Guy Kawasaki: ‘How to Publish a Book’

By Lesya Pishchevskaya

On January 24, 2012 The Entrepreneur’s Club hosted Guy Kawasaki at the WilmerHale Headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Kawasaki shared advice from his new book, “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book”.  Abundant with useful advice and ingenious remarks, Kawasaki’s speech was acclaimed by the crowd of Silicon Valley professionals.

Kawasaki opened up by sharing his impressive bio and then explained why Google+ was the “Macintosh of social media”. Kawasaki went on to state that many speakers in Silicon Valley weren’t skilled in public speaking and had two “fail flaws“ -  “they sucked as speakers” and “went long.”

Kawasaki presented an example of what a proper speech should encompass, breaking it down into 10 distinct parts.


TEC World Leaders Series : Steve Blank Presents his New Book! (May 3,2012)

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books -- Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner's Manual, and the originator of the "customer development" methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.


Daniel Zimmermann keynote at TEC International Startup Conference (Dec 6,2011)

Legal Issues with Global Startups:
Incorporation, IP Protection, VC Financing, Standard Agreements



Saeed Amidi keynote at TEC International Startup Conference (Dec 6,2011)

Saeed Amidi is the Founder, President and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Plug and Play is the premier technology startup accelerator in the world with over 200 companies which collectively have raised over $750 million.

Saeed has been investing in technology companies for over 15 years and holds successful investments in over 70 technology companies such as PayPal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, etc.



Pitch Johnson Opens TEC International Startup Conference (Dec 6,2011)

Mr. Franklin Pitcher ("Pitch") Johnson was co-founder in 1962 of Draper and Johnson Investment Company, venture capital company, and became an independent venture capitalist in 1965 as the founder of Asset Management Company. Asset Management Company has made over 250 venture investments during its more than 43 years of operation. These have included Amgen, Applied Bio Systems, Applied Micro Circuits, Conductus, Hybritech, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Octel, Qume, Red Brick Systems, Remedy, Sierra Semiconductor, Tandem Computer, Teradyne and Verity. He was a director of many of those companies and is presently a director of three private companies, and a public investment fund operating in eastern Europe.


[TEC Video] Mike Cassidy on Startup Strategy

Mike Cassidy :Best strategy is speed 4 companies

Mike Cassidy is a legendary Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur that has co-founded, served as CEO, and led 4 (four!) consumer Internet companies to market leadership and successful acquisitions (over $600m in total)

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