Meet Derek Lidow
- Professor, Princeton University
- Author, including the bestselling Startup Leadership and Building on Bedrock
- Global CEO, innovator and entrepreneur
- Startup teacher and mentor
Derek Lidow is unique in having successful careers as CEO of a global publicly traded semiconductor company, a founder and CEO of an innovative and valuable startup, and now as a teacher and scholar of entrepreneurship and innovation. Dr. Lidow is a professor of the practice at the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University. He is the author of Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises (2014), Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies (2018), and THE ENTREPRENEURS: The Relentless Quest for Value (2022), as well as more than a hundred articles on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Lidow graduated summa cum laude from Princeton and received a PhD from Stanford as a Hertz Foundation Fellow.
"I am on a mission to improve the odds of building a sulf-sustaining business. I teach with these tools at Princeton which I am now making available to you, for free."
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