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Robert is a frequent contributor and is often quoted in Forbes, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more.

WeWork Adds to Venture Capital’s High-Profile Bankruptcy Busts

WeWork’s Chapter 11 filing adds to a growing list...

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Making Sense of Elon Musk’s Big Bets

It’s not smart to bet against Elon Musk, some...

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Twitter-Meta Clash Pits the Unsavory vs. the Uncool

It remains unclear if Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg...

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AI Darling Criticized for Product Delays, Founder Tom Siebel’s Micromanaging

The AI hype cycle has birthed innumerable boosters. An...

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Why Pausing AI Will Be Tough. ‘You Can’t Fight the Wind’

The AI frenzy sparked by ChatGPT faced strong pushback...

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Silicon Valley’s Hubris Nearly Ruined the U.S. Economy

America has always seen itself as a shining city...

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Latest Commentary

As an educator, investor, operator, and author, Robert is often sharing new insights through articles and other media pieces. Check out his latest commentary!

No One Saw Them Coming — Baiju Bhatt, Co-CEO Robinhood

As we prepared for Robinhood’s Co-CEO and Stanford alum, Baiju Bhatt, to visit The Industrialist’s Dilemma, we thought the...

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This Ain’t Your Grandparents’ Ma Bell — Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO AT&T

I have to admit — I had this date highlighted on my calendar when AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall...

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Leading Through Uncertainty — Tony Thomas, CIO Nissan

We finished this year’s Systems Leadership course with Tony Thomas, CIO of Nissan. The class session entailed a rich...

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Optimizing Market Structure — Carl Ice, CEO BNSF Railway

Carl Ice runs one of the largest railway systems in North America. And while most of our students may...

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Organizing an Ecosystem — Mark Laret, President and CEO UCSF Health

The complexity facing the United States healthcare market is staggering. With the percentage of healthcare spending approaching 20% of...

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Sustaining a Business— Thomas Tull, CEO Tulco

Thomas Tull joined our class and shared his activities in his newest venture, Tulco, an organization that acquires companies...

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