Tony Blair, Daniel Ek, E-40
Submitted by: Olivia Hu ‘12
Only at Stanford do you get to see former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and West Coast rapper E-40 all within a 7-day time span. Only at Stanford can my eclectic interests in both rap, economic development, and sustainable business models be appreciated. There is no glass ceiling here. There is no fourth wall between you and celebrities or politicians or millionaire CEO’s. This is what Stanford is to me. It is a world of all kinds of possibilities, where many people believe to be impossible. It is a world of start-ups that become billion dollar acquisitions. It is a world of students who have the opportunity to have dinner with world leaders and respected academics who change and question the foundation of theories. It is a world where new research discoveries and new business ideas abound. Many people draw comparisons between Stanford’s campus and Disney theme parks. To me, more than just the physical infrastructure, Stanford is where dreams come true.
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