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People in the audience look on as U.S. President Barack Obama participates in an onstage interview | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
April 4, 2016
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A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.

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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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Robert Burgelman
March 3, 2016
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Why Messy Beats Perfection at Hewlett-Packard

Flexibility may be more important than dominance in the market.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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Marc Andreessen: “We Are Biased Toward People Who Never Give Up.”

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Hau Lee: A Surprising Formula for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Responsible supply chain practices are associated with lower operating costs and improved overall performance, according to a study by Prof. Hau Lee at the Stanford Value Chain Innovation Initiative.
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

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One Unconventional Approach Deserves Another: Funding Social Change Through Private Investment

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