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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
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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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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.
November 21, 2012
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Jeff Fluhr: Connecting Face-to-Face

The CEO of Spreecast discusses the "fundamental alignment around integrity, working hard, and delivering."
November 19, 2012
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Benoit Monin: How Word Choice Can Affect Our Moral Boundaries

New research shows that subtle changes in language can lead to more ethical behavior.
November 19, 2012
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Why Europe Needs a New Narrative

Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
November 12, 2012
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Anat Admati assesses what President Obama must do now.
November 9, 2012
Written

"Focus, and Then Focus Some More"

Serial entrepreneur Steve Poizner discusses the importance of bold thinking.
November 6, 2012
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog
A Stanford professor contributes to the debate on whether financial instruments should be measured at fair value in financial statements.
November 6, 2012
Written

Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
November 5, 2012
Written

How Do You Decide Who to Vote for?

A Stanford GSB student's new company could make selecting a candidate more like online shopping.
November 2, 2012
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"You Cannot Delegate Vision"

The founder of boot and apparel maker Ariat International says entrepreneurs should visualize "massive success from day one."