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Howard Morgan Discusses Importance of Developing a Fast Prototype

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  • Date Added : 4/7/2006
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Howard Morgan

  • Director, Idealab
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1943 (Age: 80 years old)
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Biography

Howard Morgan has been President of Arca Group, Inc. since 1989 and also serves as a Director of Idealab. Arca Group, Inc. is a consulting and venture capital investment management firm specializing in the area of computer and communications technologies. In 2005, he confounded First Round Capital, an early stage venture fund based outside of Philadelphia, PA

Morgan served as Professor of Decision Sciences at The Wharton School, and Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at The Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985. He has been a Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School.

Howard Morgan received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University and a B.S. in physics from City College of the City University of New York.

The starting point of the boundaries has typically been, up until the energy stuff, it was internet, and that somehow use internet technology. It could be a little bit of hardware but we preferred very high gross margins, so that generally hardware didn't work, we have a few hardware related things...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Academic and Professional Background
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 2 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Leaving Academia For Involvement in Technology Funds
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 3 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Bill Gross and Formation of IdeaLab
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 4 of 25 Howard Morgan States Goal of IdeaLab Was To Take Away Initial Startup Concerns and Focus on Ideas
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
  • 4/7/2006
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Video 5 of 25 Howard Morgan Outlines Methodology Behind IdeaLab
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 6 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Challenge of Recruiting And Importance of Rewarding Creative Ideas Regardless Of Whether Or Not They Fail
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Video 7 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Brainstorming Process at IdeaLab
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 8 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Decision To Focus on Solar Energy
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 9 of 25 Howard Morgan Outlines IdeaLab's Development of Solar Power Concentrators
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 10 of 25 Howard Morgan Outlines How Idea Lab Generates Efficiencies in Solar Energy Production
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Video 11 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Possibilities and Challenges of Solar Power Generation
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Video 12 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Importance of Developing a Fast Prototype
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 13 of 25 Howard Morgan Shares Example of Car Sales Via The Internet
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 14 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Patents and Barriers to Entry
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 15 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Globalization Efforts With Overture
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Video 16 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses How Business Ideas Are Evaluated
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Video 17 of 25 Howard Morgan States Importance of Finding The Right People
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Video 18 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Importance of Persistence
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Video 19 of 25 Howard Morgan Shares PayMyBills Company Example and Discusses Importance of Pairing Technical Talent With Business Talent
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 20 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Importance of Listening
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 21 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Difference Between Idealab and Venture Capital Firm
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 22 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Need To Shelve Certain Ideas Until Technology Catches Up
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Video 23 of 25 Howard Morgan States Idealab Doesn't Have To Spend Large Amounts To Initiate Startup Ideas
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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  • 1 min. 37 sec.
Video 24 of 25 Howard Morgan States Idealab Overestimated Robotic Market But They Still Don't Think It Was A Failure
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
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Video 25 of 25 Howard Morgan Discusses Weather Prediction Company
  • Howard Morgan - Lecture - Idealab
  • 4/7/2006
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