Business Matters May 2020

Stanford Business Matters
Virtual Spring Quarter, Online Executive Education, Career Support in Uncertain Times
MAY 2020
Stanford Business Matters
News and perspectives from the GSB community around the world
Stories of Impact
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Online Courses Help Alumni Brush Up on Business Skills
Reconnect with Stanford faculty to refresh and deepen your knowledge by joining the Stanford Business Leadership Series. Fresh content every day for 10 weeks. Watch live and ask questions, or binge-watch to further your knowledge. Modules include leading in a turbulent world, strategic leadership, innovation and creativity, and entrepreneurial mindset.
Spring Quarter Reimagined
Spring Quarter Reimagined describes three new courses developed by the GSB to teach students using online tech. It features Professors Kate Casey and Brian Lowery and offers a glimpse of how the GSB has pivoted to an online curriculum.
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Contagion, Xenophobia, and Leadership
The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has been a sort of Rorschach test. In additional to revealing deep strengths and ingenuity in the American community, it has exposed some of America’s deepest fears, xenophobic tendencies, and dysfunctions of leadership. Professor Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao coauthored two studies in recent years that form the basis of his strong conclusions.
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Career Resources
Career Support in Uncertain Times online
Alumni Career Services has created a lineup of relevant programs and aggregated timely content, strategies, and tools to help you navigate a job search in today’s environment.
Jump–Start Your Job Search Virtual Series | May 21 – June 11
Kick off your job search by gaining critical skills to market yourself, build an effective network, and close the deal.
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Zoom Backgrounds for Download
Don’t miss these Stanford GSB-branded background for your Zoom sessions. Photos will bring you back to campus no matter where you are in the world.
Stanford News
Stanford students launch incubator to support projects fighting COVID-19 
The COVID-19 Response Innovation Lab has convened hundreds of Stanford affiliates to form or volunteer on projects addressing the pandemic.
Be a Friend to the Elderly, Get Paid 
Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang, both '18, cofounded Mon Ami, one of growing field of tech startups that provide companionship for the elderly.
Business Insider
Meet the Ohio family that invented Purell, the world’s best-selling hand sanitizer flying off shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, MBA ’04, is the executive chair of Gojo, the company that manufactures Purell.
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Voices of the GSB
Grace Kim, MBA ’99

“The thing I hear most from students is that we’re creating a community for them of other high schoolers who want to do good. We believe in them, and they’re turning around and helping other people. It’s almost like we’re helping to create this culture of doing good.”

– Grace Kim, MBA ’99

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