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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
Video

Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
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Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
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Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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April 14, 2015
Written

Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.
April 10, 2015
Becker Friedman Institute
University of Chicago undergraduates heard an array of views on the economic, moral, and political effects of so-called "big data" at a student-organized panel discussion held on April 10, 2015 at the Saieh Hall for Economics. Led by fourth-year students students in the College, the panel featured economists Susan Athey of Stanford University and Hal Varian of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as statistician and machine learning expert Larry Wasserman of Carnegie Mellon University.
April 10, 2015
Written

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.
April 9, 2015
Written

The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary

An author finds what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
April 8, 2015
Written

Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?
April 6, 2015
Written

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.
April 2, 2015
Video

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.
April 1, 2015
Written

Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things?

A marketing professor explores the world of collectibles and consumer motivation.
April 1, 2015
Written

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.
March 31, 2015
Written

Neil Malhotra: How Politicians Change Their Message to Appeal to Constituents

A Stanford professor of political economy dissects an elemental political instinct.