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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Whether you’re negotiating for your firm or for your position in it, you’ll do better if you avoid some common pitfalls. Successful bargaining means looking for positives in every possible circumstance. “If I can trade off issues that I care about more and you care about less, then we’ve been able [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — On the surface, the financial gender gap appears to be closing. Women now earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, and women under 25 working full-time earn 95% of what their male peers earn. Women make up 47% of the labor force. Despite these encouraging developments, sociologist Mariko Chang uncovered a [...]

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Labor Recovery Will Be Slow

DENVER – Higher unemployment may be here to stay even after the economy recovers, Michael Spence, Dean Emeritus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, told the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics. The labor market is global, but most workers aren’t, Spence, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, told [...]

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Beyond the Poverty Line

Excerpted from the Social Innovation Review, published by Stanford University By Rourke L. O’Brien & David S. Pedulla  Fall 2010 View the entire article On July 13, 2008, New York City’s poverty rate was 18 percent. Twenty-four hours later it had ballooned to 23 percent. How did more than 400,000 New Yorkers become impoverished overnight? [...]

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From the Stanford Social Innovation Review   In 2000, while working for a national refugee resettlement organization in New York City, Jane Leu decided that the federally funded system of matching immigrants to careers was a failure. ‘We didn’t have an incentive to focus on [the] quality” of the placements, she remembers of her six years [...]

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QOTD: ‘Reckless Prudence’

“If we add all the new proposals together – levies, Basel 3, leverage ratios, macroprudential capital requirements, Volcker rules, transaction taxes, systemic risk charges, etc., etc., – we could move into an environment of reckless prudence.” –Howard Davies, Sloan ’80, director of the London School of Economics,  speaking with the New York Times on the [...]

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“Using GDP growth alone is a very weak and misleading indicator of true economic vitality. The only measures that really matter are, initially, the months before net job growth reemerges and, ultimately, total employment itself. … It is imperative that the Executive and the Congress focus their full attention on unemployment and on charting a [...]

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Just Lucky, I Guess…

When the stock market is doing well, more business school graduates head to work on Wall Street, a decision that can lead to significantly higher lifetime earnings than other career paths. What does this mean for graduates in a downturn? Prof. Paul Oyer explains in this video (1 min. 28 sec.) More research by Prof. [...]

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by Dave Murphy Stanford Graduate School of Business-Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt knows full well that the economy is staggering, that the job market is downright ugly, and a recovery is unlikely before 2010. But he also believes 2009 is a great year when it comes to one thing: potential. “Change happens when things [...]

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By Sarah Ruby STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Alumni entrepreneurs stepped away from the heady world of running things to discuss that world and compare notes on hiring, firing, and promoting employees during an event at the Graduate School of Business May 9. It was the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ second Alumni Entrepreneur Reunion, during which [...]

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