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Ed Catmull and colleagues
September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.

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Statue in a museum
August 20, 2014
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader’s Influence?

Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.

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Mindy Grossman (Redux photo by Edward Linsmier)
June 5, 2014
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma
June 19, 2013
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology.

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John Browne in 2010
September 24, 2014
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Former BP CEO John Browne: Why Coming Out is Good Business

In an excerpt from his new book, a former oil executive explains why he kept his gay identity a secret for decades.

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Man standing in front of office window overlooking Manhattan
July 31, 2013
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David Larcker: “Lonely at the Top” Resonates for Most CEOs

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it.

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Carlos Brito, right, in 2012
July 24, 2014
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Carlos Brito: “You Have to Treat People in Different Ways”

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company.

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Marc Andreessen (Corbis Outline photo by Robyn Twomey)
June 23, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: “We Are Biased Toward People Who Never Give Up.”

The venture capitalist discusses Silicon Valley's changing tech landscape and why failure is overrated.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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Carlos Ghosn: Five Percent of the Challenge Is the Strategy. Ninety-five Percent Is the Execution

The head of Renault-Nissan discusses the challenges of being a business leader in a foreign country and why adhering to cultural norms is not always the right strategy.
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Ron Johnson: "It's Not About Speed. It's About Doing Your Best"

The former CEO of JCPenney discusses Apple, Target, and lessons learned from a 30-year career in retail.
June 23, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: “We Are Biased Toward People Who Never Give Up.”

The venture capitalist discusses Silicon Valley's changing tech landscape and why failure is overrated.
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.
May 29, 2014
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MasterCard CEO: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The payments technology executive discusses the cash economy, staying humble, and knowing when it's time to move on.
May 27, 2014
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Mary Barra: "I'm Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over"

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can't control.
May 19, 2014
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Lorenzo Zambrano: Thoughts on Business, Leadership, and Life

The Stanford GSB alumnus turned Mexico’s Cemex into a multinational powerhouse — and transformed lives along the way.
May 8, 2014
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Ryan Caldbeck: "What Matters Is Integrity."

The cofounder of CircleUp discusses great advice, difficult lessons, and why he became an entrepreneur.
April 30, 2014
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

The TV star shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called.
April 25, 2014
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Oprah Winfrey: “Align Your Personality With Your Purpose”

The former talk show star offers career and life advice at Stanford Graduate School of Business.