Entrepreneurship

Insights

Benjamin Fernandes. Credit: Drew Kelly
March 1, 2019
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Bringing Bankless Banking to East Africa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Fernandes took his Stanford MBA and went home.
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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Latest Stories in Entrepreneurship

January 25, 2019
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“Veo a Otros Que Escalan y Me Pregunto Qué Están Haciendo Diferente”

En los 18 años que Maria Ureña ha dirigido King Automotive Services, el financiamiento de la empresas ha sido completamente personal.
January 25, 2019
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“We’re Stuck in the Middle of the River Because of Financing”

Mario Jauregui of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing has had to piece together funding for his international logistics company.
January 24, 2019
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Diane von Furstenberg: Find Your Door, and Push Through It

The founder of the quintessential wrap dress talks about losing everything and building herself back up.
January 8, 2019
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Rethinking the Relationship between Age, Business Acumen, and Entrepreneurship

New data shows the sweet spot for entrepreneurial success, and why young people need to rise up the ranks more quickly.
December 6, 2018
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A Long, Slow Journey Back to the Farm

It took three decades, but Stanford MBA David L. Brunner eventually left a high-powered banking career to rebuild a New York dairy farm.
December 3, 2018
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Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.
November 30, 2018
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Oprah Winfrey: Failure Is the Thing Moving You Forward

On this podcast episode, the media mogul shared her tips on leadership, philanthropy, and finding your calling.
November 30, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Share Your Failures

In this episode of View From The Top, the podcast, the CEO of Spanx shares the value of vulnerability.
November 6, 2018
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Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
October 31, 2018
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Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.