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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.”

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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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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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man serving several different craft beers | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.

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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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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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August 19, 2016
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The Data Dilemma

Using big data to tailor ads can backfire with customers.

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 Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

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Andrew Meade: “A Firm With Great Teamwork Will Eventually Outrun Its Competition”

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Five Strategies for Making a Career Pivot

Business Talent Group CEO Jody Greenstone Miller explains how to build your knowledge and leverage your strengths.
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Where Does Your Product Fit in the Market?

The best entrepreneurs marry conviction with adaptability.
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Exploring the Ethics Behind Self-Driving Cars

How do you code ethics into autonomous automobiles? And who is responsible when things go awry?
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Jonathan Beekman: “Be Bold and Just Go For It”

The founder of gift company Man Crates discusses leadership, his company’s quirky culture, and why he’s “wired for entrepreneurship.”