This issue we asked Stanford GSB faculty, lecturers, and alumni to focus on the theme of Beginnings. For budding entrepreneurs, we explore the differences — and similarities — between lean startup and design thinking. For first-time philanthropists, we lay out the basics of strategic giving. For managers recruiting their first team, we offer tips on early-stage hiring — as well as a SurveyMonkey poll in which readers can offer advice about how to build a winning team, whether in a startup, an established company, or a nonprofit. You can take this brief survey, or simply send an email to Stanford Business News & Publications.
— Deborah Petersen, Editorial Director