Leadership

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It’s hard to believe now, but top U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve officials were remarkably sanguine in September 2008 about a possible collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. “I never once considered it appropriate to put taxpayer money on the line,” declared Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson...
women runners running through water
When Olivia “Mandy” O'Neill entered the PhD program at Stanford in 2000, the question she most wanted to answer was one that had been puzzling researchers and employers alike: Why were promising professional women failing to realize their potential in the workforce? Previous research into this...
Stanford Graduate School of Business has renamed its legacy Sloan Master's Program the Stanford MSx Program for experienced leaders, reflecting strategic changes in the program over the last two years. The formal name of the program will now be the Stanford Master of Science in Management for...
eBay Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe
The alumni speaker program was inaugurated in 2010 as a means to inspire graduates in their future careers. “John has reinvigorated one of Silicon Valley’s giants with his strong focus on innovation and customers,” said Garth Saloner, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Stanford Graduate...
Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hidehiko Yuzaki is the governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. As Governor of Hiroshima, he is developing initiatives toward nuclear disarmament. "Hiroshima symbolizes the good and bad nature of the human race," he says. "Disruption by nuclear weapon is the result of human power. Hiroshima has...
Bill Gates
With income inequality rising in the United States, there are two popular conceptions about which people make up the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans: that they were born into wealth or that they mainly include the CEOs of the largest public companies. Both of these are wrong. New research...
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While financial statements, ratios, and market data are still important tools, McNichols warns investors that such data has become significantly less useful in predicting bankruptcy. Corporate bankruptcies, like earthquakes, are rare events. But when they do occur, says Maureen F. McNichols of...
A growing body of psychological research, a good deal of it from Berger himself, shows that certain principles reliably drive people to discuss and share things. Vietnamese Americans make up an astounding 80% of California’s manicurists and 43% of manicurists nationwide. For anyone wondering...

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