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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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Organic, fair trade coffee beans | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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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December 13, 2011
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Yvon Chouinard: Patagonia's Secret Is in its Supply Chain

The apparel company founder says they track every step to be sure there are "no unintended consequences of our actions."
December 12, 2011
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Despite Sluggish Economy, a Bullish Outlook on Investing

Venture capitalists who spoke at Stanford said available money and billions of internet users mean long-term prospects look good.
December 11, 2011
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Matt Rothe: How the Tractor Killed the Family Farm

An alumnus who watched his family sell their Colorado farm after five generations discusses the importance of sustainability and eating smart.
December 6, 2011
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Rupert Scofield: Social Enterprises are Key to Meaningful Change

Creator of "the World Bank for the Poor" explains how social enterprise can create systems that work for everyone in society.
November 30, 2011
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Arrillaga Book Offers Map for Successful Philanthropy

Don't just feel good about philanthropic gifts, says Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen in her book Giving 2.0. Put your mind to work as well as your heart.
November 18, 2011
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Kent Thiry: Developing Successful Leaders Takes a Village

The CEO of DaVita says management can be taught, but leadership is a skill that requires learning about yourself and other human beings.
November 17, 2011
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Guy Kawasaki: Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

A venture capitalist shares the wisdom from the late Apple founder, including how getting it "wrong" can be right.
November 17, 2011
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Women Making Inroads in Pro Sports Management

Participants in the Women in Sports Symposium agreed that prospects are bright for young women aiming for influential posts.
November 16, 2011
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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.
November 15, 2011
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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.”