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August 24, 2015
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

These investments, now more popular than hedge funds, come with a down side.

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August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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August 21, 2015
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Organization Builds Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

Innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

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July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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August 7, 2015
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Working Across Genres Can Dilute Your Brand

Combining categories makes it harder for people to understand what you are doing.

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August 20, 2015
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Dennis Yang: “Learn to Manage Your Own Psychology”

The founder of educational technology firm Udemy discusses the importance of focus, support networks, and a strong company culture.

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Just in time for summer, 13 Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs name the best business books they've ever read.
June 27, 2013
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Pooja Sankar: Using Technology to Remove Barriers

An entrepreneur launches the Piazza social learning website to reduce students' isolation.
June 25, 2013
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Andy Rachleff: Democratizing the Investment Business

A former venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and Stanford GSB lecturer explains how to build a great company.
June 25, 2013
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Eric Pooley: In Antarctica, an Up-Close Look at Climate Change

On a trip to the continent, students and business leaders explore the impact of warming, and potential solutions.
June 21, 2013
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Kirk Hawkins: Icon Aircraft and the "Beauty of Flight"

As changes in aviation open the skies to more recreational pilots, an entrepreneur takes a "textbook startup opportunity" and flies with it.
June 21, 2013
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Laura Weidman Powers: Opening Doors for Minorities in Technology

Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.
June 21, 2013
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Peter Mondavi Jr.: "It All Flows from the Vineyard"

Each season presents Napa's oldest winery with a chance for spectacular success — and its own particular challenges.
June 19, 2013
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology.
June 12, 2013
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Frank Flynn: Innovative Therapy for Teen Depression

This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.
June 10, 2013
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Beth Gerstein: Making a Profit with Ethically Sourced Diamonds

The cofounder of online jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth explains how she built her business.