Thursday, April 26, 2012

Interview with Andy Bechtolsheim

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Andy Bechtolsheim founded Sun Microsystems in 1982. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley and wrote the first check out to Google, Inc.

William Miller, former Stanford Provost and I interviewed him and asked him about founding Sun, risk, how to decide when to pursue a startup opportunity, venture capital and the story behind investing in Google. It's a terrific interview with some great material and Andy Bechtolsheim is extremely insightful about entrepreneurship. I hope you enjoy this video.

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