William Sahlman, professor at Harvard Business School, states that people, customers and sales are the critical ingredients of venture success. Specifically, Sahlman states that 1) Having the right people, 2) Focusing on customers rather than technology, and 3) Concentrating on sales instead of marketing are critical elements of success.
One of the world's leading universities, Stanford was founded in 1885 in what is now Stanford, California. It is comprised of seven schools, four of which are devoted exclusively to graduate education. Stanford's most renowned programs include the Graduate School of Business, Law School, School of Engineering, and School of Medicine. Notable alumni include author John Steinbeck, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.