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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Chinese internet users have devised an array of creative ways to navigate around government censorship of China’s cyberspace, a leading Hong Kong-based CNN journalist told a Stanford audience. In a November 21 talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kristie Lu Stout, BA ’96, MA ’97, an anchor [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – If you feel overwhelmed by social media, you’re hardly the first. Think of Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries. They suddenly had to cope with the Copernican Revolution, the invention of the printing press, the exploration of the New World, and public postal systems that became the equivalent of Facebook, Twitter, [...]

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Social Media for Social Change

One email is all it took for Chaitali Nadig to try saving a life.  The message advertised an upcoming bone marrow drive to benefit Samir Pendse, an 18-year-old battling relapsed leukemia. A marrow transplant is one of his best hopes for a cure.  ”Due to the stage of his disease, he has a very short [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – MBA students crowded into a Stanford Graduate School of Business classroom to listen to Jonathan Abrams, the founder and former CEO of the social networking website Friendster, answer the question of how to survive the torrential waters of entrepreneurship. His response: “I don’t know.” In addition to Friendster, the [...]

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We Trust in a Virtual World

 STANFORD UNIVERSITY – We now live in what is being called the Information Age, because with the invention of the internet and digitization humans can access, exchange, and act through massive quantities of knowledge more easily than in any previous time in human history.  A unique aspect of digital information, however, is that much of [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – In 2005, Jessica Jackley and cofounder Matt Flannery had started San Francisco-based Kiva.  The organization was born because during a three-month work assignment in East Africa, Jackley had met Ugandan entrepreneurs and wanted to share their inspirational stories with friends and family. Flannery and Jackley launched Kiva, the world’s [...]

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Social networking sites have changed the way individuals communicate in their personal life and increasingly in their business life. Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Jackson Library has compiled a list of resources including books and articles that discuss the evolving effects of this phenomenon on the business world. Library staff members maintain a constantly changing [...]

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Most E-Mailed Articles

For more than six months, Jonah Berger, PhD ’07, an assistant professor at Wharton, and his colleague Katherine Milkman analyzed 750 of the most-emailed articles from the New York Times. They found that most popular were awe-inspiring articles, many of them connected to science. “We anticipated that people would share articles with practical information about [...]

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Gina Bianchini, CEO and cofounder of Ning, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, thinks Americans are still in the experimental stage with new social media. She is trying to position her fast-growing company, which she co-founded with Netscape founder Marc Andreessen in 2004, as the laboratory of choice. Bianchini describes Ning as a “social platform [...]

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QOTD: Management by Blogging

“It seems we learn over and over with new communication channels that human behavior is strikingly constant. People who misbehave are the exception rather than the rule, no matter the medium.” –  Becky Bermont, MBA ’05, vice president of media and partners at the Rhode Island School of Design, in a Aug. 26, 2009, public [...]

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