Leadership

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...
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?...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—It's almost axiomatic that business is a Darwinian struggle. But what that means is far from clear. Do businesses, like living creatures, survive because they learn to adapt to a changing environment? Or, like dinosaurs, are they unable to change and thus die...
John Jost is investigating social stereotypes and asking a more complicated question than whether they are true or false. Jost, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Business School, is asking how being exposed to stereotypes affects our responses to and feelings about the...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Back in the 1970s, Stanford professor Myra Strober wanted to understand how elementary school teaching became an occupation dominated by women. The trouble was the young economists in her interdisciplinary research group focused on statistical data from the...
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...
Laura Carstensen
When she started her research into the psychology of aging as a young graduate student, Laura Carstensen assumed that older people were socially isolated, depressed, and lonely. Much to the contrary, Carstensen discovered there's a silver lining to growing old - the elderly tend to exhibit better...

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