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126: Learn How  Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan Quit Her Job to Launch One of America's Fastest-Growing Bu

126: Learn How Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan Quit Her Job to Launch One of America's Fastest-Growing Bu

There are many reasons people choose to become entrepreneurs. Some want to make money, others want the freedom of owning their own businesses, and some, like Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, want to make an impact. For Sivaramakrishnan, a self-described accidental entrepreneur, she never intended to become the founder of one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. It just so happened to be that it was only by doing so could she affect the change she wanted to see in the world. Originally intending to pursue a career in academia, by the time Sivaramakrishnan graduated from Stanford with a PhD in information theory, she realized that this was merely a milestone on a journey to something greater. After graduating she headed for Silicon Valley and found herself one of the original engineers of a soon-to-be successful startup. "I felt like here was a place where I could create an impact," Sivaramakrishnan says. By the time that startup was acquired by Google in 2009, Sivaramakrishnan had d

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