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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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March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Elizabeth Holmes
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
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Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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May 15, 2010
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Zoe Cruz: Being Shoved Out of Your Comfort Zone Has Advantages

Now running her own hedge fund, the ousted Morgan Stanley executive says forced change opens doors.
May 1, 2010
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Daniel Comas: It's a Great Time to Buy

The CFO of Danaher Corp. explains that substantial cash on hand enabled the conglomerate to acquire 18 companies in 2009.
May 1, 2010
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GE's Jeff Immelt: Driving Change Can Be Unpopular

The chairman and CEO of General Electric says that pushing for change is necessary, but rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
April 12, 2010
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Ted Turner: “Take Better Care of the World”

The bold entrepreneur who founded CNN now wants to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth.
March 1, 2010
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Kenneth Chenault: Don't Shy from Harsh Facts

The head of American Express says that, even when the news is bad, helping employees understand reality leads to success.
March 1, 2010
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People in the Minority May Know Themselves Better

Research explores why some people hold minority opinions and also seek them out.
February 1, 2010
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Despite Costs, Outcome in Iraq Has Been Worth It Says Condoleezza Rice

Stanford GSB professor Condoleezza Rice looks back at lessons learned and consequences of Middle East policy decisions of the Bush Administration.
February 1, 2010
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Isadore Sharp: We Hire for Attitude

The Four Seasons Hotels founder says a key decision early on was firing top people who weren't motivated to serve customers above all else.
January 26, 2010
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John Mackey: Putting Business on a Path to Higher Consciousness

The Whole Foods CEO says a “conscious business” is one that subscribes not to the almighty dollar but to changing and improving the world.
January 1, 2010
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Carlos Ghosn: Electric Cars Are Alive and Well

The CEO of Nissan says the forthcoming Leaf will be key to his company's zero-emissions future.