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By Joyce Routson Banking industry executives need to look broadly at changes to reform the American financial system, says Herbert Allison, MBA ’71, the head of the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Banking industry executives need to look broadly at changes needed to reform the American financial system, says the [...]

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Success in the business world is less about brains and more about developing people, Richard Kovacevich, MBA ’67, chairman of Wells Fargo, told a Stanford Business School audience. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Wells Fargo Chairman Richard Kovacevich recalls that one of the most crucial business lessons he learned at Stanford came on the [...]

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By Michele Chandler STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—As a longtime banker from Latin America, Manuel Medina-Mora says he knows a thing or two about economic crises like the one savaging today’s global financial markets. “This is the fifth crisis of my career. Financial crises are not something that are unique; they happen,” said Medina-Mora, chairman [...]

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By Ben Pimentel STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Among the many CEOs who have been invited to speak at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, one thing made James Mwangi different: The students, or at least most first-year MBAs, were expected to be familiar with his story. Mwangi, who is the head of Equity [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Paul Oyer backs away from using the word “luck.” But nevertheless his research shows that many young MBAs who go into investment banking might just follow that career due to happenstance as much as because of a die-hard allegiance to Wall Street. And those who graduate during a bear market may [...]

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