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Secrets from Silicon Valley

with Tim Ferriss , Nirav Tolia , Chris Guillebeau , Glenn Kelman , Toni Schneider , Pamela Slim , Reid Hoffman , Ben Casnocha , Gary Swart , Spencer Rascoff , Sarah Leary , David Goldberg , Guy Kawasaki , Megan Smith and Niniane Wang

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About The Class

Just as Hollywood implies celebrity, Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation. Attracting the greatest business minds in the world, Silicon Valley is the world’s startup epicenter. Now, creativeLIVE offers you direct access to the pioneering minds behind this powerful community.

Whether your business employs one person or fifty, you’ll learn how to survive, grow, and thrive directly from entrepreneurs who have done just that. After two days of unprecedented access to the secrets of Silicon Valley, you will understand the strategies behind the greatest success stories of our time.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Chase Jarvis - Introduction

  2. 02

    Pamela Slim - How to Quickly Move from Idea to Action

  3. 03

    Chris Guillebeau - The $100 StartUp

  4. 04

    Niniane Wang - Creating a Great Website on a Budget

  5. 05

    Glenn Kelman - How to Sell Your Company w/o Selling Your Soul

  6. 06

    David Goldberg - The Art of Asking a Question

  7. 07

    Nirav Tolia & Sarah Leary - Look Before You Leap

  8. 08

    Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha - The Start-up Of You

  9. 09

    Spencer Rascoff - Lessons from 15 Years in Tech

  10. 10

    Guy Kawasaki - The Art of Enchantment

  11. 11

    Gary Swart - How to Get More Done

  12. 12

    Toni Schneider - Managing a Distributed Workforce

  13. 13

    Megan Smith - 21st Century Collaboration and Opportunities

  14. 14

    Chase Jarvis - Wrap-Up


Meet Your Experts

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People”, Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know,” and is the 7th “most powerful” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index. He is an early-stage tech investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, and 20+ more) and author of three #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. His podcast — focused on deconstructing world-class performers — is the #1 business podcast on iTunes and was selected as 'Best of 2015' by Apple. ... read more

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Nirav Tolia

Nirav Tolia is Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor, a consumer Internet startup that is dedicated to helping neighbors create happier and safer neighborhoods. Nextdoor is funded by Benchmark Capital, where Nirav served as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Prior to Benchmark, ... read more

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Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Every summer in Portland, Oregon he hosts the ... read more

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Glenn Kelman

Glenn is Redfin's CEO. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. In his seven years at Plumtree, Glenn at different times led engineering, marketing, ... read more

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Toni Schneider

Toni Schneider is CEO of Automattic, the company behind, and a partner at True Ventures, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms. He serves on the boards of Bandcamp, Madefire, and Showyou, and advises Singly. Past startup credits ... read more

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Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where ... read more

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Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock. An accomplished entrepreneur, executive and investor, Reid has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal, where he ... read more

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Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha is an award winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with LinkedIn founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and ... read more

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Gary Swart

Gary Swart is the CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace—on which more than 35 million hours were worked in 2012 alone. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future ... read more

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Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace. Spencer joined the company as one of its founding employees in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President ... read more

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Sarah Leary

Sarah is Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Nextdoor. Prior to Nextdoor, Sarah worked at Benchmark as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Sarah also previously served as Vice President of Marketing at, where she led the effort to create, ... read more

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David Goldberg

Dave Goldberg is the Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions. Dave has been a successful entrepreneur, investor and technology and music industry executive. He has run and successfully grown several online consumer businesses.Dave founded ... read more

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Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was also the chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.  ... read more

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Megan Smith

Megan is an entrepreneur, tech evangelist, engineer, and connector. At Google[x], Megan works on range of projects including co-creating/hosting SolveForX. For nine years prior she led Google’s New Business Development team managing early-stage partnerships, pilot explorations, and technology licensing for ... read more

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Niniane Wang

Niniane leads the world-class Minted engineering team to develop features and keep the site running smoothly. She has led engineering as the company grew from 30 to 100 employees, and increased revenue many-fold. She has 14 years of experience leading ... read more

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