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October 16, 2019 12:30PM - 1:45PM —

Unintended Consequences & Tech: How Things Don't Go The Way We Plan

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Things often don't go the way we plan. Unintended consequences or "second-order effects" are common in business, politics, and every facet of our lives. Let's learn why by looking at examples, causes of these effects, and counteractions.

We'll discuss specific examples of unintended consequences in tech and entrepreneurship, seeking certainty or preserving uncertainty, scaling businesses, and more... How did these consequences come about? And what could be done (if anything) to prevent them?

Those who would like to read some examples before the event are welcome to visit this site that lists second-order effects.

Look forward to see you there. Food provided.


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.

  • Wednesday — October 16, 2019
    12:30PM - 1:45PM
  • Pasadena Towers
    55 S Lake Ave
    Suite 550
    Pasadena, CA 91101
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Pasadena Towers
55 S Lake Ave
Suite 550
Pasadena, CA 91101

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October 16, 2019 12:30PM - 1:45PM —

Unintended Consequences & Tech: How Things Don't Go The Way We Plan

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