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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 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Ever wonder why that government clerk was so rude and condescending? Or why the mid-level manager at your company always doles out the most demeaning tasks? Or, on a more profound level, why the guards at Abu Ghraib tortured and humiliated their prisoners? In a new study, researchers at [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  — Young companies that adopt structured systems to run their operations in their early years grow three times faster than competitors and have a lower rate of CEO turnover, according to an award-winning research paper. “Some entrepreneurs mistakenly view management systems as significant inhibitors to creativity and growth” say the [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Some people believe that African American women are doubly oppressed in the workplace, challenged by sexism because they’re female and by racism because they’re black. However, that bleak assessment does not tell the complete story, says Katherine Phillips, PhD ’99, visiting scholar in organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — The Walt Disney Co. is known worldwide for its movie hits including The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. But Robert Iger, the company’s president and chief executive officer, rather wishes you’d forget Mars Needs Moms and Cop Rock.  While he thought a musical police [...]

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From Stanford Business magazine by Jesse Hermann, Stanford MBA ’88 Whether running overseas operations or monitoring investments across the world, we have become dependent on our high-tech communication tools to manage remotely. Volcanic ash grounds the flight? No problem — Skype your way through the meeting. Board call at an inconvenient time? Grab your headset [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – If you’ve spent any time at all in business school, the question, “Does management matter?” seems almost absurd. After all, graduate students spend two years or more reading case studies and delving into the details of management strategies, and studies of “managerial technology” were published as early as 1887. [...]

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From Stanford Business  magazine STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - As Intel Corp.’s former longtime chief executive, Andy Grove rarely pulled punches. His opening lecture last fall at a Graduate School of Business seminar taught with Professor Robert Burgelman was no exception. The seminar, Strategic Thinking in Action — In Business and Beyond, looked at Silicon [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi and Steve Jobs all have in common? They are all great leaders who used their vision as a force of change. According to new research, the best leaders are visionary leaders — those who offer novel solutions to their group’s predicament. “When [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — United and Continental Airlines merged last year to form the world’s largest carrier, an aviation colossus with $30 billion in revenue that ferries 144 million passengers to 371 cities in 59 countries annually, oversees a fleet of 1,200 aircraft, and employs 87,000 highly unionized workers. Now flying under the [...]

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