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September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.

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September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.

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September 13, 2016
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Pushing Past the Naysayers

When the cofounder of a ride service for kids kept hearing no, she channeled her unbreakable grandma.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called "incubator" of French high-tech start-ups "Numa" in Paris, France. | REUTERS/Charles Platiau
September 20, 2016
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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.

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illustration of two people talking through huge face masks |iStock/dane_mark
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

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June 10, 2014
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Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
June 6, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Find the Best Private Equity Funds?

Research finds there are differences in skill among fund managers, but identifying the top funds is no easy task for investors.
June 5, 2014
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.
June 3, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: The Value of Authenticity

Researchers find that when consumers assess products, they really want the real thing.
June 2, 2014
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How Successful Leaders Avoid “Social Good Fatigue”

People who choose to work in the social sector benefit from a sense of mission about their work. But how do social sector leaders sustain their motivation, commitment, and passion over the long haul?
May 29, 2014
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MasterCard CEO: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The payments technology executive discusses the cash economy, staying humble, and knowing when it's time to move on.
May 29, 2014
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Researchers: How Do You Encourage Saving?

A new study shows that people who feel powerful save more money.
May 28, 2014
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The professor of organizational behavior says leaders need support — and when that "vanishes, so do their careers."
May 28, 2014
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.
May 27, 2014
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Mary Barra: “I’m Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over”

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can’t control.