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Some stories in particular - signature stories - are extraordinarily powerful in shaping a company's brand, culture and future. A strong one can transform customers' experiences, re-envision products and services, and spark new business opportunities. Comment?
Seven scholars with Stanford affiliations are among the 30 people who recently received 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans . The 2016 Soros Fellows with Stanford affiliations include three medical students, one business student, a doctoral student in physics, an incoming doctoral student in electrical engineering, and an alumna who is studying law at the University of California, Berkeley. Comment?
Oleg Dimitri Sherby, a professor emeritus at Stanford best known for his discovery of superplastic steel, died Nov. 9 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 90 years old. Comment?
A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with inexpensive storage. Over the last few years, Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleague, Mark Delucchi of the University of California, Berkeley, have produced a series of plans, based on huge amounts of data churned through computer models, showing how each state in America could shift from fossil fuel to entirely renewable energy. Comment?
When thousands of scientists, economists and policymakers meet in Paris this December to negotiate an international climate treaty , one question will dominate conversations: What is the climate worth? A new study published in the journal Nature shows that the global economy will take a harder hit from rising temperatures than previously thought, with incomes falling in most countries by the year 2100 if climate change continues unchecked. Rich countries may experience a brief economic uptick, but growth will drop off sharply after temperatures pass a critical heat threshold. Comment?
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