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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.

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April 1, 2011
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If Money Doesn't Make You Happy, Consider Time

Forget Suze Orman. Time, not money, is your most precious resource. Spend It wisely.
April 1, 2011
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James H. Shelton: We Must Transform Schools

A U.S. Department of Education official warns that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people.
April 1, 2011
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Jeff Smisek: Adapting to Ever-Changing Challenges

The United Airlines CEO says amid shifting regulations, economic storms, and other issues, it's key to inspire employees to believe in the future.
April 1, 2011
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Lee Soo Man: Taking Korean Pop Culture Global

The entertainment mogul explains how he orchestrated a Korean pop show in Los Angeles that sold out — with a 70 percent non-Asian audience.
April 1, 2011
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Outsourcing May Hurt Fashion Manufacturers' Bottom Line

A study shows that fashion companies should combine trendy product designs with short production and distribution lead times.
April 1, 2011
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Removing Barriers for Clean Tech Energy Entrepreneurs

A Stanford GSB forum raises ideas to streamline permit processes and global supply chain challenges faced by fledgling clean energy firms.
March 18, 2011
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Larry Diamond: Democracy is Not Assured by Arab Uprisings

A scholar explains the complex, precarious, and often divergent paths to establishing a democratic government.
March 1, 2011
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Baba Shiv: Why Failure Drives Innovation

Research says how people approach failure can be key to their success.
March 1, 2011
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European High-Tech Startups Thrive, Says Skype Founder

Now head of his own venture capital firm, Niklas Zennström says the markets outside of the United States are big, and growing rapidly.
March 1, 2011
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John Paul DeJoria: Successful Entrepreneurs Must Survive "No"

The Paul Mitchell founder tells how he went from selling shampoo out of his car trunk to a hair care firm with $900 million in sales in 2010.