DSV Week Two: Unconventional Journeys to Disruptive Innovation

Brendan Quinlan/ June 10, 2019/ 2019

We continued our second week by visiting YouTube’s main offices in San Bruno. YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing website founded in 2005. YouTube innovated quickly and grew larger than even Google’s own video streaming service, so Google acquired the company in 2006. Under Google, the company has been growing continuously and is now being used by millions of people

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DSV Week Four: Embrace the Impossible

Brendan Quinlan/ June 19, 2018/ 2018

“It’s not a course. It’s an experience.” These are the words we see on the screen every day we walk in our class that teaches us how to build and sustain a successful enterprise. These words could not be more true. Since starting Duke In Silicon Valley, I have been introduced and exposed to many things inside and outside of

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Learning Success: The Ultimate Non-Recipe

Brendan Quinlan/ June 8, 2017/ 2017

The Duke in Silicon Valley program is always busy. From 8:25am bus departures, three-hour classes, site visits, and guest speakers to dinners, Giants games, and hectic rush-hour Caltrain rides, no day is uneventful. Yesterday, however, was even more eventful than usual. The normal morning class at Plug and Play was supplemented with not one but two VC guest speakers and

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