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The Story of Leland Stanford: an American Disruptor

Innovation Hub

When you hear the name “Stanford,” chances are a certain university in Palo Alto, CA will come to mind. But you may be less familiar with the story of Leland Stanford, the university’s founder. As a railway entrepreneur and key player in West Coast politics, Stanford lived a controversial life that changed the history of California, strengthened a divided nation, and planted the seeds for the rise of Silicon Valley.

27mins

28 Aug 2020

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Agosto 17 - Leland Stanford

Algo Nuevo Todos Los Días

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17 Aug 2020

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Leland Stanford

Teddy Talks

By Joe Wiegand, Medora’s TR 5/12/2020 Happy 170th Birthday Henry Cabot Lodge & TR at Leland Stanford, Jr. University - Palo Alta, CA - May 12, 1903 Medora, ND: https://www.facebook.com/MedoraND Teddy Roosevelt Show: https://www.facebook.com/TeddyRooseveltShow Executive Producer: Joe Wiegand Editor: Dillon Olson Additional Production: Justin Fisk ©, 2020, all rights reserved. Wiegand's Victory Enterprises, Inc. and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

43mins

12 May 2020

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Leland Stanford: an American Disruptor

Innovation Hub

When you hear the name “Stanford,” chances are a certain university in Palo Alto, CA will come to mind. But you may be less familiar with the story of Leland Stanford, the university’s founder. As a railway entrepreneur and key player in West Coast politics, Stanford lived a controversial life that changed the history of California, strengthened a divided nation, and planted the seeds for the rise of Silicon Valley.

26mins

17 Jan 2020

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EBY Q&A: Leland Stanford, the original tech bro

East Bay Yesterday

It's almost impossible to image what Oakland would look like today if the Western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad hadn't been established here in 1869. Where there had once been marshy wetlands, industry rushed in to build factories at this nexus of steel and sea. The railroad connected a broken country still recovering from the Civil War and solidified Oakland's position as a hub of global commerce, for better or worse.Oakland didn't choose this destiny for itself – the decision was made by "The Big Four," a cadre of robber barons who controlled the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad lines (and a host of related shell companies). This episode features an interview with Roland De Wolk, author of "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford," a new book that explores the life of the man who served as president of the railroad companies as well as senator and governor of California. De Wolk also highlights undeniable parallels between the Big Four's predatory, monopolistic ethos and today's Silicon Valley business culture.The seed of Big Tech was planted by Leland Stanford and the university he founded. And just like during the Gilded Age, the East Bay is being impacted by tycoons disconnected from what their decisions mean to people living here. As Richard White, a Professor of American History at Stanford, wrote about the railroad bosses, “They laid hands on technology they did not understand, initiated sweeping changes, and saw these changes often take on purposes they did not intend.” To see photos related to this story, visit: https://eastbayyesterday.com/episodes/eby-qa-6/East Bay Yesterday can't survive without your support. Please donate to keep this show alive: www.patreon.com/eastbayyesterday

1hr 29mins

23 Nov 2019

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Roland De Wolk, "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford" (U California Press, 2019)

New Books in the American West

With a name associated with the famous university in Palo Alto, Leland Stanford is among the best-known of the famous “robber barons” of the 19th century. Yet as Roland De Wolk explains in American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford (University of California Press, 2019), much of his fascinating life has been obscured by efforts to hide some of his most nefarious activities. Growing up in New York, Stanford became a part of the general movement of many ambitious Americans westward soon after reaching adulthood. After a few years in Wisconsin as a lawyer and political candidate he followed his brothers to California, where Stanford operated a general store that provisioned the miners in the gold rush of the era. His burgeoning business and political career made him an ideal partner for the group that formed in Sacramento to build a railroad connecting California with the rest of the United States. De Wolk demonstrates how Stanford used his term as the state’s governor to benefit the Central Pacific Railroad, the success of which made him one of the country’s wealthiest men. Yet for all his success Stanford’s life was marred by personal tragedy and dissension with his partners, leaving a dubious legacy upon his death that was salvaged in large part thanks to the persistent efforts of his wife Jenny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-west

1hr 11mins

21 Nov 2019

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Roland De Wolk, "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford" (U California Press, 2019)

New Books in History

With a name associated with the famous university in Palo Alto, Leland Stanford is among the best-known of the famous “robber barons” of the 19th century. Yet as Roland De Wolk explains in American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford (University of California Press, 2019), much of his fascinating life has been obscured by efforts to hide some of his most nefarious activities. Growing up in New York, Stanford became a part of the general movement of many ambitious Americans westward soon after reaching adulthood. After a few years in Wisconsin as a lawyer and political candidate he followed his brothers to California, where Stanford operated a general store that provisioned the miners in the gold rush of the era. His burgeoning business and political career made him an ideal partner for the group that formed in Sacramento to build a railroad connecting California with the rest of the United States. De Wolk demonstrates how Stanford used his term as the state’s governor to benefit the Central Pacific Railroad, the success of which made him one of the country’s wealthiest men. Yet for all his success Stanford’s life was marred by personal tragedy and dissension with his partners, leaving a dubious legacy upon his death that was salvaged in large part thanks to the persistent efforts of his wife Jenny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 11mins

21 Nov 2019

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Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court 2010 Term Arguments

A case in which the Court held that patents on inventions that arise from federally-funded research do not automatically go to university where the inventor worked.

28 Feb 2011

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Leland Stanford: The Man and The Book

Stanford Historical Society

Norman Tutorow, '60, PhD '68, historian and author, will talk about his myth-busting book on Leland Stanford.

30 Mar 2007