Lessons from Lloyd: Our Chairman and CEO on Starting Your Career

Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein recently spoke with Goldman Sachs interns from around the world and shared advice for charting a successful career path. The session was part of ‘Explore GS,’ a summer-long speaker series for interns at the firm.

In the discussion moderated by Edith Cooper, global head of Human Capital Management, Lloyd highlighted the importance of teamwork in the firm’s culture: "You can't do everything. You have to pick what you want to do, and what you want other people to do. To be effective, galvanize a team and make everybody on the team better."

He also discussed his more than thirty years at the firm, growing up in Brooklyn and on Wall Street and the advice he'd give to his younger self.