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Sue Desmond-Hellmann
January 23, 2015
Written

Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren't Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world's largest charitable organization.

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Business man walking in an office
January 23, 2015
Infographic

Should Your Board's Audit and Compensation Committees Overlap?

Researchers show the pros and cons to this arrangement.

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A man's silhouette in front of Facebook and Twitter logos
January 23, 2015
Written

Michal Kosinski: Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Friends

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to one Stanford postdoctoral fellow.

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January 23, 2015
Written

How Berkshire Hathaway Can Survive Beyond Warren Buffett

A Stanford panel discusses life after Buffett.

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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
January 14, 2015
Written

Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
Video

Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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Chip and Dan Heath: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

In their book, Chip and Dan Heath lay out a path for making better decisions.
March 25, 2013
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Building a City for Tomorrow

A conversation with the CEO of the company that’s developing Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah Economic City.
March 21, 2013
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
March 21, 2013
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IBM’s “Frugal Innovation” Takes Root in Africa

Combining high and low tech, IBM’s famous R&D lab tackles the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing continent.
March 19, 2013
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Myron Scholes and Darrell Duffie Assess the Fallout in Cyprus

Two scholars explain what could happen next in Nicosia — and the rest of Europe.
March 18, 2013
Written

What March Madness Tells Us About Forecasting

Stanford's Amy Zegart argues in that the prediction business is getting easier.
March 15, 2013
Written

Beware: Corporate Financial Statements Decline in Predictive Value

New research explores the value of financial and market data to ascertaining the likelihood of bankruptcy.
March 15, 2013
Written

Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.
March 13, 2013
Video

Margaret Neale: Negotiation: Getting What You Want

Negotiation is problem solving. The goal is not to get a deal; the goal is to get a good deal.
March 11, 2013
Written

Why Do Some Ideas Spread?

Can any message be shaped to spread? A scholar offers tips to increase the odds.