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January 20, 2016
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Why You Should Have an Extrovert on Your Startup Team

The quality of ideas produced through networking may depend on the personality types of those interacting.

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January 26, 2016
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Managers Are Not Always the Best Judge of Creative Ideas

A professor turns to circus acts to determine how to predict the success of ideas.

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December 16, 2015
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.

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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.

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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.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

October 10, 2014
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Sarah Soule: How Activism Can Fuel Corporate Social Responsibility

Activism has catalyzed progress, but companies can be slow to evolve. How can activists know that their efforts matter? And what is the evidence that their work makes a difference?
October 9, 2014
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Kristin Laurin: Do People’s Connections with God Mimic Their Human Relationships?

A scholar finds similarities between interpersonal connections and relationships to a higher power.
October 2, 2014
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William Barnett: When Being a Nonconformist Entrepreneur Pays Off

A study finds that bucking the trend can lead to entrepreneurial success.
September 24, 2014
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Former BP CEO John Browne: Why Coming Out is Good Business

In an excerpt from his new book, a former oil executive explains why he kept his gay identity a secret for decades.
September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.
September 12, 2014
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Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap?

If sudden wealth is not the likely outcome of starting a company, what motivates someone to take the risk?
September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.
August 28, 2014
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Susanna Loeb: Don’t Let Data Get in the Driver’s Seat

Stanford GSB professor Susanna Loeb warns against an over-reliance on research in education decision-making and argues for a more nuanced approach that blends data and key practitioner insights.
August 18, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Innovation Requires Delegating Authority

An economics scholar examines ways firms create flexible structures and why some do not.

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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.