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STANFORD UNIVERSITY - In 1960, Beltway bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., called the idea pie in the sky. Promoting world peace and friendship by dispatching young, inexperienced Americans to developing countries for two-year volunteer assignments sounds nice, foreign aid officials said, but it won’t work. The Kennedy administration ignored the naysayers, and this year the Peace Corps [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Mary Barra was about 10 when she first fell in love with a car. It was a red Chevy Camaro convertible, late-’60s vintage, driven by her older cousin. When Barra describes it, her brown eyes widen and her cheeks flush just a touch. “It was just a beautiful, beautiful vehicle,” she says [...]

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Using local contractors, EcoSystems, a company founded by Haydi and David Sowerwine, MBA ’72, has built more than 30 pulley-operated cable bridges spanning river canyons in rural Nepal. A video narrated by David follows the building of one, the Sakaura WireBridge, which carries hundreds of children across the Netrawati River to school. EcoSystems estimates that [...]

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“Discussion about the lack of employment growth in the U.S … is driven by truly economic circumstances, but it has been conducted in the prevalent political mode of identifying heroes and villains” says Jason Thomas, MBA ’00, an investment manager. Writing for CNN Opinion, Thomas said:  ”The resulting ‘fingers-crossed’ approach to watching the employment figures [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Eric Tyson, best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies, who earned his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1989, recently talked with the Stanford University Be Well program about personal finance. After spending years consulting Fortune 500 companies, he now focuses on helping “everyday people” needing [...]

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From Stanford Business magazine STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Five years ago, public toilets in Naitobi, Kenya, were neither sanitary nor safe. “These toilets were places where gangs congregated,” said Amon Anderson, a portfolio associate in the Acumen Fund’s Nairobi office. “Beyond that, they were not the sort of place anybody would want to [...]

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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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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Bloom Energy, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has developed an innovative fuel cell system that produces clean, reliable, and affordable energy. The head of the company, K.R. Sridar, a renowned aerospace and environmental scientist, is what author Greg McKeown Stanford MBA ’08,  calls a “multiplier”—a leader who uses [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – A novel about a mixed-race couple that adopts an Indian child has hovered near the top of Canada’s bestseller list for six months. Secret Daughter, by Toronto-born Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Stanford MBA ’96, was marketed in Canada as “uniquely Canadian,” according to the Globe and Mail. “I am the [...]

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Sports fan Billy Quinn, MBA ’98, is fronting most of the money to buy the Dallas Stars professional hockey team. Quinn, managing partner of Natural Gas Partners in nearby Irving, says if he is successful he will not attempt to run the team, but will treat it the same way he and his partners treat [...]

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