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August 24, 2015
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

These investments, now more popular than hedge funds, come with a down side.

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August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

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July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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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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August 7, 2015
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Working Across Genres Can Dilute Your Brand

Combining categories makes it harder for people to understand what you are doing.

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August 20, 2015
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Dennis Yang: “Learn to Manage Your Own Psychology”

The founder of educational technology firm Udemy discusses the importance of focus, support networks, and a strong company culture.

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August 15, 2014
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Jeff Barnett: "Take a Chance and See What Happens"

A hedge fund entrepreneur and professional singer shares lessons he’s learned from his dual careers.
August 7, 2014
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Bill Reichert: A Venture Capitalist Offers Tips for Pitching Your Start-Up

The founder of Garage Technology Ventures says grabbing the attention of investors requires crafting a succinct and compelling story.
August 6, 2014
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Case Study: Overcoming the Hurdles of Start-Up Life

A cosmetics company CEO faces a tough choice as her team members disagree.
August 4, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.
August 4, 2014
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Peter DeMarzo: Some Corporate Crises Require Big Executive Bonuses

Big bonuses tempt executives to gamble with company money, but they may make sense for a company in crisis.
July 31, 2014
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Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and guests share their thoughts on maximizing creativity.
July 31, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How to Avoid Paranoia in the Workplace

A social psychologist explains why our brains sometimes jump to irrational, distrusting conclusions about leaders and organizations.
July 30, 2014
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Kenneth “Hap” Klopp: “Focus on Value, Not Price”

The former head of the North Face discusses brands, teams, and a key insight from Buckminster Fuller.
July 25, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: A Good Question Can Be the Key to a Successful Presentation

A Stanford GSB lecturer and expert on public speaking explains how you can become a more compelling and confident presenter by asking – not telling – in the right situations.
July 24, 2014
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Carlos Brito: “You Have to Treat People in Different Ways”

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company.