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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building
Polls of Americans’ views on immigration are generally sweeping. Questions are usually general and the results seemingly decisive. One recent survey found 70% of Americans thought allowing more immigrants would make it harder to find jobs. In a separate poll, only 29% said the United States should...
George P. Shultz
George P. Shultz’ storied career in government, academia, and business includes four cabinet posts; appointments at the University of Chicago, MIT, and Stanford; and the presidency of Bechtel Corp. Now 92, the economist is the author of the new book, Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future, a...
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Editor's note: The venture referred to in this story as OpenCoin changed its name to Ripple Labs in October 2013. In 1996, Chris Larsen founded one of the nation’s first online mortgage lenders – E-Loan Inc. – which allows borrowers to shop directly for loans and cut back on fees charged by sales...
Riders for Health
Zambia is one of the least densely populated nations in Africa, with rural villages separated from one another by hundreds of miles of treacherous roads and dirt paths. For several months in the winter, some of those roads simply disappear as torrential rains inundate the surrounding floodplains....
Joshua Rauh
Stanford Graduate School of Business will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) in October, The Finance of Retirement and Pensions, led by finance professor and pension expert Joshua Rauh. The course, which runs for eight weeks starting October 14, 2013, will help participants become...
Ulises1, an art satellite
Sergio Autrey spent a decade and a half in Mexico’s satellite business — leading satellite phone company Globalstar de Mexico since 1996, and then SATMEX, Mexico’s leading satellite service provider, from 1998 through 2006. He has witnessed both the highs and the lows of that risky, and often...
students in the Stanford Ignite-Bangalore class
Stanford Graduate School of Business started its first part-time Stanford Ignite certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship in Bangalore August 10. Aimed at nonbusiness technical professionals, it employs Stanford GSB professors on the ground as well as faculty beamed in from Silicon...
illustration of a man and woman on a date
The best-selling dating advice book The Rules counsels single women that to capture Mr. Right, they should appear busy, rarely return phone calls, and generally keep a man playing cat and mouse. Versions of the hard-to-get strategy have been recommended around the world since at least the days of...
Assistant Professor of Finance Francisco Pérez-González
If the financial crisis demonstrated anything, it was that excessive borrowing ― leverage ― can lead to big problems. Yet while American households and businesses have trimmed back on debt since the crisis, the United States and most other nations still subsidize borrowing through the tax system....
participants in Stanford Ignite
In a recent workshop at Stanford Graduate School of Business, groups of students clustered around tables littered with Post-It notes, pencils, iPhones, pieces of string, cuts of cardboard and the occasional screwdriver. As they tinkered, they talked. Do you like your bathroom? Is your toothbrush...

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