Dan Springer, CEO of Responsys, provides counter-intuitive advice to young people by suggesting that when starting your career you should negotiate for the lowest possible title and salary at the organization of your choice. Although Springer provides this advice light-heartedly, he does so to emphasize the importance of setting up a situation in which you can exceed expectations and can rise to the top. In addition, he warns about the dangers of negotiating too hard for higher salary or positions which potentially make organizational members uncomfortable or lead to expectations that are difficult to meet.
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.