George Kembel, Global Director and Co-Founder, Stanford D.School, is an entrepreneur and investor turned educator. George spends his time working with students, teachers, leaders, and investors to unlock the latent innovative capacity of their teams and organizations. Under his leadership, the d.school has grown from a few projects and a classroom of students to hundreds of projects, thousands of students, and a cutting-edge 30,000 sq.ft. facility at the center of campus. From a napkin manifesto to a recognized leader in innovation and education, the d.school has helped usher in a larger global design thinking movement. George focuses the d.school on innovators, not innovations. He prioritizes learning over expertise, experimentation over planning, and collaboration over individual excellence. His personal missions include: fundamentally transforming how we educate our children, how we lead our organizations, and how we tackle some of the most significant challenges of our time.