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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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September 23, 2013
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Researchers: Should You Be a Specialist?

Stanford scholars explore how the path you take affects your career prospects.
September 20, 2013
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Researchers: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Trust and Regulation?

David Larcker and Brian Tayan explain why building trust in an organization pays off.
September 20, 2013
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Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management

The Stanford economist explains how troves of digital data will reshape competition.
September 19, 2013
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A Team of Researchers Explores Health Care Delivery in Africa

Can well-managed fleets of vehicles increase health worker productivity?
September 19, 2013
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Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.
September 16, 2013
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Sergio Autrey: Mixing Science and Art in the Satellite Business

One of Mexico's leading businessmen advises a group of artists on their launch of one of the world's first art satellites.
September 9, 2013
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Shirzad Chamine: How to Defeat Your Internal Saboteurs

An author and executive coach trainer explains how a more positive outlook can help you reach your true potential.
September 6, 2013
The New York Times
The finance professor says five years after Lehman Brothers' collapse, the global financial system is still no safer.
September 6, 2013
Big Think TV
In a video produced by BigThink.com, Stanford's Jeffrey Pfeffer explores the many sources of power in corporate life.
August 16, 2013
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Jayson Jia: Does Playing "Hard to Get" Work?

In a Hong Kong speed-dating experiment, male undergrads have mixed reactions to women who play hard to get.