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Elon Musk talks to Steve Jurvetson (MBA ’95) about Tesla Motors and why maximizing profits is not a smart idea. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/sgGme 

Successful entrepreneurs know when to drive forward and when to actually listen to constructive feedback, believes TRX Training Founder & CEO Randy Hetrick (MBA ’03). Hetrick faced criticism while developing his nylon harness workout equipment, but continued pursuing the product because he knew it was resonating with consumers. Today, athletes in the NFL, NBA and US Military use the TRX Suspension Trainer. http://stnfd.biz/rxm2F

“There’s a whole different side to being an entrepreneur, which is being a small business person,” stated Rickshaw Bagworks Founder and CEO Mark Dwight (MBA ’89). Rickshaw Bagworks sews and sells custom messenger bags in San Francisco. Watch Dwight discuss why micro-manufacturers are the future of American manufacturing: http://stnfd.biz/rjVD9 

Once you hire someone you have to be committed to that person 100 percent, shared Chef Thomas Keller. Watch his full talk: http://stnfd.biz/rfcov

When building a vision, make sure you’re proud of every step along the way – not just the end picture. Watch Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey’s talk: http://stnfd.biz/r7n1T

How can you be more effective in getting what you want from a negotiation? Professor Margaret Neale shares a four-step framework: http://stnfd.biz/qruWL

Even when a company succeeds, leaders should still do a constant, deep assessment of their work and look for hard truths. In this video, Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull discusses how seeking out and solving small problems can help organizations avoid big ones down the line:  http://stnfd.biz/qqRl3

“The first thing you need to do when starting a business is know who you are,” shared Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White in a recent talk at Stanford GSB. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more interviews with top business leaders: http://stnfd.biz/obwUs

Interested in a sports career? “It’s not every day that you get a chance to start a team from scratch,” says Portland Timbers COO Mike Golub (MBA ’88), but he did three years ago when Portland became the home of Major League Soccer’s 18th team. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/o15AZ

Tory Burch, CEO of her namesake lifestyle brand, discusses why women should be just as ambitious as men: http://stnfd.biz/nnXln 

Tory Burch, CEO of her namesake lifestyle brand, discusses why women should be just as ambitious as men: http://stnfd.biz/nnXln