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Mike Baird

Vice President of Engineering

Ask Jeeves , Inc.

HQ Phone:  (510) 985-7400

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Ask Jeeves , Inc.

555 12Th Street Suite 500

Oakland, California,94607

United States

Company Description

Ask Jeeves, Inc. (Ask Jeeves) provides information search and retrieval services to computer users through a portfolio of Websites, downloadable applications and distribution networks. On the Ask Jeeves brand sites, Ask.com in the United States, Ask.co.uk in t...more

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Systems Analyst

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Skating Club of Central Ohio

Secretary


CMOs

Treasurer


International College of Management , Sydney

Board Member


Parliament

Treasurer


New South Wales Golf Association

Treasurer


Digital Photowalks

Founder


lower electricity prices NSW

Treasurer


Liberal Party

Treasurer


Australian Baseball League

Board Member


Sydney Ports Corporation

Member, Board


Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Limited

Treasurer


The AustralianFinancial Review , New South Wales

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Allygroup Pty Ltd

Senior Advisor


Guest Speakers NSW

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The Australian and NSW

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Patron and NSW

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Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club Inc

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Knowledge Centre

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Barton Deakin

Shadow Treasurer


Nationals SA

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proposed Frenchs Forest hospital. NSW

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Sea Eagles

Member


National Stroke Week

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Committee for Economic Development of Australia

Shadow Treasurer, Member


Latest News

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NSW Inc

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NSW Nationals

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Penrith Stuart Ayres

Member


Property Sector NSW

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The North Sydney Chamber of Commerce Ltd

Shadow Treasurer


state of New South Wales

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Maroubra Chamber of Commerce

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Aboriginal Affairs

Honorary Minister


Gidget Foundation

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Hope Media Limited

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Insurance Council of Australia Limited

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Greens SA

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Office of Manly MP and NSW

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Queensland

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Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations and Member for Manly


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Treasurer, Treasurer, Tanya Davies MP. Member


Toongabbie Anglican Church

Most-The Shadow Minister for Middle Management and the Member


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Founder


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BS Psychology degree

Georgia Tech


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University of Sydney


M.S.

Georgia Tech


MBA

University of Phoenix


MS

Social Work

Wayne State University


Ph.D.

Georgia Institute of Technology , Info. and Computer Science ,


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Information and Computer Science

Georgia Tech


SBS

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Industrial Engineering

General Motors Institute


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Industrial Engineering

GMI Engineering and Management Institute


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Winter Bird Festival Leaders

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Mike Baird
Mike Baird MIKE BAIRD Mike has been a State Park Docent since 2001 and leads Digital Photowalks (www.photomorrobay.com). He is a PhD Computer Scientist with an MBA, retired from ask.com, and author of Engineering Your Start-up(www.eysu.org). Mike is editor of www.morro-bay.com, a prolific local photographer, publishes at www.bairdphotos.com and www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/, where his images have been viewed 2 million times. He is also an active social network leader.


*About us

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The Editor of morro-bay.com is Mike Baird (e-mail: mike [at} mikebaird d o t com).
Mike is a semi-retired Internet entrepreneur (he was the first engineering Vice President of ask.com). He is the author of " Engineering Your Start-up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur " a 14-year classic best-seller-in-its-class (see eysu.org). Mike Baird has, since 2000, maintained morro-bay.com as a volunteer "community service" activity. Morro-bay.com is a non-commercial site, for your educational, cultural, and responsible recreational pleasure. Morro-bay.com promotes local conservation and charitable efforts. Who does this site ? Mike Baird maintains this website purely as an informal volunteer "community service" activity. Michael L. Baird Your... ideas, suggestions, or criticisms are welcomed. Feel free to contact me bye-mail or by calling, or writing to the address below. Mike Baird 2756 Indigo Circle Morro Bay, CA 93442 (805) 704-2064


Mar. 22, 2004 SLO STC Event Summary

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During this highly insightful exchange, we explored, through the eyes of two seasoned entrepreneurs - Mike Baird (left), a Silicon Valley veteran who now lives locally, and Fred Dyste (right), a Central Coast native (see speaker details below) - how high-tech start-ups launch, recruit team members, find funding, adapt to change, go public, sell out, and sometimes fold up and move on.
Technology-fueled businesses known as high-tech start-ups differ significantly from other enterprises , Mike explained . Businesses that attract people seeking to leave or avoid corporate life also include "lifestyle consultancies " (in which people offer professional consulting services) and "income substitution businesses" (in which people sell products or services on a relatively small scale). Key differences. The points of contrast, according to Mike, include the speed of growth and the forces fueling the businesses. High-tech start-ups are typically technology-based, team-driven, and fast-growing. How fast do start-ups grow? As fast as possible to achieve at least $20 million in sales with a minimum of 50 employees, Mike explained (perhaps roughly analogous to racing from zero to 60 mph in about 10 seconds flat). Such companies combine a solid management team; an astute knowledge of their markets and customers; innovative products, technology, and/or services; attractive financing and return on investment (ROI); and a compelling business plan to catapult them into wealth-building territory. Caution: the effort is not trivial. As glamorous as it may sound, launching a high-tech start-up will sorely test your mettle , Mike warned . Now a semi-retired author, advisor, and consultant, Mike has successfully navigated some highly lucrative dot-com enterprises where he learned firsthand how great the risks and rewards can be. Personal, financial, health, time, and family stress haunt many CEOs and founding partners, he emphasized. Only a fraction of the start-ups that seek capital ever get funded. Hence, the number of success stories is much smaller than one would expect, he revealed. $$$ Where money's concerned, experience talks. Contrary to what some may believe, venture capitalists (VCs) reach out to promising start-ups (not the other way around), and only by invitation, so one must have a real " in " to seek this type of funding, Mike and Fred both insisted. Mike asked. In putting your skills to work writing a business plan, for example, Mike cautioned that an offbeat tone can dampen a potential funder's first impressions. Whether seeking funding via VC channels or through your local bank, Mike explained that you'll get a higher score and more credibility the more complete and experienced of a team you present. Mike offers extensive advice in his book on this subject (see resources below). Financing is the name of the game. Mike advises that above all, you must never run out of money, as cash flow can make or break your business's success. The most common source of seed capital for high-tech start-ups is, by far, personal savings. However, regardless of where you get your funding, he advocates aiming for an attractive ROI and a fair valuation for your business. Engineering Your start-up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur by Mike Baird (2nd edition, 2003; ISBN: 1888577916) Instead of, or in addition to, buying the book, you can read the entire thing online for free at http://eysu.org. Each chapter is posted as an individual PDF file that can be opened or downloaded. Mike Baird's PowerPoint presentation is also available at http://eysu.org. Mike Baird is the author of Engineering Your start-up: A Guide for the High-tech Entrepreneur (Professional Publications, Inc., 2nd edition 2003); past VP of Engineering of Ask Jeeves, Inc.'s ask.com, one of most successful Internet IPOs in history; past Chief Technology Officer of Snap-on Inc., a $2 billion Fortune 500 company; and partner, Firstonline Los Altos Incubator . Mike has served as the vice president of marketing and engineering in several venture capital-funded start-ups, and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science as well as an MBA. (Also see the Links section below.)


morrobaybirdfestival.org

Mike Baird
Mike Baird MIKE BAIRD Mike has been a State Park Docent since 2001 and leads Digital Photowalks (www.photomorrobay.com). He is a PhD Computer Scientist with an MBA, retired from ask.com, and author of Engineering Your Start-up(www.eysu.org). Mike is editor of www.morro-bay.com, a prolific local photographer, publishes at www.bairdphotos.com and www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/, where his images have been viewed 2 million times. He is also an active social network leader.


SCOCO Board Members

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