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Protestors on a platform in the middle of a street | Reuters/Vincent West
April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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Mitt Romney | Stacy H. Geiken
May 4, 2015
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Mitt Romney: Know Your Values, Encourage Dissent, and Take a Break

The former presidential candidate discussed his leadership style with the Stanford GSB community.

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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.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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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.
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.