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Jeff Hawkins Discusses Importance of Following Your Passion - Which for Him is the Product

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  • Date Added : 1/1/2001
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Jeff Hawkins

  • Chairman, Handspring
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1957 (Age: 63 years old)
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
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Biography

Jeff Hawkins co-founded Handspring with Donna Dubinsky in July of 1998 after five years together at Palm Computing. In 1994, Hawkins invented the original PalmPilot products and founded Palm Computing. He is often credited as the designer who reinvented the handheld market.

An industry veteran with nearly 20 years of technical expertise, Hawkins currently holds nine patents for various handheld devices and features. His vision for handheld computing dates back to the 1980s, when as Vice President of Research at GRiD Systems Corporation he served as principal architect and designer for the GRiDPad and GRiD Convertible. Prior to that, he held key technical positions with Intel Corporation.

He is also the founder and executive director of the non-profit Redwood Neuroscience Institute, a scientific research institute working on theories and mathematical models of brain function.

Hawkins earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

A few more things I will leave with you before I end my remarks. In my life, I've always followed my passion, my interest. At Palm and at Handspring, we were in love with handheld computing, and that's what we follow. We don't follow the money, or anything else. We follow the product. That'...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Jeff Hawkins videos

Video 1 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Undergraduate and Early Career Experiences
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 2 min. 34 sec.
Video 2 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Choosing Corporate over Academic and Developing First Product
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 3 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Passion for Product Development Which Led to Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 0 min. 42 sec.
Video 4 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Starting a Software Company for Handheld Computers - Palm Computing
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 5 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses First Product Failure and Following Market Research
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 54 sec.
Video 6 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Decision to Move Forward and Start a New Company
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 7 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Developing the Palm Pilot and Raising Additional Funds to Get to Market
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 38 sec.
Video 8 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Shows a Video on Pen Computing
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 5 min. 47 sec.
Video 9 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Handling Rejections and Finding an Acquiring Company
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 49 sec.
Video 10 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Decision to Leave Palm and Start New Company Handspring
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 2 min. 23 sec.
Video 11 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Handspring's Relationship with Palm
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 0 sec.
Video 12 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Handspring's New Handheld Product - Visor
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 23 sec.
Video 13 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Funding New Company, Handspring
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 49 sec.
Video 14 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Taking Handspring Public
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 15 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Future of Handheld and Wireless Technology
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 2 min. 46 sec.
Video 16 of 24 Jeff Hawkins States Being an Entrepreneur is Only One Stage of a Business Career
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 17 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Shares Gold Rush Analogy as it Relates to the Internet Boom
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 5 min. 21 sec.
Video 18 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Importance of Following Your Passion - Which for Him is the Product
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 17 sec.
Video 19 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Maintaining a Balance and Finding Happiness
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 6 sec.
Video 20 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Connection Between PDA Products and Neurology
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 21 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Different Role of Operating Systems in Desktops Versus Handhelds
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
  • Jeff Hawkins
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 22 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Entrepreneurs Who Deserve Admiration
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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Video 23 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Discusses Competition
  • Jeff Hawkins - Lecture - Entrepreneurship, Palm Computing and Handspring
  • 10/10/2000
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Video 24 of 24 Jeff Hawkins Shares Thoughts on Voice Recognition Technology
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  • 10/10/2000
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