Leadership

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—You may have called it a "team" or a "study group" or nothing at all. You may have been at work or at play, or even at war. But if you've ever belonged to a "hot group," chances are you'll remember it, by any name, as one of the most creative and productive...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Most business executives in the United States believe strongly in the virtues of competition, not only between organizations but within them as well. Competition fits the cultural emphasis on individualism in the United States, where a social Darwinist...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Modesty is still a virtue, even in the competitive world of business. Try talking about your own accomplishments in any setting, even in a job interview, and you're more likely to be less liked. Speaking for yourself can hurt you, both personally and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Did President Barack Obama correctly sell the $787 billion stimulus package? Since it has been enacted into law by Congress and signed by the president, one might answer yes. But the fact that the bill passed with little Republican support could say otherwise,...
In the world of Hollywood movies, the most important 20 minutes of a film may take place during the pitch meeting. The film "Alien" originally was pitched as "Jaws on a Spaceship" and that image sold. What makes a studio executive or producer bite on an idea? And what makes a successful pitch?...
Kenneth W. Shotts
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - California Governor Earl Warren, a relatively liberal Republican and future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was facing a difficult reelection challenge in 1950, the height of the McCarthy Era. With his conservative opponent making an issue of alleged...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —In 2001, when Hewlett-Packard’s then-CEO Carly Fiorina announced that the technology giant proposed to merge with Compaq Computer Corp., she set off a firestorm of controversy. Michael Dell, CEO of rival Dell Computer, famously called it “the dumbest deal of...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Capital Research and Management Co. Chairman Emeritus R. Michael Shanahan, who helped his firm blossom into one of the three largest U.S. mutual fund companies and nurtured such startups as Advanced Micro Devices and Sequoia Capital, was presented with the...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Finance services industry leader and public servant Herb Allison will be the alumni speaker at the June 11, 2011 graduation ceremony of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In recent years Allison's career has been devoted to solving some of the most...
Shingo Kobayashi, Sloan '08; William Shaw, Sloan '08; Rhyan Uy, MBA '08
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Some of this spring’s Business School graduates are embarking on a nontraditional job search. A four-member team with a dream class project drew up plans to launch a no-frills airline in Colombia. And just to make it really interesting, they intend to promote...

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