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The Supportive Silicon Valley Ecosystem – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

According to Komisar, the nature of the work in Kleiner Perkins is very hands on. He meets with companies every week to build their strategies, partnerships and relationships. For this… Read more »

Skills Of Great Entrepreneurs – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar describes a great entrepreneur as someone that works hard and knows how to take advantage of new opportunities. These opportunities need not be created by the entrepreneur, he says,… Read more »

Different Entrepreneurs Excel in Various Company Stages – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar explains that there are different types of entrepreneurs for various stages in a company using an analogy from his book, The Monk and the Riddle. Early stage entrepreneurs, like… Read more »

Optimizing Career and Life Opportunities – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar talks about what he looks forward to in his career and life. He advises others who are unsure about the future to find ways to optimize their situation, the… Read more »

A View On Industry Bubbles and Investment Partners – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar believes there is evidence of new bubbles occurring in certain industries today, specifically in Web 2.0. The good news is that there are also many other industries, such as… Read more »

Lessons Learned from Failures – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar talks about two failures he has faced throughout his career and the lessons he learned from them. The first was a company called GO Corporation, which failed after four… Read more »

Necessity-Driven Entrepreneurship – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

According to Komisar, most entrepreneurship in the world is not mission-driven, but inspired by necessity. In many economies, entrepreneurship provides a surrogate notion of empowerment and democracy. He also explains… Read more »

A Cautionary Word on the Deferred Life Plan – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar warns against the concept of a deferred life plan, when people put off what they really want to do for what is expected of them. According to Komisar, this… Read more »

Innovation Advice from George Lucas – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar relates some of the advice that George Lucas, acclaimed director of the Star Wars series, gave him in order to create compelling and visionary ideas: It is difficult to… Read more »

The TiVo Transformation – Randy Komisar from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Komisar explains how the original TiVO concept went through multiple transformations. Originally, the TiVO entrepreneurs wanted to create a stand-alone VCR box that would be sold by large retailers. Over… Read more »