The Fung Institute is excited to introduce Wayne Delker as our new Director of the Capstone Experience. Wayne recently retired after 15 years at Clorox as Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D. Prior to that he worked with GE in several R&D and Engineering roles, culminating as General Manager and Director of R&D… Read More »
Category: Chief Scientist Corner
Chief Scientist Corner
Just casually revolutionalizing the world of medicine with the “superior stethoscope” indeed. Connor Landgraf, MEng 2014 and his Eko Devices team made TIME‘s 25 Best Inventions of 2015 list with their Eko Core device. Amazing work, guys! Check out Eko Core and the other 24 best inventions here!
Photo: Coca-Cola and World Health Products executive discussing strategy options for China in Shanghai with simultaneous translation. December 16, 2013. I’m on my way back from Shanghai after being invited to work with a group of Chinese executives on their product innovation and intrapreneurship strategies, using aspects of my newly developed model for professional/executive education. … Read More »
I was recently the keynote speaker for Korea’s Conference on Science and Creativity in Seoul hosted by the KOFAC foundation. To an audience of Korean policy makers and faculty, I introduced the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.
By now it’s well known that Target Corporation (Target) “knew a teen girl was pregnant before her father did”. Not only was the story told many times over in the New York Times, but it also became one of the lead examples illustrating the intrinsic value of “big data”. A bit creepy, yes, but basically… Read More »
Comfort Zone Scale I’ve just returned from Madrid, teaching in the final week of our inaugural Global Engineering Leadership Program. This program extends the content I designed for the Silicon Valley Professional Program, with an Asian and European perspective on technology firm leadership. While the program covers a variety of new… Read More »
If you want to understand how to build a culture and organization for truly “high performance teams”, then take a close look at “Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility” developed at Netflix by Patty McCord and posted by CEO Reed Hastings on SlideShare. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has called it “the most important document ever to come… Read More »
Last month, I hosted our Global Engineering Leadership (GEL) module in Hong Kong, which offered a fascinating perspective on innovation and entrepreneurial policies across Asia, in particular East Asia’s main economies of Korea, Japan and China. One of Asia’s main business differences relates to the intertwining of family- owned and state-owned business. And as most… Read More »