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April 9, 2015
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The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary

An author finds what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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

An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.

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April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.

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Scotty McLennan | Beth Rimbey
April 2, 2015
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Scotty McLennan: The Benefits of Mixing Spirituality With Work

Stanford’s former Dean for Religious Life says there’s no need to check your religion at the door on Monday.

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April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?

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April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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March 13, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: How to Make Unforgettable Presentations

A Stanford lecturer and expert on public speaking explains how to ensure your audience remembers what they hear and see.
March 12, 2014
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A Stanford GSB lecturer and general partner at XSeed Capital gives three tips for hiring and compensating employees at a startup.
March 12, 2014
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Faculty, alumni, and visitors explore the connection between passion, creativity, and inspiration in the workplace.
March 11, 2014
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A Stanford professor says understanding success means paying attention to why some businesses fail.
March 6, 2014
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David Pitt-Watson: Entrepreneurship Is a Basic Freedom

The cofounder of Hermes Focus Asset Management discusses the value of tolerance, the difficulties of resilience, and the downside of aid.
March 4, 2014
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How ICON Aircraft Developed an Airplane for Everyday Consumers

A Stanford GSB alumnus tells the story behind his company’s easy-to-fly, two-person plane.
March 4, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: People with Courage are Determined to Succeed

The Andreessen Horowitz cofounder explains why his team is biased toward people who never give up.
March 4, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: Presentations and the Art of the Graceful Recovery

A Stanford lecturer and expert on public speaking explains what to do when memory fails.
March 4, 2014
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The Impact of Technology on Diplomacy

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google explore how technological tools will change privacy, security, and terrorism.
March 3, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: “The Promise of the Big Data Revolution”

A marketing professor uses analytics to help improve the bottom line at a Las Vegas gaming company.