Dell talks about some of the reasons behind Dell, Inc. going public. The transition was done primarily to raise more capital, attract more people, and acquire a measure of financial transparency. Tens of thousand of employees that the company would need to hire would be easier to find, as there was a lower risk and widespread recognition for joining a public company.
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.