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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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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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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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man serving several different craft beers | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.

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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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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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August 19, 2016
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The Data Dilemma

Using big data to tailor ads can backfire with customers.

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 Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

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Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.
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A group of scholars show why what you see isn’t always what you get.
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Hau Lee: A Surprising Formula for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Responsible supply chain practices are associated with lower operating costs and improved overall performance.
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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
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Nir Eyal: What Makes Some Products Indispensable?

A writer and lecturer explains how one of the most popular Bible apps in the world is engineered to be habit-forming.
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

The TV star shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called.
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One Unconventional Approach Deserves Another: Funding Social Change Through Private Investment

Jake Harriman,’08, explains how rejecting conventional wisdom about financing a nonprofit helped him turn his vision into a real intervention.