[HCS] Chat with Steve Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor THIS THURSDAY!

Saagar Deshpande saagar at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 15 13:30:57 EDT 2013


Title:  What you need to unlearn from school and other startup lessons

Abstract:
We go to school to become smarter,  but a few things that we learn don’t
work well in the business world.    Steve will spend some time discussing
some rules that we are all taught in school that he tries to un-teach at
TripAdvisor, as well as a couple of other less-than-obvious lessons related
to starting and running an internet business.

Time: 4pm, Thursday 4/18 in Maxwell Dworking G125

Bio:
Steve co-founded TripAdvisor in 2000 with the mission to help travelers
around the world plan and have the perfect trip. Under his leadership,
TripAdvisor has grown into the largest Web 2.0 company in the northeast and
the largest travel site in the world. Steve now leads TripAdvisor, Inc.,
which includes 19 travel brands. Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Steve
was president of CDS, Inc., an independent software vendor, and prior to
that, was co-founder and vice president of engineering of CenterLine
Software. The winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Award, Steve holds several software patents and has spoken at dozens of
travel and high-tech conferences worldwide. Steve is on the board of
directors at Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com); CarGurus (www.cargurus.com);
and the Caring For Carcinoid Foundation (www.caringforcarcinoid.org). He's
a fan of his brother-in-law's robot sculptures at Lipson Robotics (
www.lipsonrobotics.com). Steve has a degree in computer science from
Harvard University.

Food will be provided!
RSVP here! https://www.facebook.com/events/559752840714803/<https://www.facebook.com/events/559752840714803/>


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*Saagar Deshpande*
*saagar at hcs.harvard.edu*
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