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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.

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

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.

    Exploring the Future of Journalism with Rich Jaroslovsky

    Exploring the Future of Journalism with Rich Jaroslovsky

    Pioneering online-news journalist, noted educator and award-winning political reporter Rich Jaroslovsky, ’75, discusses where journalism is headed and how digital news is shaping that future. Jaroslovsky explores the issue of trust in regards to this new era of journalism as well as trends and industry growth.

    • 27 min
    Grief as Love with Ivan Maisel

    Grief as Love with Ivan Maisel

    Award-winning, longtime sports writer Ivan Maisel discusses the unfathomable tragedy that led to the writing of his best seller, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love. This deeply personal work reflects on the suicide of Maisel’s son and tells the story of their complicated relationship and the complex journey that led Maisel to see grief as love.

    • 28 min
    Rethinking What’s “Optimal” in the World of Big Tech with Mehran Sahami

    Rethinking What’s “Optimal” in the World of Big Tech with Mehran Sahami

    Popular Stanford computer science professor and alum Mehran Sahami discusses his new book System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot (authored with fellow Stanford professors Rob Reich, MA ’98, PhD ’98, and Jeremy Weinstein). In an age of technological despondency and hyperfixation on optimization, Sahami presents an outline for a course correction that would allow big tech to support and uplift—not hinder—our democracy and fundamental values.

    • 28 min
    From Customers to Marketers with Kyle Wong

    From Customers to Marketers with Kyle Wong

    Chairman and founder of Pixlee, Kyle Wong, explains his passion for helping brands enable user-generated content to tell their stories. A brand’s message doesn’t have to come directly from the brand and, often, happy customers make the best marketers. Pixlee provides the technology that allows organizations to leverage these customer stories for compelling marketing.

    • 27 min
    How Climate Change is Affecting Economics and What the World’s Biggest Investor is Doing About It with Rich Kushel

    How Climate Change is Affecting Economics and What the World’s Biggest Investor is Doing About It with Rich Kushel

    BlackRock Senior Managing Director Rich Kushel discusses what it takes to make environmental sustainability and climate change central to investment strategy. Sustainable investing is a core focus of BlackRock’s multibillion-dollar portfolio management and investment solutions.

    • 28 min
    Moving Beyond COVID-19 and the Future of Work with Brooke Weddle

    Moving Beyond COVID-19 and the Future of Work with Brooke Weddle

    A 10-year veteran of management consulting, Brooke Weddle of McKinsey & Company discusses how to create a winning post-pandemic business. With collaboration and knowledge sharing, leaders in all industries can help us move from surviving to thriving.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Howard Wolf

Howard does a wonderful job. His questions are in-depth and thoughtful. His guests seem to enjoy their time with him and I as a frequent listener enjoy the time spent.

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Fantastic

Mr. Wolf asks great questions and gives the guest room to talk. Fascinating assortment of guests too.

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