This issue explores the theme of Catalyst through the lens of Stanford GSB faculty, lecturers, alumni, and visiting scholars. We interview a finance professor who’s gathering a massive database designed to parse how the venture capital industry really works. We meet a brave alumna who challenged and helped to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for gay members of the military. We explore the many ways that blockchain technology is being deployed for public good worldwide. If you have a good story about a catalyzing episode in your life or business, please share it by sending an email to Stanford Business.
— Deborah Petersen, editorial director