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Oprah Winfrey speaking at Stanford GSB. Photo by Saul Bromberger.
December 12, 2014
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2014

Guest speakers, alumni, and students share insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and more.

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December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.

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December 12, 2014
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How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.

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December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.

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December 15, 2014
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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana's industry of small business loans.

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December 10, 2014
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Itamar Simonson: What Influences Shoppers?

Researchers revisit a longheld marketing concept about how product placement impacts purchases.

Stanford Business magazine

Without risk takers, there would be little innovation, progress, or fun. That’s why the new issue of Stanford Business explores the theme of risk from a variety of perspectives. And it offers this gentle reminder that when taking a big risk, it can be useful to have a bit of a backup plan.

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Tristan Walker
December 15, 2014
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Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

The founder of health and beauty business Walker & Co. discusses appreciating life's difficulties and the value of authenticity.

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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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Charles O'Reilly
December 5, 2014
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Charles O'Reilly: How to Be a Chief Culture Officer

Advice for managers on creating a culture of adaptability.

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Participants in the Women in Sports Symposium agreed that prospects are bright for young women aiming for influential posts.
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Chinese Take Creative Approach to Internet Censorship

CNN correspondent Kristie Lu Stout describes an array of creative ways Chinese internet users navigate around government censorship.
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Are We Happy Yet? The Unexpected Links Between Happiness and Choice

Research shows that “attitudes toward happiness are highly malleable, and, in fact, easily influenced.”
November 14, 2011
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Bill George: Leaders Need a High Emotional IQ to Succeed

The professor and author discusses the pitfalls of "chasing numbers" and the path to a satisfying career.
November 12, 2011
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Hypothetically Speaking, Beware

Baba Shiv's research reveals why hypothetical questions aren't as innocent as they seem.
November 1, 2011
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Online Social Networks Can Increase Ad Revenue by Stimulating Content

To increase revenue, social networking sites need to give their most active users reason to post more information and make more friends.
October 15, 2011
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How to Tell Your Story for Impact

Communication lecturer JD Schramm helps alumni develop the art and science of tight story-telling for social impact.
October 11, 2011
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Why Nice Guys Don't Always Make It to the Top

Taking care of others may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader.
October 10, 2011
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Player Hierarchy in the NBA Can Lead to Victory

Unlike major league baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, says Nir Halevy, coauthor of a new study.
October 9, 2011
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Ken Shotts: How Does the Media Influence Political Behavior?

A political economist says an effective media makes politicians less likely to pander.