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Derek Lidow      

Global CEO, Entrepreneur, Author & Princeton Professor

Derek Lidow is a New Jersey-based author, speaker, entrepreneur, former CEO and founder of iSuppli, and former CEO of International Rectifier. Lidow is author of the book Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises. He is also a media commentator; Lidow’s coverage to date includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Economist, Nikkei, Reuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers.

Lidow's book, articles and speeches cover topics on entrepreneurship, startups, leadership and creativity. He joined Princeton University's Keller Center as the James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship for the academic year 2011-2012, where he currently teaches a course titled "Innovation, Creativity and Design".

After leaving International Rectifier, Lidow founded iSuppli in 1999, a market research firm sold to global information company IHS in 2010 for $95 million. Lidow is also a member of the Board of Directors for United Silicon Carbide Inc., a technology company. Lidow is widely cited as an expert on the electronics industry. His contributions range from multiple technology patents to supply chain applications used by companies like Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM.

Today, Lidow is a professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Princeton University.

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