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January 29, 2016
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How to Manage Your Anxiety When Presenting

Do you get nervous speaking in public? Learn how to mitigate your fear.

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January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.

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January 6, 2016
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Jennifer Aaker: Why It Matters to Have Purpose in Your Life

People work harder if they feel that what they are doing has meaning.

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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.

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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.

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January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.

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December 16, 2015
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.

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December 8, 2015
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Stefan Reichelstein: Paris May Be the Last Best Chance on Climate Change

A Stanford scholar shows why the critics are wrong.

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March 27, 2015
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David Kreps: Choice, Dynamic Choice, and Behavioral Economics

An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.
March 26, 2015
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Negotiating the Big Deal: Cooperation Can Beat Confrontation

A scholar says being ambitious doesn’t necessarily mean being aggressive.
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.
March 16, 2015
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Ann Scott-Plante: “My Advice Is to Just Take the Leap”

A cofounder of Wello says entrepreneurs need the confidence to be comfortable with uncertainty.
March 16, 2015
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Leslie Silverglide: “You Have to Embrace Ambiguity and Love Suspense”

A cofounder of Wello says entrepreneurs should create an environment where people are encouraged to grow.