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Stefanos Zenios | Steve Fyffe
July 28, 2015
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Design Thinking is About Doing

Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
Written

Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
Written

In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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January 15, 2013
Written

Are IPOs Good for Innovation?

A Stanford scholar says going public often slows innovation.
January 7, 2013
Written

Researchers: A New Tax Plan for Saving Our Health Care Dollars

A group of top health care economists propose a system that eliminates incentives to spend more at every turn.
December 17, 2012
Written

“The Gifts We Keep on Giving”

Professor Francis Flynn discusses research on giving away a present you don’t really want.
December 13, 2012
Written

Ed Fenster: Making Solar Easy

Sunrun's co-CEO discusses his business and the economics of solar power.
December 10, 2012
Forbes
Joel Peterson offers tips for entrepreneurs on laying a foundation for trust building.
December 7, 2012
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses HP, acquisition strategy, and the success of outside hires.
December 7, 2012
House Committee on Financial Services
Anat Admati offers Congressional testimony on capital standards.
December 4, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
Keith Hennessy discusses the federal budget, tax increases, and budget cuts in The Wall Street Journal.
November 29, 2012
Slate
Jeff Ball, a Stanford scholar-in-residence, explores why U.S. entrepreneurs are looking to China for coal-burning technology.
November 29, 2012
Written

Laura Ching: The Importance of Authenticity

A founder of custom stationery company Tiny Prints discusses corporate values and the enduring power of connecting beyond digital means.