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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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January 1, 2010
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John Wolfensohn: "There Will Be a Monumental Shift of Economic Power"

The former World Bank president says that, in the next 40 years, today's leading countries will go from having 80% of the world's income to 35%.
November 1, 2009
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Heidi Roizen: Networking Is More Than Collecting Lots of Names

The Silicon Valley master networker explains the importance of relationship building.
November 1, 2009
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The Right Decisions Aren't Always Easy, Says Avon's Jung

Andrea Jung stuck with a company she loved. Today, she's turning heads, as Avon's CEO. The firm is a success story in a brutal economic climate.
July 1, 2009
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Services Market Is Key to Open Source Software

Researchers explore the key factors in the decision to create open source software.
June 1, 2009
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Why Seeking Common Ground Can Backfire

Research shows that conversations between people seeking common ground can influence which ideas and people gain cultural prominence.
May 11, 2009
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Management Values that Count

Stanford Graduate School of Business Dean Robert L. Joss recalls powerful lessons from his grandfather, a dairy farmer.
May 1, 2009
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Jeff Epstein: Being Part of the Changing Business Landscape

The Oracle CFO explains his long career path—through booms and busts and times of struggle—to working in tech.
May 1, 2009
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Leadership Is Responsibility, Not Power

Stanford GSB Dean Robert L. Joss delivers the year's last View From The Top lecture. He plans to continue teaching after leaving the dean's office.
April 1, 2009
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Time to Detox the Work Environment

A professor of organizational behavior says companies spend too much time on polar bears and not enough on people.
March 1, 2009
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Eric Schmidt: "Change Happens when Things are Hard"

The Google chairman and CEO explains why, even though the job market is ugly, 2009 is an excellent year to be a new graduate.