a business incubator to solving the shortage of engineers in the U.S., as well as the future of healthcare and innovation as the driver of job creation.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Don’t Be Shy with your Doctor about Embarrassing GI Symptoms

The most uncomfortable afflictions are often the most embarrassing.

Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel

Technology is changing everything about the way we live.

Tricks and Treats to Stay on Budget this Halloween

You don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully.

How You and Your Family Can Protect Your Local Environment

Getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

The Party Center

Everything you need for your next party! Specializing in items for your birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and all holidays and special occasions. Located at 1716 Hamric Drive East in Oxford. Call 256-831-4449.

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at golf.transformationsolutions.com

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250