Leadership

JJ Ramberg
When JJ Ramberg started a business in 2005, she asked job applicants if they were willing to put together an IKEA bookcase. Her company moved a lot so she wanted to hire people who were willing to help reassemble furniture. Now that she has an established business — GoodSearch.com, an internet...
Man at podium about to make a statement.
Every presidential election has its fair share of cringe-worthy moments, but the candidates themselves often commit highly destructive communications blunders that have handicapped – and in some cases derailed – their bid for the White House. Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Bill...
Less than a third of companies today use social media to support their corporate strategy and risk management practices, according to new research conducted by Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Stanford Graduate...
fizzy drink
Bruce Nevins is a serial entrepreneur across multiple industries, including beverages, lighting, and athletic apparel. A graduate of West Point and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he launched Perrier in North America in the 1970s and expanded into domestic water through the acquisitions...
math teacher Mia Shaw
LearnZillion is part of a new generation of education technology companies that uses the tools of the web and social media to supplement what happens in the classroom. A for-profit company, it has received funding from venture capitalists, as well as the Gates Foundation, and currently makes a...
Professor at front of classroom talking with students
An educational technologist, a finance whiz seeking to solve social problems, a JD/MBA candidate who is an expert on Jeopardy! bidding strategies, a hedge fund analyst who coauthored a scholarly article on pension accounting as an undergrad, and a math-econ scholar with a passion for...
Airline customers waiting at the airport
In 1987, Chip Conley, MBA '84, made an unusual business decision: he bought a rent-by-the-hour hotel in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. But instead of running it for its past clientele, he asked his employees what new customer segment they should go after. The question generated a mixed bag...
Call center employee
Middle managers don't get lots of respect in the workplace. And for a variety of reasons, scholars have mostly studied the worth of CEOs and the efficacy of various management practices. But a new study suggests that front-line supervisors are far more important than many have thought. In fact,...
Students set up their donated laptop computers on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin
Connecting schools to the internet seems like a problem we solved long ago. It turns out, though, that U.S. schools are badly lagging in web connectivity; not because they aren’t connected, but because their pipes are too small. EducationSuperHighway is a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to doing...

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