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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
"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
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...
“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
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.“
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
"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
The payments industry is going through an unprecedented level of upheaval that is being driven by the migration to digital commerce. This transition is forcing payment companies to move from closed to open systems, which is completely different than how business used to be done, shared Visa CEO Charlie Scharf. "Everyone who is in the flow of [the payment] transaction should be scared to death... [Everyone] should sit back and ask, 'Can I be replaced?' And theoretically they can." During his visit to The Industrialist's Dilemma class on February 18, 2016, Charlie discussed with Lecturers Robert Siegel and Aaron Levie how Visa is grappling with a changing global industry and how he is driving the organization through this huge transition. Read more takeaways from the talk on Twitter: http...
“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
There’s so much value to be created in large organizations if you’re willing to take risks. "Have a startup mentality," shared American Airlines Group CEO and Chairman Doug Parker. During his View From The Top Talk at Stanford GSB on Thursday, January 21, 2016, Parker also emphasized the importance of building relationships and treating everyone with respect and dignity. Read more of his leadership insights on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1SbBreO
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/
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
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.”
To Rory O’Connor, the American dream means having the freedom to pursue whatever one’s dream may be. Rory always knew he would leave Ireland someday, following a national ethos of emigration. What he didn’t know, however, is that this emigration would follow being kicked out of college in Ireland. Once in Kansas City, Rory enrolled in a university again, succeeding so wholly that he received a full ride to Stanford after completing his undergrad. Now, Rory owns a successful construction company and oversaw construction of one of the greatest soccer stadiums in the world. “I think that there is a lot of opportunity here, but you have to have the drive, and ambition, and the talent,” Rory said. Rory’s happiness is found in enjoying the fruits of his labor. If he were in a different city,...
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.
Steve Davis' long-standing commitment to human rights and global development grew from his early work on refugee programs and policies, and from his later focus on Chinese politics and law. He has employed that same passion as a leader and strategist for a range of private and nonprofit companies and international organizations, including as CEO of internet pioneer and global digital media firm Corbis, director of social innovation for McKinsey & Company, and interim CEO of the Infectious Disease Research Institute. Earlier in his career, he practiced law at the international law firm of K&L Gates, with a focus on intellectual property. Steve earned his B.A. from Princeton University, his M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his law degree from Columbia University...
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, highlights the five trends he sees reshaping the global economy: 1. The Great Rebalancing 2. The Productivity Imperative 3. The Global Grid 4. Pricing the Planet 5. The Market State He concludes his presentation with a discussion about the implications of being a leader in the face of these ongoing changes. Barton appeared as part of the Global Speaker Series at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Learn More About the Global Speaker Series http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/academic-advantages/distinguished-speakers/global-speaker-series McKinsey & Company http://www.mckinsey.com/
Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express, discusses his leadership challenges and the reasons for American Express' many successes with a student audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 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
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.
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.
Jack Ma, the founder of China's most profitable e-commerce company Alibaba Group, made his last public speech at Stanford University on May 4th, 2013 before stepping down as CEO. In his talk, Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology. The event was co-hosted by Alibaba Group and the Stanford Graduate School of Business's Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE): http://stnfd.biz/lVQGt Transcript (English): http://stnfd.biz/mZAZw Transcript (Mandarin): http://stnfd.biz/mZB1D
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.
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."