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Los Angeles Times

April 15, 2021
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How Angelenos Are Battling Food Insecurity by Using Hyperlocal Apps to Share Their Bounty

This article highlights Olio, an app that helps people share surplus food, created by Tessa Clarke, MBA ’04 and Saasha Celestial-One, MBA ’04.

April 15, 2021
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Members of Stanford GSB’s Women in Management share their thoughts.
Top row: Ali Lauer, Jenny Zhou, Zeinab Aboud, Jéssica Leão. Bottom row: Jane Conroy, Juli (Hye Ryeong) Cho, Janna Wandzilak, Alexa Grabell. Credit: Illustrations by Agata Nowicka.

Nasdaq

April 14, 2021
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Hospitals Are Proving More Resilient Than You’d Think

Lecturer Alyssa Rapp, MBA ’09, discusses how the CARES Act helped hospitals stay afloat throughout the pandemic and how the public can support them.

April 13, 2021
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How Stanford Seed deploys alumni to lift the global economy.
A close up of hands holding macadamia nuts. Credit: Louis Nderi

April 12, 2021
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Members of the Stanford GSB Class of ’94 drew up a playbook for business leaders looking to promote racial equity.
An illustration showing figures pulling apart a table to make room, while other figures are rolling up more chairs. Credit: Illustration by Jesse Zhang

April 09, 2021
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“There are times when I look around and everything I see,” says William Eaton, MBA ’75, “I can imagine adding strings to it.”
Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. Credit: Jarod Opperman

April 08, 2021
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Forget about electric cars and meatless meat: Mounting a serious response to climate change requires inventive work in less-glamorous sectors such as risk management and private equity.
Illustration depicting a cityscape featuring green spaces. Credit: Illustration by Celyn Brazier

Clear Admit

April 08, 2021
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Stanford Graduate School of Business: Women Belong In ‘a Place like This’

Women from the Stanford MBA class of 1972 and 2021 reflect on the importance of women supporting other women in business.

April 06, 2021
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Want to solve America’s urban homeless crisis? First, you have to believe it can be fixed.
Rebecca Foster, MBA ’05 and Liz Givens, MBA ’04, stand in the hallway under construction. Credit: Drew Kelly

Fast Company

April 05, 2021
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Want to Learn How Things Really Work at Your New Job? Talk to the People at the Bottom

Originally published by Stanford Business, faculty member Dale T. Miller, Jennifer Dannals, PhD ’18, and Emily Reit, PhD candidate, discuss social norms.

April 02, 2021
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Joe Lacob, MBA ’83, looks back on the night he got booed into silence by his customers.
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, left, speaks with former player Chris Mullin during a ceremony to retire his #17 jersey at halftime of a game between the Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves on March 19, 2012. Credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

Singapore Policy Journal | Harvard Kennedy School

April 02, 2021
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In TraceTogether We Trust: Singapore’s Challenge with Data Governance and Ethics

Sarah Anderson, MBA ’23, discusses Singapore’s digital COVID-19 contact tracing system and the importance of proper safeguards around digital technology.

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

April 02, 2021
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Salary Negotiations: A Catch-22 for Women

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Medium | Authority Magazine

April 02, 2021
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Vicky Shum of World Innovation Lab: 5 Steps We Must Take to Truly Create an Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

In this article, Vicky Shum, MBA ’03, shares how the course “Interpersonal Dynamics” opened her eyes to checking her personal biases.

Inc.

March 30, 2021
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How Intel’s Andy Grove Taught Prezi’s CEO to See into the Future

In this article, Jim Szafranski, MBA ’98, discusses lessons he learned from late faculty member Andy Grove.

March 26, 2021
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Three women from the Class of ’72 discuss what it was like to be at Stanford GSB when the school was 98% male.
Three women stand with fists raised holding books. Credit: Photo courtesy of Luther Nussbaum

Forbes

March 23, 2021
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Get Professional Looking Nails (from the Comfort of Home) with These Tech-Enabled Customized Vegan Gel Stickers

Jooyeon Song, MBA ’19, and David Miró Llopis, MBA ’19, discuss their startup, ManiMe, and the impact of a Stanford GSB education on their business.

March 22, 2021
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“I have had to learn to fight bureaucracy, corruption, and complacency — skills I hadn’t considered at business school.”
An illustration of a car traveling over the Golden Gate bridge into a hilly landscape with a bright sun ahead. Credits: Illustration by Kim Salt

Poets&Quants

March 18, 2021
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Attitude Is Altitude | An Aviator’s Path to Stanford GSB

In this article, Syed Faraz, MBA ’23, shares about his unique journey to becoming an MBA candidate at Stanford GSB.

Entrepreneur

March 18, 2021
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Can Small Businesses Solve Big Problems?

Julia Collins, MBA ’09, discusses her company Planet FWD, which is working to combat climate change through snack food.