Stanford GSB Sloan Study Notes, Week 2, Autumn quarter
Covered in this issue:
- Rational decision making. Why and by how much discount the future?
- In search for a strategic fit – those sweet moments when stars actually align for a while. Resulting competitive advantage that holds due to the complexity of interdependencies. Cases: CapitalOne (data driven mass-personalisation) and Lincoln Electric (super productive manufacturing).
- Real-Life Ethics: Guest Michael Marks on being bullied by huge OEMs while Flextronics CEO. And should a SEC-inestigated company throw an innocent CFO over board to settle? Role of the board in backing the CEO.
- Guest selling their story: Smule co-founders Jeff Smith & Ge Wang. Andrew Mason of Groupon.
- Peer-organized public company valuation training.
- Analysis of a persuasive argument: 1 man turning 11 jurors around in the 12 Angry Men movie. The case of Silicon Valley’s most effective networker.
- Cash flow reporting. And intangible assets, especially software.
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