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Entrepreneur Info Workshop – Wed. Feb 18th

The GSB Library and the Terman Engineering Library are teaming up to hold another Entrepreneur Information Workshop for the Stanford Venture Studio!

The popular, interactive workshop covers entrepreneurial topics such as:
Industry Trends
SWOT Analysis
Business Landscape
Technical Development
Industry Standards

Join us on Wednesday, Feb 18th from 12-1pm in B312 RAIL Lab in the GSB Library (Bass Center).

Open to all students & Stanford community members.

*Learn more about the Venture Studio, an application-based collaboration space within the GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.


Faculty Book Talk – Mon 11/17 – Oyer’s Roadside MBA

Please join us for another Faculty Book Talk on the Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives & Small Business Owners. Authored by GSB Professor Paul Oyer, Michael Mazzeo and Scott Schaefer,

Join us for a midday book talk at the Library. Hear Paul Oyer speak about Roadside MBA and enjoy light refreshments on the Library’s 4th floor.

Paul Oyer Book Talk
November 17, 2014
Board Room
4th floor Bass Center

Great Books. Great Room.
This popular event series is designed to showcase faculty publications and encourage GSB community interaction and engagement. The Library’s beautiful  fourth floor sets the scene for an inviting yet informal book talk, Q&A, and reception. All GSB students, staff, faculty & alumni are welcome. 

The Leland Stanford Junior Oak

oakweekendToday, on a day filled with alumni memories, I wish to remember the oldest living tree on campus: the Leland Stanford Junior Oak. Formerly known as the ‘Alumni Oak’ or the ‘Pioneer Oak’, this 227-year old tree collapsed in 2008. However, as in so much of our history, the story does not end there. Though cut down to the trunk the tree survived, and has been making a slow comeback, watched over by the Grounds Department. Located on Serra Street at the corner of the former GSB, still protected by its concrete retaining wall, this much-shortened tree remains an invaluable part of Stanford (and GSB) history. Long may it grow!

Panel event, Oct 20

Please join us at Noon, Monday, October 20 in C-102 for a panel event, Computing at the GSB: Laying the Foundations. Organized by the Oral History Program, the panel will feature Jeffrey Moore (moderator), Charles Bonini, James Miller III and William Sharpe discussing how computing entered into research and teaching. The program will last 90 minutes.

Panel event, October 20

On Monday October 20 from Noon to 1:00 the GSB Oral History Program will present a panel discussion on the introduction of computing and its incorporation into the life of the school. Titled “Computing at the GSB: Laying the Foundations”, the event will be held in room C-102 at the Knight Management Center, and is open to everyone. Panelists will include Jeffrey Moore (moderator), Charles Bonini, James Miller III and William Sharpe, who will reflect on how computing became important for teaching and research at the GSB.

Mind the gap!

New research from Stanford suggests that America’s cities are becoming increasingly segregated by educational levels. According to a paper by Rebecca Diamond, Asst Prof of Economics at the Graduate School of Business, America’s cities are dividing themselves into two groups, with college-educated workers living in “desirable” places that less-educated Americans cannot afford. “High-skill workers value communities where the amenities are considerable, “Diamond said in an interview. “The non-college educated value these areas, but they cannot afford the housing.” Coming on the tail of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-first Century and its discussion of income disparities,  is this yet another fact on the pile to suggest that an economic crack in America is widening into a sociological Grand Canyon?

Our GSB Heritage

Beginning today, the Library will be posting featured “cameos” on past GSB faculty who made a lasting impact on the School, under the title  Our GSB Heritage. First up is George Leland “Lee” Bach (1915-1994), a seminal figure in the academic transformation of the GSB during the 1960s and 1970s. Bach is widely recognized as one of the driving spirits behind the evolution of the GSB in the wake of the famous Gordon-Howell report of the late ’50s (co-authored by the GSB’s James Howell.)  Bach’s influence was widely felt, not only at the GSB but across other institutions of American higher learning. “Words are inadequate to express the tremendous impact Lee Bach has had on management education throughout his entire career,” said former Dean Arjay Miller at the time of Bach’s retirement in 1983.  Not only an administrative force, Bach was also a master instructor, winning in 1979 the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for excellence in teaching.  Stay tuned for future cameos on the GSB Our History webpage.


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