Organizations such as Goodwill Industries and the Camp Fire Girls of America have endured for more than 100 years. The key to their survival is change, not more of the same, their leaders told a business school audience.
Modernizing the New York Stock Exchange required extensive communication efforts with employees, Duncan Niederauer, the CEO of NYSE Euronext, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience. "And when we were pretty sure we'd over-communicated, we communicated a little bit more."
Former students, colleagues, and fellow coauthors of John Roberts gathered in September to present reflections of how his work and mentorship affected both the course of economic research and their lives.
As head of the world's largest beer marketer, Carlos Brito of AB InBev says success of a corporation hinges on hiring high-performing individuals, who bring passion and commitment to the job, and on building a company culture that keeps them.
Rio Tinto, the world’s leader in production of copper, coal, diamonds, and iron ore, must go where the minerals are, taking it into far-flung parts of the world, says group executive Bret Clayton.
The academic reward system, and indeed the very way experts become trained in their academic disciplines, make it difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia, says Professor Myra Strober in a new book.
Working tirelessly for the last two months, Laurence Golborne, Stanford Executive Program '96 and Chile's mining minister, coordinated the rescue effort that eventually brought all 33 trapped miners safely to the surface.
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.