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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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