Jay Samit best quotes – Top 25

We recently discussed the era of endless innovation with Jay Samit. (watch the replay here) Jay is an amazing individual and one of the world leading expert on innovation and disruption. He recently released very good book called “Disrupt you” that we suggest you read during this summer: It is entertaining, very insightful and inspiring which makes it a perfect beach read as well! (Get it here if you are interested: Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation).

This post is to share with you some of his most impactful quotes. We have selected 25 quotes from Jay that he mentioned in his book and during the event we had with him few weeks ago.

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Source: Jaysamit.com (Bill Gates on the left, Jay Samit on the right)

 

Top 25 quotes from Jay Samit:

“Every threat to the status quo is an opportunity in disguise” Jay Samit

“Live your life for a few years like nobody does, so you can live the rest of it like nobody can’t” Jay Samit

“The best big idea is going to be only as good as it’s implementation” Jay Samit

“History doesn’t remember those who maintained the status quo” Jay Samit

“Security doesn’t rob ambition, the illusion of security robs ambition” Jay Samit

“Great ideas attract great minds” Jay Samit

“Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel” Jay Samit

“A negative mind will never find success. I have never heard a positive idea come from a person in a negative state” Jay Samit

“Live a few years of your life in a way most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life living at a level most probably can’t” Jay Samit

“Be the best at what you do or the only one doing it” Jay Samit

“The business world is littered with the fossils of companies that failed to evolve. Disrupt or be disrupted. There is no middle ground” Jay Samit

“Insight and drive are all the skills you need. Everything else can be hired” Jay Samit

“The harder I work, the luckier I get” Jay Samit

“You’ll never know how close you were to victory if you give up” Jay Samit

“You get what you believe you deserve” Jay Samit

“Lifelong learning is no longer a luxury but a necessity for employment” Jay Samit

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but not one thinks of changing themselves” Jay Samit

“They are riches to be found simply by capturing the value released through others disruptive breakthroughs” Jay Samit

“You will have more regrets about the things you didn’t try than the ones you tried and didn’t succeed at” Jay Samit

“Unless we teach people how to create new opportunities, how to benefit from the sharing economy, from sustainability we are doomed for having a stable lifestyle we enjoy today” Jay Samit

“A year ago was the best time to start your business, now is your second best time” Jay Samit

“If you are not creating value, your job will be eliminated” Jay Samit

“The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose” Jay Samit

“The key to changing a company is you have to change the culture that is afraid of making mistakes” Jay Samit

“Disruption is about changing something that cannot be changed back” Jay Samit

2016 Global Entrepreneurship summit: Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs panel

Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg speak with a panel of entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit of 2016.

The presence of the president of the USA shows the importance given to entrepreneurship today. Entrepreneurial skills, mindset and outcomes are the key to navigating the current rapidly changing landscape that we talked about with Jay Samit few weeks ago and creating the future for communities and countries. (replay the webinar with Jay here)

We thought it was important for us to share with you this insightful event. We also provide below some quotes from Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in case you don’t have the time to watch it all.

Quotes:

“The world has shrunk, it is interconnected, all of you represent that interconnection. Many of you are catalysing it and accelerating it. It promises to bring extraordinary benefits but also has challenges” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurs launch products, companies and entire industries that transform the world: That’s the power of entrepreneurship” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship remains the engine of growth, that ability to turn an idea in a reality…that creates good paying jobs, it puts rising economy on the path of prosperity” Barack Obama

“The Silicon Valley…this is a place that celebrates our ability as human beings to discover, learn and build, to questions, to reimagine, to create new ways to connect and work with each other” Barack Obama

“(Entrepreneurship) It can create a culture where creativity and innovation are valued where we don’t only look at how things have always been but rather say: how could things be, why not, let’s make something new” Barack Obama

“The spirit speaks to something deep inside all of us. No matter who we are and where we come from” Barack Obama

“We live in a world where more than half the world is under the age of 30” Barack Obama

“Our job (Governments) is to put the tools and resources into the hands of those who are changing the world” Barack Obama

“We are also announcing the Young Trans-atlantic innovation leaders initiative which will bring 200 of Europe’s innovators to the United States of develop their skills” Barack Obama

“We have organization like Endeavor, which supports entrepreneurs, starting a 100 Millions fund to invest in companies across latin America, Middle-East and South-East Asia” Barack Obama

“Because ultimately the world needs your creativity and your energy and your ambition. You are going to be what helps this process of global integration work in a way that is good for everyone and not just some” Barack Obama

“You are the bridge, you are the glue. In particular the young people…who can help lead towards a more peaceful and prosperous future” Barack Obama

“We believe you (entrepreneurs) have the talent and skills and the ambitions not just to pursue your dreams but to realize them. That you can lift up not only your own families but communities and countries and create opportunities, prosperity and hope for decades to come” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies” Mark Zuckerberg

“The entrepreneurs that build things that lasts a long time, keep going, because they care fundamentally about the change they try to create in the world and they are not in it, just to build a company” Mark Zuckerberg

” If you do something good, if you help people out then eventually a portion of that good will come back to you and you might not know upfront what that’s going to be” Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s starts with a passion” Barack Obama

“We encourage governments to also listen to entrepreneurs” Barack Obama

Gary Jinks: Developing Start-ups, ecosystems from the Silicon Valley to the Middle-East

7c6860c6f92b98989f15928ed965c8cc-126x150Gary Jinks is an amazing individual and the founder of GLJ Group a company located in the Silicon Valley, California that helps entrepreneurs, corporations, cities and countries through “mentorship”, project management and training.

  • Teaching and driving entrepreneurs to be successful with their Start-ups:

This will prepare the entrepreneurs to the real life of an entrepreneur, dealing with board members and investors who have high expectations when you launch a startup, not falling in the basic traps that will lead to failure and bullet proofing your business and strategy.

  • Mentoring and implementing incubators for corporations, cities and countries (Globally)

Gary helps develop Innovative eco-systems around the world and is most recently doing some work in the Middle-East – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Emirates* (Go at the bottom of this article to read some insights we added on what is going on in the Middle-East right now in terms of Innovation and entrepreneurship – A great example of how to do things right – Many cities / countries can learn from).

Gary is also the founder and chairman of the board of South Valley Angels an investment group from the Silicon Valley that meet regularly and invests in a wide range of startups. He also dedicates some time to mentor students at the Santa Clara, Draper University and San Mateo College. (Yes! Entrepreneurship starts in school!)

More importantly, we picked Gary for this presentation because he loves what he does and delivers his science and expertise on product launches, innovation, investors with a lot of energy and passion.

It is always a pleasure to hear Gary and we hope you will find the information he provides in the below replay useful as well. In addition to this talk, if you are launching your startup now or want to learn more about how the whole start-ups world works (how to launch, etc.) we recommend you to read the e-book provided at the bottom of this post.

Webinar replay here:

Content: Developing Innovative eco-systems, Silicon Valley, Middle-East, launching startups, hot technologies in the “Valley”

 

*In the Middle-East: The region is investing and taking the lead in developing their future and diversifying their portfolio beyond petroleum, gas for many reasons. (Available reserves, the climate change driving customer behaviours to change for cleaner energies which in turn is driving the evolution of technologies such as electric cars, solar energy, hyperloop transportation systems etc.). It is absolutely fantastic and fascinating to see smart regions like this take their destiny in their hands early and believe in the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to resolve their problems and drive their economy. It is clear that many other countries and cities are falling behind the Technological revolution and should start thinking the same way.

Check out here the visions 2030 for each of the respective countries sited in this webinar:

Many other countries, cities need to go through similar exercises.

Visit Gary’s site here:

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If you enjoyed this content you may also enjoy this ebook (Guide for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to launch their new product)

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Innovation Mastery: Chris Kalaboukis on Corporate Innovation, staying relevant, leadership

Very excited to bring to you another insightful webinar with one extra-ordinary and hard working individual: Chris Kalaboukis.

He talks with us about his new book, shares his experiences and expertise on corporate Innovation, intrapreneurship and his views on the future and the importance of leadership and how the era of intense innovation is changing expectations towards employees.

Chris, is a serial entrepreneur, inventor of hundreds of products, has his name on 60+ patents and has hundreds more pending. He is the author of Innovation Mastery: The guide to running the ultimate innovation programs. He comes from the #1 most innovative region in the world: San Francisco area.

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Scroll down below the video to learn more about Chris and what we covered during this event. You will also find the links to the books mentioned during the talk.

Enjoy this replay, make sure you also watch our other ones and don’t hesitate to share with your team: A good start to driving the right behaviors that will help innovating!

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INNOVATION MASTERY: The Definitive Guide To Running The Ultimate Innovation Program

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Innovation Fast lane: Start-up tools and mindset for anyone wishing to learn about these new (lean) ways of launching ideas / resolving problems

Zone to win (Geoffrey Moore):

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Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

About Chris Kalaboukis

  • Prolific inventor (51 issued patents and 113 pending primarily in social networking and media – many of which, patented up to 7 years ago, are now seeing true product development)
  • Exceptional innovator (launched and headed internal innovation programs at Yahoo, Walmart & Citigroup
  • Invented products for all of the above corporates)
  • Experienced technologist (developed and launched a multitude of apps in everything from Ruby to C#)
  • Serial entrepreneur (led a number of startups from inception to launch)
  • A practical futurist (launched and ran corporate futurist programs envisioning far forward products and services).

People mentioned during the talk:

Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Black Eye Peas, X-men and many more!

Visit Chris’s website: hf-logo-with-name-1

Topics covered during the event

– About Chris, Hellofuture, his patents, work at Yahoo, CITI, Walmart, BNP
– His book: Innovation Mastery, running the ultimate innovation program
– Corporations success / failures example
– How to unearth innovation and innovators
– Do you really need skateboard ramps and jacuzzi meeting rooms to drive an innovation friendly environment
– How the era of endless innovation is changing employee’s expectations and recruiting of new hires and leaders – what you may need to have as a resume line going forward
– Tips to run a workshop that fosters creativity and new ideas
– Chris K’s views on “The zone to win” Geoffrey Moore’s new book that proposed the new way of running businesses in the era of disruption
– Start-up tools in the corporations: Leaner than lean?
– Corporations and Startups mingling: How to make it work
– Measuring innovation: How to..
– The power of serendipity (and what it is…)
– Homo Superiors
– Vision of the future (Note the slide says 2020 but should say 2030+…sorry)
– Q&A

Learnings from the Entertainment industry disruption

The music industry, we probably all saw it got disrupted like none others and is a good case study for other industries to learn from.

Do you remember these days when you would by cds to the days of Napster and youtube? Well things have gone way better on the consumer side (music consumption has never been that high – says Kendall) but the industry is still figuring out how to monetize all the good work artist do). If you love music or simply are interested in learning the story of an industry that got totally disrupted you should watch this video. Don’t forget, if it happened to them, it may happened to you so there is a lot of learnings you can get to avoid the trap of being disrupted.

Kendall Minter’s expert view on the music disruption..

In this interview conducted in late 2015 with friend Kendall Minter, a successful, experienced celebrity lawyer, board member of soundexchange and author of book “Understanding and negotiating 360 deals”  we cover the 10-15 years timeline of events that led to the disruption of an entire industry that is still today trying to stabilize itself and understand what are the new business model to win.

The story of a downfall and reinvention…

The music industry “downfall” story is very interesting because it shows how fragile any industry is and how people reacted to the disruption or didn’t see it coming (or accept it was happening).

Long gone are the days when artists main revenue streams came from music sales “forcing” artists to find new ways of making a living from their art: From deal making with tech start-ups, more concerts & festivals (of course, and to consumers’ pleasure), TV appearances, advertisements, diversification etc.

In addition, those that make it through the disruption are often the most entrepreneurial ones that are able to quickly find solutions / opportunities out of the chaos and changed “rules”: It’s the entrepreneurship era! Think about the Beats by Dre success story (Beats was sold for Billions to Apple) or unknowns that became superstars from their bedrooms!

It’s a new era, like Darwin said once: “It’s not the most intelligent species, nor the strongest that survives but those that adapt best to change that do” – Darwin

Our support to artists!

We love music! We all need music & artists don’t we?

You will often hear us say: ” Music and entrepreneurship are the only 2 things that makes the world move /shake”. As a matter of fact artists are innovators, creative entrepreneurs in many cases!

At startupsinnovation we believe that huge opportunities exists between artists and startups, businesses and corporations.

(Contact us for a FREE educational training on startups opportunities available for Artists / music industry managing teams)

Watch the interview below with Kendall Minter! (Note it was recorded as part of a prior projects of ours hence the banner that is not the startupsinnovation one)

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If you like this, you may also like our event with Jay Samit (One of the world leading expert on disruption and innovation) – here

Also visit Kendall Minters’ blog (askmusiclawyers) here

Innovation Mastery with Chris Kalaboukis

Startupsinnovation.com is absolutely thrilled to bring to you yet another exceptional individual to help you lead in the innovation.

Online event June 11th: 

Take your ticket now to sit in this exclusive webinar that will focus on innovation for big companies. (The startups in the corporation!)

During the event Chris and Alistair (Startupsinnovation.com) will be discussing an ongoing dilemma for many corporations which is to drive innovation, intrapreneurship and more importantly how to be effective at it.

The event will be a total of 60 Minutes and will be recorded and published to participants after the talk.

Tickets here: piceevent-brite

Chris Kalaboukis

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Chris’s website:

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His latest book

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Innovation Mastery: The definitive guide to running the ultimate innovation program!

Based on years of research and experience, this is the ultimate guide to envisioning, creating, building, running and managing an innovation program for your company, no matter the size. Chris has run innovation programs at major tech companies, retail companies and financial institutions for the last 10 years. He tells you what works and what doesn’t work, and can guide you to the ultimate successful program: generating hundreds of relevant, powerful new product ideas for your company.

Jay Samit: What is the era of endless Innovation – Why you should care!

1a46c2fd-8c4b-4a79-b5b7-8f10bf85b1de“Great ideas, attract great minds” – Jay Samit

Jay Samit, one of the world’s leading expert on innovation and disruption and author of best selling book (Disrupt You – Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation) talks for startupsinnovation.com (Fast Lane Innovation webinars series) about the opportunities and challenges that people, companys, countries are and will be facing now and in the future. How many industries are being and will be disrupted, which ones and how this impacts all of us and requires us to change the way we think and do things: In our lives, for our careers and for our sustained or increased success in general.

Note: This video is for educational purposes only – Do not use what is discussed herein to make investment decisions without seeking the advice of a Financial & investment advisor.

Enjoy this information!

Get the book here!

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Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Disrupt you! authored by Jay Samit offers empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; for anyone with a big idea but with no idea how to apply it. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike. It incorporates stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses-including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Cirque du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams, Silly Putty, and many more. Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial, professional & economical rewards.

 

 

Partners for this event (Thanks for the help on the promo):

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Topics we covered during this presentation / talk:

  • About Jay Samit, how he worked with Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Reid Hoffman
  • What is disruption
  • Disruptor vs. Disrupted
  • Impact of disruptive Tech
  • Collaborative economy
  • Acceleration of Innovation
  • Future for 9-5 Employees / Careers
  • Corporations vs Startups
  • Equity crowdfunding
  • Knowledge economy
  • Value chain innovation
  • Overcoming waste in “R&D”
  • Networking, mentorship
  • Implementation
  • Jay’s Vision for the future

Industries / technologies we touched on:

  • Transportation
  • Hyperloop
  • 3D Printing
  • Entertainment
  • Virtual / Hyper / augmented Reality
  • Energy
  • Big Data
  • Medical
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • And more…

Enjoy, comment, share and partner with us on our next events. Better, bring one of these events in your organization, group or community!

Quotes from the webinar:

““You suddenly realise big ideas attract big minds. The first thing is to figure out how you can solve problems for others and that will attract success” Jay Samit

“The best time to start your business/launch your idea was last year, the second best time is now” Jay Samit

Follow Jay Samit:

Web: Jaysamit.com

Twitter: @Jaysamit

 

The upcoming disruption of the transportation sector: Hyperloop, electric, driverless cars, drones and shuttles to Mars! Take 1

(Thanks to talented Artists Alexey Zakharov for allowing us to use this picture for this post on the future of transportation discussion – visit more of his work here – He inspired himself from the serie Futurama)

Here is take one on a topic that has been fascinating me recently that I’d like to discuss it with anyone who would like to join in this post. Please complete my thinking by commenting.

My belief is that the transportation industry is going to be disrupted more than ever before in the coming years, creating massive shifts in the industry.

We are all seeing new disruptive transportation technologies emerging:

Electric / driverless cars:

The trend began with hybrid cars (and that’s already a thing of the past). Then Tesla took it successfully to the next level by producing the first electric car that could finally compete with ordinary fuel & luxury cars. Elon Musk’s bet is paying off and Tesla has promised an affordable Tesla car for the middle classes by as early as 2017. Major automobile brands have been taking this very seriously and are now also releasing their own electric cars (and driverless cars) following the Tesla path and Google (for driverless cars). The question is what should a consumer do today?

Is it still worth buying a fuel car for the time being or should one wait for electric cars to be available in few months / couple of years. How are we going to manage the transition without having millions of car owners see the value of their fuel cars drop? Is this a reasonable question?

Electric cars are already being tested in the city of Mountain View in California.

Hyperloop:

For those who may not know, the Hyperloop is a project that was initiated (once again) by Elon Musk following a trip he took from LA to San Francisco and during which he got stuck in traffic for hours. He said to himself: “There must be a better way…” He announced the launch of the project and called upon engineers and entrepreneurs around the world to work on it. He released 50+ pages documents describing the idea. In a nutshell, the system would allow objects or people to be transported in a pressurized tube at a very high max speed of 760 mph (subsonic speed)! A trip from New York to Washington or LA to San Francisco could take only minutes instead of hours!

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of the Hyperloop Transportation Technology (HTT), one of the most advanced projects, was able to agree with the Slovakian government to start working on plans to implement the new mode of transportation. What is even more fascinating about this particular project is that it has been initiated completely via online crowdsourcing. Hundreds of engineers from around the globe are working on it in exchange for potential equity. In June 2016, a competition to test the prototypes will take place in Silicon Valley. A 5-mile track has been put at the disposal of the various teams to enable them to test their machines. I will try to be there as there are not many such moments in life. If you have seen the videos of the Wright Brothers attempting to fly their first plane, this competition could go down in history like the brothers’ first flight in December 1903, don’t you think?

Even if the Hyperloop does not initially work for people, it can be a great way to transport objects / products and replace traditional modes of transportation, e.g. cargo planes, slow trains and trucks… And then once proven safe you could see this new technology rapidly being used for the transportation of people and changing the way we live. You could potentially live in New York and work in Washington….and do the commute everyday…

Space Travel:

The Space X project, led by Elon Musk, has been working at improving space travel and has so far been able to send a shuttle into space and have it land back on earth. This is a groundbreaking event since it helps decrease the costs of space travel significantly. Regular shuttles would be either be left in space or crash back on earth…). Elon is studying ways to travel to Mars…Knowing how successful he has been on other major enterprises let’s stay tuned….

Drones:

Drones have so far been more like gadgets or toys but many people are already envisaging being able to use drones to transport objects or products over short distances. It’s not too crazy is it to think that you could have your Amazon order transported via the Hyperloop and then delivered to your home via a drone? Or even your Chinese food or Pizza? There are even ambulance drones which can transport a heart attack victim or a defibrillator in a matter of minutes, quicker than an ordinary ambulance significantly increasing the chances of survival…

What are causing these new technologies to see the light?

The acceleration of innovation in the transportation industry is due to many factors I think….again please comment or correct me If I am wrong…

  • Global warming and the related pressures of finding cleaner energies than fossil fuel are probably inspiring people to find new ideas such as technological (r)evolutions in terms of clean energies (longer lasting, high power batteries), or artificial intelligence for driverless cars, solar power for long-distance drones, etc.).
  • The digitalization of the world, specifically when it comes to the hyperloop project or the invention of drones is enabling people to collaborate and think about new solutions together via crowdsourcing projects.
  • For technology advancement, people do not need to rely on established corporations to come up with these anymore. The unfortunate reality for existing corporations is that once they have developed a technology / product, they go into execution mode and focus more on trying to “milk the cow” rather than on thinking about what could replace their technology overnight…They focus on sustaining engineering / innovation rather than disruptive innovation creation (less easy / more risky and it requires a different type of employee than the regular 9-5 one).
  • Nonetheless, saying that all established businesses do not bring about disruptive innovation would be wrong. Many do this very well and, as a matter of fact, more and more so because of the changing landscape. You see many corporations establishing captive incubators in the hope of connecting to the startup world more and developing ideas that are outside their comfort zone. They also try to attract talented people that have a more entrepreneurial mind). In addition, these major corporations realize that they have a high incentive to make innovation work. This is no longer a buzz word that belongs just to the R&D department for them. Innovation is now a matter of survival…and when one realizes time is limited, things start to move more quickly as well…

Technological advancement causes disruption: Who may be affected?

If the above technologies prove to be successful, several parties could be significantly affected by these technological changes if they don’t realize what is going on early enough such as:

  • Traditional automobile industries that will need to jump on the “band wagon” if not already (primarily with regard to advancements in electric, driverless car technologies and to some extent drones)
  • Airline and train companies transporting products (shorter term) and people (mid- to longer term, specifically with regard to projects such as the Hyperloop)
  • Oil producing countries: It is already clear that countries like Saudi Arabia or the Emirates are working hard at diversifying their economies as, for example, oil currently accounts for 70% of Saudi Arabia’s revenue. Just this month in May, the reorganization of the Petroleum Ministry into the Energy Ministry and the establishment of a new Minister of Investment, Culture and Hobbies. It’s also not uncommon for governments to call upon start-up experts to help drive the acceleration of economic transformation. These regions are heavily betting on start-ups to drive innovation and support their future…

More to come, comments are more than welcome…

Here is one more video from Alexey Zakharov for the eyes pleasure: A futuristic vision of the future – Look carefully and you will see the hyperloop…

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Bernard Kress: Serial Entrepreneur – Discussing the start-up and Innovation world

Speaker: Bernard Kress (Serial Entrepreneur), interviewed by Alistair Schneider (Founder Innovation Fast lane)

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Bernard Kress, resident of Silicon Valley, serial entrepreneur and Executive at Microsoft, with a background in optical engineering with emphasis on micro-optics and holographic technologies, applied to Virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Smart glasses products. Bernard is also a professor at University, instructor of short courses, international conference chair, speaker (UNESCO), and author of numerous books on this technology (published by John Wiley and Sons, McGraw Hill). Throughout two decades spent in the Silicon Valley, he has launched numerous start-ups, helped develop several industrial and consumer products, and holds more than 30 international patents. He has worked lately with some of the most innovative companies in the world to develop some of the most exciting consumer products, such as Glass at Google [X] Labs and HoloLens at Microsoft.

Note: The interview was conducted while Bernard was still at Google. He works today at Microsoft (Hololens).

What makes California, Silicon Valley so successful when it comes to innovation?

 

What does it take to create a successful start-up?


What differentiates winners and losers in the innovation game?

Who are your role models and source of inspiration?


Any advice to entrepreneurs and innovators around the world?

Note we have changed our twitter to @startupsinno

 

Sheri Mason: Attorney – Legal considerations for Start-up entrepreneurs

 

Speakers: Sheri Mason (VC) & Alistair Schneider (Founder Innovation Fast Lane)

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Sheri Mason: Protect your assets, do what’s right. Sheri is a successful and very experienced legal attorney. She will talk about what are the key legal considerations entrepreneurs working on the next big thing should absolutely have on mind when working on the next big thing: From the way you will set up your business, to how you need to protect your assets (IP) and think about contracting with your teams, partners, investors etc.

Feel free to start a discussion by commenting or asking questions at the bottom of this page.