Global

Spring 2012 Bob Selig, MBA ’69, and his wife, Meryl, strongly believe that successful business leaders must acquire a global mindset. The advantages are evident to them in their professional lives and ongoing engagement with the GSB.As a long-standing volunteer for the Executive Challenge, the...
More than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day,” says Robert King, MBA ’60. “That’s just not right.” With that in mind, he and wife Dottie have committed $150 million to create the Stanford Institute on Innovation in Developing Economies, housed at the 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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Medical technology is one of the foundations of the American health care system. It is home to dramatic technical advances. But it is one of the key contributors to rising health care costs, accounting for, according to one study, roughly half the increase in health spending. Issues such as these...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – If you’re a bondholder of sovereign debt and think you’ve covered your risks by purchasing credit default swaps, think again. According to Darrell Duffie, finance professor from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Stanford economics student Mohit...
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair traces his deep interest in Africa back to his father teaching in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s, a time when South Korea was just as poor as Sierra Leone. While South Korea took off economically, Sierra Leone was racked by a long civil war. But now, “the...
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Debt, debt, and more debt. Four years after the financial crash of 2008, world banks continue to have enormous debts on their balance sheets, a time bomb that regulators, researchers, and bankers are still debating the best ways to defuse. In mid-April, Moody’s, one of the most influential ratings...

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