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Tuesday, March 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Reading: Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital

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In Creative Capital, Spencer Ante tells the compelling story of the enigmatic and quirky man--Georges Doriot--who created the venture capital industry. The author traces the pivotal events in Doriot's life, including his experience as a decorated brigadier general during World War II; as a maverick professor at Harvard Business School; and as the architect and founder of the first venture capital firm, American Research and Development. It artfully chronicles Doriot's business philosophy and his stewardship in startups, such as the important role he played in the formation of Digital Equipment Corporation and many other new companies that later grew to be influential and successful.
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Tuesday March 11, 2008 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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