The Stanford GSB lecturer and chairman of JetBlue airlines explains how to bring the best people on board.
Joel Peterson offers tips for entrepreneurs on laying a foundation for trust-building.
At Stanford, book author and columnist Tom Friedman discusses how America lost its way in the world it invented and how it can come back.
Observers of Silicon Valley have always assumed that the most successful companies get their competitive edge by paying their star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation. Now research, co-authored by Professor Kathryn Shaw, and using the academic field of insider econometrics, has been able to prove that this assumption is indeed true.
In some manufacturing environments, having workers engage in just-in-time production—maintaining production quotas without any inventory stockpiling or project overhang to the next day—can actually cause motivational problems and increase costs. The answer is to make sure employees' pay is tied to their actual productivity—and that means allowing for bad days and, consequently, some inventory...
Hiring people who embrace the hotel's customer-focused credo has made the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain a success, Founder Isadore Sharp told the Entrepreneurship Conference at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. And giving the firm's front-line employees power to make decisions has added to that.