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Stefanos Zenios | Steve Fyffe
July 28, 2015
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Design Thinking is About Doing

Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
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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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
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In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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March 11, 2013
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Why Do Some Ideas Spread?

Can any message be shaped to spread? A scholar offers tips to increase the odds.
March 4, 2013
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The Tough Math Behind Humanitarian Aid

A new study finds that a different approach to food-relief efforts in the developing world could save more lives.
March 4, 2013
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Your Genes May Affect Your Financial Decisions

A team of scholars studies the link between emotions and investment behavior.
March 4, 2013
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“I Never Lost Money On a Deal I Didn't Do”

The cofounder and former CEO of DeVry discusses his professional experiences, difficult lessons, and the significance of family.
March 1, 2013
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An Entrepreneur Attempts to Reinvent Anesthesia

How a New York-based company is trying to make surgery in the developing world a lot easier.
February 27, 2013
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Are Sick People Paying the Right Amount for Insurance?

New Stanford research says those with big health problems may be getting less for their money than they could — and raising prices for all.
February 27, 2013
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Understanding the New Media Landscape

An investor says startups should scale first and worry about monetization later.
February 21, 2013
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Research: There Are Big Benefits to Giving Your Time

A recent paper shows that helping others can actually make you feel like you have more time.
February 20, 2013
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A New Look at Truth in Numbers

New research finds support for valuing bank securities at current market value.
February 15, 2013
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A Prescription for an American Economic Recovery

Economist Edward Lazear says Congress and the president must focus on policies that encourage greater investment.