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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
Video

Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
Written

Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
Written

Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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William Barnett: The Value of Fuzzy Market Categories for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it pays to define your product market more broadly.
November 18, 2015
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Five Lessons in Leadership from Manchester United’s Former Manager

As a player, coach, and manager, Alex Ferguson learned the importance of discipline and thinking long term.
November 18, 2015
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How to Split Equity Among Company Founders

Putting value on the roles of company partners can get personal.
November 16, 2015
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Robb Willer: What Makes People Do Good?

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November 13, 2015
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Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

A divergent opinion can lead to more creative and better decisions.
November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren't growing as large or making as much money.
November 10, 2015
Wall Street Journal
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November 9, 2015
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Jack Ma: How Entrepreneurs Can See China Through its Growing Pains

The Alibaba chairman discusses Chinese consumerism, philanthropy, and the future of small business.
November 6, 2015
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Charles Holloway: How to Create an Impactful Company

It’s not just about the product.
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A Film Explores What it Means to Be a Man

The dominant culture of masculinity in America encourages men to hide their pain.