Commonwealth National Podcast

Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft (4/26/11)


Paul Allen

Co-founder, Microsoft; Chairman, Vulcan Inc.; Author, Idea Man: A Memoir

In conversation with John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

In 2007 and 2008, Time named Microsoft co-founder Allen one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Since making his fortune with Bill Gates, Allen’s impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music and philanthropy. Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he’s learned from his many endeavors (the triumphs and the failures) and his compelling vision for the future.

This program was recorded in The Commonwealth Club's Silicon Valley Office on April 26, 2011