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The Crisis Winners: Facebook and Apple Benefit from the Crash in the Valley

The managers of Sequoia Capital had probably imagined the...

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The Physical vs. Digital Divide Isn’t Always Old vs. Young

How do you develop products differently in the future?...

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A Look Back: With The Current Market Slowdown, What Did Investors Learn From Other Downturns And What Worries Them Now?

Barely three months into this year, the current venture...

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment Is Becoming a Foreign Policy Crisis

El Salvador’s embrace of bitcoin won praise from the...

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Striking a Balance of Digital and Physical Assets for Growth

In this installment of the Harvard Business School Healthcare...

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Reframing the Branch and the Industrialist Dilemma

We follow with Amber Buker's fast-moving conversation with Robert...

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Assessing Technology: The Technical Stack — Ganesh Bell, President Uptake

We had one of our most interesting sessions to date with Ganesh Bell, President of Uptake. While we explored...

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Future of Work — Brynne Kennedy, CEO Topia

Our discussion with Brynne Kennedy was unexpectedly rich and veered in unanticipated directions. Kennedy’s company, Topia, provides software and...

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Operating at Intersections — Sam Allen, CEO John Deere

Most Stanford University graduate students have never owned a John Deere product. While they’ve all heard of John Deere,...

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Adapting Business Models — Joe Hogan, CEO Align Technologies

We started this year’s Systems Leadership course with Joe Hogan, CEO of Align Technology. Joe was the perfect first...

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Staying Competitive in Every Sector and Every Part of the Business — Alex Gorsky, CEO Johnson & Johnson

As we proceed through the third year of The Industrialist’s Dilemma, the teaching team is beginning to see new...

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The Mobility Story Is Still Being Written — Logan Green, CEO Lyft

We kicked off the first of six new guests in this year’s version of The Industrialist’s Dilemma with Logan...

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