March 1, 2006 presentation by Carol Bartz for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program Entrepreneurship Corner in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.
Carol Bartz, CEO of Autodesk for many years, points out that young workers needn't be afraid of a lateral career move. Ambition often focuses only on upward motion, whereas well-rounded experience in a number of departments - sales, marketing, or customer service, just to name a few - gives a career a solid foundation. Ladders are unstable, Bartz says, but pyramids have depth, safety, and strength.
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