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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
Video

Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
Written

Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
Written

Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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June 5, 2015
Written

Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.
June 5, 2015
Written

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
Video

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
Written

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
Written

Three Ways to Transform American Health Care

Hospitals should adopt these popular business strategies.
June 1, 2015
The Fast Track
If you’re a manager and don’t have a clue about statistics or how to ask smart questions about data, it’s time to start if you want to thrive in your career and your organization.
May 29, 2015
Written

Jonathan Bendor: A Toolkit for Solving Problems

Is classic research on decision-making still relevant today?
May 28, 2015
Written

Do Mentions of God Persuade Consumers to Buy?

Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.
May 28, 2015
Written

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.
May 28, 2015
Written

Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.