Autumn 2011

Knight Management Center: Catalyst for Change

The community spaces are designed to provide an inspiring and refreshing environment.

The classrooms and student break-out space give new meaning to flexibility.

The comfortable, technology-equipped facility helps develop student ideas.

Sustainability is the foundation of the eight new buildings.

Five artistic monuments reflect the importance of change.

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Firm Shrinks Telecom's Carbon Footprint

MBA Pajama Party Part of Reunion Weekend

Virtual Conferencing a Way to Keep Alumni Together

Stanford Management Company Settlers Include GSB Alumni

video Costa Rica Strives for a High-Tech Future Says President Chinchilla

Joss Portrait Unveiled at Ceremony

video Korean Entertainment Agency Taking Its Acts Globally

Fred Rehmus Awarded Gold Spike for Volunteer Efforts

MBAs Get Together at London Event

video Ever-Changing Airline Industry Provides Diverse Challenges, United CEO Says

video Why Does Corporate Governance Really Matter?

GSB Summit Explores Health Care Innovations

video Herb Allison Tells Grads to Follow Personal Compass

2011 Commencement Stats


Microfinance Pioneer Shifts to New Crowd s
Jessica Jackley brings together entrepreneurs with investors from their communities.

Jane Chen and Team Take Portable Baby Warmer from Class Project to Nascent Organization
A quest for a low-cost warmer leads from a Stanford design class to production and distribution in the developing world.

video The Path to Creating a Startup
Students learning to create business plans make quick use of comfortable, high-tech facilities

California Redistricting Panel Calls on Citizens like Cynthia Dai, MBA '93
Cynthia Dai, MBA '93, joins panel redrawing districts for state government, Congress.

video Japanese Alumni Test Their Leadership Mettle On Quake Fallout
As Japan shifts from disaster relief to rebuilding, GSB alumni see opportunities for change and renewal.


video Health Care Perspectives
Research, conferences, courses, and videos address the changing landscape of global health care.

faculty research

Why Failure Drives Innovation
Silicon Valley is populated with people who fear sitting on the bench while someone else scores with a great idea, says Professor Baba Shiv. How people approach failure is a key to success, he argues.

video Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels
Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.

If Money Doesn't Make You Happy, Consider Time
Forget Suze Orman. Time, Not Money, Is Your Most Precious Resource. Spend It Wisely.

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Robin, Lee, and Harrison Honored by Business School Students
Cited for their passion for their subject matter and skill in connecting with students, Carole Robin, Charles Lee, and Michael Harrison are the 2011 outstanding faculty award recipients.

video Margaret Neale Named 2011 Davis Award Recipient
Professor Margaret Neale is the 13th recipient and first woman to receive the business school's Davis Award for lifetime achievement by a faculty member.

Development Economist Gerald M. Meier Remembered
A leading figure in the evolution of development economics is remembered by faculty, colleagues, and former students.

Anat Admati Named to FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee
Finance faculty member Anat Admati has been appointed to the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.