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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 from around the world to Stanford GSB to share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

Mitt Romney on Leadership: Know Your Values
Mitt Romney
The politician and businessman discussed the importance of articulating what you want to accomplish, and knowing your values and priorities.
Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos: Transforming Healthcare by Embracing Failure
Elizabeth Holmes
The CEO for Theranos CEO shared her company’s approach to embracing failure constantly and their long-term vision of making people’s lives better arou
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.
Walmart's CEO on the Impact of Globalization and Culture
Doug McMillon
The CEO of Walmart shared how he's evolving the business of a 52 year-old company: "When making decisions, move with speed but use collective wisdom."