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.
Consumers frequently stereotype nonprofits as warm, generous and caring organizations, but assume their business abilities will be less competent than their for-profit peers’. In contrast, for-profit companies are stereotyped as more competent with a balance sheet, but are not necessarily socially aware. Understanding these views can affect how both groups do business.
Former Secretary of State and current Stanford faculty member Condoleezza Rice looks back at lessons learned and consequences of Middle East policy decisions of the Bush Administration.
Richard Rainwater's MBA classmates and friends of more than 40 years gathered to toast the man one called "the legendary financier of our generation" as the Stanford Business School Alumni Association named Rainwater the 2010 recipient of its Arbuckle Award.
John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market chain, has loftier goals than getting Americans to eat healthy foods, one of the missions of his grocery empire. He is out to change American business as well, putting it on the path to higher consciousness.
Pulin Sanghvi, MBA '97, has been named assistant dean and director of the Career Management Center which offers career counseling and placement services for business school students.
In the next 40 years, a global power shift will see today's leading economic countries drop from having 80% of the world's income to 35%, says John Wolfensohn, former World Bank president. By 2030, two-thirds of people in the world's middle class will be Chinese.
The electric car, a vehicle that was practically gone before it arrived, is anything but dead, Carlos Ghosn, the widely celebrated CEO of both Nissan and Renault, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience.