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Great Books. Great Room. Prof. Sutton on Scaling Up Excellence – Thurs at 5:15pm

Prof. Bob Sutton will discuss his new book, Scaling Up Excellence – co-authored by Prof. Huggy Rao.

Thursday, April 17, 2013 at 5:15 – 6:45 pm
General Atlantic Great Room
4th floor Bass Center

Come join us for the evening with wine and cheese!

Great Books. Great Room. is an event series hosted by the GSB Library to showcase faculty publications and encourage GSB community interaction and engagement. The Library’s beautiful reading room on the 4th floor of the Bass Center sets the scene for an inviting yet informal book talk, Q&A, and reception. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Faculty Book Talk Series: First Call

At 5:15 PM on April 17 in the Great Room, 4th floor Bass Center, Prof Bob Sutton will speak on his new book Scaling Up Excellence, co-authored with Prof Huggy Rao. Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Switch and Made to Stick, comment  “If you want your organization to expand and grow without losing what makes you special, this is the book for you.  Sutton and Rao have written a must-read handbook for scaling.” This will be the second in the Library’s book talk series. Cheese and wine will be offered as refreshments. We invite the Stanford community to join us in the beautiful Great Room for this exciting event!

SearchWorks: Your source for course reserve info

Did you know you can use the campus library catalog, SearchWorks, to find out what’s on reserve at the GSB Library for any GSB class?  Just go to SearchWorks.stanford.edu and click on Course Reserves.  Enter the course name, number, or professor in the search field and voila!  A list of all courses matching your search will display. Pick one to see a list of all items on reserve.  If you see something you want, just ask for it by title at the Library’s iDesk.  Most reserve material circulates for two hours at a time, or overnight if you check it out two hours before closing.  Contact us with questions.

Capturing our memories

The GSB Oral History Program, operating out of the Library, has been busy preserving the corporate memory of the School. Currently we are interviewing alumni on campus for this year’s class reunions, but in the past we have interviewed faculty, staff and students about their experiences at the GSB, as well as alumni. And not only about the past, but also about the present; a few years ago a whole clutch of interviews was done on the design and implementation of the New Curriculum, while it was fresh in the mind, with everyone ranging from Dean Saloner to faculty and staff members to students who took part in the planning process. Some of the faculty we’ve interviewed over the past few years include James Howell, Pitch Johnson, James March, Joanne Martin, James Porterfield, Michael Ray, Henry Rowen and James Van Horne — as well as former Deans Robert Jaedicke and Arjay Miller. We hope to document the SEED initiative as it unfolds in the coming months. So the work goes on. We have a History Group on OneGSB, for our GSB colleagues who are interested. Stay tuned for further news, as we move forward.

Great Books. Great Room. Prof. Anat Admati to Discuss The Bankers’ New Clothes

Great Books. Great Room. Prof. Admati Book Reading
What’s wrong with the banking industry? What to do about it? Prof. Anat Admati will discuss her new book The Bankers’ New Clothes.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 5 – 6:30 pm
General Atlantic Great Room
4th floor Bass Center

Come join us for the evening with wine and cheese.

 

Great Books. Great Room. is a new event series hosted by the GSB Library to showcase faculty publications and encourage GSB community interaction and engagement. The Library’s beautiful reading room on the 4th floor of the Bass Center sets the scene for an inviting yet informal reading, Q&A, and book signing. There will be books available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Finding answers

The GSB Library receives many information requests from the GSB community, as well as queries from across Stanford, as part of our ongoing mission to support teaching and research. As an example of the kind of support we can offer, here are just a few recent requests we’ve received  —

  • Find a list of the top venture capital funds (by numbers of deals) for different industries
  • Find data on potable water in African countries, especially in rural areas
  • Assess the potential of a firm that is entering the Asian market

Do you have a request that is waiting for an answer?  Just Ask Us

An Evening with 5 Deans

The Oral History Program of the GSB Library is happy to announce that at 4:30 PM on Feb 26 the five living Deans of the GSB will gather on stage in Cemex Auditorium to reflect on the growth and evolution of the School over the past several decades. Moderated by current Dean Garth Saloner, the panel will include Arjay Miller, Robert Jaedicke, Michael Spence and Robert Joss. The event will last one hour, and is free. All members of the Stanford community are invited. This event is sponsored and organized by the Oral History Program.


 


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