"Stand back from the doors. Doors closing."
Greetings from Oakland! As a dual MBA/MA Education candidate, finding a summer opportunity that focused on education was a priority. But I had a challenge: I wanted to immerse myself in the work of a single organization while still broadly networking and learning about the education landscape at large. How would I do this?
Hola from Peru! This summer I am interning with I-DEV International, an organization dedicated to building businesses at the base of the pyramid. In addition to practicing my Spanish, I have been able to observe firsthand some of the difficulties involved in economic development work.
There are several great books and reports out there to help us all be more effective donors — Give $mart by Tierney and Fleishman, Do More than Give by Crutchfield, Kania and Kramer, and What's Next for Philanthropy by the Monitor Institute, among them. However, in the hundreds of pages of valuable information they provide, rarely do you find the simple idea of putting the ultimate recipient of our dollars — the end customer — first.
As the Class of 2011 concludes its studies here at the Stanford GSB, 127 MBA and Sloan students will graduate with a Certificate in Public Management, evidence of a student's preparation for and commitment to addressing public issues. With increasing interest among business students to pursue social impact careers, approximately 25% of Stanford MBA students received this honor at the 2011 GSB Commencement Ceremony.
No matter what our nationality, race, sex, sector, or job, we all have only 24 hours in a day and 365 days in year. That means we must be strategic about how we spend our time trying to move the social innovation needle.
Harvard trained physician-scientist Daniel Kraft went from Brown University, to medical school, to being a flight surgeon. He chats to us about the overlapping lessons between flying and medicine.
George Legrady is the director of the MAT Experimental Visualization Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Public artwork and pockets full of memories are the tags of George’s presentation. The museum project's goal is to compare how we describe objects to map differential representations of what people think about an object.
It made the museum participatory, something that a lot of us who suffer from “museum coma” after one hour, surely appreciate.
Sinan Aral, faculty member at the NYU Stern School of Business, shows the often-viewed YouTube hit of Colin, the crazy dancer at the Sasquatch music festival a few years back. The video demonstrates the contagiousness of a person’s behavior.
He also shows the mapping of the tweet ecosystem after the announcement of Bin Laden’s death.
Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, looked at old baseball cards and helped create a study, which found that players who were smiling in their picture lived longer.