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An electronic ticker is seen inside a Bank of America branch in New York | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
May 19, 2015
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Anat Admati: Are Banks Safe Now?

A scholar and a former regulator both warn that safeguards are lacking to prevent another financial crisis.

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A doctor with his right hand over his heart reciting the Hippocratic oath
May 22, 2015
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Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

Money matters, but it’s only one part of a complex system of influences.

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City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange
May 20, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.

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 An earthquake in Nepal in April injured more than 19,000 people. | Courtesy Paul Auerbach
May 26, 2015
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Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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May 22, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How to Be a More Strategic Leader

A professor of organizational behavior explains why strategic thinking is key to taking an idea to the next level.

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An environmental activist with green paint on his hand gives a plant to a car driver | Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas
May 21, 2015
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Why Social Movements Should Favor Collaboration over Confrontation

What the Nature Conservancy can teach other groups fighting for social change.

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Tennessee-Virginia state line on Main Street in Bristol
May 19, 2015
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Steven Callander: How to Make States “Laboratories of Democracy”

A Stanford professor argues that state innovation needs a federal nudge.

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Vinod Khosla at his View From The Top lecture
May 28, 2015
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Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.

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January 7, 2014
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Carlos Ghosn: Empathy Is Absolutely Necessary for Leaders

The head of the global automobile alliance details the importance of listening when solving a problem.
January 7, 2014
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Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton: How Do You Scale Excellence?

Two Stanford professors discuss their new book, Scaling Up Excellence, which reveals how the best leaders and teams create a growth mindset.
January 7, 2014
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Paul Oyer: What Online Dating Can Teach About Economics

In an excerpt from his new book, an economist explains why it’s important to show you really mean what you say.
January 6, 2014
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Research: All Money is Not Created Equal

New research by Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that the more money we earn, the more money we want.
January 6, 2014
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Stanford GSB alumni including Bonobos founding CEO Andy Dunn and Minted Founder Mariam Naficy share the best business books they have ever read.
January 6, 2014
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A Stanford health psychologist shares tips for showing yourself and others compassion during the holiday season.
December 16, 2013
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Nir Halevy: How Do You Resolve a Conflict?

A professor of organizational behavior looks to game theory to better understand how to manage disputes in politics, business, and everywhere else.
December 12, 2013
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Ilya Strebulaev: How to Build a Safer Banking System

New research from Stanford suggests stricter capital regulation is needed to prevent another financial crisis.
December 11, 2013
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Andy Dunn: "Passion Is a Prerequisite"

The founding CEO of the clothing company Bonobos discusses authentic leadership, his biggest failure, and the value of data and intuition.