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Oprah Winfrey speaking at Stanford GSB. Photo by Saul Bromberger.
December 12, 2014
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2014

Guest speakers, alumni, and students share insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and more.

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December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.

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December 12, 2014
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How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.

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December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.

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December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana's industry of small business loans.

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December 10, 2014
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Itamar Simonson: What Influences Shoppers?

Researchers revisit a longheld marketing concept about how product placement impacts purchases.

Stanford Business magazine

Without risk takers, there would be little innovation, progress, or fun. That’s why the new issue of Stanford Business explores the theme of risk from a variety of perspectives. And it offers this gentle reminder that when taking a big risk, it can be useful to have a bit of a backup plan.

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Tristan Walker
December 15, 2014
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Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

The founder of health and beauty business Walker & Co. discusses appreciating life's difficulties and the value of authenticity.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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Charles O'Reilly
December 5, 2014
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Charles O'Reilly: How to Be a Chief Culture Officer

Advice for managers on creating a culture of adaptability.

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October 17, 2013
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A Dialogue: What Europe Taught Us About Boundaries

Market reactions to eurozone unification led to divergent labor productivity rates.
October 15, 2013
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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas?

What neuroscience tells us about getting the best out of yourself, your colleagues, and the boss.
October 14, 2013
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Jason Rosenthal: Going Against the Grain

A serial entrepreneur explains why he takes on huge markets with disruptive approaches.
October 9, 2013
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Vivek Garg: How to Fight War with Business

An Indian army vet builds business relationships across battle lines in conflict-torn Kashmir and Northeast Indian villages.
October 8, 2013
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David L. Bradford: How Do You Manage Up in the Workplace?

The co-author of Influencing Up describes how to build a more productive relationship with the boss.
October 7, 2013
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The Stanford GSB lecturer and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group warns against prematurely predicting the outcome of health care reform.
October 7, 2013
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Irv Grousbeck: Finding One's Way on the Entrepreneurial Path

What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur? What are the risks? H. Irving Grousbeck explains.
October 4, 2013
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Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded?

A group of economists turns to an unusual source for funding: strangers.
October 2, 2013
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Alan Clutterbuck: Educating a New Breed of Argentine Politicians

How Fundación RAP builds bridges across party lines.
October 1, 2013
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Jesper Sørensen: How Do You Explain a New Product Category?

A game-changing idea can win or lose depending on how quickly the consumer “gets” it.