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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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Organic, fair trade coffee beans | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Files
April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?

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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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Sean Koffel, left, and Pat Dillingham | Courtesy
April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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Open glass doors with Nokia logo etched in them | Reuters/Jussi Helttunen/Lehitikuva
April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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Superman fanatic shows off his collection | Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo
April 1, 2015
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Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things?

A marketing professor explores the world of collectibles and consumer motivation.

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Mountain climbers on a treacherous path | Reuters/Stringer
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.

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Edith Elliott | Courtesy
April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.

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Building Organizations That Work

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July 27, 2012
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Francis Flynn: Why Do People Give Things Away to Strangers?

In his quarterly column, a scholar examines the social value of no-cash exchanges on Freecycle and Craigslist.
July 24, 2012
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Greening Taiwan’s Cities

A key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry explains the role of technology in improving energy efficiency.
July 24, 2012
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Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
July 23, 2012
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Stanford GSB's Stefanos Zenios and Lyn Denend explore the challenges of bringing high-quality health care to developing economies.
July 18, 2012
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In a TEDx Stanford talk, Stanford GSB's Baba Shiv explains why ceding control can sometimes be the best course of action.
July 16, 2012
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The Energy Industry: Changing the Balance of Power

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas may be a game changer.
July 13, 2012
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Feel Like You Have More Time

New research shows that experiencing moments of awe can change perceptions of our most valued commodity.
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When Pronouns Get Personal

Research shows that the little word 'we' can make a big difference in attitudes toward brands.