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Oprah Winfrey speaking at Stanford GSB. Photo by Saul Bromberger.
December 12, 2014
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2014

Guest speakers, alumni, and students share insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and more.

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December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.

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Professors at Scott Turbon Mixer
December 12, 2014
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How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.

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December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.

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December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana's industry of small business loans.

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Woman shopping for winter boots
December 10, 2014
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Itamar Simonson: What Influences Shoppers?

Researchers revisit a longheld marketing concept about how product placement impacts purchases.

Stanford Business magazine

Without risk takers, there would be little innovation, progress, or fun. That’s why the new issue of Stanford Business explores the theme of risk from a variety of perspectives. And it offers this gentle reminder that when taking a big risk, it can be useful to have a bit of a backup plan.

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Tristan Walker
December 15, 2014
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Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

The founder of health and beauty business Walker & Co. discusses appreciating life's difficulties and the value of authenticity.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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Charles O'Reilly
December 5, 2014
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Charles O'Reilly: How to Be a Chief Culture Officer

Advice for managers on creating a culture of adaptability.

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February 26, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: How Do You Make a Memorable Presentation?

A Stanford lecturer and expert on public speaking explains how to manage anxiety and deliver a smooth presentation.
February 25, 2014
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The Promise and Peril of Bitcoin

Economist Susan Athey and venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan discuss the digital currency.
February 25, 2014
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The Quotable Mary Barra

The new head of General Motors discusses cars, leadership, and the best advice she ever received.
February 24, 2014
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Google’s Gopi Kallayil: How to Break Through the Digital Noise

The company’s chief evangelist for brand marketing explains how to “get your customers to listen.”
February 21, 2014
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The Art of Collecting and the Business of Art

How three enthusiasts built their world-class collections.
February 19, 2014
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James March: What Don Quixote Teaches Us About Leadership

A scholar discusses literature, power, and "the two most important things to know about innovation."
February 13, 2014
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Itamar Simonson: Why Do Consumers Ignore Personalized Offers?

New research says customized deals often backfire.
February 12, 2014
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Two political scientists explore how media coverage of political polarization shapes public opinion.
February 12, 2014
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Vikram Sharma: "I Have a Deep Desire to Create Something"

The founder of information security firm QuintessenceLabs discusses the perils of rushing into things too quickly and the "internet of things."
February 11, 2014
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Sharique Hasan: A Smart Roommate May Be the Key to College Success

A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.