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STANFORD UNIVERSITY —Technology will open up unimaginable new horizons in education – but don’t underestimate the power of people. That was a central message on Stanford’s Oct.  22 Roundtable discussion at Maples Pavilion titled “Education Nation 2.0:  Redefining Education Before It Redefines Us.” Moderated by PBS’ Charlie Rose, the panel included Reed Hastings, founder and [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Who is more digitally switched on – high school students in Silicon Valley or Beijing? A new study from Stanford University provides some clues. High schoolers in Palo Alto, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, spend significantly more time using digital media every day than their peers at [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – In a wide-ranging talk, Jack Ma, chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, publicly declared his interest in acquiring troubled U.S. internet giant Yahoo, while also reflecting on his 12-year journey building an internet powerhouse that has transformed commerce for small businesses and consumers in China. The Chinese e-commerce billionaire addressed [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to throw a rock and not hit a startup founder at Stanford or in the surrounding Bay Area, but the same cannot be said of many other places in the world. Latvia, which recently experienced a devastating economic crisis, is one of the many [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —A new generation of medical “rock stars” are blending cutting-edge technology with reams of old-fashioned data to help drive innovation in health care, according to Todd Park, chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One of more than two-dozen experts who spoke during the 2011 Stanford [...]

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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 — Data—its uses, abuses, influence, and future possibilities—was the focus of attention for 700 TEDx conference  attendees who gathered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The audience included venture capitalists, startup founders, alumni, Silicon Valley veterans, and students eager to learn more about the increasingly varied influence and opportunities [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Costa Rica is striving to be a mecca for ecotourism as well as high-technology business, the nation’s president, Laura Chinchilla, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience. While best known for its commitment to environmental protection, Chinchilla said Costa Rica is now home to manufacturing or research facilities [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Streamlining balky government permit processes or convoluted global supply chains are just some of the challenges in the “Valley of Death” faced by fledgling clean energy firms. Ideas of how to overcome these and similar barriers were tossed around in a forum with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Acting [...]

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FROM STANFORD MAGAZINE, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 STANFORD UNIVERSITY — There are now roughly 2 billion Internet users worldwide. Five billion earthlings have cell phones. That scale of connectivity offers staggering power: In a few seconds, we can summon almost any fact, purchase a replacement hubcap or locate a cabin mate from those halcyon days at Camp [...]

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