30 May 2016

Hello World: Episode 1: New Zealand (video)

Hello World: Episode 1 - New Zealand:

This episode of "Hello World" offers a window into just how good New Zealand technology has become. Ashlee Vance covers the country's North Island, stretching from Auckland to the southern port and capital of Wellington - the home of Peter Jackson's movie making empire and an incredible hotbed of effects artistry. Published March 28, 2016

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23 May 2016

Seed East Africa Transformation Program, CEO Hopes for Big Impact

Seed East Africa Transformation Program – CEO Hopes for Big Impact:

Mr. Dinesh Tembhekar, Managing Director of Lean Energy Solutions (LES) joins the inaugural cohort of Stanford Seed's Transformation Program in East Africa. Lean Energy Solutions (LES) is an energy company based in Kenya and Tanzania. The company, which helps its customers increase efficiency by transitioning their businesses to adopt green energy solutions, was selected by Stanford Seed based on leadership capability and the strength of its business concept. Prior to beginning the program, Mr. Tembhekar shares his hopes in this video for the impact the training will have on his company. Stanford Seed is a Stanford GSB-led initiative intent on ending the cycle of global poverty. For more information visit http://gsb.stanford.edu/seed  Published May 12, 2016

16 May 2016

Jennifer Aaker, The Power of Story, Stanford GSB Video

Jennifer Aaker: The Power of Story:

Stanford GSB Professor Jennifer Aaker discusses the importance of stories, and how they can be used as a tool to persuade and shape how others see you. Studies show that we are wired to remember stories much more than data, facts, and figures. How can harnessing the power of stories enable you to be more persuasive and move people to action? This Stanford GSB Spring Reunion keynote was recorded on April 29, 2016. Published on May 2, 2016

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09 May 2016

Chris Patten on Politics, Education, Innovation, Stanford GSB Video

Lord Chris Patten on Politics, Education, and Innovation:

"If you don’t have strong views on how society should be, don’t go into politics," stated Lord Chris Patten. During his Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series talk on Friday, April 15, 2016, the University of Oxford Chancellor and last Governor of Hong Kong former shared stories from his political experiences. Read more on Twitter: http://stanford.io/23IJR5h  Published on Apr 20, 2016

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02 May 2016

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley (video)

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley

Bloomberg's Hello World host, Ashlee Vance, travels from Stockholm to LuleĆ„, discovering how the Swedes got so good at making the things the whole world loves. His journey includes: a conversation with a face-swapping robot, fika with Spotify's Daniel Ek, and a look at how efficient energy is reimagining data centers and turbine power (published April 27, 2016).

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