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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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January 12, 2015
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William Barnett: Beware of VCs Who Claim to Know What’s Next

Most disruptive changes in markets are not predicted by experts.
January 9, 2015
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How Do You Get More Women into Technology?

Top executives discuss workplace diversity, leadership, and Silicon Valley.
January 7, 2015
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Harsh Chamria: “No Dream Should Go Unfulfilled for Lack of Funds”

A businessman in India discusses entrepreneurship, irrigation, and the idea of “investing in the smallest dreams.”
January 6, 2015
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J.D. Schramm: How Leaders Communicate Effectively

Audience research, a tailored message, and building confidence are key.
January 5, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: What Drives Anti-Immigration Attitudes?

A scholar says natives are worried more about their cultural identity than their jobs.
January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.
December 19, 2014
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Margaret Neale: Negotiate to Get (More of) What You Want

How to avoid common mistakes, create less adversarial interactions, and get better outcomes in any business negotiation.
December 19, 2014
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Steve Schwarzman: “You Can't Give Praise Unless It's Deserved”

Blackstone Group CEO shares eight lessons about entrepreneurship, hiring, and management.
December 18, 2014
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How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.
December 18, 2014
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Seven Business Books to Read in 2015

Alumni entrepreneurs share their top reading recommendations.