Alumni News

Browse or search the articles below and see what some Stanford GSB alumni have been up to professionally. 

October 23, 2018
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When the New Zealander came down with an aggressive cancer, his classmates rallied.
David Downs, a participant in Stanford Executive Program. Courtesy of David Downs
October 16, 2018
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Students take the lead in Stanford GSB Impact Fund to manage investments in mission-driven startups.
YYoung people looking at a pie chart, contemplatively. Credit: James Steinberg
October 15, 2018
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A little-known investment vehicle skyrockets young entrepreneurs into top roles.
An illustration of a businessperson looking through a telescope. Credit: iStock/z_wei
October 5, 2018
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Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.
Chad Cooper in front of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Credit: Cole Wilson
September 28, 2018
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Tom Peters reflects on a half-century spent studying management.
A photo-illustration of a megaphone. Credit: Murat Göçmen
September 21, 2018
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Three alumni share what led them to take a chance on a less conventional job change.
Nadine Lehner shown in Patagonia
August 17, 2018
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Everything you purchase — from transportation to entertainment to groceries — will soon come with a monthly plan, says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo.
A woman rests while watching Netflix. Credit: iStock/wutwhanfoto
August 14, 2018
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One woman challenges herself and her classmates to be vulnerable and find growth in what’s uncomfortable.
Kirsten Byron, MS ’18, has either joined or created a women’s group wherever she’s worked. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
August 9, 2018
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Happiness, he says, is tied to making care more affordable.
Pamon Forouhar. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
July 18, 2018
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Nicholas Donatiello, Jr., MBA ’86, who taught corporate governance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, died at his San Francisco home two days shy of his June 28 birthday.
Donatiello in the classroom
July 18, 2018
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This summer, MBA student Cody Evans is traveling to low-income areas targeted by a new federal program for economic investment to see how they could succeed.
Business is booming at this woolen mill in Bemidji, Minnesota, which MBA student Cody Evans says could benefit from new investment. Credit: Cody Evans
July 13, 2018
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Stanford students pitch their projects at the Design for Extreme Affordability expo. Please ignore the clothespins and duct tape.
The Extreme Expo. Credit: Patrick Beaudouin
July 6, 2018
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The business icon tells students to provide what we truly need, not simply improve what we have.
July 5, 2018
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Executive coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.
Illustration of women climbing ladders. Credit: Silja Götz
June 26, 2018
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Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.
Marla Blow | Photo by Jared Soares
June 21, 2018
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A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.
Jim Farrin, credit: Sean Pressley
June 20, 2018
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Alumni and friends of Jack McDonald gather for the official renaming celebration of the life and legacy of the GSB's beloved professor of 50 years.
Jack McDonald | R.J. Muna
June 20, 2018
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With the Corporations and Society Initiative, Anat Admati hopes to make Stanford GSB a better citizen of the world.
Anat Admati | Nancy Rothstein
June 20, 2018
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Students from across campus pitched their startup at Stanford Venture Studio’s Demo Day.
Aditya Ranjan, MBA ’19 and Sneha Iyer, MA ’19, presented their startup at Stanford Venture Studio's Demo Day. | Elena Zhukova
June 17, 2018
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Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO and Stanford alumnus advised graduates to seek a higher motivation.
Stanford GSB Class of 2018 | Saul Bromberger