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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Red Queen
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.

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October 31, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How to Manage Conflict

Tips for managing toxic disagreements before they destroy a team.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.

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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.

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A man looking at a downward trending graph
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.

Latest Stories

September 1, 2011
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Eliminating Sales Quotas May Stimulate Profits

A professor of marketing says eliminating sales quotas boosts company profits.
September 1, 2011
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Jack Ma: China's Alibaba Wants to Acquire Yahoo

The Chinese internet giant chairman shows how, in many ways, China's internet has eclipsed that of the United States.
July 1, 2011
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Why a Ferrari May Make Imported Wine Seem Expensive

A professor of marketing says consumers equate "foreign" with "expensive."
June 25, 2011
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Trends in Tech-Savvy Education

Virtual classrooms, data analysis, and other cutting-edge tools are replacing "chalk and talk" to help educators improve worldwide education levels.
June 22, 2011
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Cory Booker: Better High School Education Key to America's Success

Schools can let down low-income minority students, and "I will not allow this to happen on my watch," says the mayor of Newark, N.J.
June 15, 2011
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Power Diffuses in Global Corporations, New Book Suggests

Today's global corporations are evolving towards networks of related affiliates, says Bruce McKern, faculty director of the Sloan Master's Program.
June 1, 2011
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7 Myths of Executive Compensation

Corporate governance experts from Stanford GSB say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
June 1, 2011
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George Foster: How Do You Create a Successful Startup Hub?

A professor says policymakers should better understand early-stage companies in their own area, rather than try to create another Silicon Valley.
June 1, 2011
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Katherine Phillips: African-American Women are Succeeding Rapidly

A visiting scholar explains how black are excelling as undergraduates and in business, particularly as entrepreneurs.
June 1, 2011
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Researchers: What Is the Structure of a Successful Startup?

Research shows that more formal management structures help young companies succeed.