Seven Most-Watched Videos of 2017

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Seven Most-Watched Videos of 2017

From AI to leadership lessons to the secret lives of MBA students, here are the videos that grabbed your attention this year.
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What drew the most viewers to our YouTube channel? Future-looking technologies, top leaders sharing their wisdom with Stanford GSB students, and Stanford GSB students themselves. Watch our most popular videos, below.

1. Andrew Ng: Artificial Intelligence Is the New Electricity

AI will soon upend every industry, says computer scientist and Coursera cofounder Andrew Ng, but two things hold it back.

Andrew Ng

2. Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Great leaders are great communicators, says Stanford GSB lecturer Richard Cox. In this video, he shows how using some of the tricks of the acting trade can help you expand this skill.

Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

3. Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Inc.: Just Say “Yes”

The high-powered technology executive tells students his guiding principles — personal and economic freedom — and how he’s achieved success through his career.

Eric Schmidt

4. Marissa Mayer on Life and Leadership Lessons

The former Yahoo CEO discusses good and bad press, decision-making, and how to get promoted.

Marissa Mayer

5. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on Compassionate Management

Values matter to companies, says LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner. Customers and employees make buying and career decisions based on a company’s culture and goals.

Jeff Weiner

6. Achieving Balance in Work and Life

In this video, economics professor Myra Strober explores the pull between career and family and offers strategies to deal with both. One tip: Keep up with your connections, even when taking a leave. “If you actually disappear totally for five or 10 years, you’re going to have a lot of trouble coming back.”

Myra Strober

7. A Week in the Life of a Stanford MBA Student

What’s it like being a Stanford MBA? We gave five students GoPro cameras and asked them to take us inside their worlds.

Week in the Life

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