Dell describes three critical inflection points in the business model of Dell, Inc.: 1) During the early stages of the company, expanding outside the United States, even though the company had very little capital and people; 2) An unprecedented on-site service program for PCs; and 3) Going into the server business. These decisions were made through fair amounts of discussion, data analysis, and observations of industry trends.
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.