Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation
Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, discusses how the teachings of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin led their sons to become leaders in the fight for racial equality.
Melanie Campbell, CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, discusses her advocacy on behalf of Black women and her activist beginnings working for leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
Chime Co-Founder and CEO Chris Britt discusses how his company differentiated their business model in the fintech space and what drives their culture.
Sumayya Vally, founder and director of Counterspace, discusses her upbringing in Johannesburg, her focus on collaboration and inclusivity, and the inspiration behind her 2021 Serpentine Pavilion design.
LL COOL J, founder and CEO of Rock the Bells, discusses his journey as a hip hop artist, the evolution of rap, and his guiding principles for being a business leader.
Patrick Cantlay, 2021 PGA TOUR Player of the Year, reflects on his success in the 2020-2021 season and how he overcame injury and challenges to make a comeback in the world of professional golf.
Former professional tennis player Mardy Fish discusses his tennis career, his experience coping with anxiety, and the evolution of mental health awareness in sports.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Author of Uncontrolled Spread; Former FDA Commissioner; Board Member, Pfizer and Illumina
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner, Pfizer and Illumina board member, and author of Uncontrolled Spread, discusses the threat of the Omicron variant, lessons learned from the collective response to the pandemic, and prescriptions for how the country can better prepare for the next outbreak.
Monique Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Mielle Organics, discusses her journey launching and scaling her business.
New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger discusses his latest book, Freedom, his advocacy on behalf of veterans, and reflections on his previous works and his time covering the War in Afghanistan.
Ruth Davidson, Baroness of Lundin Links, discusses her extensive political career, the importance of destigmatizing mental health support, and her personal experience as an LGBTQ+ member of the Scottish Parliament.
Rick Rieder, Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income at BlackRock, and Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs’ chief economist, discuss the possible trajectories of inflation and growth outlooks for the U.S. and other markets. Tony Pasquariello, Global Head of Hedge Fund Coverage, Global Markets Division, hosts this session.
Martha discusses the unprecedented decisions Medtronic made during the pandemic, promising new innovations in the company’s pipeline, and his perspective on the future of healthcare.
Reid Hoffman discusses what motivated him to become an entrepreneur, the future of social media, and the evolution of artificial intelligence.
As part of our ongoing One Million Black Women series, Melissa Bradley, entrepreneur, professor and founder of incubator 1863 Ventures, talks about how the new American majority is a powerful engine of economic growth.
Louise Hulland discusses her latest book, Stolen Lives: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Britain Today, about the rise of human trafficking both around the world and in the UK specifically.
Christiane Pendarvis discusses her career beginnings, growing Savage X Fenty into a global powerhouse, and the drive to increase diversity and representation in the fashion industry.
Kimberly Bryant discusses why she launched Black Girls Code, the impact of the pandemic on her organization, and opportunities related to recruiting girls of color into the fields of technology and computer science.
Ben Francis talks about how he started athleisure brand Gymshark as a teenager and how he has scaled it to be one of the UK’s most valuable privately held companies.
Steve Buscemi discusses his time as a NYC firefighter, his return to that job in the days following September 11 and how he continues to advocate for active and retired firefighters.
Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA talks about her experience leading Siemens through the pandemic, her views on America’s infrastructure challenges, and why she believes American manufacturing is poised for an era of transformation.
Thomas Dyja, author of New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation discusses the history of New York City and the people who have helped define it; the city’s path from the fiscal crisis of the late 1970s to today; and the political, economic and cultural forces that have transformed the city.
Gary Ginsberg, author of First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents, sat down with firm president John Waldron to share insights on seminal presidential friendships in American history.
Nicolas Hamilton, English racing driver who competes in the British Touring Car Championship, joins Kene Ejikeme, head of Multi-Asset Platform Sales in EMEA, to discuss his career as a racer, how he’s adapted racing to work with his cerebral palsy, and how the support of his family (including his brother, seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton) has continued to be a precious but renewable resource.
Jane Goodall, British ethologist and conservationist and famous for studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, discusses her groundbreaking research, her shift to environmental advocacy, as well as founding the Jane Goodall Institute and becoming a UN Messenger of Peace to fight climate change and preserve nature worldwide.
David Olusoga, writer and broadcaster, discusses the significance of Windrush day, which celebrates the contributions of the Caribbean community to British society, and his work exploring the Black experience in the UK and slavery in the British empire.
Bill Bynum, chief executive officer of HOPE, joins a conversation with Asahi Pompey, global head of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, to discuss how he is addressing systemic racial and economic inequality in America’s disadvantaged communities by providing capital and promoting economic inclusion.
Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO of Databricks, discusses how his personal journey has influenced his entrepreneurial and leadership style, his company’s mission to build the future of data and AI for all enterprises, and key insights to how Databricks drives innovation within the tech landscape.
Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble, discusses the evolution of the dating app since its launch, the impact of the pandemic on Bumble and the online dating industry generally, and Herd’s experience as the youngest female founder to take a company public.
Avi Loeb, Harvard professor and author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, discusses his theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star, issues impacting space exploration and discovery, as well as the state of scientific research today.
Jeff Shesol, historian and author of Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War, discusses how the early years of the US space program helped shape President John Kennedy’s presidency and define American leadership during the Cold War; the story of John Glenn’s historic orbit around Earth; and how scientific, political and military considerations for Project Mercury remain relevant to US space flight today.
James Citrin, leader of the North American CEO practice at Spencer Stuart, discusses how to maximize performance at the workplace, key insights from his new book Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success, and the future of work and teams in the post-pandemic world.
Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of On Juneteenth discusses the history of slavery in the United States, her upbringing in Texas and the discriminatory challenges she endured, and how Juneteenth continues to inform our understanding of the long struggle for equality and justice in the United States.
Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, discusses Juniper’s role in advancing the internet, the evolution of cloud computing across the tech landscape, what faster and more ubiquitous networks mean for business and communications, and how the pandemic and ongoing return-to-office efforts have redefined digital networks.
Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass, discusses his new book, No One Succeeds Alone, which chronicles his journey from challenging beginnings to founding the nation’s largest independent real estate brokerage; his vision for creating a tech-focused brokerage; and his reflections on long-term shifts in the real estate market as a result of the pandemic.
David Yeung, founder and CEO of Green Monday Group, discusses his entrepreneurial journey leading a plant-based business and how he empowers consumers to make sustainable food choices.
Alan Taylor, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian and professor at the University of Virginia discusses his new book, American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850, which focuses on the formative period in American history between the Revolution and the Civil War, and how the struggles of that expansionary era continue to inform the social and political dynamics of America today.
Daniel Dae Kim, actor, director and producer, discusses his career in television, how his experience as a Korean-American has shaped his career, and his views on the recent surge in hate incidents directed at Asian-Americans, a topic on which he recently testified before Congress.
Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today and author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power discusses her new biography of the first woman to be Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as her reflections on covering national politics over the course of her career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines, discusses leading one of the world’s largest cruise line companies through the pandemic and his perspective on the future of sailing.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Dambisa Moyo, economist and author, discusses her views on the post-pandemic economic recovery, the policies that need to be enacted to address structural inequality, and insights from her new book, How Boards Work, which looks at the pressing issues boards face today, including shareholder vs. stakeholder capitalism, ESG priorities, and the need to increase diversity across board membership.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Malcolm Gladwell, author and staff writer at The New Yorker discusses his latest book, The Bomber Mafia, a close look at how a group of WWII innovators and idealists set out to make war less lethal, but ultimately set the stage for far more destructive methods and technologies.
In this episode of Talks at GS, John F. Crowley, chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics discusses his leadership at Amicus Therapeutics, his efforts to develop cutting-edge treatments for rare diseases and disorders, and his perspective as a biotech innovator on the global response to the pandemic.
In this episode of Talks at GS, president and CEO of T-Mobile, Mike Sievert, discusses leading the mobile carrier through the pandemic amid an unprecedented surge of reliance on the network, his perspective on the future of 5G, and how to address the digital divide.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, discusses leading Ulta Beauty, her strategy to grow the business both in stores and online, and perspective on the future of the beauty sector and broader retail industry.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, Fox News anchor, and author discusses her journey to becoming the first woman to serve as press secretary for a Republican president while serving in President George W. Bush’s administration, as well as insights from her new book, Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman).
In this episode of Talks at GS, Lewis Pugh, world-record-winning endurance swimmer and United Nations patron of the oceans, discusses how he found passion and purpose in endurance swimming, as well as his mission to protect the world’s oceans and marine life.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Walter Isaacson discusses the story behind Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna’s discovery of CRISPR gene editing and why CRISPR has been critical in the fight against COVID-19.
In this episode of Talks at GS, MIT professor Sherry Turkle discusses her groundbreaking research on technology, empathy and ethics, and how writing about her own life experiences helped inform that research.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Charles Phillips discusses his leadership in the tech industry, his perspective on the future of cloud computing, and his work to advance the economic interests of Black Americans through the Black Economic Alliance.
Insights from Great Investors: Antoine Flamarion and Mathieu Chabran, Co-Founders of Tikehau Capital
In this episode, Antoine Flamarion and Mathieu Chabran, co-founders of Tikehau Capital, discuss how they have incorporated ESG into their investment strategy, the process of growing a global firm while cultivating its culture and identity, and the keys to their individual investing success.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO, discusses his career in domestic and international politics, the shifting balance of global power around the world, and the evolving role of NATO in tackling climate change as a security threat.
In this episode of Talks at GS , Christina Swarns, executive director of the Innocence Project, discusses the organization’s work to free wrongfully imprisoned individuals and her focus on the structural reforms needed to prevent wrongful convictions in the future. She is joined by Huwe Burton, a former client who was wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager and subsequently exonerated after nearly 20 years in prison.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Booz Allen Hamilton CEO Horacio Rozanski discusses his journey from growing up under a military dictatorship in Argentina to leading one of the world’s largest consulting firms as well as his focus on digital innovation across the public and private sectors.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Steve Nash discusses how his coaching and leadership styles are influenced by his nineteen-year playing career, how analytics influence his coaching strategy, and his focus on underserved children around the world through the Steve Nash Foundation.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Beautycounter CEO Gregg Renfrew discusses founding and growing her cosmetics company, which has disrupted the industry with a direct-to-consumer business model and a focus on healthy products.
In this episode of Talks at GS, chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson discusses founding Red Rooster in Harlem, navigating the challenges of the pandemic, and reflections from his recent book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.
In this episode of Talks at GS, investor Stanley Druckenmiller discusses his current outlook on the market, his approach to risk management throughout his career, and his perspective on the conversation surrounding the role of capitalism in American society.
Insights from Great Investors: Julian Salisbury, Global Co-Head of Asset Management at Goldman Sachs
In this episode, Julian Salisbury, Global Co-Head of Asset Management at Goldman Sachs, discusses his global investment approach during the pandemic, his views on investing in emerging markets, and the biggest lessons he learned throughout his career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Thomas Ricks, author of First Principles, discusses how classical antiquity informed America’s founding principles, and ways those principles have been challenged throughout our nation’s history.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi discusses how the financial software company has navigated the pandemic and how software can empower the financial decisions of consumers and businesses around the world.
Insights from Great Investors: David Blood, co-founder and senior partner of Generation Investment Management
In this episode, David Blood, co-founder and senior partner of Generation Investment Management discusses how what he calls “sustainable capitalism” is the framework that shapes his investing strategy, what drives Generation’s investing culture, and how impact is becoming a key measurement in his investment analysis.
In this episode of Talks at GS, journalist Robert Draper discusses insights from his latest book To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq and his views on the way the war in Iraq continues to shape American politics and foreign policy.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Marc Benioff discusses how he has adapted Salesforce for a “new pandemic world,” the strategy behind the acquisition of Slack, and advice for business leaders during these uncertain times.
In this episode, PAG CEO Weijian Shan discusses his investment focus in Asia, how the evolving US-China relationship impacts his investment approach, and what he has learned from key investments throughout his career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Raphael Bostic discusses leading the Atlanta Federal Reserve through the pandemic, his outlook on the US economy and monetary policy in 2021 and his views on the role of the central bank in addressing racial and economic inequality.
In this episode, Britt Harris, President, CEO and CIO of UTIMCO, the largest public-university endowment in the US, discusses his outlook on the energy sector, millennials’ impact on the future of the market, and one of the biggest lessons he learned in his investing career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author Richard Rothstein discusses his investigation into housing policies that shaped American cities in the 20th century and why housing remains central to the national conversation on racial equity.
In this episode, ARK Invest Founder, CEO and CIO Cathie Wood discusses her investment focus on innovation, the importance of building a diverse team, and why having great mentors has been key to her success.
In this episode of Talks at GS, journalist Evan Osnos discusses his examination of the people and events that have defined the 50-year political career of Joe Biden and the major policy and political considerations likely to shape the Biden administration.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Kara Medoff Barnett discusses her leadership at American Ballet Theatre and her focus on advancing innovation and inclusion, navigating ABT through the pandemic and the future of the performing arts post-pandemic.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Naureen Starling, associate director of Clinical Research and Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden, discusses the latest innovations occurring in cancer treatment, and how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted cancer care.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Council on Foreign Relations President Dr. Richard Haass discusses the history that has led to today’s geopolitical environment and the current forces shaping American foreign policy.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, discusses the progress made on the path to a COVID-19 vaccine, the logistics and challenges of distribution, and the strategy behind who receives the first doses.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Frances Frei discusses her work advising companies on how to spearhead cultural change and insights on leadership from her book, Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Nick Beighton, CEO of ASOS, discusses how the brand has embraced digital, the future of retail, and how ASOS continues to evolve with its client base.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Oscar Munoz discusses lessons from leading United through the pandemic, the impact on international air travel, and the future of the flying experience.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Mark Carney discusses the state of global climate policy and the implications of that policy for both the private and public sectors.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Tristan Harris discusses his journey from working in tech to studying the impacts of social media on society, as portrayed in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, and his work to realign technology with humanity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Alan Jope discusses why he has put sustainability at the center of his strategy at Unilever, from the products to the consumer and his views on the future of the consumer landscape.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Douglas Parker discusses his strategy for navigating American Airlines through the most difficult period in the industry’s history, his focus on sustainability, and how the pandemic could transform the future of travel.
In this episode of Talks at GS, former US Defense Secretary General James Mattis gives his assessment of the global response to the pandemic, the state of the geopolitical landscape, and why alliances are critical to US national security.
In this episode of Talks at GS, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna discusses the perspective he brings to IBM as a technologist chief executive officer, how the pandemic is accelerating digital transformation and IBM’s strategic focus on artificial intelligence and the hybrid cloud.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Brian Niccol discusses how an early career in marketing has helped shaped his success as Chipotle CEO, why sustainability is at the core of Chipotle’s business and his strategy for the restaurant chain post-pandemic.
In this episode of Talks at GS, broadcaster and bestselling author Afua Hirsch discusses her exploration of race and identity while writing her novel Brit(ish), and the public dialogue on racial equity in the UK today.
In this episode of Talks at GS, photographer Misan Harriman talks about the moment he became the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue and the impact the internet and photography can have on social change and racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit, professional golfer Lexi Thompson discusses her experience playing on the LPGA Tour since the age of 15, growing her own personal brand, and the process of launching her own company.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Peloton CEO John Foley discusses growing the interactive fitness platform, why a key decision for growth was going direct-to-consumer, and building a community through the company.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Howard Schultz talks about what he learned from growing Starbucks into a global brand, how to incorporate social consciousness into a company, and how he balances short-term costs with long-term goals.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Kris Jenner discusses growing her family’s brand into a successful business, the trends shaping consumerism, and her advice to entrepreneurs.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, United Negro College Fund CEO Dr. Michael Lomax discusses why higher education is transformative for equality, the importance of experiential learning, and navigating the education landscape during the pandemic.
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Cerevel Therapeutics CEO Dr. Tony Coles discusses advances within the pharmaceutical industry, how to drive racial equity within companies, and his approach to hiring the next generation of talent.
In this episode of Talks at GS, CNN’s Clarissa Ward discusses her memoir On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist and her experience as an international war correspondent reporting from hot zones around the world including Iraq and Syria.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Paralympian Michaël Jérémiasz discusses the injury that left him wheelchair bound, and his work to change perspectives on disabilities around the globe.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Anne Applebaum discusses her book, Twilight of Democracy, the historical struggle between democracy and dictatorship, and the rise of populism and the deterioration of democratic institutions in the 21st century.
In this episode of Talks at GS, historian Fredrik Logevall discusses John F. Kennedy’s rise in American life and the ways in which Kennedy’s personal journey reflected the broader political and geopolitical story of America in the mid-20th century.
In this episode, Wellington Management Managing Partner Jean Hynes discusses her focus on investing in the healthcare sector, advances that are reshaping the medical field, and the importance of a collaborative investing culture.
In this episode, Soros Fund Management CIO Dawn Fitzpatrick discusses how the pandemic has shaped her investment outlook, why it has accelerated a focus on ESG, and what she thinks differentiates a good investor from a great one.
In this episode, Advent Managing Partner David Mussafer discusses how he has kept his pandemic investing strategy focused on the long-term, learning the difference between a great company and a great investment, and why a management team is key to successful investing.
In this episode, Key Square Group Chief Investment Officer Scott Bessent discusses the current investing landscape, how the digital transformation has impacted his investing outlook, and how he thinks tech will be disrupted in the future.
In this episode of Talks at GS, NBC Sports host Mike Tirico discusses the evolution of sports broadcasting throughout his career, navigating sports coverage amid the pandemic and the intersection of sports and issues of racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt, explains how green batteries are driving the market transition to renewable energy, and why he sees Europe leading the way in the climate transition.
Insights from Great Investors: Rich Friedman, Chairman of the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs
In this episode, Rich Friedman, Merchant Banking Division Chairman, discusses the impact of deflationary trends around the world on the investing landscape, his team’s investing focus on the digital transformation and the transition to renewable energy, and why he thinks conviction is key to investing success.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author Bernardine Evaristo discusses her Booker Prize-winning book Girl, Woman, Other and the crucial role literature plays in educating people on racial equity and Black history.
In this episode of Talks at GS, FIGS co-CEOs Heather Hasson and Trina Spear discuss their strategy to upend the $10 billion US market for medical scrubs and their efforts to meet the needs of customers on the frontlines amidst the pandemic.
Insights from Great Investors: Dennis Lynch, Head of Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
In this episode, Dennis Lynch, Morgan Stanley’s head of Counterpoint Global, discusses the investment trends accelerated by the pandemic, his approach to building his investing team, and why a key lesson from his career is thinking about the sizing of his investment positions.
In this episode, Bain Capital Co-Managing Partner John Connaughton discusses how the pandemic has impacted his long-term investing strategy, why he thinks taking “calculated risk” is key to being a successful investor, and key lessons he’s learned from past investments.
In this episode, CalSTRS Chief Investment Officer Chris Ailman discusses leading the country’s second largest public pension fund through the pandemic, his long-term outlook on investing, and how he has incorporated ESG into his investing strategy.
In this episode, Permira Co-Managing Partner Tom Lister discusses the three sectors he is focused on in the investing landscape, why he thinks it is important to sell ahead of an investment’s top performance, and why resilience is a key trait of great investors.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, discusses his book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and the traditions that have defined American foreign policy throughout its history.
In this episode, Thoma Bravo managing partner Orlando Bravo discusses why he began investing in software two decades ago, the resiliency of the software business model, and navigating the investing landscape throughout the pandemic.
In this episode, Warburg Pincus CEO Chip Kaye discusses why he thinks investing is about the “who” as much as the “what” and how living in Asia has influenced his career as an investor.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Jitse Groen, CEO of Just Eat Takeaway.com, discusses how he grew his business from a start-up in Holland to one of the largest food delivery companies outside of China, the future of the food-technology industry and his advice to other entrepreneurs.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries discusses the impact of the pandemic on global connectivity, the acceleration of digitalization and the future of the company’s global broadband network.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the impact of the pandemic on global connectivity, the expanded use of Verizon’s network for consumers and businesses, and the future of 5G.
In this episode of Talks at GS, ViacomCBS CEO Robert Bakish discusses the expanding opportunities of streaming, the economics of content creation and the future of the entertainment industry.
In this episode of Talks at GS, the New York Times Company CEO Meredith Kopit Levien discusses the economics of the news industry, the expanding opportunities across digital platforms and navigating modern-day storytelling.
In this episode of Talks at GS, journalist Jia Lynn Yang discusses the political struggle over immigration in America following World War I through the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act and the debate over immigration reform in the country today.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Ric Lewis, executive chairman of Tristan Capital Partners, discusses navigating the real estate market throughout the pandemic and his work fostering racial equity and supporting under-representing youth around the world.
In this episode, Eurazeo CEO Virginie Morgon discusses her investment strategy in response to the pandemic, the company’s renewed ESG commitments and why she thinks having self-confidence is key to a successful investing career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Tristan Walker discusses his company’s mission to create health and beauty products for people of color, navigating the retail landscape during the pandemic and fostering greater diversity in the corporate world.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Rothy’s CEO Stephen Hawthornthwaite discusses co-founding and growing a company with a focus on sustainability and his perspectives on the future of the retail landscape both online and in stores.
In this episode, Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee discusses how the pandemic has reshaped his investment outlook, why he thinks the biggest risk as an investor is not taking any risk at all, and why EQ—as much as IQ—shapes a successful investing career.
In this episode of Talks at GS, producer Phil Bertelsen and historian Abdur-Rahman Muhammad discuss the documentary series Who Killed Malcolm X?, the role of Malcolm X in the struggle for Black equality and the current conversation on racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Princeton professor and author Eddie Glaude Jr. discusses the legacy of 20th century essayist and novelist James Baldwin and why he believes Baldwin’s reflections on America and the Black experience are so relevant today.
In this episode, Blackstone President and COO Jon Gray discusses the historic dislocation in markets brought on by the pandemic, the themes driving Blackstone’s investment strategy moving forward, and the importance of “high conviction” in his approach to investing.
In this episode, KKR co-founder George Roberts shares the keys to his success as an investor, what he learned from one of KKR’s most legendary deals, and the investment opportunities that he is focused on now.
In this episode of Talks at GS, KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO George Roberts discusses founding and growing KKR into a leading global investment firm, the investing principles that have guided his career and investing in a landscape fundamentally altered by the pandemic.
In this episode, TPG co-CEO Jim Coulter talks about investment trends accelerated by the pandemic and why he thinks a good investment strategy is “not consensus.”
In this episode, Jean Salata, CEO of Baring Private Equity Asia, discusses growing the private equity industry in Asia, navigating the challenges of the pandemic, and investment opportunities in the years ahead.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dominique Ansel discusses building an international bakery business known for its inventiveness (including the legendary Cronut), how he is evolving his business in the midst of the economic shutdown and his new book, Everyone Can Bake.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen discusses leading the nation’s largest supermarket chain through the economic shutdown, the impact of the crisis on the nation’s food supply and the expected digital transformation of the grocery business.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses his work studying the history of systemic racism in America and what the response to George Floyd's death means for the future of police reform.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Cori “Coco” Gauff discusses her breakthrough season in the Women’s Tennis Association, her views on the future of women’s tennis and how she is using her platform to speak out on issues related to racial equity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Michael Dell discusses leading Dell Technologies through these challenging times, the rapid acceleration of remote workforce technologies and the digital divide that has been exacerbated during the economic shutdown.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, discusses her work campaigning for justice following her son Stephen’s 1993 murder and her views on race relations today.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author and 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson shares his insights on the evolution of the presidency and presidential campaigns.
In this episode of Talks at GS, author Zachary Carter shares insights from his new book on the life and times of economist John Maynard Keynes and why he believes Keynesian economics are key to understanding the policy response to the pandemic.
In this episode of Talks at GS, David Cote discusses lessons from his time at the helm at Honeywell, as described in his new book Winning Now, Winning Later, along with his views on leading through crisis and the future of digital transformation.
In this of Talks at GS episode, Chris Wallace discusses his new book Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World and his experience as a journalist covering presidents spanning five decades.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Leslie Odom Jr. discusses the role that the arts play in the current conversation around racial equity, the release of Hamilton as a film, and the continuing cultural relevance of the story of the musical since its 2015 Broadway debut.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman discusses navigating the conference through COVID-19, the future of live sports and her ideas to foster greater diversity in college and professional athletics.
In this episode of Talks at GS, David Lammy, member of Parliament for Tottenham, discusses race relations in the UK, his work campaigning for social justice and the impact of the coronavirus on the Asian, Black and minority ethnic communities.
In this episode of Talks at GS, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial discusses the national protests following the death of George Floyd, the debate surrounding police reform and how to address systemic racism throughout various American institutions.
In this episode of Talks at GS, BET Networks President Scott Mills discusses systemic racism, violence and inequality in American life; BET’s efforts to empower black Americans through its programming; and ways in which protest can lead to sustainable change.
In this episode of Talks at GS, mayors Eric Johnson (Dallas, TX), Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH), and LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans, LA) discuss how they are thinking about the way forward for their communities post-pandemic and on issues of racial equality.
In this episode of Talks at GS, psychologist Susan David, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, and Dr. Mark McClellan discuss the healthcare response to COVID-19 and how to protect, educate and empower your workforce.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs Research’s Peter Oppenheimer discusses his new book, The Long Good Buy: Analyzing Cycles in the Markets, his assessment of the current market cycle, and his views on how the policy response to COVID-19 will impact the future of the markets.
In this episode of Talks at GS, US Senators Ben Cardin, Steve Daines, and Maggie Hassan discuss the federal government’s efforts to assist small business owners impacted by the economic shutdown.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry discusses leading the consumer electronics retailer through COVID-19, and how it has led to a transformation of the retail environment and the customer’s experience.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan discusses the recent acceleration of the video conferencing business and how the digital transformation will impact the future of work.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Jared Diamond discusses his latest book, Upheaval, in which he analyzes how nations have coped with challenges throughout history, and gives his perspective on how lessons from past challenges can apply today.
In this episode of Talks at GS, BT Group CEO Philip Jansen discusses leading the global telecommunications company through COVID-19, the impact that COVID-19 is having on the telecommunications industry, and the future of global connectivity.
In this episode of Talks at GS, BP CEO Bernard Looney discusses leading the global energy company through COVID-19, the company’s continued commitment to its sustainability goals, and his insights on the state of the global energy market.
In this episode of Talks at GS, economist Daniel Susskind discusses the impact of coronavirus on the global workforce and how technology has transformed the future of work.
In this episode of Talks at GS, UN Secretary-General António Guterres discusses leading the UN’s global response to COVID-19 and the health, economic and human rights implications of the pandemic across the world.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses phasing in the reopening of the economy and managing risks of additional waves with a group of leading medical experts.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Deepak Chopra, MD, discusses his insights on well-being, mindfulness and purpose during these challenging times.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the state of the real estate market with a group of business leaders.
In this episode of Talks at GS, professional basketball player Kevin Love discusses his struggles with mental health, his work to empower others to overcome their own challenges, and the impact of coronavirus on professional sports.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Mind CEO Paul Farmer CBE discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global mental health and well-being and how the organization is adapting treatments in the midst of the crisis.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Jeff Maggioncalda discusses the challenges that are currently transforming the education landscape.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Admiral Timothy Keating, the former Commander of the US Pacific Command, and Brigadier General Robert S. Spalding III, the former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, discuss coronavirus and the geopolitical implications for China.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the latest developments on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines with a group of leading experts.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discusses her leadership of the SBA during the coronavirus pandemic, the economic impact of the pandemic on the small business community, and federal relief for that community during the crisis.
Journalist Jonathan Karl discusses covering the Trump administration during the coronavirus crisis as well as his insights from covering President Trump for decades, as described in his new book, Front Row at the Trump Show.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the economic implications of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with a group of leading economic experts.
In this episode of Talks at GS, US Senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin discuss the federal policy response to the coronavirus pandemic and how the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act impacts small businesses.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the economic and public health implications of coronavirus for Europe with a number of leading health and economic experts.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses coronavirus testing, hospital readiness and the search for a therapy and vaccine with a number of leading health experts and business leaders.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Michael Mina of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discusses the evolving understanding of COVID-19 biology and epidemiology and approaches to “flatten the curve” in the context of diagnostics, potential therapeutics and vaccines.
Adam Higginbotham discusses his investigation into the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station; the legacy of the disaster for the people of Chernobyl; and what the disaster meant for the Soviet Union prior to its collapse. Watch Video
Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld discusses his journey in filmmaking, from cinematographer for the Coen brothers to director of blockbuster films like the Men in Black series; and his views on the business of filmmaking.
Andrew Roberts discusses lessons learned from studying some of the most consequential leaders in history, from Napoleon Bonaparte to Margaret Thatcher, and the qualities that shaped their tenures, particularly during times of war. Watch Video
Rahm Emanuel discusses his views on the role of local governments in tackling some of the greatest challenges in society and reflections on his journey from the White House to Congress to City Hall. Watch Video
Infectious disease expert Peter Piot discusses the origination, spread and management of COVID-19, lessons from his prior work discovering and managing the Ebola virus, and steps to take to prepare for future outbreaks.
Alexandre Arnault discusses taking over RIMOWA at the age of 25 and his strategy to reshape the brand and expand its global presence while maintaining its focus on craftsmanship and sustainability. Watch Video
Ken Mehlman discusses his journey from national politics to financial services, KKR’s strategy to align financial performance and social impact, and his perspective on the state of American politics. Watch Video
Scott Budnick discusses his career shift from producer of blockbuster comedies like “The Hangover” to films with socially relevant themes, including “Just Mercy,” and his work on behalf of social justice and criminal justice reform. Watch Video
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy discusses what drives innovation at large organizations, how artificial intelligence and the cloud are both shaping the future and his perspective on the keys to managing information security.
Venture capitalist Theresia Gouw discusses what she looks for in an early stage company, the opportunities from building a diverse investor team, and the state of venture capital in Silicon Valley. Watch Video
Jack Goldsmith discusses his examination of the disappearance of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975, the impact of Hoffa’s story on Goldsmith’s own life and the evolution of the American labor movement and Hoffa’s legacy. Watch Video
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson discusses his career and entry into politics, advice for the next generation of leaders, and the growing economic opportunities in Dallas. Watch Video
Oatly CEO Toni Petersson discusses the company’s strategy to transform the non-dairy sector, the forces behind a growth in plant-based diets, and why sustainability is core to the company’s mission. Watch Video
Alastair Campbell, political strategist and former director of communications for Prime Minister Tony Blair, discusses his experience with depression, how he copes with the disease and his perspective on mental health issues among young people. Watch Video
The Plastic Bank Founder and CEO David Katz discusses his model to reduce pollution in the world’s oceans by monetizing plastic to help alleviate poverty. Watch Video
Leon Black discusses co-founding Apollo three decades ago and how he helped build it into one of the world’s leading investment firms. He also spoke about his views on the future of the global private equity industry. Watch Video
Karlie Kloss discusses her journey to becoming one of the world’s most famous models, her work supporting girls and young women to become leaders in tech, and how she’s built a personal brand that emphasizes inclusivity and empowerment.
NPR host Steve Inskeep discusses the important roles the subjects of his new book—Jessie and John Frémont—played in American history as well as why he thinks audio remains such a powerful storytelling tool in today’s news environment. Watch Video
David M. Rubenstein discusses his path to founding The Carlyle Group and why he believes understanding US history is critical to civil discourse and American democracy. Watch Video
Former Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses her experience as a leader in both domestic and foreign affairs. Watch Video
Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder and CEO of Blackstone, discusses his experience building one of the world’s leading investment firms. Watch Video
Daniel Lubetzky discusses founding and building a billion-dollar snack bar brand in an increasingly competitive market and how social consciousness drives the mission of KIND Snacks.
Ella’s Kitchen Founder Paul Lindley OBE discusses the inspiration behind the popular baby food brand, his work to improve childhood nutrition and how businesses can balance purpose and profit. Watch Video
Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw discusses the lasting lessons from covering the Watergate scandal as a young White House correspondent and his views on how the modern news media covers politics in America.
Safi Bahcall discusses his book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, and how the principles of physics can be applied to human behavior in organizations to spark innovation. Watch Video
The Most Rev. Michael Curry discusses becoming the first African-American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and why he prioritizes speaking out on issues of social justice, including race relations and marriage equality. Watch Video
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reflects on his service in the US Army, his views on events shaping America’s national security interests globally and his thoughts on running the largest employer in the country. Watch Video
Rick Atkinson, Author of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Historian Rick Atkinson discusses his new historical trilogy on the American Revolution, the enduring lessons from the early battles of that war and the key figures at the center of the fight – from George Washington to King George III. Watch Video
Wes Moore discusses his journey from troubled youth to combat veteran to philanthropic leader and the innovative ways that Robin Hood is tackling the systemic roots of poverty in New York City. Watch Video
Former Ambassador Susan Rice discusses her experience tackling some of the biggest foreign policy challenges of the Obama Administration and forging a path in the highest levels of government. Watch Video
Eric Foner, Author of The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
Eric Foner discusses how passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments reshaped American democracy and how the Reconstruction era continues to influence the modern debate around fundamental rights and their constitutional interpretation. Watch Video
Former BP CEO Lord John Browne discusses the future of the fossil fuel industry, why engineering has been so critical to advancing civilization, and how social policy is adapting to those advances. Watch Video
Kirsten Green discusses the investing approach that has guided her success as a venture capital investor in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, as well as her views on the constantly-shifting consumer landscape. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Gwyneth Paltrow discusses her journey from actor to entrepreneur, lessons she has learned from building her business, and her views on the future of the wellness industry. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Ethan Brown discusses the mission behind the plant-based meat company and how the company’s product and business model is connected to tackling broader global issues. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Koby Altman discusses how he evaluates talent for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the impact technology has had on the game, and how he is building the culture of the team. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Bob Pittman discusses growing iHeartMedia into the largest radio network in the country and the key to connecting with consumers in an ever-changing media landscape. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Dr. Arie Belldegrun discusses his journey to medicine and research, his groundbreaking work in the field of immunotherapy, and turning that work into a successful business.
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Julia Hartz discusses merging a digital platform with live experiences, reflections on becoming a public company, and why the company’s culture has been key to its success. Watch Video
Adam Rippon discusses his journey to becoming a world-renowned skater, making history as the first openly gay US athlete to medal in the Winter Olympics, and his efforts to advocate for LGBT rights in the US and around the world. Watch Video
Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his gripping historical account of the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles, and the true crime story at the center of his most recent book, Say Nothing. Watch Video
US Senator Mitt Romney discusses his perspectives on the current political landscape both at home and around the world and his views on American foreign policy during a time of rising geopolitical tensions. Watch Video
Scott Kupor discusses his time in the venture-capital community in Silicon Valley, his outlook on the future of the VC industry and how his new book can help entrepreneurs better understand how venture capital works. Watch Video
Computer scientist Stuart J. Russell discusses how artificial intelligence is shaping both the future of innovation and the future of work and his views on how society can adapt to those changes. Watch Video
Kaspar Basse discusses his experience launching and running Joe & The Juice over the last 17 years, his efforts to bring continuous innovation to the industry and why he says people are the secret to his success. Watch Video
Kewsong Lee discusses taking the helm at The Carlyle Group, his vision for the future of the business and the challenges and opportunities of investing in a shifting macroeconomic landscape. Watch Video
James Grant discusses his perspectives on the forces shaping financial markets, and why the insights of Walter Bagehot, the Victorian-era banker, journalist, and editor of The Economist remain deeply relevant in today’s economy. Watch Video
National security expert and author Richard A. Clarke discusses the pivotal role of cyber security at the intersection of America’s economic, foreign policy and national security interests. Watch Video
Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege discusses his pioneering approach to treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his work to end the scourge of gender-based violence around the world. Watch Video
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts discusses the cable company’s strategy in the evolving direct-to-consumer space in an era of increased cord-cutting and competition among streaming platforms. Watch Video
Leda Braga discusses founding and building the culture of the investing firm Systematica Investments, how science and technology drives her investment strategy, and her observations on the latest trends in the systematic investing landscape. Watch Video
President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment Michael Rapino discusses the company’s strategy behind expanding the global market for touring and ticketing and how that expansion is linked to the growing “experience economy.” Watch Video
Snap Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Evan Spiegel discusses how social media is transforming the way people communicate and consume content, from news to gaming, and weighs in on the debate surrounding the privacy of social media users. Watch Video
Brian Grazer discusses the films and television shows that have defined his career; the future of the constantly evolving entertainment landscape; and insights from his latest book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection. Watch Video
Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav discusses his company’s targeted approach to programming in the ever-expanding content ecosystem and how the company has integrated technology and commerce as a part of the viewer experience. Watch Video
New York City Ballet leaders Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan discuss the experience of taking over the largest ballet company in the US during a tumultuous time in its history and their vision for the future of ballet. Watch Video
US Senator Tom Cotton discusses his views on key ideas driving foreign policy in a shifting geopolitical climate and reflects on his time serving in the US Army, including in The Old Guard, performing funerals for fallen soldiers. Watch Video
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and small business owner Jenny Steffensmeier discuss the issues on the minds of Iowa voters and why the state’s economy is appealing for small business owners. Watch Video
Tyra Banks discusses her groundbreaking career as a supermodel, her perspectives as an entrepreneur, and how she has become an expert in building a personal brand. Watch Video
J.J. Redick discusses the approach to basketball that has defined his career from the Duke Blue Devils to the NBA, why he prioritizes mentoring younger players, and his success off-court as the host of his own podcast. Watch Video
Veronika Scott—CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit non-profit that hires previously homeless women to make clothing for the homeless—discusses her efforts to break the cycle of poverty using Detroit’s manufacturing prowess. Watch Video
IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama discusses the philosophy behind IEX’s mission to “build fairer markets” and how his role in Michael Lewis’ 2014 book Flash Boys helped shaped the debate around high-frequency trading. Watch Video
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discusses his journey from childhood poverty in rural Texas to running a $13 billion endowment as well as his efforts to rethink how philanthropies can help fight social inequality. Watch Video
Cecile Richards discusses her decades-long work as an organizer and activist for women’s rights and social justice, and her current efforts to get more women involved in politics through a nonpartisan organization, Supermajority. Watch Video
Ford Motor Company President and CEO Jim Hackett discusses his leadership of the iconic American brand during a time of disruption and evolution in the auto industry and his views on the forces that will shape the future of Ford. Watch Video
NFL players Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin discuss the story behind Shaquem’s extraordinary efforts to become the first one-handed player in the modern NFL and the work they are doing to inspire inclusivity in sports. Watch Video
Pearson chief executive John Fallon discusses the digitalization of learning, how the company has embraced AI and why the future of education is linked to the future of work. Watch Video
Rebecca Minkoff discusses building her eponymous fashion brand, how technology and social media are driving the fashion industry and her efforts to support women-led businesses through the Female Founder Collective. Watch Video
Three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala discusses his experiences as the swingman for the Golden State Warriors, his emergence as a prominent Silicon Valley tech investor, and reflections from his new book, The Sixth Man: A Memoir. Watch Video
Esera Tuaolo discusses his decade-long football career as a defensive tackle in the NFL and his advocacy for more diversity and inclusion in sports. Watch Video
Stacey Cunningham discusses her journey at the NYSE from one-time intern to its first female president and her efforts to bring innovation and efficiency to the NYSE during a time of evolution in the marketplace. Watch Video
Former US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter discusses his views on key issues in US foreign policy and the role of technology and innovation in addressing America’s greatest national security challenges. Watch Video
Kat Cole of Focus Brands discusses her rise from server at Hooters to food industry leader and her outlook on the future of the quick-service restaurant business from the impact of technology to meeting the demands of more health-conscious consumers. Watch Video
Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer discusses the forces driving the debate between populists and globalists around the world and gives his insights on the political risks shaping markets and the geopolitical landscape. Watch Video
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian discusses his harrowing 544 days in Iran’s notorious Evin prison and his views on the rising tensions between the US and Iran, and the growing pressures on media freedom around the world. Watch Video
Washington Post conservative columnist George F. Will discusses the history and future of modern American conservatism and his views on the forces shaping the current political landscape. Watch Video
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani discusses his experiences leading India’s second-largest IT services firm and his efforts to enhance financial inclusion through payment digitization and India’s unique biometric-based identity platform. Watch Video
Retired New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira shares highlights from his 14-season career playing in Major League Baseball, his thoughts on the future of the game, and his work off the field as a philanthropist. Watch Video
Actor Tzi Ma discusses his career creating memorable characters on screen and his efforts to draw attention to the need for better representation of Asian-Americans in the entertainment industry. Watch Video
Historian Douglas Brinkley discusses President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to “go to the moon” that inspired a generation and how the Apollo 11 mission changed the world and our perceptions of the possibilities of human discovery. Watch Video
Niklas Zennström, CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico and founder of Skype, discusses his journey as a tech entrepreneur and his views on how the tech community is putting a new focus on addressing broader societal issues. Watch Video
President and CEO of Chegg Dan Rosensweig discusses the debate over digital learning and his vision to make education less expensive, more accessible and more relevant to the demands of the 21st century economy. Watch Video
Saadia Zahidi, author of Fifty Million Rising, discusses the “quiet revolution” of Muslim women entering the workforce, and the cultural and economic shifts it is causing throughout the Muslim world. Watch Video
Former US Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, and former American cultural envoy to Canada, Vicki Heyman, discuss diplomacy as an essential tool for maintaining world order, why the relationship between Canada and the US remains one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world, and how the two countries can work together to drive the global agenda. Watch Video
Charity: water CEO Scott Harrison discusses his journey from nightclub promoter to philanthropist, his work to bring clean water to underserved communities around the world, and how he is disrupting the way nonprofits recruit talent. Watch Video
President and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds Terry Finley discusses the business of horse racing from his vantage point of running the largest thoroughbred partnership management company in the world and his 2017 Kentucky Derby win with “Always Dreaming.” Watch Video
Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer discusses his decades-long work on the issue of climate change, his assessment of how to confront the growing threat, and the political debate surrounding it. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, Grab Co-Founder Hooi Ling Tan discusses growing the ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia and how digitizing the region’s economy has helped empower both drivers and customers. Watch Video
Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred discusses his efforts to bring new energy and enthusiasm to baseball among fans and the next generation of players, and the ways in which technology and data analytics are helping to modernize the sport. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, MIT Media Lab professor Hugh Herr, who lost his legs in a climbing accident, discusses how technological innovations have altered the future for people with physical disabilities. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, GLP Co-Founder and CEO Ming Mei discusses the business of logistics from real estate to fund management and how he incorporates the latest technology to scale the business globally. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, Hillhouse Capital Founder and CEO Lei Zhang discusses the business landscape in Asia and his outlook on the future of entrepreneurship. Watch Video
In this episode of Talks at GS, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, Joseph Tsai discusses how Alibaba thinks about expanding its ecosystem of businesses beyond ecommerce and the opportunities of the digital economy from retail to cloud computing. Watch Video
David W. Blight discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Frederick Douglass, Douglass’s path from slave to statesman, and why his ideas about freedom, equality and the promise of American idealism feel distinctly modern today. Watch Video
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, co-authors of POLITICO Playbook, discuss writing a daily must-read newsletter for political insiders, their take on the state of American politics and their outlook on the 2020 presidential campaign. Watch Video
Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga shares his insights on leading and driving growth in a digital-first world, the challenges of cyber security and why a shift towards a cashless society will help drive financial inclusion. Watch Video
Dame Ellen MacArthur discusses her world record-breaking sailing career and her current efforts to create a more “circular” economy, where resources and power recirculate and regenerate to eliminate plastic waste and pollution. Watch Video
Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch discusses the innovation driving her fashion business, the storytelling in her designs and how technology continues to change the way she markets her products to the consumer. Watch Video
Oncologist and bioethicist Dr. Zeke Emanuel discusses the ongoing debate over the Affordable Care Act, his ideas on regulating drug prices and the reforms that he believes could transform the way health care is delivered. Watch Video
Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt discusses being the first female fighter pilot in the US Air Force and her efforts to create a more balanced and diverse military to confront the challenges of a shifting international security landscape. Watch Video
David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor of New York Magazine, discusses the growing threat of climate change as told through his book, The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, and his ideas on how to combat it. Watch Video
US Senator Doug Jones of Alabama discusses the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, his work in pursuing convictions against two of the perpetrators decades later and his efforts to find middle ground in American politics. Watch Video
Historian Evan Thomas discusses the life and legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, including her role as the Supreme Court’s “swing vote” for nearly a quarter of a century on some of the most significant and divisive issues of our time. Watch Video
Accenture North America CEO Julie Sweet discusses her path from practicing attorney to corporate leader and her perspectives on the most significant trends driving the technological transformation of the economy – from AI to 5G. Watch Video
Investor and philanthropist Jean Case discusses the evolution of the internet since the early days of America Online, her views on the state of the technology industry and her new book, Be Fearless. Watch Video
Talks at GS gathers leading thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs, and in Europe these have included David Beckham, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ella Woodward, to share their insights and ideas shaping the world. Watch Video
Retired US Marine Corps general and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reflects on his tenure in the Trump administration, the future of the US-China relationship and his views on drug enforcement policy. Watch Video
Sarah Casanova, chief executive officer of McDonald’s Holdings (Japan), discusses her role in building the McDonald’s business in Japan, the importance of implementing customer-centric strategies and her thoughts on empowering women in Japan, Asia and beyond. Watch Video
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Bret Stephens discusses his conservative perspective at the paper and why he believes strong democracies are fueled by healthy disagreement.Watch Video
Warby Parker co-Founders and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa discuss growing the eyewear brand with a focus on social impact and how they’ve combined technology and in-store interaction to create a distinct customer experience. Watch Video
Chinese business leader Weijian Shan discusses the lessons learned from his exile to the Gobi Desert at age 15, the lasting implications of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and his observations on the US-China relationship. Watch Video
Starbucks COO and Group President Rosalind Brewer discusses her groundbreaking career, navigating the growth strategy of Starbucks and her thoughts on bringing more racial and gender diversity to the highest levels of corporate America. Watch Video
In this episode, Salesforce Chairman and Co-CEO Marc Benioff discusses how AI is transforming the tech industry and beyond, the importance of leading with trust, and why business is the greatest platform for change. Watch Video
Architect Daniel Libeskind discusses the perseverance, collaboration and creative process that define his iconic structures, which include the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the master plan for the World Trade Center. Watch Video
Social entrepreneur and CNN host Van Jones discusses his recent work to build bipartisan consensus for criminal justice reform in America and what it means for the future of the justice system and race relations in the country. Watch Video
Geopolitical expert Parag Khanna gives his perspective on the rise of Asia, U.S. policy towards China and his prediction that the ‘Asianization’ of Asia will lead to greater economic, political and social coherence across the region. Watch Video
Author Gilbert King discusses his work uncovering one of the darkest, nearly forgotten moments in the history of the civil rights movement and the role Thurgood Marshall played in championing racial equality in the U.S. Watch Video
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses his journey from humble beginnings to self-made billionaire, the strategy behind his successful business ventures and the challenges and opportunities of owning a sports franchise. Watch Video
Professional baseball player Christian Yelich discusses his evolution as a player from being drafted in 2010 to his 2018 MVP season, how he shapes his brand off the field and the future of Major League Baseball. Watch Video
Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker discusses how biometrics are revolutionizing security in airports, stadiums and beyond, and how privacy and regulation will shape the future of identification technology. Watch Video
Country manager for Fiserv Poland, Aleksandra Gren, discusses her work to democratize the financial system and why diversifying the pipeline for tech talent is a key factor for stimulating economic growth. Watch Video
Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss discusses her mission to reinvent the beauty industry, the importance of brand authenticity and her company’s emphasis on deep online engagement with its customers. Watch Video
Michael Milken discusses his work as chairman of the Milken Institute, including his thoughts on democratizing access to capital, the future of the global economy and the fight against cancer. Watch Video
Victoria Beckham discusses her journey from pop star to fashion designer and how she aims to inspire and empower other women. Watch Video
Retired US Army General Stanley McChrystal discusses lessons learned from a range of influential leaders - from President George Washington to Walt Disney - along with his views on the current global security landscape. Watch Video
In this episode, José Neves, founder and CEO of online luxury retail platform Farfetch, discusses how he used his background in technology to respond to a need in the fashion industry by creating a digital marketplace for emerging and established brands. Watch Video
GE’s former vice chair Beth Comstock shares insights on how people and organizations can confront challenges, embrace new ideas and lead with imagination to become “change makers.” Watch Video
Media executive Joanna Coles shares her perspectives on the transformation of the media industry since she began her career more than three decades ago. Watch Video
World-renowned chef, restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi discusses his passion for cooking, how “familiar” food makes people happy, and the best advice he gives to aspiring chefs. Watch Video
Presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses the epic war stories that have shaped American history, the way that presidents have dramatically expanded executive power during times of military conflict and the enduring consequences for America and the world. Watch Video
NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo discusses becoming one of the greatest defensive players of all time, his dedication to improving the lives of people in his native Congo and the importance of inspiring other athletes to give back. Watch Video
Robert Kraft discusses how he built the New England Patriots into one of the best teams in NFL history and why culture has been the key to its success. Watch Video
Former white nationalist Derek Black is joined by Allison Gornik and Matthew Stevenson – instrumental figures in his transformation and denouncement of the movement – for a discussion moderated by Elisha Wiesel on the power of dialogue. Watch Video
Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi discusses his work to deepen our understanding of the universe, the possibility of life on other planets and why he believes his unlikely personal path can inspire the next generation of scientists. Watch Video
Rent the Runway co-founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman discusses the company’s disruptive impact on the fashion industry, her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and how she’s leading by example to advocate for workplace equality. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Under Armour chairman and CEO Kevin Plank discusses building his successful performance brand and how to stay relevant in a crowded consumer landscape. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston discusses what he has learned as he continues to grow the cloud computing company into one of the biggest disruptors in Silicon Valley. Watch Video
Quicken Loans founder and Cleveland Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert discusses the importance of creating a unified culture in any organization to drive success and motivate teams. This episode was filmed at the Goldman Sachs’ 2018 Builders + Innovators Summit. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, media executive Peter Chernin discusses the evolution of digital entertainment and how the business continues to adapt for a changing consumer. Watch Video
Award-winning Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf CBE discusses how growing up during the Cold War shaped his world view, his rigorous approach to covering global economics and his projections for international cooperation on climate change. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, author Ted Dintersmith and Global Citizen Year Founder and CEO Abby Falik discuss ways to innovate the future of education for the next generation of teachers and students. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya discusses how his own immigrant story has helped build the culture of the yogurt company from the products to the people. Watch Video
Oaktree Capital co-founder Howard Marks shares his insights on the forces shaping the market cycle and discusses how his writing has informed his perspective as an investor. Watch Video
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his NASCAR racing career, lessons learned from his legendary father and his work creating awareness around concussions in sports. Watch Video
Journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson discusses his most recent book on Leonardo da Vinci and shares insights drawn from his definitive biographies, including his thoughts on the qualities that define “genius.” Watch Video
Jenny Reardon, sociology professor and author of The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Knowledge and Justice after the Genome, discusses the future of genomics and its social and ethical implications. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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
During the Goldman Sachs European Systematic Investing Conference in London, Winton Group Founder and CEO David Harding discussed how data and AI have changed the landscape for investors. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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
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
Journalist Amy Chozick discusses what she learned from covering the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and the future of political journalism. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Deborah DiSanzo, general manager of IBM Watson Health, discusses how technology is disrupting the healthcare industry and potentially reshaping the doctor-patient relationship.
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
CEO Josh Silverman discusses how Etsy is transforming the global e-commerce marketplace, by connecting artists to consumers across the internet. Watch Video
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
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
Alexandra Shiva & Princess Firyal of Jordan, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler explains how creative content wins and why an entrepreneurial culture is key to making great television. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Award-winning architect Bjarke Ingels discusses the creative process behind his innovative, barrier-breaking approach to design. Watch Video
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
Christy Turlington Burns discusses her modeling career, becoming a mother and her fight to end maternal mortality. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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
Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes discusses breaking records and staying motivated on and off the track. Watch Video
Filmmaker Jamie Redford discusses his new film Resilience and his passion for filmmaking with purpose. Watch Video
The former commander of the US Special Operations Command discusses the evolution of global conflict during this Talks at GS session. Watch Video
NAACP CEO and ordained minister Cornell Brooks discusses his path to ministry and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Watch Video
Ahead of the Six Nations rugby tournament, England head coach Eddie Jones discusses his winning formula of preparation, effort and attitude. Watch Video
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
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
IBM fellow Jeff Jonas discusses the inspiration behind his inventions, context computing and privacy by design. Watch VIdeo
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 effect change. Watch Videos
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
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
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
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
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
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
Misty Copeland, principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, discusses motivation, diversity and breaking barriers. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, discusses leadership and the evolution of the Catholic Church. Watch Video
Admiral William McRaven, former commander of the United States Special Operations Command, discusses leadership, geopolitics and veterans affairs. Watch Video
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
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
Lauren Bush Lauren, founder, creative director and chief executive officer of FEED Projects, discusses social entrepreneurship and world hunger. Watch Video
Inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen discusses innovation, technology and the importance of science and engineering education. Watch Videos
Congressman John Lewis, US representative of Georgia’s fifth congressional district, shares his experiences as a leader in the civil rights movement in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Professional basketball player and Olympic gold medalist Ray Allen discusses discipline, leadership and the globalization of basketball. Watch Video
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
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
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
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
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. Watch Video
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