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John Browne spent about four decades at BP, 12 of them as its CEO, before leaving the company in 2007. He is now the managing director of Riverstone Holdings and chairman of Cuadrilla Resources, a gas and oil exploration company that has played a leading role in the drilling and/or hydraulic...
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Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking MBA candidates, who are citizens of an African country and interested in contributing to the region’s human and economic development, to apply for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship. Fellows must commit to return to Africa within two years, and for...
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Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking MBA candidates, who are citizens of India and interested in contributing to the country’s human and socioeconomic progress, to apply for the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai MBA Fellowship. Fellows must commit to return to India within two years, and...
Eric Schmidt, Condoleezza Rice, and Jared Cohen before their talk at Stanford GSB
What is the relationship between technology and democracy? In March, former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Condoleezza Rice sat down at the school with Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen to discuss their book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future...
Illustration of a plant and roots representing Renfrew's startup
When entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew set out to take on the traditional cosmetics industry by founding a company specializing in nontoxic beauty-care products, the biggest challenges didn’t come from her competitors in the $80 billion global industry. Surprisingly, they emanated from within her...
Front entrance to Schwab Residential Center
Stanford Graduate School of Business will build additional residential units to create an expanded living and learning environment adjacent to its state-of-the-art Knight Management Center. The four-story structure will allow the school to offer nearly all first-year MBA students a place to live...
Professor Sarah Soule
When she was in graduate school in the early 1990s, Sarah Soule joked with fellow students that it took longer to publish a research paper than to gestate a human baby. From the time a research paper was submitted to a peer-reviewed journal until it was published, a year or more passed. The...
Professors Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton
Eight years ago, over dinner and a bottle of wine, Hayagreeva (Huggy) Rao and Robert Sutton realized they needed better answers for the students of a Stanford management education program, Customer-Focused Innovation, they were running. The business executives appreciated what the pair had to say...
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Private equity firms often get a bad rap in the popular media — picture Gordon Gekko in the 1980s movie Wall Street and, more recently, negative characterizations during the last presidential election — but new research by Stanford faculty member Shai Bernstein should dispel some of the myths...

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