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Timothy Chou

is an author, teacher, and senior technology executive. Tim is the author of “The End of Software” and “Cloud”. Tim is a lecturer at Stanford University. Tim works with technology start-up firms focusing on cloud computing. Mr. Chou was the president and founder of Oracle On Demand. Tim held senior executive positions at Reasoning, Inc. and Tandem Computers.

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Timothy says, “ When you are in a senior management you have to frame the playing field.

More action

Tim Chou suggests doing things and talking less about doing them.

More core

Tim Chou suggests that you focus on the elements of the project that provide the highest benefit.

Own Minds not Bodies

Timothy Chou says, “The key to being an executive is to having people understand your framework so they make the thousands of detailed micro-decision without having to get involved.

Right Question

Timothy Chou says, “One of the first things I tell my Stanford class is that the quality of a student is not measured by what they know, but by the questions they ask.

Selling Up

Tim Chou suggests you sell up.


Timothy says, “So with Cloudbook we are addressing the fundamental challenge of every company – the cost and effectiveness of sales and marketing."

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