Magician Leadership

Description of Stanford Entrepreneurship Video: Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema brings an engineer’s background and a performer’s flair to this call to all entrepreneurs to think like a magician to achieve the impossible. Drawing from a rich variety of sources including psychology, the arts, and magic performance, Buscema illustrates a new leadership archetype for the…

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Five Trends Reshaping the Global Economy

Description of Stanford Business School Video: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, highlights the five trends he sees reshaping the global economy: 1. The Great Rebalancing 2. The Productivity Imperative 3. The Global Grid 4. Pricing the Planet 5. and the Market State He concludes his presentation with a discussion about the implications…

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Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Description of Stanford Business School Video: Jack Ma, the founder of China’s most profitable e-commerce company Alibaba Group, made his last public speech at Stanford University on May 4th, 2013 before stepping down as CEO. In his talk, Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology. The…

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Advancing Women: Challenges and Solutions

Description of Harvard Business School Video: Cathy Benko (MBA 1989), Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP Ilene H. Lang (MBA 1973), President and CEO, Catalyst Laura Liswood (MBA 1976), Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders Pamela Thomas-Graham (MBA 1988), Chief Talent, Branding & Communications Officer, Crédit Suisse AG Our panelists bring deeply informed viewpoints on the…

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Gender, Race, and Leadership: An Examination of the Challenges Facing Non-Prototypical Leaders

Description of Harvard Business School Video: Robert Livingston, Professor of Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management at University of Sussex, presents “Gender, Race, and Leadership: An Examination of the Challenges Facing Non-Prototypical Leaders” at the W50 research symposium. The symposium, held February 28 and March 1, 2013, brought over one hundred scholars and practitioners to…

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Moving from Hubris to Confidence

Description of Stanford Entrepreneurship Video: MuckerLab Co-Founder William Hsu shares his professional journey from young, headstrong entrepreneur to experienced leader working to support a thriving startup environment in Los Angeles. Hsu focuses on why building a company is different than starting a company, the importance of getting as many “at-bats” as possible, and the immense…

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A True Model for Embracing Change

Description of Stanford Entrepreneurship Video: Hemant Shah, co-founder and CEO of RMS, takes students on a ride through the highs and lows of growing and changing a company. From early days in an apartment with co-founders, to making the tough calls as a market leader in risk and catastrophe modeling, Shah discusses lessons around culture,…

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Driven to Lead: Good, Bad, and Misguided Leadership

Description of Harvard Business School Video: Presenter: Paul R. Lawrence, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emeritus, Harvard Business School In a presentation based on his new book, Driven to Lead, Professor Emeritus Lawrence will offer a fresh approach to a subject that is overloaded with books and commentary and leadership. 2010 Fall Reunion,…

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The Millennial Youth Opportunity: Uncapping Next-Level Global Prosperity

Description of Stanford Business School Video: CEO Muhtar Kent discusses Coca-Cola’s perspective on how businesses can capture the opportunities of our generation, as well as Coca-Cola’s sustainability and women’s economic empowerment initiatives.

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How Leaders and High Performance Culture Connect

Description of Stanford Business School Video: Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, discusses how leaders and high performance culture connect. Learn more about View From the Top speaker series from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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