A note from the editors

The (brief) history of nondisclosure.

nondisclosure is a new online magazine written by and for students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Our goal is to showcase creativity and spark conversation throughout the GSB community.

The three of us — Nadine, Laura and Kene — felt the GSB was lacking an outlet for creative expression. We knew our classmates had a lot to say, but nowhere to say it. We also knew that we were the three people to do the most liberal arts thing possible at business school to solve it: start a literary magazine.

So we approached the indomitable Glenn Kramon, thirty-year veteran of the New York Times and star lecturer at the GSB, about sponsoring our mad experiment. Because Glenn is one of the best coaches, mentors and editors we’ve ever worked with, he said yes. With his tremendous leap of faith, nondisclosure was born.

We went through a lot of bad names on whiteboards. Some favorites above.

At nondisclosure, we’re not too picky about format; you’ll find an eclectic range of work in our pages, including personal essays, opinion pieces, humor, photography and more. We are, however, obsessive about developing pieces that are timely yet timeless, giving a voice to writers with diverse points of view, and publishing stories that will leave our audience wanting more.

Special thanks to our inaugural writers — Eli Bildner, Colleen Wearn, Sam Stoutner and Alli McKee — for contributing their talents to this first issue. Thanks also to Konstantine Buhler for indulging us with a treasure trove of data, and Darya Gonzalez for her endlessly creative doodles on our behalf.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed creating it. We also hope that if you’re a student at the GSB and have something important to say, you’ll submit your work to be included in the next issue. Send anything and everything to nondisclosuremag@gmail.com — we can’t wait to hear from you.

— The Editors: Nadine Lehner, Laura Albero and Kene Anoliefo

A Note: This magazine is the work of students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, but this is not an official publication of the GSB or Stanford University.

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