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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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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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Sue Desmond-Hellmann
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.

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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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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
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, 2009
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JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon: You Still Have to Take Risks

The CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the financial meltdown, why his firm survived, and how risk should be taken in the best interest of clients.
January 1, 2009
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Richard Fairbank: Build a People-Centric Company

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder explains the lengths he goes to hire the right people.
September 1, 2008
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Steve Ballmer: Evolving as a Leader as Your Company Grows

The Microsoft CEO says there's a big difference between managing an upstart computer company and an international technology giant.
May 1, 2008
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Women are Still Scarce in Top-Level Business Positions

Deborah Zoullas, MBA ’78, outlined what professional women can do at the annual banquet organized by the Women in Management MBA student group.
March 1, 2008
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Changing Recruitment Opens More Boards to Women

Stanford GSB graduates at Women's Initiative Network (WIN) encourage women to join boards and expand their networks.
March 1, 2008
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Lee Scott: Criticism May Produce Innovation

The Wal-Mart president and CEO says with some issues, like sustainability, feedback can be used to get ahead of society's expectations.
February 1, 2008
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Carlos Brito: No Corporate Jets, No Executive Offices

The CEO of InBev, the world's second-largest brewer, explains how running a lean business leads to a high-performance culture — and greater profits.
December 12, 2007
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Robert Joss Outlines Modern Finance and Leadership Challenges

Stanford GSB dean delivers International Distinguished Lecture at the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies in Australia.
November 1, 2007
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Richard Fairbank: "Nobody Wants to Work for a Phony"

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder says it's not what's in your wallet, but what's in your heart that makes you a successful leader.
October 1, 2007
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Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.