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ASES SUMMIT 2008 | Stanford University

Sunday, April 6th, 2008
APRIL 6-12, 2008

“Fostering a Global Entrepreneurial Community” |
* Keynote and Speaker Events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
Scott D. Cook
Founder, Intuit, Inc.

Monday, April 7, 2008
5:15-6:30PM | Building 320, Room 105, Stanford University
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Daniel Walker Former
Chief Talent Officer, Apple, Inc.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
6:00-7:15PM | Building 420, Room 041, Stanford University
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Munjal Shah, CEO, Inc.
Vineet Buch, Principal, BRV

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
1:00-2:15PM | CIS-X Auditorium, Stanford University
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Adeo Ressi
Founding Member,

Thursday, April 10, 2008
6:00-7:30PM | Building 370, Room 370, Stanford University
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Joel Peterson
Lead Director, jetBlue Airways

Friday, April 11, 2008
5:00-6:45PM | Building 550, Room 550A, Stanford University
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ASES SUMMIT 2008 Stanford Directors: Christian Tabing, ’09; In Ho Lee, ’09; and Wen Qi Chin, ’09.


Two Great Resources for Jobs and Internships: BASES Start-up Job Fair, and One Day, One Job .com

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Seniors: still haven’t got a job set up for next year? Interested in trying something different? Juniors and Underclassmen: Are you planning to just serve coffee, fold t-shirts, or bag groceries this summer?
No matter where you are in your career path, you need to check out two great resources for snagging that job or internship you want: the Entrepreneur Career Expo and One Day, One Job .com
Entrepreneur Career Expo
BASES and the CDC do a lot of different things to help students succeed in their careers, and this job fair is one of them. This one brings nearly 100 start-ups to Stanford to look for bright, enthusiastic Stanford students to work on their cutting-edge, curve-jumping, paradigm-shifting, web 3.0 companies.
I imagine most employers will be looking for coders and engineers but fuzzies, don’t lose hope! History and English majors often make great marketing interns. I believe our own Editor-in-Chief Christian (History major) is interning at SharpCast.
So get out there and strut your stuff. It’s Thursday Feb 28th, 1-4pm on the 2nd floor of Tressider. And don’t forget to prepare.
One Day, One Job
This is a really cool blog (and a clever name) started by a Cornell grad that discusses entry-level positions at a different company each day. They’ve covered some pretty cool companies like Netflix, Bear Naked Granola, and Nintendo. It’s a great resource for people who people who don’t know where to start looking for a job and don’t want to do the same old thing.
They also publish articles on job searching, on topics like How to Use Google to Find a Job. For internships, they’ve started a similar site called One Job, One Internship. Same idea, but for internships. So definitely check out this cool site. Subscribe to the RSS and get the thrill of a new job opportunity each day!

Microsoft makes a $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

Monday, February 4th, 2008

On Friday, software giant Microsoft offered $44.6 billion dollars to buy enough stock to take control of Yahoo! in an effort to better compete with internet giant Google.
This makes me uneasy.
A Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo would remove a major player in the internet landscape, merging it into the ever spreading software company. This is just plain bad for us–the consumers. We benefit from Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo competing for our attention. As one company innovates, it pushes the others to adapt. And we get better services. Microsoft taking out Yahoo would lead one less reason for Microsoft and Google to develop better technology for its customers. We lose.
And why is Microsoft even trying to compete with Google? Microsoft is a software company at heart, not an advertising company like Google. They aren’t in direct competition. Microsoft’s recent foray into web search and advertising services can be considered as a hobby…at best. They can boast control of about 7% of the internet search market share. Google holds 65%. Microsoft should instead focus on what they do best–software.
Microsoft has had huge successes with its Windows operating system and its Office suite. They should stick to them. Microsoft keeps distracting itself with so many of these projects, resulting in a noticeable decline in quality in the rest of Microsoft’s products. Microsoft’s latest Windows Vista operating system, its main revenue source, is a blatant example. As Vista fails to satisfy customers due to its poor quality, Apple’s OS X and even Linux gain market share, chipping away at Microsoft’s iron grip on the operating system industry.
Microsoft acquiring Yahoo would not only create an increasingly monopolistic internet, but it would cause a thinly stretched Microsoft to deliver increasingly sub-par software to its customers. Microsoft acquiring Yahoo would not be bad new for Google, it would be bad news for us–the customers.

iinnovate presents Barry McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer of Netflix

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Barry McCarthy joined Netflix as CFO when few were believed the company could rival the industry leader, Blockbuster. Today, Netflix is the biggest player in the video rental market and just finished its first billion-dollar sales year.

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Our guest in this podcast is Barry McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer of Netflix. For the past eight years, Barry has been responsible for all of Netflix’s legal and financial affairs. During his tenure at Netflix, Barry has helped the company grow from a few million dollars in sales to Netflix’s first billion dollar year in 2007. He played an integral role in the company’s initial public offering in 2002 and has helped the company become the most highly valued player in the video rental market.
Barry discusses with Nir the future of content delivery over the Internet and what technologies he sees as opportunities and threats. He also discusses how Netflix stayed nimble and aggressive in the face of powerful competitors. Barry also frankly talks about how he decided to bet on the Netflix business model even when few thought it would work.
Enjoy the podcast and let us know what you think!
-Nir of iinnovate