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Six hands are clasped in friendship - all white | iStock/andresr
September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.

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September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.

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September 13, 2016
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Pushing Past the Naysayers

When the cofounder of a ride service for kids kept hearing no, she channeled her unbreakable grandma.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called "incubator" of French high-tech start-ups "Numa" in Paris, France. | REUTERS/Charles Platiau
September 20, 2016
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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.

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illustration of two people talking through huge face masks |iStock/dane_mark
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

Latest Stories

January 7, 2016
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Jessica Jackley: Tapping Into the Inner Entrepreneur

A new book offers a candid look at the startup life.
January 6, 2016
Video

Jennifer Aaker: Why It Matters to Have Purpose in Your Life

People work harder if they feel that what they are doing has meaning.
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.
January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015
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Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.
December 16, 2015
Video

Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.
December 15, 2015
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Nine Business Books to Read in 2016

Reading recommendations from alumni entrepreneurs.
December 15, 2015
Video

What's the Next Big Thing?

Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.
December 14, 2015
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2015

Faculty, alumni, and guest speakers share insights on leadership, innovation, and more.