LIVE! All founders have a Trojan Horse w/Robert F. Smith

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LIVE! All founders have a Trojan Horse w/Robert F. Smith

Recorded live at Summit LA: Every great founder has a second purpose — something outside their main business they're trying to get done in the world. And every successful company is like a Trojan horse, carrying this second purpose forward. No one knows this better than Robert F. Smith. You may know him for his legendary Morehouse commencement speech (in which he promised to pay off the student loan debt of the entire graduating class), but Robert's scaling success and philanthropic work go far beyond that. As founder, chairman and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, Robert finds profound ways to serve both his business and his second purpose — liberating people to reach their true potential — at scale. Cameo appearance: Sir Ken Robinson.

Live stage photography: Jaime Fernandez (@jaymoxias)  

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LIVE! All founders have a Trojan Horse w/Robert F. Smith
LIVE! All founders have a Trojan Horse w/Robert F. Smith
Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman