Virtual Lifelong Learning

Virtual Events

GSB Massive Open Online Course: Stocks and Bonds
Self-paced course begins October 13

[photo- Prof. Josh Rauh]This course will present an overview of stocks and bonds, with a focus on the finance fundamentals behind these instruments. We'll start out with an overview of the bond market, paying special attention to corporate and municipal bonds. Next, we’ll review interest rates and their impact on the valuation of treasury bonds.  Read more and register 

Featured Past Events

GSB Alumni Weekend: Classes Without Quizzes (October 23 - 25)

Catch the great GSB educational content online. Learn about the economics of online dating with Professor Paul Oyer, or parse the details of the Affordable Care Act with Professor Alain Enthoven, all for free! Watch one of these talks or many others, live and from the comfort of your own home. Videos Coming Soon

Fireside Chat with Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder and CEO

Every year, the GSB honors the entrepreneurial company of the year with its ENCORE award. In 2014, the award honored Netflix. Watch Netflix Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings, MS '88, as he accepted the award. Read More

Oprah Winfrey at Stanford GSB

The TV star, Oprah Winfrey, shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called. 

Do you miss attending the GSB's View from the Top talks? Watch the video of Oprah's recent VFTT, and catch up on many other interesting speakers who visited the GSB this year, including Elon Musk and Mindy Grossman. View Videos

[photo - GSB Professor Rao]Professor Huggy Rao and "Scaling Up Excellence", with introduction by Dean Garth Saloner. Professor Rao was the keynote speaker for GSB Spring Reunion on May 2, 2014.
How can you uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older - rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse? Professor Huggy Rao (with co-author Bob Sutton) devoted seven years to studying how the best leaders and teams spread constructive beliefs, behaviors, and practices from those who have them to those who need them. This is your chance to learn how. Visit http://scalingupexcellence.com/buy-the-book/ to buy his book. View Video

[photo - John Hill]Optimizing LinkedIn with John Hill (Available to alumni only)
LinkedIn expert John Hill highlights some of the lesser-known ways to leverage LinkedIn for your networking-based job search. John Hill, LinkedIn's "Higher Education Evangelist" is an engaging, high-energy presenter who knows everything there is to know about this important social media tool.

[photo - GSB Professor Rao]

Designing Jobs to Unleash Talent with GSB Professor Hayagreeva Rao
Job design is often dismissed as a matter of writing a job description - but it is more than that. Job design is a signal to the labor market - how tasks are combined into a job determines who is attracted to the job and also influences how the occupants of a job allocate effort and time. Professor Rao explores how jobs can be designed to unleash the talent of individuals.
Pre-Recorded Webinar (44 min)

Stanford Happiness Roundtable
The science of happiness is a growing and intriguing field. Research about what truly makes people happy is not only surprising, but applicable no matter how much money we make or where we live. Moderator Katie Couric leads a panel of Stanford experts in psychology, business, neuroscience and design in a roundtable discussion about the happiness and sense of well-being that elude so many, but are sought by all. View Video

Reunion Classes Without Quizzes
GSB professors spoke on topics ranging from the American economy to being an empty nester.  Couldn't make it to campus? Don't worry -- you can still watch all the fascinating talks.

photo-Elon Musk, CEO Tesla

Encore Live Virtual Event: Elon Musk, Tesla Motors
Every year, the GSB honors the entrepreneurial company of the year with its ENCORE award. In 2013, the award honored Tesla Motors. Watch Tesla CEO and Product Architect, Elon Musk, as he accepted the award.


GSB Alumnae Panel: "Careers, Choices and Challenges" (Available to alumni only)
How you manage your career over a lifetime is a complex, highly personalized decision. Hear from a panel of women who share their own personal stories and career strategies.

A Video Tribute to Chuck & Irv 
Professors H. Irving Grousbeck and Charles A. Holloway were honored for their 18 years of leadership in the GSB's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. This 9-minute video salutes "Chuck and Irv," who taught and supported a great many students and alumni over the years.

"The 2-Hour Job Search" with Steve Dalton (Available to alumni only)

This workshop is ideal for GSB alumni looking to make their networking-based job search more efficient and effective. Special attention is given to identifying relevant startups, the needs of international students, and those with more experience. Delivered by Steve Dalton, MBA Senior Career Consultant at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, this is one of the most original and practical approaches to the networking-based job search. 

Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design, with GSB Professor Al Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate
Do economists have to be dull theoreticians? Not so for Nobel laureate Al Roth. Al Roth will present examples of his real world applications of market matching and his ground breaking successes with labor markets, school choice, and his life-saving favorite, kidney exchanges. The talk will include a welcome and introduction by Dean Saloner. 

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