The Full Interview With George Kembel
The Full Interview With George Kembel
74 minutes 19 seconds
Creating Stanford's d.school
Creating Stanford's d.school
11 minutes 13 seconds
Balancing Life, Family, & Entrepreneurship
Balancing Life, Family, & Entrepreneurship
4 minutes 19 seconds
Why Are You Here on a Ship?
Why Are You Here on a Ship?
6 minutes 43 seconds
Getting the Entrepreneurial Itch
Getting the Entrepreneurial Itch
7 minutes 38 seconds
2013 Voyage @Sea Education Full Interview Interview Mentorship

Interviewing the Co-Founder of Stanford’s d.school

Bio: George is an entrepreneur and investor turned educator. He co-founded and now leads the d.school: Institute for Design at Stanford. George’s experiences as CEO, venture capitalist, and now teacher have radically reshaped his approach to leadership. George focuses the d.school on innovators, not innovations. He prioritizes learning over expertise, experimentation over planning, and collaboration over individual excellence. His personal missions include: fundamentally transforming how we educate our children, how we lead our organizations, and how we tackle some of the most significant challenges of our time. He lives with his wife and three boys in Redwood City, California. Today, he is co-leading Unreasonable at Sea with Daniel Epstein as he experiments in moving his efforts at d.school globally.

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  • ReneeBinder

    Really cool video. Great advice during the interview and for young entrepreneurs. I like the advice for having a balanced life-this is something I struggle with. Great info!

  • Such a privilege to get to work with George on this program… truly admire him + lots of gems from this conversation that I still think back on

  • GSonDUBS

    Great advice. Our instructors at ASU teach us the same thing. There is an ON/OFF switch. Use it.

  • Chelsea Haffele

    This was a really awesome video. I too struggle with balancing everything in my life. I may want to open my own practice one day and I think when I am really struggling and really stressed, I will remember this video.

  • catec18

    I think it was really interesting what he said about getting the job because he wanted to be creative but then keeping the job for the money or perks. I sometimes worry that people will look at what I’m pursuing and think that I’m only pursuing this path because it’s “easy” and the perks are nice. But I really am going into it so that I can make a difference to college students. It’s because of the help I received that I want to help others. I think sometimes when people ask what you’re doing they automatically go to the compensation and “success” side of it and they don’t understand the biggest reason to pursue something is because of the intangible benefits that make you happy.