Posts by Jon Pfeffer

Aug 17, 2017 by

Stanford Alum Startup Helps Us Dodge Space Debris

Stanford Space Startup

In New York, Miami Beach / Heavy metal fell, in Cuba, Angola, Saudi Arabia / On Christmas Eve, said NORAD / A Soviet sputnik, hit Africa / India, in Venezuela / In Texas, Kansas / It’s falling fast, Peru too / It keeps coming, it keeps coming, it keeps coming – from Devo – “Space Junk,” 1978

The new startup, LeoLabs, co-founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business alum Alan DeClerck, is helping the commercial space industry navigate debris and space junk floating around low Earth orbit.

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Aug 15, 2017 by

MBA Alum Spotlight: Wharton Alum and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat

In March 2015, the New York Times called Ruth Porat one of the most powerful women on Wall Street, and claimed she was poised to “immediately become one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley” as CFO of Google’s corporate umbrella, Alphabet.

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Aug 11, 2017 by

Souvenirs, Not Photos, Help Memory According to NYU Stern Study

NYU Photo Study

Social media doesn’t help build memory, according to new research from NYU Stern Professor Tom Meyvis. Alongside USC Professor (and Stern Ph.D.) Stephanie Tully, who wrote about their work in Quartz, the research specifically found that the frequency and quality of remembered experiences depended on physical memorabilia, rather than just digital ones.

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Aug 11, 2017 by

D’Amore-McKim Prof Talks Impact of Constant Change in White House

Northeastern Prof Talks White House

Following the recent and very abrupt exit of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Assistant Professor and leadership expert Parker Ellen spoke with News@Northeastern writer Molly Callahan about the “constant change on organizational culture” within the White House.

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Aug 10, 2017 by

Stanford Study Explores Privacy Paradox Among Online Consumers

Stanford Study Explores Privacy Paradox

If you think people are a bit apprehensive when giving away personal information, think again. The Stanford Graduate School of Business recently explored new research that finds people are more than willing to give up that potentially sensitive personal information when there’s an incentive on the table.

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Aug 10, 2017 by

Getting Paid: The Highest MBA Salaries in Atlanta

Highest Atlanta MBA Salaries

Looks like the secret’s out and ATliens’ extraterrestrial days might be numbered.

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