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An illustration of an angry person with a large, sad shadow. |  Illustration by Stefani Billings
May 19, 2016
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The Peril of Power Without Status

Jobs that grant control over resources but lack respect can ignite conflict.

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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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Horses running downhill; one running the opposite direction | iStock/graffoto8
April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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A circle of protestors holding hands | Reuters/Larry Downing
March 23, 2016
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What Business Can Learn from Protestors

Protests do more than draw attention to causes. They can also spur innovation.
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December 3, 2015
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How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.
November 25, 2015
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How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.
November 23, 2015
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William Barnett: The Value of Fuzzy Market Categories for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it pays to define your product market more broadly.
November 16, 2015
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Robb Willer: What Makes People Do Good?

How external factors pressure people to cooperate.
November 13, 2015
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Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

A divergent opinion can lead to more creative and better decisions.
November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren't growing as large or making as much money.
November 9, 2015
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Jack Ma: How Entrepreneurs Can See China Through its Growing Pains

The Alibaba chairman discusses Chinese consumerism, philanthropy, and the future of small business.
November 6, 2015
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Charles Holloway: How to Create an Impactful Company

It’s not just about the product.
November 3, 2015
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A Film Explores What it Means to Be a Man

The dominant culture of masculinity in America encourages men to hide their pain.
October 20, 2015
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The Power (and Risks) of Measurement in a Fitbit World

Scoreboards work better than ever in this wired world, but be careful.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.