Leadership & Management

Michael Moritz: Look for Unexpected Opportunities

On this podcast episode, the Sequoia Capital partner discusses the top two challenges facing the tech industry: identifying promising companies and promoting diversity.

September 04, 2019

| by Jenny Luna

How did a history major with no formal technical training become one of technology’s most successful investors?

During a visit to Stanford Graduate School of Business, venture capitalist Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital said it’s critical to be able to process new information and ideas, as well as to communicate effectively. He also discussed how to identify promising companies that may not fit into conventional categories, and the challenges of diversifying the tech industry.

Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

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