DSV 2015 Final Thoughts

Brendan Quinlan/ September 4, 2015/ 2015

By Grant Kelly For the Duke in Silicon Valley Program, five weeks went by far too quickly. In our brief time here, we have read 28 case studies (we studied Kevlar, low fat butter alternatives, Netflix, Dollar General, Ford, and a bunch of other cool topics), visited 11 companies, listened to and received advice from over a dozen guest speakers,

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Final Week of DSV

Brendan Quinlan/ September 2, 2015/ 2015

By Jonathan Stern The final week of the program was no gradual ease into the finish. On Monday, we had class in the morning, visited Pamela Hawley at the ImpactHub in the afternoon, and attended the Giants’ baseball game that evening. The view from our seats was tremendous—we sat a few stories up from home plate, high enough to see

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Duke in Silicon Valley Week 2 Blog July 2015

Brendan Quinlan/ July 21, 2015/ 2015

By Mary Ziemba We have recently wrapped up our second week here in the Valley. As we continue our progress in the program, my classmates and I are settling into the morning routine—the 8:15 bus pickup, Professor Christensen’s ‘cold call’ at the beginning of class—that is punctuated by more varied activities each afternoon. After Monday’s class and a quick grocery

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Duke in Silicon Valley 3.0: Week 1 Recap

Brendan Quinlan/ July 12, 2015/ 2015

By Grant Kelly Hello! Greetings from Silicon Valley! The first five days of our thirty-two day program have been extremely exciting. Between all of the class sessions, team building exercises, and site visits, we have been kept very busy, to say the least. In the last five days we’ve zip-lined through some scraggly trees and walked across some tightropes as

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Apple Site Visit

Brendan Quinlan/ July 7, 2015/ 2015

By Jonathan Stern Our visit to Apple on Thursday afternoon was wonderful, and I’ll get to that shortly, but the drive over is worth recounting too. We took Interstate 280 to get there, a highway flanked on both sides by spectacular foothills, some imposing and totally covered by California firs, others tamer with sparser tree cover, instead clothed in shaggy

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