Networking “is crucial for getting things accomplished and making change inside organizations.” –Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer and Ross Walker (MBA ’05)
The summer issue of Stanford Business magazine explores the theme of “Networks,” including research on building personal relationships, containing the spread of conflict in teams, and preventing war through trade alliances.
In a design thinking workshop at last month’s #StanfordGSBAlumni “Business of Change” event in San Francisco, Stanford d.school Catalyst Lisa Radloff discussed why empathy is key to creating a product or service that is useful and meaningful for someone.
Excellence is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching over your shoulder, believes Professor Hayagreeva Rao. Learn how to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance in your organization: http://stnfd.biz/yKuaP
Successful entrepreneurs know when to drive forward and when to actually listen to constructive feedback, believes TRX Training Founder & CEO Randy Hetrick (MBA ’03). Hetrick faced criticism while developing his nylon harness workout equipment, but continued pursuing the product because he knew it was resonating with consumers. Today, athletes in the NFL, NBA, and US Military use the TRX Suspension Trainer. http://stnfd.biz/pSIug
Every day your cofounder makes decisions that have huge implications for you and your business, so a solid foundation of trust is critical, emphasized cofounder and CEO of crowdfunding website CircleUp Ryan Caldbeck (MBA ’05). http://stnfd.biz/wG3rh