H. Irving Grousbeck
The MBA Class of 1980 Adjunct Professor of Management
With a partner, Grousbeck founded Continental Cablevision (later Media One) in 1964. He was President of that company through 1980, and Chairman through 1985. He was a Visiting Lecturer and then Lecturer at Harvard Business School from 1981-85. He became a Visiting Lecturer at Stanford in 1985, a Lecturer in 1986, and a Consulting Professor in 1996.
Grousbeck has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit Boards over the past 37 years, including (currently) Asurion Corp., ResponseLink, and the Boston Celtics. He was a Trustee of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Chairman and President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Sponsors of New England Eye Bank, Overseer of Children’s Hospital (Boston), and Chairman of Menlo School and College. He is the principal owner of the Boston Celtics.
He holds an MBA from Harvard University, and Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.) degrees from Amherst College.
- MBA, Harvard University, 1960
- BA, Amherst College, 1956
- At Stanford University since 1985
- Co-Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford GSB, 1996–2013
- Lecturer, Harvard Business School, 1981–1985
- Instructor, Harvard Business School, 1962–1964
- Chairman, Continental Cablevision, Inc., 1980–1985
- President, Continental Cablevision, Inc., 1964–1980
- Cofounder, Continental Cablevision, Inc., 1964
Awards and Honors
- Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.), Menlo College, 2016
- Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.), Amherst College, 2000
- MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, Stanford GSB, 1987
Stanford Case Studies
Stanford GSB Affiliations
Service to the Profession
- Former Vice Chairman: Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
- Alta Colleges
- Asurion, Inc.
- Boston Celtics