How to Succeed as an MBA in Silicon Valley

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Chris Yeh What is it like to succeed as an MBA in Silicon Valley? Just ask Chris Yeh, co-author (along with LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur, Ben Casnocha) of the New York Times bestseller, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. In this CareerCast, Chris shares his experience, insights and wisdom from founding, advising, or investing in over 100 high-tech startups.

Aired November 18, 2016

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Chris Yeh is the co-author, along with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur, Ben Casnocha, of the New York Times bestseller, “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age.”  Chris is the co-founder of Allied Talent (alliedtalent.com), the official provider of The Alliance Framework for helping organizations better recruit, engage, and retain entrepreneurial employees.  In addition, he has founded, advised, or invested in over 100 high-tech startups.  He earned two Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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