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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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person parachuting
April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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Horses running downhill; one running the opposite direction | iStock/graffoto8
April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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People intently working in cubicles
April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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Nick Karnaze, founder of stubble and 'stache | Courtesy
April 25, 2016
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Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.

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An illustration of a map of India with small electric grids | Stefani Billings
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.
February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.
February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.
February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.
February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.
February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.
February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.
February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?
February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.