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Jamie Dimon, the Chairman, President, and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, joined us for the inaugural session of the 2017 - 2018 View From The Top speaker series. Dimon discussed topics ranging from the dangers of bureaucracy to the validity of Bitcoin, to how dangerous a temper can be in the business world. When asked how he ensures a fair and equal workplace, he said, “When you have an environment of trust and respect, people can shine. Go out of your way to make everyone accepted and you’ll build a great company.
During his View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB, MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga emphasized the importance of communication, taking risks, learning from everyone around you, and surrounding yourself with people who think differently than you do. He also discussed why innovation is "mission critical" in the payments industry. (Recorded April 24, 2014) Related article: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/mastercard-ceo-challenge-conventional-wisdom More about the View From The Top speaker series: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/vftt All View From The Top videos: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC5C14B375A7F2FEA8
During his View From The Top talk, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, discussed how money is an instrument of change which should be used to make the world a better place. “Money drives the world for better or for worse. Money is going to be made and allocated – you have a moral imperative to get it and then use it to make a difference.“
At the 36th annual ENCORE Award event on October 2, 2013, Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Tesla Motor CEO and Product Architect, Elon Musk. Chairman of the ENCORE Selection Committee Geoff Yang (MBA '85) describes why Tesla Motors was selected: 04:20 Fireside Chat with Steve Jurvetson (MBA '95) and Elon Musk: 07:55 Elon Musk discusses 3 areas he thought would have a positive impact on the future: Sustainable energy, Internet and making life multi-planetary 09:00 Elon Musk: "I didn't get into any of this with the expectation of success." 10:46 Why Elon Musk decided to study at Stanford in 1995 11:23 Choosing to focus on the Internet versus electric vehicle technology 11:45 Humble beginnings: When Elon Musk started his first Internet company 13:35 Elon Musk on being t...
"The most important thing is that you pursue your purpose," shared Unilever CEO Paul Polman. "You need to have something where you want to have an impact and that aligns with your values. It will drive your passion. People’s self-worth should not be measured by their net-worth." During his Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series talk on May 13, 2016, Polman also explored how climate change is a development agenda issue. Read more takeaways on Twitter: http://stanford.io/27zMSo9
Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, discusses the challenges of leading a 107 year-old company, the impact that AI will have on our society, and why you should have a purpose and a passion for what you do. “Being a CEO was never a goal for me. Some people think it needs to be a specific life-long goal – that you really have to want it. I don’t subscribe to that school. Just keep doing what it is you love to do, and that will open doors.”
"Design is something you embed into a product that romances the consumers and draws them to the shelf," shared PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi during her View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB on May 10, 2016. She joined Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon in a fireside chat on topics ranging from the value of design to the importance of navigating change in your organization. Read more takeaways on Twitter: http://stanford.io/22fGCxZ
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon shared how he's leading change and evolving the business of a 52 year-old company: "When making decisions, move with speed but use collective wisdom." During an interview at Stanford Graduate School of Business, McMillon also discussed the impact of globalization and culture on today’s business strategy. This video is part of a Global Speaker Series and View From The Top series co-sponsored event at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citibank Inc, speaks about how he got his start in finance, good advice he's received, and transitions in his career. He spoke at the Stanford Graduate School of Business' View From The Top series on April 30, 2012. Related Link: More about Stanford Graduate School of Business View From The Top Series: http://gsb-prod.gsb.stanford.edu/cldr/newsandevents/vftt.html More about Vikram Pandit: http://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/our_leaders.html#!Pandit_51 Watch the whole talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-g3zzxZBBI
http://scpd.stanford.edu/coursesSeminars/seminarsAndWebinars.jsp - Every successful thing needs to be torn down and rebuilt. In more of an intimate conversation than a lecture, Huang relates his experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, and innovator. Find out how he meets the ever-constant challenge of re-invention as co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA.
Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih discusses the oil and gas company, its position in the global energy sector and in Saudi Arabia, and the value of long-term investment. He spoke at Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of the View From The Top speaker series on June 1, 2012. Mr. Al-Falih's remarks are followed by a brief interview with Stanford GSB MBA '12, Prital Kadakia. More about the View From The Top speaker series: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/vftt All View From The Top videos: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC5C14B375A7F2FEA8
At the 37th annual ENCORE Award event on September 23, 2014, Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Netflix, and Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings, MS '88. Reed Hastings speaks on the history of the company, the challenges they faced, and how Netflix became the innovative leader it is today.
Jamie Beaton enrolled at Stanford Business School after finishing his Masters and Bachelors in Applied Math at Harvard in three years, and will soon study at Oxford with the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Amidst all these rigorous studies, Jamie is also the co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, the world's largest personalized learning company, helping students get into universities all over the world. Have a question for Jamie about Stanford, Harvard, or admissions more broadly? Email him personally at email@example.com. And apply for a free education assessment with Crimson Education here: https://hubs.ly/H0bv7y50 Want to learn about stock investing and accelerating your finance career? Enroll in Jamie's Stock Investing Course here: https://crimson-education.teachable....
During his October 16th Stanford GSB View From The Top talk, Coursera CEO Rick Levin shared key insights for leaders: “Have a vision. Communicate it clearly. Pick the right people and put them in the right jobs.” Read about his take on online education: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/coursera-ceo-richard-levin-democratizing-learning-takes-time Levin also discussed his experience leading the economic growth of Yale's resources and his transition from Yale into Coursera.
As part of the View From The Top series, Avon Chair and CEO Andrea Jung discusses the challenges of managing a global enterprise with six million independent sales representatives, her own career choices, and what she has learned from serving on the boards of two very successful but different companies, Apple and GE. She is asked about her own cultural history, and how it shaped her leadership of Avon during its rapid global expansion. One of only 15 female CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, she also talks about what she thinks are promising trends for women in senior leadership roles. (Recorded: Nov. 9, 2009) Related News Article: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/right-decisions-arent-always-easy-says-avons-jung More about the View From The Top speaker series: http://www.gsb.stanford.ed...
“Managing compassionately is about putting yourself in another person’s shoes and seeing the world through their lens and perspective,” shared LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner during his Stanford GSB View From The Top talk on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/2l4S8gm
After leading some of the most influential animation divisions of our time (including Dreamworks Animation and Disney), Jeffrey Katzenberg shared some of his learnings and experiences during his View From The Top session. "The idea that you can't change anything? I don't buy it."
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try,” emphasized Vinod Khosla (MBA '80) during the Roanak Desai Memorial View From The Top talk on May 1, 2015. Khosla, the founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures, also discussed the importance of having a belief system and the "indulgence" of brutal honesty. Read more #GSBvftt takeaways on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1PcRiFf Learn more about the annual Roanak Desai Memorial View From The Top talk: http://stanford.io/1KAXDJS
Related Story: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/Zappos_10_15.html Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh offers a compelling account of his transformation from callow Harvard student entrepreneur through his years as a dot-com wunderkind to the creator of a formidable brand. Zappos.com, Inc.: www.zappos.com Designing Happiness, MKT 555 media: http://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/aaker/pages/Designing_Happiness_media.html Center for Social Innovation podcast: http://sic.conversationsnetwork.org/ Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner: http://ecorner.stanford.edu/
As Johnson & Johnson stays at the forefront of new healthcare developments, the company needs to be aware of how it moves between treatment to prevention to paying for new scientific breakthroughs, said Johnson & Johnson CEO, Alex Gorsky. "A lot of the innovation we are seeing is being driven by the explosion in digital technology." During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on February 15, 2018, Gorsky discussed the evolution of the 132 year-old firm with Lecturer Robert Siegel. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/indusdilemma and Medium: http://stanford.io/2sMN0FM The Industrialist's Dilemma course explores how digital disruptions are having tectonic shifts on large, successful and established companies, whether they have a digital foundation or...
Sara Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx, discussed her journey from inventing Spanx to becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. She talked about having the right mindset for starting a company, running a business with feminine principles, and how to successfully grow your company. “I’m of the belief-system that you should start small, think big, and scale fast. A lot of entrepreneurs want to start big and think big, but oftentimes get ahead of themselves.”
On making career decisions: Look for the smartest people and do something you feel a little unprepared to do, advised Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer during her View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Read more takeaways from her talk on Twitter: http://stanford.io/2kN5m0h
“You won’t do well unless you’re hiring people who are consistent with your values,” shared Blackstone Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen Schwarzman during his November 18th View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB. Schwarzman also discussed how to handle entrepreneurial rejection. Read more insights on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1wZEI2O
Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, discusses how leaders and high performance culture connect. More about the View From The Top speaker series: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/vftt All View From The Top videos: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC5C14B375A7F2FEA8