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Every Problem is an Opportunity

Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, believes that every problem is an opportun
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  • Tina Seelig Stanford Technology Ventures Program
    Tina Seelig is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program where she is responsible for the management, operations, and dissemination efforts of STVP. In addition, Tina is the Director of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network and the co-Director of the Mayfield Fellows Program. Tina also teaches a course in the Department of Management Science & Engineering on Creativity and Innovation.

    Prior to joining STVP, Tina worked as an entrepreneur, management consultant, author, and scientist. Tina received her Ph.D. from Stanford University Medical School in 1985 where she studied Neuroscience.

    Tina has worked as management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, has written several popular science books and has designed a series of educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory, Incredible Edible Science, and a series called Games for Your Brain.

    After Tina's first book was published in 1991, she became interested in how books are marketed. This led her to start a company designed to help match books with buyers. The product was a multimedia system for bookstore customers, called BookBrowser. BookBrowser was a kiosk-based system that allowed customers to identify books of interest. With the help of a team of engineers and graphic designers, Tina built the business and sold the company in 1993.

    After selling her business, Tina worked as a Multimedia Producer for Compaq Computer Corporation. In this position Tina led a team of engineers, artists, scriptwriters, and education specialists through the design and implementation of a series of multimedia titles.

    Tina's current position as Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program takes advantage of her technical background, in addition to her experiences as a manager, entrepreneur, and educator.
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Every Problem is an Opportunity

Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, believes that every problem is an opportun
11 reviews
Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, believes that every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution. The way you view any problem depends on your attitude.
    • Over 12 lectures and 21 mins of content!

CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    My First Section
  • 1
    Be Fabulous!
    03:02
    According to Seelig, never miss an opportunity to be fabulous! She encourages everyone to embrace this idea and to help make the world a better place.
  • 2
    Every Problem is an Opportunity
    01:06

    Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, believes that every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution. The way you view any problem depends on your attitude.

  • 3
    Value Creation from Opportunities
    03:59

    Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, walks us through a life-changing hands-on classroom activity where students are taught to identify opportunities in nooks and crannies. With five dollars in seed funding and two hours of execution, she reports on the success of the exercise, and that many students reaped over one hundred times the initial investment (and others built a business without using any funding at all). Look for problems around you, says Seelig, and convert them into opportunities that create value. Embrace the opportunity to challenge assumptions and identify true cultural, social, or technological need.

  • 4
    Luck and Success
    02:02

    "The harder I work, the luckier I get", says Seelig. Get out there and put yourself in a position to make yourself lucky, she adds.

  • 5
    "Career Advice: Interests, Skills and Market"
    02:11

    Seelig says that it is best to find the intersection between your passion, your skills, and the market. Passion is necessary, but passion alone is not sufficient to pursue a career, she adds.

  • 6
    Risk-taking and Failure
    00:52

    According to Seelig, if you are not failing sometimes, then you are not taking enough risks. Silicon Valley supports a culture of risk taking and embraces failure. She encourages everyone to take risks and not to get daunted by the fear of failure.

  • 7
    Learning from Failure
    00:42

    Seelig often makes her students write failure resumes as a way to recognize the mistakes that they have made as well as the lessons they have learned from those mistakes.

  • 8
    Career Advice: Don't Wait to be Anointed
    01:43

    Seelig advices that just as entrepreneurs empower themselves, you too should not wait for someone to tell you that you are empowered to take on a new responsibility. Just do it, she adds.

  • 9
    Importance of Networking
    01:12

    Seelig believes that it is important to build relationships and network with the people you meet everyday. It is a small world and as you go through life you are going to meet the same people again and again, she adds.

  • 10
    Balancing Priorities
    01:09

    Seelig talks about the importance of figuring out and balancing priorities. She believes it is necessary to reassess your priorities frequently, selecting a few things to focus on.

  • 11
    Working in Teams
    00:56

    Seelig believes that while working in a team it is important to make everyone else on your team successful.

  • 12
    Be Fabulous!
    03:02

    According to Seelig, never miss an opportunity to be fabulous! She encourages everyone to embrace this idea and to help make the world a better place.

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REVIEWS

  • Antonio Setas

    It makes you re-think your core values and focus on what is important in your life!

  • Cora Zane
    short and sweet

    Practical advice good for everyday use. Very inspiring.

  • Marc Mct
    fabulous!

    Tina is a rockstar! The information is concise and powerful. Steve Blank references Tina whenever he gets the chance and now I know why.

  • Suhaib Hamid
    Because of simple ideas that are easily applicable.

  • Bufus Outlaw
    Execellent! Very efficient and effective.

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