If you happen to be in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, March 14 you can consider attending Innovators Forum, billed as ‘A Health and Social Entrepreneurship Conference’. It is being presented by Unite For Sight and sponsored by the Harvard Business Innovations in Global Health Care, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. Presenters include Ken Himmelman of Partners In Health, Victoria Hale of Medicines360, Ana Rowena McCullough of QuestBridge, Vanessa Kerry of Seed Global Health, Bobby Jefferson of The Futures Group, David Barash of The GE Foundation, and more. If interested, register online for the lowest rate by today, March 4.
I ran across some new food industry related titles in the Searchworks catalog namely,
- Betting on famine: why the world still goes hungry by Jean Ziegler
Business Library » Stacks » HV696 .F6 Z5413 2013
- From scratch: inside the food network by Allen Salkin
Business Library » Stacks » PN1992.92 .F66 S25 2013
- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of food rights: the escalating battle over who decides what we eat by David E. Gumpert
Business Library » Stacks » HD9005 .G86 2013
- Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us by Michael Moss
Business Library » Stacks » RA784 .M638 2013
Also if you wanted to find some industry research check out S&P NetAdvantage on our library A-Z database page and find Foods & Nonalcoholic beverages industry survey. (Note: current Stanford students, faculty and staff only can access)
If you’re looking for industry data and overviews, your first stop should be our page of databases at http://libguides.stanford.
Interested in keeping up with books published by GSB faculty? You need look no further than our Faculty Books page. There you can see the covers of the books, as well as read synopses and selected reviews. The list goes back to 2004, and includes works by Profs Pfeffer, Flanagan, Sutton, Sharpe, Mendelson, Foster, Kreps, Larcker and others. Check it out!
I couldn’t resist checking out how much Americans will most likely spend today for Valentine’s Day. CNN has it broken down by the the numbers.
And if you want more numbers…the U.S. Dept. of Commerce weighs in on the day with Facts for Features.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Did you know you can use the campus library catalog, SearchWorks, to find out what’s on reserve at the GSB Library for any GSB class? Just go to SearchWorks.stanford.edu and click on Course Reserves. Enter the course name, number, or professor in the search field and voila! A list of all courses matching your search will display. Pick one to see a list of all items on reserve. If you see something you want, just ask for it by title at the Library’s iDesk. Most reserve material circulates for two hours at a time, or overnight if you check it out two hours before closing. Contact us with questions.
From Thomson Reuters, this short piece on Big Data and text analytics discusses the TABB Group’s report Inner Voices: Harvesting Text Analytics from Proprietary Data and its point that private data held within organizations is perhaps more valuable than the posts appearing on the Web. Such internal data represents the communications of experts and clients, and has the potential to provide a much stronger indication of what is “really” happening. The TABB paper discusses the challenge of taking raw textual data and converting it into something actionable. Text analytics are increasingly being imported into numerous industries, such as insurance and health care, and the breadth of use cases is expanding rapidly.
Michigan State university is offering a free five week MOOC course entitled, Mega Events: Inside the Winter Olympics. The professors teaching the course state, ““Our hope is that this course gives participants a functional understanding of the Olympics, how they’re organized and how host cities and countries manage them,” Wilson said. “The MOOC format and timing of the course will let us tailor modules to events in the Sochi Olympics and incorporate those into class discussions as they happen.”
I also found a book in the GSB Library catalog entitled, Olympic turnaround: how the Olympic Games steeped back from the brink of extinction to become the world’s best known brand by Michael Payne
Just ran across this article in the New York Times entitled, The Tale of a House, and an Entire Market which does a great job of explaining the tale of the housing market for the last few years.
Want more information on the housing market? Check out our library site, Housing Market and the Economy.
The GSB Library and the Terman Engineering Library are teaming up to hold another Entrepreneur Information Workshop for the Stanford Venture Studio!
The popular, interactive workshop covers entrepreneurial topics such as:
Join us on Wed. Feb 12th 12-1pm in B312 RAIL Lab in the GSB Library (Bass Center).
Open to all students & Stanford community members.
*Learn more about the Venture Studio, an application-based collaboration space within the GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.