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 One: Kicking it off on the Cutting-Edge

Brendan Quinlan/ June 3, 2019/ 2019

“Using knowledge for the service of society!” -Brenda, Tesla Tour Guide regarding the amazing opportunity of DSV Week one of Duke in Silicon Valley took our cohort of students around the Bay Area, presenting learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. There’s no better place to start than with our professor Salman Azar. Prof. Azar’s unique approach to teaching

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One day I’ll go to Heaven… I’ll look around and say, “It ain’t bad but it ain’t San Francisco” – Herb Caen

Brendan Quinlan/ June 26, 2017/ 2017

Our last week felt like a whirlwind as last-weeks often do. Monday was a bit shortened, which allowed us all to catch up on our work and enjoy the divine California sun. We also heard from a former Duke engineer-now entrepreneur- whose first words were “Don’t record anything I’m about to tell you!”. Despite his warning, he did not divulge

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Silicon Valley – A Mindset, Not a Location

Brendan Quinlan/ June 15, 2017/ 2017

…..Don’t be afraid to fail….. ….There are 2 steps to success: 1. write it down 2. go do it…. ….100% intention, only then will you have execution….. ….I wanted to love what I do, and so I followed my passion….  Sounds inspirational? Motivating? Well, safe to say this is what has been ringing in every student’s ear at DSV this

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