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Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson is a founding partner at Next World Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm focused on expansion-stage, enterprise tech companies. With offices in Paris, London, and Brussels, Next World aims to help U.S. startups do business in Europe. The firm raised its first fund in...
Ryan Caldbeck
Ryan Caldbeck is the cofounder and CEO of CircleUp, an online marketplace that connects individual investors with entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for consumer startups. CircleUp companies include Little Duck Organics snacks, Bhakti Chai beverages, and Cherryvale Farms baking mixes, among...
Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant
We know dysfunctional conflict when we see it, from boardroom brawls to teams whose members spend so much time in their silos sniping at each other that they get nothing done. But how do conflicts start, and, more mysteriously, how do they infect an entire group on such a grand scale? These are...
A person shopping on the computer.
It seems like common sense: If you’re selling a product online, the more photographs of the product that you show to shoppers, the more likely they are to buy it. After all, a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, so wouldn’t seven pictures be worth a lot more? Not necessarily. It turns...
Silhouette in a hospital doorway
When your doctor sends you to the lab for tests, the two of you hope to get back clues to your most important health issues. In the near future, there may be computers analyzing those test results in a new way — along with prescriptions, doctors’ visit notes, and other electronic medical records...
Bible
It's not often an app has the power to help keep someone out of a strip club. But according to Bobby Gruenewald, CEO of YouVersion, that's exactly what his technology did: A user of his Bible verse app walked into a business of ill repute when suddenly, seemingly out of the heavens, he received a...
Oprah Winfrey
The woman whose name is synonymous with daytime talk shows, Oprah Winfrey, came to Stanford Graduate School of Business recently to discuss leadership, philanthropy, and the secret to her phenomenal popularity. The following are excerpts from her talk, which was part of the student-led View From...
The Kings take on the Lakers, 2014
“What’s the difference between a customer and a fan?” asked Vivek Ranadivé, leader of the ownership group of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, during the keynote kickoff to Stanford GSB’s inaugural Sports Innovation Conference, held in early April. “Fans will paint their face purple, fans will...
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey was so young when she started working as the late-night anchor on WLAC-TV in Nashville, Tenn., she still had an 11 p.m. curfew at home. Yet she was so successful at reciting the news on camera at age 19 that she quickly received an offer from a television station in Atlanta that...
Anat Admati
Has the banking system been made sufficiently safe and healthy in the years since Lehman Brothers collapsed? To Stanford finance professor Anat Admati, the answer is an unequivocal no. She started scrutinizing the question four years ago, dismayed by what she and colleagues referred in a paper to...

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