Stanford Pathfinders features engaging dialogue with some of Stanford’s most accomplished alumni. Hosted by Howard Wolf, vice president for alumni affairs at Stanford University and president of the Stanford Alumni Association, this podcast provides a special opportunity for Stanford stalwarts to share their insights and experiences as leaders in politics, entertainment, sports, technology and more.
Disrupting the Bridal Industry with Calley Means
Calley Means, forward-thinking entrepreneur and alum of both Stanford University and Harvard Business School, discusses his journey from traditional post-MBA career to launching Anomalie, a made-to-order bridal brand. He and his wife Leslie were inspired to start the company after her own somewhat frustrating search for a bridal gown. And, in brainstorming business ideas, Calley and Leslie may have just picked up a thing or two from an unlikely influence—comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Recognizing and Celebrating Neurodiversity with Ronan McGovern
Neurodiversity champion, advocate and innovator Ronan McGovern discusses the NDGiFTS movement and the untapped potential of the cognitively diverse in the business world. According to McGovern, all organizations, everywhere, can benefit from the perspectives and unique ways of thinking that come with a neurodiverse-inclusive team.
Disrupting U.S. Immigration with Xiao Wang
Entrepreneur and immigration disruptor Xiao Wang discusses how “learning too much” about our immigration system prompted him to found Boundless: a company that empowers families to navigate the system with confidence and without breaking the bank.
A COVID-19 Update with Dr. George Rutherford
Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group at UCSF George Rutherford, MD, provides a glimpse into the university’s response to COVID-19. Doctors are studying all aspects of the infectious disease, including how to contain it, the ins and outs of testing, what contact tracing can do, and how to safely reopen schools.
Lessons in Local Government and Reinventing a City with Michael Tubbs
Stockton, California’s first African-American and youngest mayor, Michael Tubbs discusses the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset he brought from Stanford to his career in local government. Through bold policy and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work, Tubbs has been instrumental in moving Stockton from “a place where people look for problems to a place that people look at for solutions.”
Black Lives Matter, Allyship, Food Culture, and the Changing Face of Race Relations with Adrian Miller
“My life story has been about bringing people together,” states Adrian Miller, a man whose passions and accomplishments are hard to quantify—historian, lawyer, American culinary expert, public policy advisor and certified barbecue judge, just to name a few. In this episode, Miller discusses the intersection of faith, food, history, and politics and the path to truly loving one another.
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Mr. Wolf asks great questions and gives the guest room to talk. Fascinating assortment of guests too.