Dell cautions against forming very close friendships in a company. He believes this blinds entrepreneurs from objectively assessing the work-environment of the company. At the end of the day, an employee should be evaluated by how well they do their job, not how fun they are to be with.
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.