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Great Books. Great Room. Prof. Sutton on Scaling Up Excellence – Thurs at 5:15pm

Prof. Bob Sutton will discuss his new book, Scaling Up Excellence – co-authored by Prof. Huggy Rao.

Thursday, April 17, 2013 at 5:15 – 6:45 pm
General Atlantic Great Room
4th floor Bass Center

Come join us for the evening with wine and cheese!

Great Books. Great Room. is an event series hosted by the GSB Library to showcase faculty publications and encourage GSB community interaction and engagement. The Library’s beautiful reading room on the 4th floor of the Bass Center sets the scene for an inviting yet informal book talk, Q&A, and reception. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Entrepreneur Info Workshop – Apr 3rd

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:
R&D
Industry Trends
SWOT Analysis
Business Landscape
Investors/Funding
Technical Development
Industry Standards
Patents

Join us on Thurs. April 3rd from 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.

 

For more details, email Emily Alschbach, GSB Librarian  at ealschba@stanford.edu

Entrepreneurship Info Workshop – Feb 12th

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:
R&D
Industry Trends
SWOT Analysis
Business Landscape
Investors/Funding
Technical Development
Industry Standards
Patents

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.

Biz & Engin. Libraries to co-teach Entrepreneurship Workshop for Stanford Venture Studio

The GSB Library and the Terman Engineering Library are teaming up to hold an Entrepreneur Information Workshop for the Stanford Venture Studio.

Topics include:
R&D
Industry Trends
SWOT Analysis
Business Landscape
Investors/Funding
Technical Development
Industry Standards
Patents

Stay tuned for future Entrepreneurship Workshops  – open to all students & coming soon!

*Learn more about the Venture Studio, an application-based collaboration space within the GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Welcome to Cali, Dunkin’ Donuts!

According to a blog post from Dunkin’ Donuts CEO, Nigel Travis, new shops will arrive in (Southern) California in 2015! In order to be successful, both franchise expansion and brand new businesses require momentous research into industry trends, business landscape, competition, SWOT analysis, etc.

Check out the GSB Library’s Industry & Market resources to research if YOUR next business project can make it to market, too!

GSB Library presents Introductory Workshop Series! Sign-up today

This Fall, the Library is hosting a two-part Introductory Workshop Series on resources & topical research themes!
Workshops include:
  • Market Research

Interactively explore industry & market business databases and discover niche industry search tips (such as analyst reports).

  • Financial Databases

Dive into FactSet, CapitalIQ, and Thomson ONE resources & learn your financial research options!

**We will also be holding in-depth, advanced trainings on specific databases and industries! Contact Emily Alschbach for more details.

Art and Innovation

The Economist reported this week on San Jose’s Zero1 Garage, a company that describes itself as  “part think-tank, part incubator, part exhibition space.”  Its purpose?  To include artists, “by far the most radical experimenters in society,” in the early stages of the tech innovation process. Innovation has long been an important component in the success of Silicon Valley startups, and now companies like Google and Adobe are partnering with Zero1 to bring artists into the mix.  If it’s anywhere near as successful as TED, whose founders saw the value of combining technology with entertainment and design, this may be one company to watch.

It takes a little work to take a vacation

Have trouble tearing yourself away from the office for a little R&R? A recent NYTimes article covers the vacation-prep basics for small business owners (and managers alike). Being unwilling to get away (AND unplug!)  ”can be bad for the health of both the owner and the business.”

How to take a real vacation (and not stress promptly upon return):

  • Prepare you staff
  • Manage client expectations
  • Plan around slow periods
  • Set a schedule

Read the NYTimes, WSJ, Washigton Post, and more newspapers for free via GSB Library resource – Factiva.  Happy 4th of July!

 

Wild Kingdom

Great article in the May issue of Fast Company on the importance of Steve Job’s “wilderness years,” the 11 year period between when he left and returned to Apple.  Journalist Brent Schlender had hundreds of conversations with Jobs – during those years and after — and makes a convincing argument that without these pivotal years he would never have been able to achieve all that he achieved in the next phase of his life.  The fact that all accompanying illustrations were drawn on an iPad helps “illustrate” just how much Jobs did achieve… and if you read it on an iPad, you can download an app to hear tapes of some of the conversations on which the article is based.

Panel event May 14

On May 14  from Noon to 1:00 a panel event on the history of venture capital education at Stanford will take place in Cemex Auditorium.  The GSB community is cordially invited to attend.  Prof Chuck Holloway will moderate a panel with VC legends John Glynn, Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson and Peter Wendell as they discuss their teaching experiences here at the GSB. This event is sponsored by the Oral History Program in the GSB Library.


 


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