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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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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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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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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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People intently working in cubicles
April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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Nick Karnaze, founder of stubble and 'stache | Courtesy
April 25, 2016
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Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.

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An illustration of a map of India with small electric grids | Stefani Billings
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.

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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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June 8, 2015
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How Power Couples Balance Work, Life & Family

Four dual-career couples share their secrets for reducing the chaos in their demanding lives.
June 5, 2015
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Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.
June 4, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How Do You Define A New Product Category?

A professor of organizational behavior explains why nailing market identity right out of the gate is critical to successfully launching an innovative product.
June 4, 2015
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Robert Chess: Big Data is Driving New Health Care Business Models

What if algorithms could predict how often someone will get sick, and make it easier to shop around for medical procedures?
June 1, 2015
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Three Ways to Transform American Health Care

Hospitals should adopt these popular business strategies.
June 1, 2015
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May 29, 2015
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Jonathan Bendor: A Toolkit for Solving Problems

Is classic research on decision-making still relevant today?
May 28, 2015
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Do Mentions of God Persuade Consumers to Buy?

Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.
May 28, 2015
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Thomas Harman: “We’re in the ‘Help You Create Memories’ Business”

The founder of an artificial Christmas tree company discusses faith, failure, and the importance of understanding deadlines.