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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?

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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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Superman fanatic shows off his collection | Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo
April 1, 2015
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Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things?

A marketing professor explores the world of collectibles and consumer motivation.

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Mountain climbers on a treacherous path | Reuters/Stringer
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.

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April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.

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June 3, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: The Value of Authenticity

Researchers find that when consumers assess products, they really want the real thing.
May 29, 2014
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MasterCard CEO: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The payments technology executive discusses the cash economy, staying humble, and knowing when it's time to move on.
May 29, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Encourage Saving?

A new study shows that people who feel powerful save more money.
May 28, 2014
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The professor of organizational behavior says leaders need support — and when that "vanishes, so do their careers."
May 28, 2014
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.
May 27, 2014
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Mary Barra: "I'm Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over"

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can't control.
May 23, 2014
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Nir Halevy: How Do You Make Decisions?

New research shows that decision-makers focus on what will lead to the best possible outcome.
May 22, 2014
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Jeremy Bulow: A Better Approach to Bank “Bail-Ins”

A Stanford economist and his colleague at Oxford propose a new strategy to reduce the risk of taxpayer-funded bailouts.
May 19, 2014
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Lorenzo Zambrano: Thoughts on Business, Leadership, and Life

The Stanford GSB alumnus turned Mexico’s Cemex into a multinational powerhouse — and transformed lives along the way.