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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Business and government leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and students gather this week at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for the 2012 Healthcare Innovation Summit to examine the forces shaping the future of health care and discuss practical...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Appointed commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in 2003, General Stanley A. McChrystal was officially the leader of the U.S. counter-terrorism organization. Yet, because of the composition of the group, the now-retired four-star general told...
Hazelnut presentation in classroom at Rio 2.0 conference
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Twenty years ago this June, the United Nations convened a conference in Rio de Janeiro that came to be seen as a watershed moment in what is widely called “sustainable development.”  Representatives of 172 governments and more than 2,000 non-governmental...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In June finance ministers of the Group of 8, the world's wealthiest industrialized nations, agreed to cancel at least $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations, many of them in Africa. The move certainly sounds generous, but researchers caution it...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—All dictatorships are cruel and wasteful. They deprive the populace of basic rights while enriching a small minority at the expense of rational development. Some maintain power through terror and the naked use of force applied by huge standing armies and police...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—One need look no further than Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's use of interest rates to manage the stock market and the economy to realize that expectations play a key role in economic well-being. In recent years, economists have learned a great deal...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Does racism affect voters' responses to President Barack Obama’s policies? In September, former president Jimmy Carter argued yes in an interview with Brian Williams of NBC. A Democracy Corps focus-group study published on Oct. 16 disagreed, concluding that...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Good managers know that the proverbial "yes man" isn't much of an asset. But when it comes time to build work teams, many business managers, either by design or through inattention, staff them with people who are prone to think alike. In effect, they've built "...
Kenneth W. Shotts
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - California Governor Earl Warren, a relatively liberal Republican and future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was facing a difficult reelection challenge in 1950, the height of the McCarthy Era. With his conservative opponent making an issue of alleged...

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