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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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Nick Karnaze, founder of stubble and 'stache | Courtesy
April 25, 2016
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Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.

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An illustration of a map of India with small electric grids | Stefani Billings
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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April 30, 2015
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The Recommended List by Stanford GSB Professors

Those in the know share where to go to learn more about reward and related topics.
April 30, 2015
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What Does Reward Mean to You?

Five Stanford scholars share their insights on the topic of reward.
April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.
April 27, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Understanding China’s Financial System

A finance professor says doing business on a global scale requires understanding what makes China tick.
April 24, 2015
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Ron Gutman: “I Am Really Focused on the User”

HealthTap founder has redefined doctor visits.
April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.
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.
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.
April 21, 2015
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Stefan Reichelstein: Preventing the Solar Cliff

A change to a tax credit could kill the nascent industry.
April 17, 2015
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Preet Bharara: A Culture of Silence Can Hurt a Firm

A U.S. Attorney gives tips for following your moral compass.