Alain C. Enthoven, the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, speaks about his upbringing and education, his work at RAND and in the Office of Systems Analysis in the Department of Defense, and his research on healthcare reform. Enthoven recalls his upbringing in Seattle, his education at a Jesuit high school, and his path to Stanford as an undergraduate in the late 1940s. He describes important moments in his education, including the opportunity to work with economist Ken Arrow, his time as a Rhodes Scholar, and how his friendship with Harry Rowen led to his decision to work at the RAND Corporation on studies of US and NATO defense strategies. He shares memories of his work in the Economics Division at RAND and in the Office of Systems Analysis at the Pentagon during the Cold War, including descriptions of key individuals such as Robert McNamara and Charlie Hitch. He recalls his time at Litton Industries, returning to Stanford as a professor in the Graduate School of Business to help build a program in public management, and his work on universal health insurance and consumer choice and managed competition in healthcare. Other topics include the Jackson Hole Group, the Integrated Healthcare Association, health benefits at Stanford and CalPERS, and the MD/MBA program at Stanford.