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illustration of a man pointing a bow and arrow at an apple on a woman's head |  iStock/Mark Airs
June 13, 2016
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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).

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Professors Paul Pfleiderer, Anat R. Admati, and Peter M. DeMarzo | Drew Kelly
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.

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A bird of prey| Reuters/Baz Ratner
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.

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Indra Nooyi | Pamela Lau
May 31, 2016
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Pepsi CEO: Break With the Past, and Don’t Play Too Nice

Six management tips from Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful women in business.

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Reuters/Christian Charisius
June 9, 2016
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The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.

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Chris Patten | Natalie White
May 20, 2016
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Oxford Chancellor: The Humanities Are Being Starved

Chris Patten discusses the importance of liberal arts, disgraceful CEO pay, and the problem with identity politics.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
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Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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People watching the Electoral College Map | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
April 18, 2016
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Sick of Presidential Campaign Ads? Blame the Electoral College

Paradoxically, letting the people vote for president would cut advertising in half.

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June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.
June 27, 2016
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Removing Human Bias from Management

Research shows reducing discrimination is harder than we thought.
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”
June 20, 2016
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Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.
June 20, 2016
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Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
June 17, 2016
Written

Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.
June 13, 2016
Written

How Smart Leaders Build Trust

The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
June 9, 2016
Written

The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.
June 7, 2016
Written

Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.
June 6, 2016
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Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.