Executive producer of NIBB, Jamie Kalousdian, interviews Jacie Stivers to get the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year’s final advice for the semester.
Charles discusses the differences between working in small and large companies, the difficulties of selling new media during its origins, his rollercoaster ride of wealth through the dot com bubble, and his emphasis on happiness and enjoying the ride.
David discusses embracing failure as an important process of being an entrepreneur and gives what he believes to be the two major causes of failure.
Scott discusses how both his creative and analytical qualities, leadership and competitive roles in sports, and ability to cope with the word “no” helped him become the successful entrepreneur that he is today. He also talks about his desire to create a meaningful culture in the work environment, through blending work and life on the job, and he gives four key elements that attribute success to entrepreneurs.
Mark discusses how his start on Wall Street taught him the importance of learning on the job, and explains how his passion for being an entrepreneur pushed him to leave corporate life and into start-ups.
Joseph explains the people oriented aspect of his business, and the challenges of managing multiple competing priorities in business and in his personal life.
Mark talks about the challenge of commercializing next generation technology, discusses recent advancements in energy efficiency and power generation, and states the importance of creating value propositions through selling solutions rather than technology.
Joshua discusses mistakes as a part of experiencing life, learning from your failures, the challenge of being a truly sustainable company in a competitive industry, and his desire to influence corporations to follow in Pangea’s people-oriented, sustainable path.
John discusses the role of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in a corporate setting, and emphasizes the value of mentors to college students.