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

Carlo Rovelli on the Future of Theoretical Physics

Standard Industries co-CEO David Millstone sat down with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli—known for his work on loop quantum gravity, the nature of space and time, and the relational interpretation of quantum theory—for a wide-ranging discussion on how we perceive time, how humanity builds knowledge across disciplines, and how doubt and a willingness to challenge our ideas leads to better outcomes.

Andrew Roberts on the Lessons of History

At BMI's headquarters in Reading, UK, Andrew Roberts—historian, journalist and member of the House of Lords—spoke with Standard co-CEO David Winter about what we can learn today from history's greatest leaders.

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.

Speaker Series

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