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View From The Top

View From The Top — the dean’s premier speaker series — is a student-led program that creates rich learning experiences for students that leave lasting impressions long after they leave Stanford GSB to start their careers.

Supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund, View From The Top brings well-respected leaders in business, government, and social sectors from around the world to Stanford GSB to share insights on effective leadership. Speakers typically discuss their:

  • Personal core values
  • Lessons learned throughout their career
  • Recipe for effective leadership
  • Reflections on career and life choices
Sequoia Capital's Doug Leone on Luck & Taking Risks
Doug Leone: Taking Risks & Luck
Sequoia Capital's Managing Partner discusses the venture capital industry, what his team looks for in entrepreneurs, and more.
Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership
Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership
Oprah shares seminal moments of her career journey and the importance of listening to your instincts.
Al Gore: Leaders Must Supply Vision, Values & Goals
Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to students about leadership, solutions for the climate crisis, and sustainable capitalism.
Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos: Transforming Healthcare by Embracing Failure
Elizabeth Holmes
The CEO of Theranos shares her company’s approach to embracing failure constantly and their long-term vision of making people’s lives better.