Stanford Business Matters - December 2017

 
In issue #2 of Stanford Business Matters, discover GSB faculty members, students, and alumni who are making an impact on the world.
DECEMBER 2017 Stanford Graduate School of Business
 
 
Stanford Business Matters  
 
  From the Dean  
 
Dean Jonathan Levin
 
Jon Levin: Investing in People and Culture
 
Our community is strengthened by the investments we make in our personal and professional relationships. This culture creates the basis for collaboration and innovation at Stanford GSB.
 
  Story of Impact  
 
Report to Investors
 
The Power of Giving Back
 
Alumni are essential in ensuring the GSB’s continued excellence. In fiscal year 2017, nearly 8,000 donors helped drive the school forward with annual gifts, reunion commitments, and endowed investments.
 
  Alumni Town Square  
 
  Alumni Events Alumni Events  
 
Dean’s Receptions in Mexico Mexico City and Monterrey | January 10-11
Encore Award Reception Honoring Facebook On Campus | February 13
Stanford @ SXSW Austin, TX | March 9
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  Lifelong Learning Lifelong Learning  
 
Fall Reunion Faculty Lectures Watch video highlights of Jennifer Aaker, Anat Admati, Paul Oyer, and Bill Meehan.
LEAD Preview: Customer Experience Design: A Neuroscience Perspective Free online mini-course with Baba Shiv | January 11-23
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  Career Resources Career Resources  
 
Difficult Conversations in Career Transition Free webinar | January 18
20 Minutes a Day to Career Success and Fulfillment Free webinar | February 28
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  Giving Back Giving Back  
 
Make Your Gift to Stanford GSB Before December 31 Support the Business School Fund.
  GSB Network GSB Network  
 
Dean Levin and Dean Joss in Conversation Watch the discussion moderated by Sandra Horbach, MBA ’87.
  New & NOTEWORTHY  
 
Finance Professor Jack McDonald Celebrates 50 Years of Teaching
 
Fifty years and over 10,000 students later, Professor Jack McDonald continues to guide new generations of investors.
  Warren Buffett,​ Professor Jack McDonald​, and class
 
Where Would You Put Yourself in an ‘Influence Line’?
 
An MBA alumna reflects on what one “very uncomfortable” class taught her about feedback.
  Female Sloan Fellows
 
School Honors Alumni, Faculty Member for Their Service
 
At a reunion weekend that broke attendance records, we honored alumni volunteers and a longtime faculty member for their service to the school.
  Scott Duncan, MBA '77; Andy Cowherd, MBA '77; Dean Jonathan Levin; Susie Phillips, MBA '72; Bill Duhamel, MBA '87
 
  Voices of Stanford GSB  
 
Barrett Comiskey, MBA ’04    
 
“The common thread, and my North Star — which led me on my journey to Stanford GSB and beyond — is being a curious soul, seeking beauty, seeking truth.”
 
Barrett Comiskey, MBA ’04  
 
 
Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77    
 
“I tossed aside option A, B, and C, kept my corner office and secretary, and built an international marketing company.”
 
Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77  
 
 
 
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