SanDisk founder inspires future entrepreneurs

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Speaking at Alliance Manchester Business School, alumnus Eli Harari, told students to embrace risk, warning ‘if you’re going to fail, fail fast and move on.’

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr Eli Harari revealed the secrets of his success to students at a Manchester Enterprise Centre event yesterday.

The founder of SanDisk and pioneer of the flash-disk revolution described his journey to becoming one the world’s leading technology experts.

Israeli founder Eli enrolled at the University of Manchester in 1966, attracted by its strong reputation for Physics. He went on to receive an MA and a PhD in Solid State Sciences from Princeton University.

Describing what drove him to set up in business, he said: “I was a physicist.

“I was developing the physics behind flash memory and realised that the only way to commercialise it was to take it to market myself, as an entrepreneur.

“Taking strength and courage from people saying it couldn’t be done, I taught myself the business side of things. I learnt how important team-work is, the ability to delegate and not to micro manage.”

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