The venture giant Sequoia Capital doesn't spend time or dollars developing markets, says founder Don Valentine. Rather it's interested in what kind of problems entrepreneurs are solving — and what they can contribute to markets Sequoia is invested in.
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How do you tell if CEOs are not being truthful during quarterly earnings conference calls? Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers have developed a model to analyze the words and phrases used during these calls and found some specific speech patterns that give clues.
In a new book Professor Darrell Duffie describes the financial network of incentives and financial contracts that lead to run-on-the-bank calamities during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. The Stanford Graduate School of Business finance professor argues that placing the global financial system on a sounder footing depends on an understanding of how the largest and most connected banks — the...
Saudi Arabia is nearing its goal to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations, with plans to spend $600 billion in the next decade, Governor Amr Al-Dabbagh, head of the agency responsible for promoting investment, told an MBA audience.
Zoe Cruz, once one of the most powerful and highly paid women on Wall Street before her sudden ouster from investment bank Morgan Stanley in 2007, was jarred out of her comfort zone after 25 years with the firm. The experience helped her grow as a person, she told the Women in Management banquet audience.
Having substantial cash on hand enabled Danaher Corp. to fund the acquisitions of 18 companies in 2009, "In 14 of them, we had little or no competition," Daniel Comas, MBA '91, vice president and chief financial officer of the firm, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience.
Maria Ogneva, who last January began teaching for the first time in the Stanford Sloan Program, won accolades from her students who on May 20 honored her with their annual Sloan Teaching Excellence Award.