A good idea is critical - but it's only a small fraction of a company's success as compared to its founders, says investor Ron Conway. Investor Mike Maples attributes enterprise success to the market, and its power to pull a start-up toward greatness.
One of the world's leading universities, Stanford was founded in 1885 in what is now Stanford, California. It is comprised of seven schools, four of which are devoted exclusively to graduate education. Stanford's most renowned programs include the Graduate School of Business, Law School, School of Engineering, and School of Medicine. Notable alumni include author John Steinbeck, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.