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Stefanos Zenios | Steve Fyffe
July 28, 2015
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Design Thinking is About Doing

Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
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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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
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In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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July 3, 2014
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Ron Johnson: “It's Not About Speed. It's About Doing Your Best”

The former CEO of JCPenney discusses Apple, Target, and lessons learned from a 30-year career in retail.
July 2, 2014
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Charles Lee: Why Fair-Value Accounting Isn’t Fair

An accounting professor says shareholders need accountants to keep track of asset history, not to forecast future prices.
June 24, 2014
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The Stanford GSB professor of organizational behavior, argues that "it's Amazon's relationship with its suppliers that makes the company worse than Walmart."
June 24, 2014
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Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs share their top reading recommendations.
June 23, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: “We Are Biased Toward People Who Never Give Up.”

The venture capitalist discusses Silicon Valley’s changing tech landscape and why failure is overrated.
June 12, 2014
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In his “Last Lecture” talk with the Stanford GSB Class of 2013, Professor Grousbeck discusses the key attitudes he believes successful entrepreneurs possess.
June 11, 2014
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Heidi Roizen: “Today Everything Is Relationship-Driven”

Master networker Heidi Roizen on what has changed — and what hasn’t — about professional networking in the era of social media.
June 10, 2014
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Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
June 6, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Find the Best Private Equity Funds?

Research finds there are differences in skill among fund managers, but identifying the top funds is no easy task for investors.
June 5, 2014
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.