Speaker Series

Speaker Series

The Standard Speaker Series features co-CEOs David Winter and David Millstone in conversation with innovators and thought leaders in business, technology, science, economics and culture.

Held at Standard’s New York headquarters and streamed virtually, the discussions address the big ideas shaping our world, from NFTs and the future of media to global citizenship and the post-pandemic economy.

Featured Speakers

Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Leadership and Public Service

General Stanley McChrystal—former commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan, former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, and CEO and Chairman of The McChrystal Group—joined Standard co-CEO David Millstone for a discussion of his career in the military and what it takes to lead a team through moments of crisis.

Marty Baron on the Future of Journalism

Marty Baron, the former editor of The Washington Post and The Boston Globe whose newsrooms have won a combined 18 Pulitzer Prizes under his leadership, talked to co-CEO David Winter about his long career as a journalist, the challenges faced by the press today, and what we can do to solve them.

Jennifer Egan on Curiosity and the Power of Fiction

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Candy House, sat down with co-CEO David Millstone for a conversation on writing, technology and how fiction enables curiosity.

Seth Meyers on 'Late Night,' Fatherhood and What Makes a Well-Written Joke

Seth Meyers—Emmy Award-winning writer, New York Times bestselling author and host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers—sits down with co-CEO David Winter for a wide-ranging conversation on his career in comedy, his new children's book I'm Not Scared, You're Scared, and what it takes to write the perfect joke.

Speaker Series

David Millstone and Daniel Lubetzky on what it means to be ‘KIND’ in business