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Entrepreneurial Insights from the Pros

8232UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program taps into its extensive network of business professional and entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves as experts in their fields — and you get a front row seat. This month several new programs are being added to the already extensive archive.

You’ll definitely want to check out these recently added speakers:

Marc Randolph – Award-winning entrepreneur

Todd Stone – Marketing and communications experts and Army vet

Thomas Tighe – CEO of Direct Relief

Ben Casnocha – Technology entrepreneur and executive

Trip Hawkins – PC and game industry pioneer

Mark Coopersmith – Fortune 500 executive

Libby Gill – Executive coach

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to learn directly from those who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work.

Browse all videos from the Technology Management Program.

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UC Santa Barbara Shines As Its Speaker Series Tops 22.8 Million Hits/Views

Who would have thought that UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Speaker Series would generate nearly 23 million hits/views? Certainly not I when I took over the program five years ago.

The speaker series, which is part of the University’s Technology Management Program, has attracted an impressive cadre of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, including: Peter Levine (Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Dan Engel (sold one of his companies to Google), Dan Burnham (CEO Raytheon), Tracy DiNunzio (CEO, Tradesy), George Powell (Founder, Skate One Corp, discovered Tony Hawk), Jim Zarley, (CEO, ValueClick) and Kirsty Spraggon (Host of KirstyTV).

Our high viewer engagement encouraged us to morph to an interview format in which my students and I ask our guests questions. This conversational approach has proven more entertaining than the conventional “speaker behind a lectern” methodology, which has further increased our viewership. The series is reaching nearly 6 million global viewers annually, many of whom are downloading the free episodes via iTunes.

I have enjoyed all of our speakers and have been honored to share the stage with them. From dozens of fantastic talks and interviews, I have selected five that were especially impactful and continue to be widely watched, month after month.

Bob Wood – Public Servant CEO & Mentor Extraordinaire

“Your friends see you as you are. A mentor see you in your potential, sees who you could be.”

Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. Despite retiring several years ago, he continues to provide guidance to young (and not so young) professionals.

As noted in You’re Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor, Bob has become not only my mentor, but also my friend. Thus, I was honored when Bob agreed to share his insights regarding mentorship with my entrepreneurial students. Watch Bob share his insightful mentorship lessons.

Barrie Bergman – Founder & CEO Of Record Bar (Second Largest Record Chain in U.S.) and Founding Chairman of Bare Escentuals

“My experience is that successful people are successful at home and… in business.”

Barrie Bergman is a humble, self-made man who realized early in life that being nice provides a significant business advantage. Barrie, along with his lifelong wife and business partner Arlene, epitomizes the American Dream.

From a single used record store, Barrie and Arlene grew Record Bar into the second-largest record chain in the U.S., with over 200 locations. The Bergmans sold the chain for approximately $100 million.

After taking a multi-year victory lap, Barrie and Arlene purchased Bare Escentuals out of bankruptcy. They eventually turned the failing, four-store cosmetics chain into a global, public company. Learn how Good Guys Finish First.

Mark Templeton – CEO, Citrix Systems

“If you set out to make a fortune, you probably won’t. If you set out to make a difference in the world, you will and you might make a fortune.”

Mark Templeton knows a bit about success and what it takes to reach the top of one’s industry. He began his career at Citrix as a middle manager in its Marketing Department, eventually rising to the ranks of CEO. He was later fired from this role, only to be re-hired as CEO a couple years later. During Mark’s tenure, Citrix has grown from 50 employees and a few million dollars of revenue, to a company of over 10,000 employees, generating revenue in excess of $3.1 billion.

Mark’s talk has been accessed nearly 700,000 times, making it one of the TMP’s most popular videos to date. Learn how Success Isn’t What Happens To Other People – It Can Happen To You.

Marten Mickos – CEO, Eucalyptus Systems (sold to HP) and CEO, MySQL (sold to Sun Microsystems)

“I think entrepreneurship is ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Becoming a successful entrepreneur isn’t… about your skills or your abilities or your DNA, it’s about what you refuse to give up on – what you will keep doing until you succeed.”

Marten Mickos has enjoyed a celebrated entrepreneurial career. As an early executive at MySQL, he helped build the company into the world’s most used open source database. MySQL was eventually acquired by Sun Microsystems for $1 billion.

Marten’s next venture was Eucalyptus Systems, which he successfully led for several years and eventually sold to HP. Learn how Marten went from a “serially unsuccessful entrepreneur” in Finland, to one of the most respected CEOs in Silicon Valley.

John Ferriter – Real Life Jerry Maguire, Top Hollywood Agent

“I answer the phone and the woman says, ‘Hi… I need the most mature person you have who can deal with difficult people.’ And in one of those ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ moments, I (said) ‘His name is John Ferriter and I will send him over right now.’ (applause) That was the first job I got for somebody. That job lasted nineteen and a half years.”

With no industry connections or family ties, talent agent John Ferriter applied basic entrepreneurial principles to reach the pinnacle of Hollywood’s elite. He became the agent for a number of celebrities, including: Jerry Garcia, Dr. Drew, Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Tom Green, Dick Clark, Keanu Reeves and Ryan Seacrest.

His also an award winning Producer of a number of successful reality TV shows, including: Fear Factor, Biggest Loser and Project Runway. Watch John describe his surprising Hollywood journey.

You can also follow John on Twitter @johngreathouse, and check out his hands-on startup blog.

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Big Bang Business Plan Competition

UCTV takes you inside Big Bang, UC Davis’ annual business plan competition!

This event, hosted by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and organized by the MBA students of the Graduate School of Management, began in October with 26 teams of students, alumni, and other entrepreneurs.

The competition has been whittled down to five remaining teams competing for first, second, and third place prizes. Watch “Big Bang – UC Davis Business Plan Competition 2013” as each of the teams pitch their revolutionary ideas to the audience, who then vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

See what ideas you would invest in — or maybe this will inspire you to come up with a business plan of your own!

Interested in more videos from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management on UC-TV? Check out other business related programs on The Career Channel.

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Start Me Up! Entrepreneurs at Career Boost Camp 2013

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the U.S. economy as it embodies the spirit of American capitalism.

However, as the necessity of capitalism dictates, some of these entrepreneurs must fail in order for others to succeed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, survival rates of new start-ups have been dwindling since the recession began. The BLS reports, “The period from 1993 to 2006 was marked by an increase in the number of births and deaths [of start up companies], indicating a higher amount of business ‘churn’ — that is, new business establishments entered and old establishments exited the economy in greater numbers. Since the most recent recession began in December 2007, births have experienced the steepest decline in the history of the series.”

But even in this tough economy, UC San Diego Alumni have managed to create and sustain successful businesses. Watch “Start Me Up! Entrepreneurs at Career Boost Camp 2013” to hear from a chief creative officer, a computer and electrical engineer, and other entrepreneurs as they share their tales of successful start ups.

For more career advice and job-focused videos, check out The Career Channel.

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March – News & Highlights

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Lighting The World

Lighting the World

We take light for granted, yet more than two billion people in the world go through their entire lives without reliable lighting. But that’s changing, thanks in part to the brilliant discovery of UC Santa Barbara’s Shuji Nakamura.

The UCTV Prime series Lighting the World: Shuji Nakamura and His Brilliant Discovery, made possible by UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting and Energy Center, tells the story of Nakamura’s determined effort to develop the white LED and the revolution in lighting that his discovery has brought to the world.

Careers In Innovation

Powered by UC San Diego Extension, UCTV’s Career Channel provides a public service as an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts to help college graduates with their careers.

This month brings a slate of new programs from UCSB’s Technology Management Program and UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, featuring experts on innovation in the high-tech marketplace.

Breeze Through The Basics of First-Year Med School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a first-year medical student? Are you planning to pursue a career in healthcare but want to learn more first?

Learn from the same faculty who teach the fundamental concepts of medicine to first-year medical students at UCSF with this new UCSF Osher Mini Medical School series, premiering March 18.

Foundations for Future Health Care Providers


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

 

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome: Creating Your Personal Path to Wellness

Travel Medicine – Health Matters

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection 

Hang-in and Have Smart Friends – The Road to HIV Resistance

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Science

Sleuthing Seismic Signals: Understanding Earthquake Hazard and Monitoring Nuclear Explosions

The Gamma-Ray Spectrometer at Mercury: A Seven Year Journey to the Innermost Planet

The Beginning and End of the Universe: What Physics Says

Solar Fridges and Personal Power Grids: How Berkeley Lab is Fighting Global Poverty

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Public Affairs

Searching for Democracy

Income Inequality: Evidence and Implications

Inequality and the 2012 Election

Revelle Forum: Gavin Newsom

Tales From the Front Lines: Reporting From Iraq and Afghanistan

Making Mischief in the Blogosphere

The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy with Edward Luttwak 

Revolution of Hope, Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico 

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Humanities

Script to Screen: Dead Poets Society

10 Things I Hate About You

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Arts & Music

Why Music with David Borgo 

Lytle Presents Beethoven 

Orchestra Kids: 2012 Elementary Honor Orchestra at UCLA

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Education

The Role of a Research University on Economic Development with UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla

Public Universities at a Time of Austerity and Crisis: Some Lessons from Greece

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Business

Open Source & Cloud Computing

Robert Tucker: Innovation is Everybody’s Business

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Mind Your Heart: Stress, Mental Health and Heart Disease

more videos and podcasts >>

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