Stanford Graduate School of Business
Penny Pritzker MBA ’85 J.D. ’85 has been nominated as the next U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in an announcement by President Barack Obama on Thursday morning.
Chronos, the time-tracking application created by Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) alumni Charlie Kubal MBA ’12 and Dylan Keil ’08 MBA ’12, officially launched at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in mid-September. The application aims to monitor and create a record of how its users spend their time to inform their decisions about altering or improving certain lifestyle habits. The application takes advantage of the built-in capabilities of the iPhone — such as the accelerometer and compass — and pairs them with the user’s location information to passively track the user.
According to Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian car manufacturer has much in common with Silicon Valley companies, including product exclusivity and priority of design and details. Still, Montezemolo told the Stanford community Tuesday that a recent meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook had him thinking about his company in a new way.
Jennifer Aaker Ph.D. ’95, the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at the GSB, is a social psychologist and marketer. Her research is centered on the science and data behind pursuing personal happiness. An iPhone application designed by Aaker now allows users to track and analyze their happiness.