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Goldman Sachs convenes leading thinkers to share insights and ideas shaping the world

04 OCT 2018

Stephen Pagliuca: Leadership in Business and Basketball

Bain Capital co-chairman and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca discusses the evolution of the private equity business in a changing economy and his strategy managing one of the most successful basketball franchises in NBA history. Watch Video

27 SEP 2018

Ellen Ochoa: Making History in Space

Ellen Ochoa, former Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, discusses her journey to becoming the first Hispanic woman in space and her outlook on the future of space exploration. Watch Video

21 SEP 2018

Muffet McGraw: Winning in Women’s Sports

Notre Dame Head Women’s Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw discusses her Hall of Fame coaching career, the keys to building a winning team, and her hopes for the future of women’s sports. Watch Video

18 SEP 2018

Peter Fonagy: Combating a Mental Health Crisis

Clinical psychologist Peter Fonagy OBE discusses the current state of the mental health crisis and how to navigate mental health issues for young people in a modern world. Watch Video

18 SEP 2018

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership: In Turbulent Times

In this episode, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses how the crises endured by four US presidents – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson – helped define them as leaders. Watch Video

14 SEP 2018

Emmanuel Roman: Leadership in a Digital-First Economy

PIMCO Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Roman discusses bringing a new era of leadership to one of the world’s largest asset management firms, the technological forces shaping the industry and his expectations for the global economy. Watch Video

11 SEP 2018

James Murdoch: Transforming the Future of Entertainment

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch discusses where he thinks the rapidly shifting entertainment landscape is heading and how social platforms, virtual reality and other technology trends are transforming the future of storytelling. Watch Video

16 AUG 2018

Kwame A. Appiah: Exploring Questions of Ethics and Identity

Philosopher Kwame A. Appiah – writer of the weekly “Ethicist” column in The New York Times Magazine – discusses how he thinks about some of the toughest questions of morality and human identity shaping society today. Watch Video

06 AUG 2018

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Making History in a Hijab

Professional fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad – the first US Olympian to compete in a hijab and first Muslim-American woman to medal at the Olympics – discusses her journey to the games and what it has meant to young athletes around the world. Watch Video

26 JUL 2018

Michael Scott Moore: Kidnapped - A Story of Survival

Journalist Michael Scott Moore reflects on his harrowing, nearly three-year experience as a hostage of Somali pirates and the political and historical forces that shaped the story. Watch Video

24 JUL 2018

Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger: Making Footwear Sustainable, Comfortable and Cool

The Allbirds co-founders discuss leaving professional soccer and biotech behind to launch the sustainable, direct-to-consumer footwear company and why they believe natural materials make for better products and a better planet. Watch Video

16 JUL 2018

Amy Chozick: Chasing Hillary - Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Journalist Amy Chozick discusses what she learned from covering the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and the future of political journalism. Watch Video

11 JUL 2018

Dana Canedy: The Pulitzer Prizes and the Power of Storytelling

Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, discusses why a free press is integral to American democracy and the role the Pulitzers play in both celebrating creative expression and challenging conventional notions of art. Watch Video

10 JUL 2018

Robert Rowland Smith: Exploring What It Means to be Human

Philosopher Robert Rowland Smith, author of AutoBioPhilosophy: An Intimate Story of What It Means to Be Human, reflects on his own life story to offer insights about the human condition. Watch Video

26 JUN 2018

Ken Langone on Values, Culture and Founding The Home Depot

Ken Langone discusses how he helped grow The Home Depot from two stores in Atlanta into the largest home improvement retailer in the United States and why he thinks the keys to its success have been the company’s culture and its employees. Watch Video

18 JUN 2018

Paul Tudor Jones: Investing in a More “JUST” World

In this episode, legendary investor and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones talks to Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein about the guiding principles that have driven his life’s work, from finance to philanthropy. Watch Video

11 JUN 2018

Dan Abrams: Trial in American Life: Cases That Have Shaped the Nation

Legal analyst Dan Abrams discusses the significance of some of the most high profile the cases he has covered – from the O.J. Simpson murder trial to Bush v. Gore – as well as insights from his latest book, Lincoln’s Last Trial. Watch Video

08 JUN 2018

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee: Genetically Mapping the Future of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses the most exciting advances in cancer and gene science and the future of fighting disease. Watch Video

07 JUN 2018

Darren Star: From Sex and the City to Younger: Coming of Age on Television

In this episode, legendary television producer, writer, and director Darren Star talks about creating iconic shows from – Sex and the City to Younger – and how he has used narratives to tackle important societal issues of the times. Watch Video

01 JUN 2018

Oskar Eustis: From Hair to Hamilton: The Promise of The Public Theater

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, discusses his role in creating some of the most influential shows in modern history, from Angels in America to Hamilton, and why storytelling can be “the great equalizer.” Watch Video

23 MAY 2018

Mary Barra on Driving Into the Future

Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors Company, and Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, discuss the latest trends shaping the future of the auto industry – from driverless to electric vehicles. Watch Video

21 MAY 2018

Dr. Paul Farmer: Reshaping the Global Health Community

In a conversation with Goldman Sachs’ Christina Minnis, Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard professor and co-founder of Partners in Health, discusses his pioneering work to treat some of the most dangerous global epidemics of the past 40 years – from AIDS to Ebola – and his efforts to bring healthcare services to the world’s poorest communities. Watch Video

18 MAY 2018

Jeremy Lin on His Unconventional Brand and Basketball Career

Jeremy Lin discusses his unconventional path from Harvard to the NBA, what it means to be one of the few Asian-Americans in the league, and his unique approach to his personal brand. Watch Video

14 MAY 2018

Diana B. Henriques: “A First-Class Catastrophe”: Lessons Learned from Black Monday

Author Diana B. Henriques discusses the lasting lessons from Black Monday – the biggest drop in Wall Street history – and the relevance in understanding today’s markets, along with insights from her extensive reporting on the Bernie Madoff scandal. Watch Video

11 MAY 2018

Katie Couric on Telling America’s Stories

Award-winning journalist Katie Couric discusses her trailblazing career and her latest work exploring some of the toughest issues facing the country in her new documentary series, America Inside Out. Watch Video

10 MAY 2018

Eric Schmidt: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

During the Goldman Sachs Systematic Investing Conference, former Alphabet chair Eric Schmidt discusses the future of AI – from the impact of voice on the healthcare industry to advisory applications in finance. He also emphasizes the cloud as a cybersecurity safeguard and gives his advice for aspiring leaders. Watch Video

10 MAY 2018

Ken Griffin: How Talent and Technology Are Shaping the Markets

During the Goldman Sachs Systematic Investing Conference, Ken Griffin, founder and chief executive officer of global investment firm Citadel, discusses why balancing the influx of new technology with the “power of the human mind” is critical for better decision-making in the financial markets and beyond. Watch Video

09 MAY 2018

Deborah Jackson and Davida Herzl: Advancing the Future of Women Entrepreneurs

Deborah Jackson founded Plum Alley Investments to direct capital to women-led businesses that are at the forefront of medical and technological advances. Along with Davida Herzl, co-founder and chief executive officer of Silicon Valley-based Aclima, which uses data-driven solutions to combat climate change, Jackson discusses the rise of women-owned businesses across the U.S. and efforts to expand opportunity and access to capital for female entrepreneurs. Watch Video

23 APR 2018

Chris Hughes on Founding Facebook and Fighting Inequality

Chris Hughes discusses the future of Facebook and how co-founding the social media company helped shape his thinking on income inequality and the idea of a guaranteed income. Watch Video

13 APR 2018

U.S. Navy, Retired Admiral James Winnefeld, Jr.: No Family is Safe From This Epidemic: Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Retired U.S. Navy admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., discusses the impact of the opioid crisis on his life after the loss of his 19-year-old son to an overdose, and how that tragedy has motivated him to fight the epidemic. Watch Video

03 APR 2018

Steve Coll: The Fight for the Future of Afghanistan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll describes the United States’ continuing efforts to win the fight in Afghanistan as well as how a divided America has created a new era of journalism around the country. Watch Video

27 MAR 2018

Daniel Schwartz: The Millennial CEO Changing the Fast Food Industry

Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands Inc., parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes, discusses his strategy to shakeup the fast food industry and the perspective he brings to the role as a Millennial leader. Watch Video

23 MAR 2018

Bob Iger: Leading The Walt Disney Company Into the Future

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media companies in the world, discusses his career, the changing world of entertainment, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the work of Disney. Watch Video

23 MAR 2018

Amy Chua: Political Tribalism and American Foreign Policy

Yale law professor Amy Chua describes the effect of political tribalism on America’s domestic and foreign policy, along with the strong reaction to her bestselling memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Watch Video

21 MAR 2018

Boyan Slat: Combatting Plastic Pollution in the World’s Oceans

Millennial inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat describes the revolutionary system he’s developed to confront one of the biggest environmental threats of our time: over five trillion pieces of plastic filling the world’s oceans. Watch Video

16 MAR 2018

James Forman, Jr.: Rethinking Race and Criminal Justice Reform

Yale law professor James Forman, Jr., author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, offers his perspective on the evolution and enforcement of criminal justice policy in the U.S., and the disproportionate impact it has had – and continues to have – on people of color. Watch Video

12 MAR 2018

André Aciman: The Meaning and Message of 'Call Me By Your Name'

Author André Aciman discusses what inspired him to write his novel, Call Me By Your Name, how readers have responded to the book, and his reaction to the novel being made into an Academy Award-winning film. Watch Video

06 MAR 2018

John A. Farrell: The Life, Legacy and Lessons of Richard Nixon

John A. Farrell, award-winning journalist and author of Richard Nixon: The Life, discusses the rise and fall of former President Richard Nixon and the lasting lessons of his life. Watch Video

24 FEB 2018

Magic Johnson on “Over-Delivering” On and Off the Court

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has gone from hometown hero to basketball icon to entrepreneurial powerhouse and dedicated philanthropist. In this episode, Johnson discusses what he has learned along the way. Watch Video

22 FEB 2018

John Avlon: Covering the Intersection of Politics and Power

John Avlon, (then) editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and author of the book Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations, discusses the changing state of journalism and why “democracy depends on it.” Watch Video

14 FEB 2018

Dara Khosrowshahi - Uber’s Roadmap to the Future

As Uber continues to revolutionize the way people get from point A to point B, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has focused on expanding the company's reach around the world while repairing its image. In this episode, filmed at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, CA, Khosrowshahi explains why he took the top job there and how he wants to make Uber the Amazon of transportation. Watch Video

07 FEB 2018

Reasoning for the Future: From Technology to Politics

Tim Urban, co-founder of the blog Wait But Why, spends his days writing about what he calls “this magical world of the future.” He explains everything from space travel to artificial intelligence to the thinking of leaders like Elon Musk. In this discussion, Urban tackles some of the toughest issues he’s written about – from technology to politics. Watch Video

06 FEB 2018

Deborah DiSanzo: Solving the World’s Health Problems of the Future

Deborah DiSanzo, general manager of IBM Watson Health, discusses how technology is disrupting the healthcare industry and potentially reshaping the doctor-patient relationship.

31 JAN 2018

The Power of Podcasting

The popularity of podcasts continues to surge with millions of listeners turning to their smartphones each day for audio content ranging from quick news to immersive storytelling. In this discussion, Alex Blumberg, co-founder and CEO of the podcasting network Gimlet Media and Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group describe the impact podcasting is having on the media landscape. Watch Video

20 JAN 2018

Josh Silverman: The Future of the “Etsy Economy”

CEO Josh Silverman discusses how Etsy is transforming the global e-commerce marketplace, by connecting artists to consumers across the internet. Watch Video

29 JAN 2018

The Psychology of Partisanship & Ethical Leadership

To understand America’s widening partisan divide, it is critical to understand how human psychology is shaped by a sense of tribalism, says Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU Stern School of Business. In this discussion, Haidt explains how confirmation bias contributes to political divisiveness from Capitol Hill to college campuses, as winning arguments is prioritized over finding common ground. Watch Video

25 JAN 2018

Gordon Gund’s Mission to Cure Blindness

At the age of 30, Gordon Gund, a prominent American businessman and philanthropist, became blind due to a genetic disease called retinitis pigmentosa. Since then, Gund and his wife, Lulie, have made it their mission to help find a cure. In this discussion, Gund talks about how he has tried to turn his own struggles into solutions for himself and others. Watch Video

22 JAN 2018

Telling the Human Side of the Refugee Crisis: "This is Home"

Often lost amid coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis is the human side of the story. In this discussion, filmmaker Alexandra Shiva and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Princess Firyal of Jordan, explore the lives of families featured in the documentary film This is Home: A Refugee Story. Watch Video

10 JAN 2018

A Global Outlook on the Future of Finance

As (then) deputy CEO of private equity firm Eurazeo, Virginie Morgon is making it her mission to expand the European-based investment firm globally, while also driving a diverse corporate culture. In this discussion, Morgon gives her outlook on the global markets as well as her thoughts on how to create an inclusive culture from the top down. Watch Video

09 JAN 2018

Bozoma Saint John - Driving Change at Uber & Beyond

Since assuming her (then) role of Uber’s first Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John has made it her mission to revitalize the global transportation company, both inside and out. In this conversation, Saint John describes her rise from Pepsi to Apple to Uber, the meaning of brand value and the importance of changing the conversation about workplace culture and diversity in Silicon Valley and beyond. Watch Video

13 DEC 2017

Satya Nadella - Hitting Refresh on the Culture of Technology

In this discussion, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and author of the recently published Hit Refresh, discusses his vision for the future of Microsoft and the technologies that will most impact our economy and society in the next several years, including AI. Watch Video

04 DEC 2017

Ray Dalio - Principles for Success

In this discussion, Ray Dalio, founder, co-chief investment officer & co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, describes the two predominant themes that have shaped the culture at Bridgewater over the years and discusses his recently released book, Principles. Watch Video

28 NOV 2017

The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Race Relations in America

In this conversation, documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr., Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick and Johnny Taylor, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, discuss the critical role that HBCUs have played throughout their history in creating educational opportunities and advancing the state of race relations in the U.S. Watch Video

20 NOV 2017

A Conversation with David Beckham

Legendary athlete David Beckham discusses what motivated him to work with UNICEF, his rise in football, the secrets behind his successes and his perspective on balancing life in the public eye while making time for his “number one priority” – his family. Watch Video

20 NOV 2017

Ron Chernow, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, sits down with the Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Ron Chernow to discuss his best-selling biography of former President Ulysses S. Grant. Watch Video

17 NOV 2017

Juan Enriquez: The Future of Humankind

Juan Enriquez, co-founder and managing director of Excel Venture Management, discusses how humans are reshaping the path of evolution and why "there's no better time to be alive than today, except in two generations" in this Talks at GS session at the 2017 Goldman Sachs EMEA CEO Forum in London. Watch Video

16 NOV 2017

Naval Ravikant - The Capital Play Behind Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

In 2010, Naval Ravikant founded AngelList, an online hub where angel investors meet startups. In this discussion, held at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Private Internet Company Conference, Ravikant describes how he’s democratizing the investment process and how blockchain and cryptocurrencies in particular have helped usher in a broader group of investors. Watch Video

16 NOV 2017

Rajeev Misra: Creating Capital for the Future

As CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers, Rajeev Misra has managed some of the biggest deals involving the tech industry in the world. In this discussion, held at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Private Internet Company Conference, Misra describes how he makes investment decisions and the future of finance when it comes to the tech industry. Watch Video

13 NOV 2017

Jeff Orlowski: Exploring the Global Effects of Climate Change

In director Jeff Orlowski’s award-winning documentary films Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral, he documents the devastating impacts of climate change on ecosystems around the world – from the Arctic glaciers to the Great Barrier Reef. In this discussion, he describes capturing those impacts on film while also offering an optimistic set of solutions for the future. Watch Video

09 NOV 2017

Carlos Ghosn - The Car Industry of the Future

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, addresses what the future of the car industry might look like over the next several years and the impact it will have on economies and industries around the world. Watch Video

07 NOV 2017

Jayne-Anne Gadhia - Driving Gender Equality in Business

As the longest serving CEO of a European bank, Virgin Money’s Jayne-Anne Gadhia discusses the inflection points that sparked change in her career, how Sir Richard Branson has served as a source of inspiration and why she has made it a top priority to champion equality and diversity in the finance sector. Watch Video

03 NOV 2017

Talks at GS: Dan Huttenlocher, Founding Dean and Provost of Cornell Tech

Dan Huttenlocher, founding dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, discusses how the school is creating a new model for higher education and gives his perspectives on the most important technology trends on the horizon, from automation to artificial intelligence, and the impact they will have across industries. Watch Video

31 OCT 2017

Henry Kravis - 40 Years of Innovation in Finance

In this discussion, Henry Kravis opens up about the founding of KKR, his unique approach to creating value in investments, and the importance of creating a forward-looking corporate culture to stay relevant in an increasingly dynamic industry. Watch Video

18 OCT 2017

Tony Prophet - Promoting Equality in the Workforce

At Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Tony Prophet, chief equality officer at Salesforce, discusses the company’s unique approach to company culture, which it calls “Ohana,” the Hawaiian word for extended family. He explains why it should be a company’s responsibility to promote diversity and equal rights for all. Watch Video

18 OCT 2017

Scooter Braun: Disrupting the Music Industry

At Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, discusses his journey from the days of promoting parties in college to discovering pop star Justin Bieber on YouTube in 2008. Braun has become one of the most successful music moguls in the world, managing artists from Ariana Grande to Kanye West, while transforming the industry along the way. Watch Video

18 OCT 2017

David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity

At Goldman Sachs' Builders + Innovators Summit, Stanford University neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses why the power of the human brain makes the human species so unique – it has to do with human creativity. Watch Video

18 OCT 2017

Haim Saban - The Life of a Media Mogul

Haim Saban, music producer and chairman and CEO of the multi-billion dollar media company Saban Capital Group, discusses the origins of the superhero franchise Power Rangers and the media empire he built following its success. Watch Video

18 OCT 2017

Nick Leschly - The Promise of Gene Therapy

In this discussion at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Nick Leschly, the CEO of Bluebird Bio, discusses the progress his company has made in the field of gene therapy to treat and cure disease, from combatting sickle cell disease to progress in the fight against rare forms of cancer, and why understanding our genetics is key to the next generation of groundbreaking medical advancements. Watch Video

17 OCT 2017

Dan Weiss: A Museum for the 21st Century

Dan Weiss, president and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the transformation of the 150-year old establishment into a 21st century institution and the debate over the role of art in informing our history versus honoring it. Watch Video

06 OCT 2017

From Poaching to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

Jeneria Lekilelei, Dr. Shivani Bhalla and Frank Pope are on a mission to save Africa’s wildlife population. Lekilelei and Bhalla from Ewaso Lions want lions to co-exist peacefully with the people of Africa. Meanwhile, Pope, the CEO of Save the Elephants, has worked to slow Africa’s elephant poaching crisis. Watch Video

29 SEP 2017

Ambassador Christopher Hill - Then & Now: The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Engaging the global community in opposition to North Korea’s nuclear threats is essential to addressing the “narrowing space between peace and war” that has emerged between the United States and North Korea, according to Christopher Hill, former Ambassador to South Korea, during this Talks at GS. Watch Video

29 SEP 2017

Laurie Hernandez - A New Voice of Inspiration

A gold medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, a New York Times bestselling author and Dancing with the Stars winner, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, speaks about inspiring young people around the world to be courageous and tenacious, and to follow their dreams. Watch Video

26 SEP 2017

Edward Norton - Capitalism and Creative Disruption

From his breakout role in 1996’s Primal Fear, Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton has gravitated towards complex characters in both film and theater, but intertwined with his public life as an actor is an entrepreneurial drive focused on solving complex problems – both in business and the nonprofit sector. Watch Video

25 SEP 2017

Dr. Paula Johnson - Transforming the Public Dialogue on Campuses

Wellesley College President Dr. Paula Johnson, a former cardiologist and women’s health expert, discusses her pioneering career in medicine and why learning to listen is critical to healthy public debate. Watch Video

21 SEP 2017

'Icarus' - Uncovering a Scandal of Olympic Proportions

Documentary filmmaker and avid cyclist Bryan Fogel describes the making of his award-winning documentary Icarus with producers Dan Cogan and David Fialkow, and the power of documentaries to inform our thinking about pressing issues. Watch Video

11 SEP 2017

Tony Blinken – Diplomacy: The First Response

Former US Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses diplomacy as an essential tool in addressing today’s most pressing geopolitical issues and underscores the "extraordinary, unique, welcoming role" that the United States has long played to refugees. Watch Video

07 SEP 2017

Ella and Matthew Mills - Deliciously Ella’s Recipe for Success

Ella and Matthew Mills, founders and co-chief executive officers of natural food and lifestyle brand Deliciously Ella, discuss growth of the global natural food trend, the business of healthy living and the power of building a brand through social media. Watch Video

06 SEP 2017

Nitin Nohria: The Responsibility of Leadership

Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School, discusses how effective leaders must exercise both leadership skills and management skills to create real change in an organization and emphasizes the important role the business community plays to generate prosperity and break the global cycle of poverty. Watch Video

10 AUG 2017

Richard Plepler: Finding the Next Great Voices in Storytelling

HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler explains how creative content wins and why an entrepreneurial culture is key to making great television. Watch Video

08 SEP 2017

Richard Armstrong: Redefining Beauty Through Art

Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, discusses the museum’s founding relationship with architecture, its mission to offer visitors a “place for the imagination,” and the role of art in satisfying the human desire to find beauty and order. Watch Video

02 AUG 2017

Dan Schulman - The Democratization of Finance

PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman discusses the power of fintech, why even tech pioneers must constantly change and innovate, and why diversity is critical for commercial success. Watch Video

27 JUL 2017

Dr. Vivek Murthy: The Global Epidemic of Addiction

Dr. Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General, discusses the opioid epidemic’s growth on a global scale, his efforts to curb the crisis by promoting a “culture of prevention” and ways in which emotional well-being can be improved overall. Watch Video

12 JUL 2017

Arianna Huffington: Thriving in the “Attention Economy”

Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post, founder of wellness venture Thrive Global and board member of Uber, Inc., discusses ways to curb the “always on” mentality of today’s “attention economy” and also addresses problems in the culture of Silicon Valley. Watch Video

30 MAY 2017

Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin: Changing the Face – and Format – of News

Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, founders of theSkimm, discuss the evolution of the media industry, why being entrepreneurial is more important than being “an entrepreneur” and the value of producing balanced journalism in a dynamic political climate. Watch Video

15 MAY 2017

Eddie Huang: Food, Culture, Identity

Lawyer-turned-restaurateur Eddie Huang, author of Fresh Off the Boat, discusses growing up in Orlando, Florida as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and his ambitions to raise the level of social discourse in America. Watch Video

11 MAY 2017

Adam Grant: The Psychology of Resilience

Organizational psychologist and Wharton professor Adam Grant, who co-authored Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, points out the attributes of resilient leaders and the drivers of a “winning” corporate culture in this Talks at GS session. Watch Video

21 APR 2017

Julia Steyn: Car Sharing and the Future of Auto

General Motors head of urban mobility Julia Steyn discusses the company’s efforts to drive innovation while capitalizing on its century-old legacy. Watch Video

12 APR 2017

Robert Smith: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Robert Smith, technology investor and founder of Vista Equity Partners, discusses how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, auto and beyond. Watch Video

10 APR 2017

John Mackey: Conscious Capitalism, Conscious Eating

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, discusses the importance of reeducating our palates to a diet of “whole foods” and why conscious capitalism is a critical driver of good business during this Talks at GS session. Watch Video

10 MAR 2017

David Robinson: “The Admiral” on Leading from the Front

NBA Hall of Famer and two-time Olympic champion David Robinson shares how his time in the US Naval Academy and career with the San Antonio Spurs shaped his views on leadership and being part of a team. Watch Video

03 MAR 2017

Dr. Ellen Chesler: Toward Work-Life Balance - Feminism's Next Wave?

Dr. Ellen Chesler, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, discusses the historical struggle for gender equality and argues for the next wave of feminism to focus on enabling work and family balance during this Talks at GS session. Watch Video

22 FEB 2017

Marc Metrick: Authenticity, The “New Luxury”

Saks Fifth Avenue president Marc Metrick describes the evolution of high-end retail since he joined the industry in 1995 and what he has identified as the “new luxury,” a concept that luxury is defined by a shopper’s experience. He discusses technology’s ability to create a more personalized customer experience and the one thing luxury consumers are craving the most: authenticity. Watch Video

14 FEB 2017

Altuzarra and the Art of Fashion

Joseph Altuzarra, fashion designer and founder of Altuzarra, spoke at a Talks at GS session about his approach to design, navigating the business of fashion and the inspiration behind his most recent collection. Watch Video

01 FEB 2017

Richard Haass: Perspectives on American Foreign Policy

In his book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, Dr. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the existing notion of national sovereignty will be insufficient in the 21st century and proposes a fundamental shift in the way America approaches international affairs. Watch Video

19 JAN 2017

Adena Friedman: The Future of FinTech

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq's President and CEO, and the first woman to lead a major US exchange operator, spoke at a Talks at GS session about how the exchange is adapting new technologies to promote access, efficiency and security across markets. Watch Video

15 DEC 2016

Dr. John J. DeGioia and Dr. Ruth Simmons: Confronting the Legacy of Slavery

Georgetown University and Brown University have taken significant steps in recent years to address historical associations with slavery. Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown, and Dr. Ruth Simmons, president emerita of Brown, discuss efforts to lead their institutions to an acknowledgement and deeper understanding of that history, and a sense of how to reckon with it today. Watch Video

07 DEC 2016

Jeff Immelt: The Transformation to a Digital Industrial Company

The world’s oldest startup continues to drive innovation. GE (then) Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt discusses the digital industrial age, the transformation and globalization of GE and why workplace culture matters. Watch Video

November 21,2016

Barbara Bush: Promoting Global Health Equity

Barbara Bush co-founded Global Health Corps in 2009 to create a community of leaders committed to promoting health equity. Here she describes her efforts to generate innovative solutions for global health challenges. Watch Video

21 OCT 2016

The Revitalization of Detroit

A remarkable story of bankruptcy and revitalization, the city of Detroit is making a comeback. Mike Duggan, the city’s mayor; Dan Gilbert, founder of Detroit-based Quicken Loans and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers; and Carla Walker-Miller, a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Detroit, discuss job creation, economic growth and the movement to improve neighborhoods across America’s Motor City.Watch Video

13 OCT 2016

The #FindMike Campaign: Rethinking Mental Health

In January 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge and contemplated suicide. A passing stranger stopped and talked to Jonny, ultimately saving his life. Six years later, the #FindMike campaign was launched to locate and thank the stranger. In this video, mental health advocates Benjamin and Laybourn (“Mike”) recall that experience on the bridge and how they are using their bond to change lives around the world. Watch Video

05 OCT 2016

Josh Sapan: TV, Tech and the Consumer

Josh Sapan, chief executive officer of AMC Networks, which owns AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and BBC America, discusses the evolution of the industry, his process for identifying “hits” and why great characters make great television. Watch Video

21 SEP 2016

Marni Walden: From Mobile to Media - Transforming Telecom

An industry once marked by cell phones and wireless internet, telecom is making waves in the content space. Marni Walden, executive vice president and president of product innovation and new businesses at Verizon Communications, discusses changes in the industry, investing in content and why going beyond wireless is good for business. Watch Video

12 SEP 2016

Yao Ming: Basketball, Teamwork and Giving Back

Former professional basketball player Yao Ming has been lauded as one of the most significant global ambassadors of the sport. Here he talks coming to the US, teamwork and the transformative ability of sports. Watch Videos

12 JUL 2016

Alex Tapscott: The Blockchain Revolution

Most commonly known as the primary innovation behind bitcoin, blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize the financial industry and beyond. Alex Tapscott, co-author of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World, discusses how the global opportunities for blockchain technology are vast and diverse. Watch Video

14 JUN 2016

Andrew Bolton: The Intersection of Fashion, Art and Technology

Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, discusses the future of fashion, the power of technology and proving fashion as an art form. Watch Video

June 9, 2016

Bjarke Ingels: Transforming the Global Skyline

Award-winning architect Bjarke Ingels discusses the creative process behind his innovative, barrier-breaking approach to design. Watch Video

20 MAY 2016

Loyd Grossman: An American-British Gastronome on Global Food Trends

Broadcaster, entrepreneur and gastronome Loyd Grossman has made a career out of his fascination with food. The first-ever host of MasterChef in the UK, Grossman later created his own brand of cooking sauces, which has become one of Britain’s most successful food brands. Here he discusses global trends shaping the culinary industry. Watch Video

03 MAY 2016

Christy Turlington Burns: Advancing Global Maternal Health

Christy Turlington Burns discusses her modeling career, becoming a mother and her fight to end maternal mortality. Watch Video

08 APR 2016

David Benioff: Behind the Scenes of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff sat down with his father, former Goldman Sachs chairman Stephen Friedman, to discuss the show’s origins, its highly anticipated sixth season and Benioff’s childhood penchant for make-believe. Watch Video

15 MAR 2016

Shaquille O’Neal: Making an Impact on the Court and in the Community

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal discusses using "criticism as motivation", what inspired his passion for public service and his most star-struck moment. Watch Video

14 MAR 2016

Mrs. Laura Bush: A Conversation on Empowering Women in Afghanistan

Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush discusses We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope and empowering women to serve as catalysts for change. Watch Video

18 FEB 2016

Ken Thompson: Strengthening Trust in the Criminal Justice System

The late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson discusses his efforts to strengthen the relationship between communities, law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Watch Video

09 FEB 2016

Panel: Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment with Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is changing the way we fight cancer by combating the disease through the patient’s own immune system. Learn more from this Talks at GS panel on the revolutionary cancer treatment. Watch Video

28 JAN 2016

Kelly Holmes: Journey to Olympic Gold

Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes discusses breaking records and staying motivated on and off the track. Watch Video

28 JAN 2016

Jamie Redford: Social Change Through Film

Filmmaker Jamie Redford discusses his new film Resilience and his passion for filmmaking with purpose. Watch Video

15 DEC 2015

Admiral Eric Olson: Understanding the Global Risk Landscape

The former commander of the US Special Operations Command discusses the evolution of global conflict during this Talks at GS session. Watch Video

08 DEC 2015

Cornell Brooks: Race Relations and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

NAACP CEO and ordained minister Cornell Brooks discusses his path to ministry and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Watch Video

26 NOV 2015

Eddie Jones: Establishing a Mindset for Success

Ahead of the Six Nations rugby tournament, England head coach Eddie Jones discusses his winning formula of preparation, effort and attitude. Watch Video

24 NOV 2015

Panel: The Changing Media Landscape

Jacki Kelley of Bloomberg Media and Meredith Kopit Levien of the New York Times Company discuss developing quality content in a saturated media landscape. Watch Video

23 NOV 2015

Ric Burns: The Real Story of the Pilgrims

Who were the Pilgrims? Documentary filmmaker Ric Burns unlocks the past and unearths the real story of this pioneering group of English settlers in America. Watch Video

19 NOV 2015

Jeff Jonas: Ingenuity, Invention and Inspiration

IBM fellow Jeff Jonas discusses the inspiration behind his inventions, context computing and privacy by design. Watch VIdeo

17 NOV 2015

Panel: Entrepreneurship and Building a Business

Entrepreneurship is about problem solving. Goldman Sachs hosted three successful entrepreneurs – 10,000 Small Businesses graduate Byron Dixon of Micro-Fresh; Matt Riley of Daisy Group; and Lance Uggla of Markit – to talk with Michael Sherwood, vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group and co-CEO of Goldman Sachs International, about the big challenges their companies work to solve and the small ones that come with starting from the ground up. Watch Video

12 NOV 2015

Linda Hirshman: "Sisters in Law" – Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Linda Hirshman, Supreme Court lawyer and author of Sisters in Law: Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, discusses the Justices’ united front to fight for legal equality for women. Watch Video

04 NOV 2015

Peter Diamandis: Creating the Future Through Technology

At this Talks at GS session, XPRIZE Foundation founder Peter Diamandis discusses the potential of commercial space exploration, advances in artificial intelligence and using technology to reimagine what’s possible. Watch Video

21 OCT 2015

Panel: Storytelling as an Agent of Global Change

Storytelling is fundamental to the mission of the National Geographic Society, which leverages it to impact global change. The National Geographic Society panelists share their perspectives on storytelling and how science and exploration work to help readers understand the economic and social change it can create. Watch Video

21 OCT 2015

Neil Berg: Broadway Behind the Curtain

Composer, lyricist and producer Neil Berg has produced hundreds of concerts across the world. At a Talks at GS session at Goldman Sachs in New York, Berg discusses his decades-long career and creative process, as well as the business of Broadway.

20 OCT 2015

Denise Lewis: Overcoming Hurdles

Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis discusses sports as a great equalizer and how inner strength and determination helped fuel her rise to success. Watch Video

08 OCT 2015

Ross Kemp: Documenting Extreme Stories

Actor and award-winning documentary maker Ross Kemp’s investigative journalism series covers a range of extreme situations, from gang culture to conflict zones to border stand-offs. During a Talks at GS session, Kemp discussed the experience of capturing compelling stories in dangerous situations. Watch Video

30 SEP 2015

Justin Welby: The Role of Religion in Modern Society

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, participated in a Talks at GS session at Goldman Sachs in London, where he discussed his experiences in business, the role of religious leadership in modern society and the need for international and interfaith cooperation in solving today’s global challenges. Watch Video

21 SEP 2015

Panel: The Social and Economic Impact of Evolving Family Dynamics

The structure of the American family has undergone fundamental changes over the last 50 years. To discuss the social implications of these changes, Goldman Sachs welcomed Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project; Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, to a Talks at GS session in New York. Watch Video

11 AUG 2015

Howard Marks: Philosophies on Investing

Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management and author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor, discusses his investment philosophy and cyclicality in markets. Watch Video

11 JUN 2015

Bob Colacello: The Intersection of Culture, Politics and Media

During his more than 40-year career, journalist and Vanity Fair special correspondent Bob Colacello has profiled more than 100 iconic figures. The former editor of Andy Warhol-founded Interview magazine discusses the intersection of culture, politics and media. Watch Video

27 JUL 2015

Michael Pettis: Perspectives on the Chinese Economic Landscape

China’s stock market has experienced significant volatility so far this year. Michael Pettis, an economist and professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, shares his perspectives on the country’s evolving economic landscape. View Video

17 JUL 2015

John Kufour: Ghana's Role on the Global Stage

John Kufuor, president of the Republic of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, discusses his presidential legacy, good governance and Africa’s position in the global landscape.

01 JUL 2015

Nick Bollettieri: Coaching Excellence

Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri has coached 10 number one players throughout his career. The founder of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy discusses innovation in sports and fostering a culture of excellence. Watch Video

08 JUL 2015

John Amaechi: The Psychology of Success

John Amaechi, former National Basketball Association player, best-selling author and executive coach, discusses his journey in professional sports and the importance of being inclusive. Watch Video

22 JUN 2015

Danny Meyer: The Business of Hospitality

Since opening his first restaurant in 1985, restaurateur Danny Meyer has become a fixture on the New York City dining scene. The chief executive officer of Union Square Hospitality Group discusses the importance of service and building a strong culture of hospitality. Watch Video

29 MAY 2015

David Adjaye: Innovation and Social Responsibility in Architecture

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in 2016, will likely be the last museum built on the National Mall. Its designer, award-winning architect David Adjaye, discusses this project and innovation in architecture. Watch Videos

16 APR 2015

Deepak Chopra: Enlightened Leadership

Deepak Chopra, M.D., co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, as well as founder and chairman of The Chopra Foundation, discusses enlightened leadership and spirituality. Watch Video

01 MAY 2015

Mark Kelly: The Spirit of Exploration

Retired astronaut, retired US Navy Captain and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience, Mark Kelly discusses space exploration and the human desire to explore. Watch Video

29 APR 2015

Christine Loh: Environmental Sustainability in Asia

An increased focus on environmental sustainability has recently positioned Hong Kong to become a national influencer of change in China. Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment in Hong Kong, discusses how public and private sectors can partner together to affect change. Watch Videos

28 APR 2015

Kenneth Langone and Neal Goldman: The Science of Relationships

Today’s technology is impacting the way in which we develop personal relationships. The Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone discusses the art of building successful relationships, and Neal Goldman, founder of networking platform Relationship Science, explains how to maximize them through technology. Watch Videos

24 APR 2015

Muhammad Junus and Andrea Jung: Changing Communities Through Microfinance

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, along with former CEO of Avon Products, Inc. and current CEO of Grameen America Andrea Jung, discuss the social and economic impact of microfinance. Watch Videos

13 APR 2015

Amory Lovins: The Future of Global Energy

Amory Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist of environmental think tank Rocky Mountain Institute, discussed his vision for a sustainable global energy future. Watch Video

24 MAR 2015

Aya Abe: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Japan

Dr. Aya Abe, a director at Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, discusses ways to address child poverty in Japan. Watch Video

13 MAR 2014

Panel: The Millennial Effect

Anne Hubert, a senior vice president at Viacom Media Networks and head of its creative consulting team, Scratch, joined Lindsay Drucker Mann, a vice president in Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, to discuss the Millennial generation’s impact on the global economy and culture. Watch Video

03 MAR 2015

Samantha Power: Economic Empowerment and Global Diplomacy in Action

Ambassador Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, discussed her current role at the UN, foreign policy and women’s economic empowerment. Watch Video

26 FEB 2015

Vishal Sikka and Alan Kay: Technology and Transformation

Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO of technology solutions company Infosys, and Dr. Alan Kay, a foundational researcher in computer science, discussed innovation in technology. Watch Video

09 FEB 2015

Misty Copeland: Breaking Barriers in Ballet

Misty Copeland, principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, discusses motivation, diversity and breaking barriers. Watch Video

29 JAN 2015

Panel: The Sundance Premiere of "The Power of Words"

In conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Kweku Mandela, along with filmmakers Nabil Elderkin and Tyler Strachan, discuss “The Power of Words,” a film project undertaken by the Tribeca Film Institute, Montblanc and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to honor the legacy of Mandela’s grandfather, Nelson Mandela. Watch Video

29 JAN 2015

Marc Morial: Engaging in the National Dialogue on Race

Marc Morial, president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization, discusses race relations in the United States. Watch Videos

03 DEC 2014

Panel: The Evolution of Bitcoin

Balaji Srinivasan, CEO of 21 Inc., and board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, along with Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center, which focuses on public policy issues for digital currency, discussed the evolution of Bitcoin and its long-term potential. Watch Video

24 NOV 2014

Daniella Vitale: The Business of Luxury Retail

Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior vice president of Barneys New York, discusses innovation in fashion and the business of luxury retail. Watch Video

17 NOV 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Finding Faith in a Modern World

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, discusses leadership and the evolution of the Catholic Church. Watch Video

14 NOV 2014

Admiral William McRaven: Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

Admiral William McRaven, former commander of the United States Special Operations Command, discusses leadership, geopolitics and veterans affairs. Watch Video

22 OCT 2014

Tory Burch: The Business of Empowering Women

Tory Burch, founder and chief executive officer of Tory Burch LLC, discusses her career, her foundation’s efforts to promote women entrepreneurs and her first book, Tory Burch: In Color. Watch Video

09 OCT 2014

General Stan McChrystal: Effecting Change Through Public Service

General Stan McChrystal, former commander of the United States Armed Forces Afghanistan and founder of the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project, discusses the current geopolitical landscape and the importance of public service. Watch Video

29 SEP 2014

Lauren Bush Lauren: Alleviating World Hunger Through Social Entrepreneurship

Lauren Bush Lauren, founder, creative director and chief executive officer of FEED Projects, discusses social entrepreneurship and world hunger. Watch Video

21 AUG 2014

Dean Kamen: A Life of Invention

Inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen discusses innovation, technology and the importance of science and engineering education. Watch Videos

24 JUL 2014

Ray Allen: The Globalization of Basketball

Professional basketball player and Olympic gold medalist Ray Allen discusses discipline, leadership and the globalization of basketball. Watch Video

25 JUN 2014

John Whitehead and Tom Brokaw: Remembering  D-Day

Former Goldman Sachs senior partner and co-chairman John C. Whitehead sits down with Tom Brokaw, journalist and author of The Greatest Generation, to discuss the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy and Whitehead’s role as a landing craft commander on D-Day. Watch Video

18 JUN 2014

Lord John Browne: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP and member of the House of Lords, discusses the energy sector and lessons reflected in his latest book, The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business, on the importance of an authentic, inclusive environment for LGBT employees in the workplace. Watch Video

07 APR 2014

Christine Bader: "The Evolution of the Corporate Idealist"

Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, discusses the vital role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in global enterprises. Watch Video

27 FEB 2014

General Michael Hayden: The Global Security Landscape

General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), discusses key issues related to national and international security. Watch Video

22 JAN 2014

Stanley Nelson: The Sundance Premiere of "Freedom Summer"

Before the Sundance® premiere of his documentary Freedom Summer on January 22, 2014, Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson spoke at the Goldman Sachs offices in Salt Lake City about the inspiration behind the film.

17 DEC 2013

Panel: The Growth of Technology in New York City

The leaders behind Cornell University's future technology campus on Roosevelt Island spoke about their efforts to fuel a tech boom in New York City. Watch Video