Digital Technology

Illustration of a man holding a patent brochure
For many entrepreneurs, it is a dream on par with finding the Holy Grail: an initial public stock offering that can turn a startup into the next Google and a 20-something founder into the next mega-millionaire. Yet, for all that money and drama, do initial public offerings — IPOs — speed up...
Jeff Fluhr, CEO of Spreecast
Jeff Fluhr is the CEO of Spreecast, the social video platform that brings people together for face-to-face conversation. He was also co-founder and CEO of StubHub, which sold to Ebay for $310 million in 2007. Fluhr attended Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1999 to 2000. In 10 words or...
2012 presidential election ads
With the presidential election in the home stretch, voters in battleground states are being subjected to seemingly unending streams of ads. The video barrage is costing the two parties hundreds of millions of dollars — money spent with the expectation that repetition will drive home a winning...
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...
Individuals staring intently at computers and handhelds
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t stop yourself from checking your email or sending a text message, even when it annoyed everyone around you? If so, you’re hardly alone, says Kelly McGonigal, a PhD in psychology whose latest book is The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It...
John Morgridge photo
The following is a transcript of the graduation address given by alumni speaker John Morgridge. Thank you Dean Saloner for your kind introduction.  My grandchildren who are present might believe all of it but my wife, Tashia, also present, would be sure to edit it. Class of 2012, it is an...
Photo of 2012 GSB graduates applauding
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — “The choices you will make given your youth, your energy, your knowledge, and your experience will change your community, your country, and your world,” John Morgridge told a group of 473 degree candidates during the Stanford Graduate School of Business...
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice has played a major role in helping to shape American foreign policy during much of the past decade. A Russia scholar and former provost at Stanford from 2001 to 2005, she served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs — the first...

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