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While today’s economy is rough, rags-to-riches entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria says the situation pales compared to the 1980s when he launched his hair care products company with $700, selling door to door in Los Angeles out of the trunk of his car. Back then, he said, inflation was over 12%, compared to about 1% now. [...]

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Leadership. Innovation. Simple solutions. Those are principles instilled in students at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. They are also principles Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA ’84, calls upon to help improve the quality of education for America’s school children. In a heartfelt speech before 350 GSB faculty and alumni on March 2, Chicago businesswoman, civic [...]

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In the business world, women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off, depending on the social circumstances, get more promotions than either men or other women, according to a recent study coming out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The research suggests that for women to [...]

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Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally recently gave Stanford Graduate School of Business students an offer they couldn’t refuse — putting themselves into the driver’s seat of the second-largest car company in the United States. In his talk to a packed house at Bishop Auditorium on Feb. 3, Mulally outlined the unsettling scenario [...]

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When a call came last year asking her to drop everything to come Texas to see the extent of an enormous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt joked that she expected the trip to be so brief she packed like Gilligan, the ’60s sitcom character who set off [...]

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From Stanford Business magazine STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – In a manufacturing center four hours from Mumbai, India, the last working elevator in a textile weaving plant grinds to a halt. The looms and workers on the second floor need more cotton yarn to weave horizontally into the vertical warp threads in order to [...]

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From Stanford Business magazine STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Here are some of the books and software business school faculty used in Autumn 2010 courses and also a brief explanation of why you might enjoy these materials. Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Dayby Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, [...]

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View entire case with footnores and accompanying exhibits at Closer Look Series: Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance Jan. 24, 2011 In recent years, much attention has been paid to CEO succession planning as a risk management issue. The SEC has encouraged companies to disclose information on their succession plans so that shareholders can [...]

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SANTIAGO, CHILE — Last summer, Chile’s mining minister found himself with a crisis on his hands: a collapse in the San Jose copper-gold mine had trapped 33 miners underground. As the world watched, Lawrence Golborne led the successful charge to find and rescue them. In the course of 69 days — culminating with the last [...]

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By Mike Antonucci Stanford Magazine The most celebrated player in Stanford football history came from just down the road, and a world away. He was a hard-knocks kid from San Jose, a Mexican-American with an Irish surname, who gravitated to Stanford in part because he wanted to stay close to his parents, both of whom [...]

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