Operations, Information & Technology


An employee works to make ventilators at the General Motors Components Holding Plant that is manufacturing ventilators for use during the coronavirus disease outbreak. Credit: Reuters/Chris Bergin
May 28, 2020

How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.


Alt: Stanford GSB Professor Sara Singer speaking to camera with Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Video by Mike Elwell
February 21, 2020

The Quickest Way to Improve Health Care

Research shows prioritizing information-sharing between providers would save lives.


An illustration of a computer with competing information and content types. Credit: iStock/tudmeak
December 10, 2019

Where the Bidding Never Stops

Millions of online ads get sold by auction each day. The algorithms behind it all are complicated. But simple ideas can be effective.


A worker wearing a face mask is seen at a plant in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
March 5, 2020

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.
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April 12, 2019

Getting Banks to Latch onto Blockchain

A Ukrainian native challenges the financial industry to lose its fear of decentralized transactions.
March 12, 2019

Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.
March 7, 2019

Our Misplaced Fear of Job-Stealing Robots

At a Future of Work forum, experts say demographic shifts, not artificial intelligence, create the biggest challenges for today’s workplace.
December 3, 2018

Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.
December 3, 2018

Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
November 30, 2018

Sheryl Sandberg: Careers Aren’t Ladders, They’re Jungle Gyms

Facebook’s COO visited Stanford Graduate School of Business and shared insights on dreaming for the long run, but planning for the short term.
November 20, 2018

The Surprising Power of Small Data

More information isn’t necessarily better in health care — or business.
November 15, 2018

How to Design a Successful Crowdsourcing Contest

Providing regular updates to competitors during innovation contests yields better solutions faster.
August 17, 2018

Why Every Business Will Soon Be a Subscription Business

Everything you purchase — from transportation to entertainment to groceries — will soon come with a monthly plan, says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo.
August 9, 2018

Car 3.0? A Robot With Wheels

Nio U.S. CEO explains that cars of the future will be built on software.