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The Spending Freeze Isn’t

President Obama’s call for a  three-year “spending freeze” on the federal budget is “optical rather than substantive,” Edward Lazear, the Parker Professor of Human Resources management and Economics, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece.  “Given the spending agenda that is already in place, we can expect to see large increases in the proportion [...]

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Kudos to the Sydney Morning Herald for the headline on their article featuring Stanford Graduate School of Business research on calorie postings in restaurants. Their headline? “Get a handle on your love handles with economics“. Perfect. Share, Email or Print:

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A Black Eye for China

“If Google leaves China, I think the impact of that is China gets a black eye. People will remember what happened to Google.” – Haim Mendelson, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce,and Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, told the San Francisco Chronicle the rift between Google and [...]

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Authors of three of the “Six Best Business Books to Read for Your Career in 2010″ have a Stanford Graduate School of Business connection. Soon-to-be-released titles by Seth Godin, MBA ’84; Tom Peters, MBA ’72, PhD ’77; and organizational behavior Professor Chip Heath are already generating buzz and “may help you get a jump on [...]

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Nobel Laureate William F. Sharpe explains how futile it is to read sure-thing investing books or watch the latest financial guru to find easy answers on weathering the financial crisis or filling the holes in your portfolio. URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGIzygsvqck Share, Email or Print:

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“What you’re seeing is advertisers needing to yell, metaphorically and literally, louder and louder, in order to grab attention. Advertisers need to walk that fine line between grabbing consumers’ attention and not annoying them too deeply, but that’s a very fine line to walk.” –Prof. Jennifer Aaker, on loud television ads Share, Email or Print:

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Stanford GSB Prof. Mary Barth told U. of Texas’ McCombs School of Business students they need to understand the fundamental accounting concepts because they provide the basis of the framework for financial reporting. She warned that in the future, accounting professionals will need to make judgments and understand “the why” behind a standard, rather than [...]

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Spurring Innovation

As described on his blog, Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has been leading a workshop on spurring innovation, together with Professor Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao and others. Customer Focused Innovation is the name of the program, in which executives spend mornings reviewing cases, theories and models and afternoons applying design thinking. Among their projects is a collaboration [...]

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Leading Innovation

As described on his blog, Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has been leading a workshop on spurring innovation, together with Professor Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao and others. Customer Focused Innovation is the name of the program, in which executives spend mornings reviewing cases, theories and models and afternoons applying design thinking. Among their projects is a collaboration [...]

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Getting (More of) What You Want: Strategies to Follow and Pitfalls to Avoid Date: Dec. 2, 2009 Time: 9-10 a.m. (PST) Cost: Free Register Presented by: Professor Margaret A. Neale We all negotiate. Yet many of us think of negotiation as something we do primarily in the context of buying and selling. Yet, in its [...]

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