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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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man serving several different craft beers | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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August 19, 2016
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The Data Dilemma

Using big data to tailor ads can backfire with customers.

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 Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

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How to Be a Better Nonprofit Board Member

Apply the fundamentals of corporate governance to charitable work.
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Margaret Neale: Analyzing Greece’s High-Stakes Negotiation Tactics

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras used a common strategy, but scholars are skeptical about whether it will pay off.
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Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.
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Lessons from a North Korean Defector

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Pedro M. Gardete: Should Competitors Share Information?

Concealing knowledge could hurt your company and your industry.
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.
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Solving Solar’s Logistical Headaches

Installing a solar project is easy. Designing it takes months. Aurora Solar wants to offer a possible solution.
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Yossi Feinberg: Avoid These Five Common Startup Traps

These key lessons will keep young businesses on track.
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Josh Becker: “You Have to Keep Trying Until You Find the Big Opportunity”

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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.