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A yoga enthusiast rests after a class at the Samalayuca dunes, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
April 17, 2020
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Finding Mindfulness in Traumatic Times

Here’s a curated collection from the archives that offer self-care wisdom and helpful life lessons during a period of worldwide stress.

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An employee works to make ventilators at the General Motors Components Holding Plant that is manufacturing ventilators for use during the coronavirus disease outbreak. Credit: Reuters/Chris Bergin
May 28, 2020
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How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.

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Black and white portrait of Rose Marcario looking happy and smiling at the camera. Credit: Courtesy of Rose Marcario
June 1, 2020
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Rose Marcario: Environmentalism Is for Everyone

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Patagonia sits down with students and shares why she believes that sustainability should be part of every company’s business plan.

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Woman sits at table looking at tablet, with crumpled papers around her, feeling stressed. Credit: iStock/PrathanChorruangsak
May 11, 2020
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COVID-19 Is Having an Immediate and Alarming Impact on Latino-Owned Businesses

In a Stanford survey, nearly two-thirds say they will be out of business in six months if current trends continue.

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A businessman walking into the sunset with a briefcase. Credit: Reuters/Eddie Keogh
June 2, 2020
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The Graceful Exit

How to shutter a business when the pandemic forces closure.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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A student waits to be interviewed. Credit: REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
May 26, 2020
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The Hidden Social Advantage

We tend to reward the overconfidence of upper-class individuals, even when they get it wrong.

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June 2, 2020
Written

The Graceful Exit

How to shutter a business when the pandemic forces closure.
June 1, 2020
Audio

Rose Marcario: Environmentalism Is for Everyone

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Patagonia sits down with students and shares why she believes that sustainability should be part of every company’s business plan.
May 28, 2020
Written

How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.
May 28, 2020
Written

How to Launch in a Pandemic

Venture funding may be scarce right now, but it does exist — especially for ideas that meet the moment.
May 26, 2020
Written

The Hidden Social Advantage

We tend to reward the overconfidence of upper-class individuals, even when they get it wrong.
May 26, 2020
Audio

The Science of Influence: How to Persuade Others And Hold Their Attention

In this podcast episode, we discuss communication techniques that can help open people up to your ideas.
May 19, 2020
Written

Want to Predict Which Videos Will Go Viral? Scan Your Brainwaves.

Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing it.
May 18, 2020
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Are You Ready for Your Encore?

If you’re thinking about a late-life career shift, here’s some advice from three people who did it right.
May 18, 2020
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The Future of Hydrogen May Be Here

A new study shows that power-to-gas systems harnessing renewable energy can produce cleaner, cost-effective hydrogen for industry.
May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.