Leadership

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — When he graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA in 2005, Nigerian-born Tayo Oviosu said advice from the business world in his home country was loud and clear—"don't come back." At that time, he explained, "Nigeria was still about...
Darrell Duffie
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —When the Dodd-Frank financial regulations became law in 2010, the reforms were put in place to promote safety and soundness within the U.S. financial system and lower the risk of future financial crises. However, the government's interpretation of one of those...
Guy Kawasaki
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Guy Kawasaki, a tech venture capitalist and author, who worked for Apple in the 1980s and 1990s, said he learned plenty from Steve Jobs, the company's late cofounder and CEO. At the top of the list: ignore self-appointed experts bearing bad business news — a...
Yvon Chouinard spoke at the Stanford GSB
Figuring out what's good for the environment can be tricky, says Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, an outdoor apparel and gear retailer committed to doing right by the planet. He points to the firm he founded in 1974, which is widely regarded as an early leader in corporate social...
Executive Challenge photo
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — "Bigger! Faster! Stronger! Smarter than before!" With that rallying cry, nearly 400 scrubbed and suited MBA students left the Schwab Residential Center on Dec. 7 and strode more or less confidently across the street to the Knight Management Center. The...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As greater numbers of women, ethnic minorities, and other "nontraditional" employees join the workforce, the increasing heterogeneity of employee groups has had a greater negative effect on white males than on nonwhites or women,researchers say. Work done by...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—How do you tell if CEOs are not being truthful during quarterly earnings conference calls? Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers have developed a model to analyze the words and phrases used during these calls and found some specific speech patterns...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—From email to groupware and the wireless Web, advances in information technology make it easier to disseminate information within an enterprise and make it possible for far-flung employees to work together efficiently. Organizations now can form teams with...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Everyone knows that on average women earn less than men for the same work. Social psychological research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s suggested that women even pay themselves less than men pay themselves. But this is the nineties, right? It seems likely...
Robert Joss
A couple of years ago, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch visited the Stanford Graduate School of Business to talk about leadership and his book, Winning. With about 800 people, we had a public conversation about managing. The best comment he made, I thought, was the simplest. It’s something...

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