In addition to the practical knowledge to do the job right, Jeff Housenbold, CEO of Shutterfly, seeks out employees that have a healthy self-awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. In addition to capable communication and people skills, his talent has problem-solving tactics in situations of uncertainty. Thought-capital, thought-leadership, and intellectual curiosity are key.
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.