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May 18, 2015
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Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.

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Darrell Duffie, Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
April 27, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Understanding China’s Financial System

A finance professor says doing business on a global scale requires understanding what makes China tick.

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Dawoon Kang | Courtesy
May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014
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Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.
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