Stanford MBA students face off against alumni in day-long simulation of business issues designed to help students test their ability to deal with real-world business issues in the annual Executive Challenge program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Seen as a leader in sustainable business practices, Patagonia tracks every step in the manufacture of its products to be sure there are "no unintended consequences of our actions," says founder Yvon Chouinard.
Social enterprises hold potential to "effect the kinds of changes our society needs right now," social entrepreneur Rupert Scofield told a Stanford student audience.
Leadership is not something that can easily be taught. Management can be taught, but leadership is a human skill that requires learning about yourself and other human beings, Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience.
Ignore self-appointed experts bearing bad news, particularly those who say it can't be done or it won't work. This was one of many lessons learned from late Apple founder Steve Jobs, says venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki who addressed a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience.
Professional sports organizations offer brightened prospects for young women aiming for influential posts, agreed participants in the Women in Sports Symposium cosponsored by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the San Francisco 49ers.
Bill George accepted criticism from college classmates and later changed companies to find a more satisfying career, the professor and author told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience.
By capitalizing on its educated labor pool, proximity to Israel, and technical strength, information technology has become the fastest-growing part of the Palestinian economy, speakers told a daylong conference cosponsored by the MBA student Middle East and North Africa Club.
Business school communication lecturer JD Schramm helps alumni develop the art and science of tight story-telling for social impact.
There's a silver lining to growing old, says Laura Carstensen of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The elderly tend to exhibit better mental health status than their younger and middle-aged counterparts.