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Henry Kravis: 40 Years of Innovation in Finance

31 Oct 2017

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.

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David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity

18 Oct 2017

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

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Nick Leschly: The Promise of Gene Therapy

18 Oct 2017

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.

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Dan Weiss: A Museum for the 21st Century

17 Oct 2017

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

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From Poaching to Protecting Africa’s Wildlife

06 Oct 2017

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.

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Laurie Hernandez: A New Voice of Inspiration

28 Sep 2017

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 is not slowing down as she looks towards her next goals (including graduating from high school). The 17-year old is embracing perhaps her most important title – role model – to inspire young people around the world to be courageous and tenacious, and to follow their dreams.

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Edward Norton: Capitalism and Creative Disruption

26 Sep 2017

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.

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Icarus: Uncovering a Scandal of Olympic Proportions

21 Sep 2017

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.

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Tony Blinken – Diplomacy: The First Response

11 Sep 2017

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.

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Nitin Nohria: The Responsibility of Leadership

06 Sep 2017

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.

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Richard Armstrong: Redefining Beauty Through Art

08 Aug 2017

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.

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Dr. Vivek Murthy: The Global Epidemic of Addiction

27 Jul 2017

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

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Arianna Huffington: Thriving in the “Attention Economy”

12 Jul 2017

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 addresses problems in the culture of Silicon Valley, noting that creating environments of accountability is starting to effect change.

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Eddie Huang: Food, Culture, Identity

15 May 2017

Lawyer-turned-restaurateur Eddie Huang authored the bestselling memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, that inspired the popular ABC sitcom of the same name and generated a new dialogue around social and cultural identity. Huang, who is also host of his own television show, VICELAND's Huang's World, which explores cultural identity through food, discusses his experiences growing up in Orlando, Florida as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and his ambitions to raise the level of social discourse in America.

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Adam Grant: The Psychology of Resilience

11 May 2017

Resilience is critical to overcoming personal challenges, but it’s also key to building strong teams and finding success in the workplace. 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.

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Julia Steyn: Car Sharing and the Future of Auto

21 Apr 2017

The rise of car sharing and autonomous vehicles may be threatening the traditional business model of large manufacturers like General Motors (GM), but the company’s newly launched car-sharing program Maven has created a model where new and old modes of personal mobility can coexist. GM’s head of urban mobility Julia Steyn discusses the company’s efforts to drive innovation while capitalizing on its century-old legacy.

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Robert Smith: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

12 Apr 2017

Robert Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 in the midst of the dotcom bubble, with the goal of capitalizing on a growing enterprise software sector. He discusses software’s transformational impact on the economy and how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, auto and beyond.

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

10 Mar 2017

David Robinson – "The Admiral," to his legion of fans – famously led Navy to within a game of the Final Four and went on to enjoy one of the game's great careers, earning him an NBA MVP award, two NBA championships and two Olympic gold medals. He shares how his time at the US Naval Academy and career with the San Antonio Spurs shaped his views on leadership and being part of a team.

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

03 Mar 2017

A revolution in cultural norms, the strengthening of workplace rights and major economic changes have advanced women’s rights over the last 50 years and, in turn, economic progress. Scholar and women’s rights advocate 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.

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Marc Metrick: Authenticity, The “New Luxury”

22 Feb 2017

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.

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Altuzarra and the Art of Fashion

14 Feb 2017

Fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra founded his eponymous womenswear line Altuzarra in 2008, drawing from the French and American influences of his upbringing. At the conclusion of New York Fashion Week 2017, Altuzarra, who was awarded the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2014, discussed his approach to design, navigating the business of fashion and the inspiration behind his most recent collection.

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Dr. Richard Haass: “World Order 2.0”

01 Feb 2017

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.

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Adena Friedman: The Future of FinTech

19 Jan 2017

Technology trends including the cloud, blockchain and quantum computing are changing the future of capital markets and investors' access to them. 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.

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

15 Dec 2016

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.

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Barbara Bush: Promoting Global Health Equity

21 Nov 2016

Advancements in science and medical technology continue to improve global healthcare, but weak infrastructure in many parts of the world has created a systems gap. 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.

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Carolina Herrera: Building a Timeless Brand

07 Nov 2016

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been designing timeless, elegant clothes for more than three decades. She discussed her career, the evolution of the fashion industry and why trendy is not always fashionable.

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The Revitalization of Detroit

21 Oct 2016

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.

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The #FindMike Campaign: Rethinking Mental Health

13 Oct 2016

In January 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge preparing to jump to his death. 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.

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Josh Sapan: TV, Tech and the Consumer

05 Oct 2016

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.

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Marni Walden: From Mobile to Media - Transforming Telecom

21 Sep 2016

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.

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Yao Ming: Basketball, Teamwork and Giving Back

12 Sep 2016

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.

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Alex Tapscott: The Blockchain Revolution

12 Jul 2016

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.

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Bjarke Ingels: Transforming the Global Skyline

09 Jun 2016

Award-winning architect Bjarke Ingels counts Google’s new Mountain View headquarters, 2 World Trade Center and a clean energy power station with a rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen among his current design projects. Here, the founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group discusses the creative process behind his innovative, barrier-breaking approach to design.

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

20 May 2016

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.

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Anna Wintour: The Evolution of Fashion in Media

02 Dec 2015

An iconic figure in modern fashion, Anna Wintour has served as editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director of Condé Nast since 2013. Wintour visited Goldman Sachs for a Talks at GS session, where she discussed her experiences in publishing and expanding Vogue’s digital footprint.

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Panel: Entrepreneurship and Building a Business

17 Nov 2015

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.

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John Roos: The US-Japan Relationship

11 Nov 2015

John Roos, American ambassador to Japan (2009-2013), was instrumental in overseeing the US response to Japan’s devastating earthquake in March 2011. He discussed the importance of face-to-face diplomacy and the evolution of the US-Japan relationship.

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Panel: Storytelling as an Agent of Global Change

21 Oct 2015

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.

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Neil Berg: Broadway Behind the Curtain

20 Oct 2015

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.

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Ross Kemp: Documenting Extreme Stories

08 Oct 2015

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.

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Justin Welby: The Role of Religion in Modern Society

30 Sep 2015

The archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. 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.

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Panel: The Social and Economic Impact of Evolving Family Dynamics

21 Sep 2015

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.

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Bill George: Lessons in Authentic Leadership

10 Sep 2015

Bill George, senior fellow at Harvard Business School, author of Discover Your True North and former chief executive officer at Medtronic, discussed the core leadership qualities of authenticity, values and ethics, and shared lessons learned from some of the world’s most successful leaders.

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Howard Marks: Philosophies on Investing

11 Aug 2015

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

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David Pilling: Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

10 Aug 2015

David Pilling, Asia editor of the Financial Times and author of Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival, discussed the economic, social and political challenges facing Japan today, drawing on his firsthand coverage of Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in March 2011.

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Ava DuVernay: The Making of "Selma"

06 Jul 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Director Ava DuVernay discussed her film Selma, which chronicles the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

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Nick Bollettieri: Coaching Excellence

01 Jul 2015

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.

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John Amaechi: The Psychology of Success

22 Jun 2015

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.

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Danny Meyer: The Business of Hospitality

22 Jun 2015

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.

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Mark Kelly: The Spirit of Exploration

01 May 2015

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.

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Christine Loh: Environmental Sustainability in Asia

29 Apr 2015

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.

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Kenneth Langone and Neal Goldman: The Science of Relationships

28 Apr 2015

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.

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Panel: The Millennial Effect

13 Mar 2015

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

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Eric Kandel: The Science of Memory

02 Mar 2015

Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric Kandel, co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University, discusses the science of learning and memory.

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Panel: The New Oil Order

24 Feb 2015

Alastair Maxwell, co-head of Global Energy within the Investment Banking Division, moderated a panel discussion in London exploring the transformation of the global energy landscape, described as the New Oil Order.

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

29 Jan 2015

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.

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David Miliband: Reigniting Hope in the Face of Crises

17 Dec 2014

David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), discusses his career in public service and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world.

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Panel: The Evolution of Bitcoin

03 Dec 2014

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.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

17 Nov 2014

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, Goldman Sachs hosted a panel discussion in London with four business leaders on what it takes to grow a successful company.

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Linda Rottenberg: Developing High Impact Entrepreneurs

28 Oct 2014

Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Endeavor, which identifies and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in developing countries to promote long-term economic growth, discusses the concept of entrepreneurship and the power of taking risks.

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Cristián Samper: Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places

20 Oct 2014

Dr. Cristián Samper, president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), discusses the importance of public-private partnerships, including that between WCS and Goldman Sachs to create the Karukinka Natural Park in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

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Panel: The 100th Anniversary of World War I

23 Jul 2014

David A. Andelman, editor-in-chief of the World Policy Journal, and Dr. Michael Epkenhans, director at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces, discussed the events of World War I and its legacy, 100 years later.

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John Whitehead and Tom Brokaw: Remembering  D-Day

25 Jun 2014

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.

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Madeleine Albright: Leading Through the Glass Ceiling

19 Jun 2014

Former US Secretary of State, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and founder of the Aspen Ministers Forum, Madeleine Albright discussed American foreign policy and breaking boundaries as the first woman to head the US State Department.

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Lord John Browne: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

18 Jun 2014

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.

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Panel: The Growth of Soccer in the United States

12 Jun 2014

Three of the greatest advocates for soccer in the United States – Cobi Jones, the all-time leader for appearances on the U.S. national team; Claudio Reyna, former captain of the U.S. national team; and Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation – discuss soccer’s growth across the country and their careers in the sport.

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Bill Ritter: The Energy Economy

01 May 2014

Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado and president of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), discusses clean energy and the proposals outlined in the CNEE’s recent report, Powering Forward.

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Ian Morris: A History of Peacemaking

09 Apr 2014

Professor Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard professor of classics and professor of history at Stanford University, spoke about current international conflicts and the role of peacemaking in war throughout history in the context of his most recent book, War! What Is It Good For?

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Panel: Perspectives on the Global Economy

20 Mar 2014

A discussion on the global economy brought together three of Goldman Sachs’ international advisors: Charles de Croisset, Goldman Sachs’ advisor on France; Ian Macfarlane, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia; and Bob Zoellick, former president of the World Bank Group and chairman of the firm’s international advisors.

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Panel: Impact of US Healthcare Reform

03 Mar 2014

For our panel on the impact of healthcare reform in the United States, Goldman Sachs brought together former Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota; Dr. Kenneth Davis, president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Dr. Jeffrey Kang, senior vice president of Health and Wellness Services and Solutions at Walgreens.

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David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity

18 Oct 2017

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

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Nick Leschly: The Promise of Gene Therapy

18 Oct 2017

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.

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Dr. Vivek Murthy: The Global Epidemic of Addiction

27 Jul 2017

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

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Julia Steyn: Car Sharing and the Future of Auto

21 Apr 2017

The rise of car sharing and autonomous vehicles may be threatening the traditional business model of large manufacturers like General Motors (GM), but the company’s newly launched car-sharing program Maven has created a model where new and old modes of personal mobility can coexist. GM’s head of urban mobility Julia Steyn discusses the company’s efforts to drive innovation while capitalizing on its century-old legacy.

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Alex Tapscott: The Blockchain Revolution

12 Jul 2016

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.

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Mark Kelly: The Spirit of Exploration

01 May 2015

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

Kenneth Langone and Neal Goldman: The Science of Relationships

28 Apr 2015

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

Eric Kandel: The Science of Memory

02 Mar 2015

Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric Kandel, co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University, discusses the science of learning and memory.

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Panel: The Evolution of Bitcoin

03 Dec 2014

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.

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

15 Dec 2016

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

John Roos: The US-Japan Relationship

11 Nov 2015

John Roos, American ambassador to Japan (2009-2013), was instrumental in overseeing the US response to Japan’s devastating earthquake in March 2011. He discussed the importance of face-to-face diplomacy and the evolution of the US-Japan relationship.

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Panel: The 100th Anniversary of World War I

23 Jul 2014

David A. Andelman, editor-in-chief of the World Policy Journal, and Dr. Michael Epkenhans, director at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces, discussed the events of World War I and its legacy, 100 years later.

Learn More

John Whitehead and Tom Brokaw: Remembering  D-Day

25 Jun 2014

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.

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Madeleine Albright: Leading Through the Glass Ceiling

19 Jun 2014

Former US Secretary of State, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and founder of the Aspen Ministers Forum, Madeleine Albright discussed American foreign policy and breaking boundaries as the first woman to head the US State Department.

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Ian Morris: A History of Peacemaking

09 Apr 2014

Professor Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard professor of classics and professor of history at Stanford University, spoke about current international conflicts and the role of peacemaking in war throughout history in the context of his most recent book, War! What Is It Good For?

Learn More

Laurie Hernandez: A New Voice of Inspiration

28 Sep 2017

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 is not slowing down as she looks towards her next goals (including graduating from high school). The 17-year old is embracing perhaps her most important title – role model – to inspire young people around the world to be courageous and tenacious, and to follow their dreams.

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Nitin Nohria: The Responsibility of Leadership

06 Sep 2017

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.

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Richard Armstrong: Redefining Beauty Through Art

08 Aug 2017

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.

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Tony Blinken – Diplomacy: The First Response

11 Sep 2017

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.

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

03 Mar 2017

A revolution in cultural norms, the strengthening of workplace rights and major economic changes have advanced women’s rights over the last 50 years and, in turn, economic progress. Scholar and women’s rights advocate 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.

Watch Video

Dr. Richard Haass: “World Order 2.0”

01 Feb 2017

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

Barbara Bush: Promoting Global Health Equity

21 Nov 2016

Advancements in science and medical technology continue to improve global healthcare, but weak infrastructure in many parts of the world has created a systems gap. 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

The Revitalization of Detroit

21 Oct 2016

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.

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The #FindMike Campaign: Rethinking Mental Health

13 Oct 2016

In January 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge preparing to jump to his death. 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.

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Justin Welby: The Role of Religion in Modern Society

30 Sep 2015

The archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. 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.

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Panel: The Social and Economic Impact of Evolving Family Dynamics

21 Sep 2015

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.

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David Pilling: Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

10 Aug 2015

David Pilling, Asia editor of the Financial Times and author of Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival, discussed the economic, social and political challenges facing Japan today, drawing on his firsthand coverage of Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in March 2011.

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Christine Loh: Environmental Sustainability in Asia

29 Apr 2015

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.

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Panel: The Millennial Effect

13 Mar 2015

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

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David Miliband: Reigniting Hope in the Face of Crises

17 Dec 2014

David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), discusses his career in public service and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world.

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Linda Rottenberg: Developing High Impact Entrepreneurs

28 Oct 2014

Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Endeavor, which identifies and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in developing countries to promote long-term economic growth, discusses the concept of entrepreneurship and the power of taking risks.

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Cristián Samper: Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places

20 Oct 2014

Dr. Cristián Samper, president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), discusses the importance of public-private partnerships, including that between WCS and Goldman Sachs to create the Karukinka Natural Park in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

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Lord John Browne: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

18 Jun 2014

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.

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Panel: Impact of US Healthcare Reform

03 Mar 2014

For our panel on the impact of healthcare reform in the United States, Goldman Sachs brought together former Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota; Dr. Kenneth Davis, president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Dr. Jeffrey Kang, senior vice president of Health and Wellness Services and Solutions at Walgreens.

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Henry Kravis: 40 Years of Innovation in Finance

31 Oct 2017

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.

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Robert Smith: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

12 Apr 2017

Robert Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 in the midst of the dotcom bubble, with the goal of capitalizing on a growing enterprise software sector. He discusses software’s transformational impact on the economy and how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, auto and beyond.

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Adena Friedman: The Future of FinTech

19 Jan 2017

Technology trends including the cloud, blockchain and quantum computing are changing the future of capital markets and investors' access to them. 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.

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Panel: Entrepreneurship and Building a Business

17 Nov 2015

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.

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Bill George: Lessons in Authentic Leadership

10 Sep 2015

Bill George, senior fellow at Harvard Business School, author of Discover Your True North and former chief executive officer at Medtronic, discussed the core leadership qualities of authenticity, values and ethics, and shared lessons learned from some of the world’s most successful leaders.

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Howard Marks: Philosophies on Investing

11 Aug 2015

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

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Panel: The New Oil Order

24 Feb 2015

Alastair Maxwell, co-head of Global Energy within the Investment Banking Division, moderated a panel discussion in London exploring the transformation of the global energy landscape, described as the New Oil Order.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

17 Nov 2014

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, Goldman Sachs hosted a panel discussion in London with four business leaders on what it takes to grow a successful company.

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Bill Ritter: The Energy Economy

01 May 2014

Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado and president of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), discusses clean energy and the proposals outlined in the CNEE’s recent report, Powering Forward.

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Panel: Perspectives on the Global Economy

20 Mar 2014

A discussion on the global economy brought together three of Goldman Sachs’ international advisors: Charles de Croisset, Goldman Sachs’ advisor on France; Ian Macfarlane, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia; and Bob Zoellick, former president of the World Bank Group and chairman of the firm’s international advisors.

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Dan Weiss: A Museum for the 21st Century

17 Oct 2017

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

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Edward Norton: Capitalism and Creative Disruption

26 Sep 2017

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.

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Icarus: Uncovering a Scandal of Olympic Proportions

21 Sep 2017

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.

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Arianna Huffington: Thriving in the “Attention Economy”

12 Jul 2017

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 addresses problems in the culture of Silicon Valley, noting that creating environments of accountability is starting to effect change.

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Eddie Huang: Food, Culture, Identity

15 May 2017

Lawyer-turned-restaurateur Eddie Huang authored the bestselling memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, that inspired the popular ABC sitcom of the same name and generated a new dialogue around social and cultural identity. Huang, who is also host of his own television show, VICELAND's Huang's World, which explores cultural identity through food, discusses his experiences growing up in Orlando, Florida as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and his ambitions to raise the level of social discourse in America.

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Adam Grant: The Psychology of Resilience

11 May 2017

Resilience is critical to overcoming personal challenges, but it’s also key to building strong teams and finding success in the workplace. 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.

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Marc Metrick: Authenticity, The “New Luxury”

22 Feb 2017

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.

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Altuzarra and the Art of Fashion

14 Feb 2017

Fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra founded his eponymous womenswear line Altuzarra in 2008, drawing from the French and American influences of his upbringing. At the conclusion of New York Fashion Week 2017, Altuzarra, who was awarded the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2014, discussed his approach to design, navigating the business of fashion and the inspiration behind his most recent collection.

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Carolina Herrera: Building a Timeless Brand

07 Nov 2016

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been designing timeless, elegant clothes for more than three decades. She discussed her career, the evolution of the fashion industry and why trendy is not always fashionable.

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Josh Sapan: TV, Tech and the Consumer

05 Oct 2016

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.

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Marni Walden: From Mobile to Media - Transforming Telecom

21 Sep 2016

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.

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Bjarke Ingels: Transforming the Global Skyline

09 Jun 2016

Award-winning architect Bjarke Ingels counts Google’s new Mountain View headquarters, 2 World Trade Center and a clean energy power station with a rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen among his current design projects. Here, the founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group discusses the creative process behind his innovative, barrier-breaking approach to design.

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

20 May 2016

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.

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Anna Wintour: The Evolution of Fashion in Media

02 Dec 2015

An iconic figure in modern fashion, Anna Wintour has served as editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director of Condé Nast since 2013. Wintour visited Goldman Sachs for a Talks at GS session, where she discussed her experiences in publishing and expanding Vogue’s digital footprint.

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Panel: Storytelling as an Agent of Global Change

21 Oct 2015

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.

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Neil Berg: Broadway Behind the Curtain

20 Oct 2015

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.

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Ross Kemp: Documenting Extreme Stories

08 Oct 2015

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.

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Ava DuVernay: The Making of "Selma"

06 Jul 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Director Ava DuVernay discussed her film Selma, which chronicles the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

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Danny Meyer: The Business of Hospitality

22 Jun 2015

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.

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

29 Jan 2015

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.

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

10 Mar 2017

David Robinson – "The Admiral," to his legion of fans – famously led Navy to within a game of the Final Four and went on to enjoy one of the game's great careers, earning him an NBA MVP award, two NBA championships and two Olympic gold medals. He shares how his time at the US Naval Academy and career with the San Antonio Spurs shaped his views on leadership and being part of a team.

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Yao Ming: Basketball, Teamwork and Giving Back

12 Sep 2016

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.

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Nick Bollettieri: Coaching Excellence

01 Jul 2015

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.

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John Amaechi: The Psychology of Success

22 Jun 2015

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.

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Panel: The Growth of Soccer in the United States

12 Jun 2014

Three of the greatest advocates for soccer in the United States – Cobi Jones, the all-time leader for appearances on the U.S. national team; Claudio Reyna, former captain of the U.S. national team; and Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation – discuss soccer’s growth across the country and their careers in the sport.

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