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News and Research Highlights

Unusual Acts of Kindness
In his quarterly column, Professor Francis Flynn examines why people give things away to strangers.

Ten Myths of "Say on Pay"
A new paper says shareholder voting on executive pay doesn't improve compensation practices.

When Pronouns Get Personal
Research shows that the little word 'we' can make a big difference in attitudes toward brands.

Giving Up the Driver's Seat
In a TEDx Stanford talk, the Stanford GSB's Baba Shiv explains why ceding control can sometimes be the best course of action.

Upcoming Programs

NEW! Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action
January 13 – 25 and April 14 – 19, 2013 (two-module program)

Application Deadline: November 19, 2012
Designed for the emerging leader and focused around participants' individual leadership challenges, this innovative and highly interactive program strengthens participants' analytical tools, management acumen, and interpersonal skills to prepare them to build effective teams, resolve strategic problems, drive change—and rise to the next level in their firms.

NEW! The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Program
February 3 – 8 and May 12 – 17, 2013 (two-module program)

Application Deadline: December 17, 2012
In today's competitive global economy, the role of chief financial officer has expanded, demanding a dynamic blend of finance expertise, strategic thinking, and leadership skills. This new rigorous program equips senior finance executives with the insights and tools to see this bigger picture, make better strategic financial decisions, build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, and assess their own personal leadership styles to become more effective leaders.

Financing Innovation- Capitalizing on the New Investment Landscape
(in partnership with the Financial Times)
December 6, 2012 – Stanford Graduate School of Business

The conference will be chaired by Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor of the Financial Times and will bring together investors, forward-looking entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups to discuss the latest industry trends and technological advances that are shaping business strategies and offering investment opportunities in the current uncertain global environment. For more information and to register, visit

Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program
October 14 – 19, 2012
Application Deadline: September 10, 2012

Customer–Focused Innovation
October 28 – November 2, 2012
Application Deadline: September 21, 2012

Leading Change and Organizational Renewal
November 4 – 9, 2012
Application Deadline: October 5, 2012

Directors' Consortium
March 6 – 8, 2013
Application Deadline: January 23, 2013

Other Opportunities at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Career Management Center

2012-13 Recruiting Calendar and Registration
We're excited to announce that the Stanford GSB 2012–13 Recruiting and Academic Calendar has been released. To submit a registration request for OCR and/or Fall Presentations, please do so through the Recruiter Dashboard. There are many ways to be visible and involved on campus. Our staff can be helpful in determining what makes the most sense for your organization. To discuss your recruiting strategy at Stanford GSB, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Stanford GSB Executive Summits

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 5, 2012

Mumbai, India – November 8, 2012

New Delhi, India – November 9, 2012

Join Stanford alumni, Executive Education past participants, and leading executives from around the world in order to explore today's global business challenges and innovative ways to overcome them.

Breakfast Briefings

The Stanford Breakfast Briefings series is a monthly business forum hosted on the Stanford Campus that features prominent thought leaders: CEOs, professors, and authors who share their expertise and research to help solve critical issues and improve your organization's effectiveness.

Upcoming Speaker:
Lara Lee - CIO/COO, Continuum
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:30 AM Breakfast, 8:00 – 9:00 AM session

Named a "Master of Innovation" by BusinessWeek in 2006, Lara Lee has driven customer–centric innovation for over 20 years as a consultant and corporate executive, across cultures and around the globe, from startups to the Fortune 100. By exploring examples from Harley–Davidson (where Lara built an $80 million operation), ZipCar, Apple, Procter & Gamble, and others, Lara reveals how customer–centric innovation works across the organization, within a variety of innovation systems, to deliver operational value and drive sustainable growth. This session will resonate across organizational functions and across industry platforms.


Exclusive Complimentary Preview of Stanford GSB Executive Education New Program for Emerging Leaders

Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action Program
Preview Webinar Sample Program Session:


Presented by:
Professor Jesper Sørensen, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT (1 hour)
Location: Online
Cost: Complimentary
Register: Sign Up Now

Exclusive Complimentary Preview of Stanford GSB Executive Education New Program on Strategic Financial Leadership

The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Program
Preview Webinar with Sample Program Session:


Presented by:
Associate Professor Ilya Strebulaev, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT (1 hour)
Location: Online
Cost: Complimentary
Register: Sign Up Now


Join Stanford d.school faculty and two past participants as they discuss the design thinking process and how it can be used to drive innovation.

Design Thinking in Executive Education


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