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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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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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