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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...
Two men and a woman having lunch
People negotiating a deal commonly have a meal or two together. Sharing a meal seems a gesture of goodwill — after all, who's going to fight in one sentence and then say, pass the sushi in the next? You might suppose, then, that negotiating while eating can only help bring good deals to fruition....
Catalina Girald
Catalina Girald is founder and CEO of Naja, a San Francisco-based lingerie company that launched in December 2013 and aims to create luxe-looking undergarments for women at mass-market prices. Girald launched Naja with $100,000 and says her lingerie is for “women who aren’t afraid to speak their...

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