Prominent leaders from around the world join MBA students for a conversation on effective leadership, core values, and lessons learned throughout their career. View From The Top, the podcast, is based on the dean’s speaker series at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
When Mitt Romney first talked to Bill Bain about joining Bain & Company, Romney was clear about one thing: “I have to have all day Sunday off. If that’s something the firm can’t accept, then I’m probably not the right guy for the firm.” He ended up getting the job and leading its momentous growth. Romney later co-founded the spin-off company, Bain Capital, which grew to become one of the largest private equity investment firms in the nation. In 2003, Romney entered politics, serving as the governor of Massachusetts for four years. He is the current senator-elect from Utah.
“Have more in your life than just work,” Romney tells Stanford GSB students during his View From The Top conversation with Ryan Harper, MBA ’15. “I found that if you take a block of time off for yourself, you may well be more productive than if you don’t.”
Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the Dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.