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December 10, 2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM —

Unintended Consequences – A Discussion of Second-Order Effects

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Unintended consequences or "second-order effects" are common in business, tech, politics, and every facet of our lives. Let's learn why by looking at examples, causes of these effects, and counteractions.

In this one-hour talk, we'll discuss examples of unintended consequences in ecosystems, environmental protection, seeking certainty or preserving uncertainty, scaling businesses, self-defeating predictions, and more... How did these consequences come about? And what could be done (if anything) to prevent them?

For examples before the event, visit the Unintended Consequences site that I write on this topic.

Look forward to see you there. When you sign up I'll follow up with information on how to join the video discussion.

Speaker — Paul Orlando

Paul Orlando focuses on getting startups to succeed. As Director of the USC Incubator, he works with businesses founded by USC students, alumni, and faculty. Incubator startups have been funded, run crowdfunding campaigns, shipped product, and have been acquired. Paul teaches Feasibility Analysis, Growth Hacking, and the Digital Startup Launchpad. Before USC, he co-founded AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's first startup accelerator, which recently had a portfolio exit.

Previously, he co-founded a startup that developed new communication technology and won at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. He wrote the book Startup Sacrilege about thriving outside the tech hubs. Paul's work has been featured in media including Forbes, TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Thursday — December 10, 2020
    9:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Virtual

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Parking is not provided unless otherwise noted in the event description. Near the venue, there should be convenient public parking lots, street parking, or metered spaces nearby.


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December 10, 2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM —

Unintended Consequences – A Discussion of Second-Order Effects

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