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Steve Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson has spent the better part of the last two decades identifying and investing in some of the world’s foremost entrepreneurial ventures. In his time off, he does something quite different: He heads out to California’s Central Valley, Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and other less...
Four men meeting around a computer
For nearly his entire life, Peter Georgescu has been obsessed with the struggle of good versus evil in human nature. “Why is it possible for people, most of whom can also be loving and compassionate, to do terrible things?” wonders Georgescu, author of The Constant Choice: An Everyday Journey from...
Students meeting
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. Napoleon Bonaparte, 1804 Research over the past two decades has established the panoptic effect of power on people. Put simply: Power changes people. People who rise to the tops of companies and...
Disaster relief efforts
Few companies took a bigger hit to their reputation in recent years than JPMorgan Chase. Among many other blows, it agreed to pay $20 billion this fall to settle federal investigations and investor lawsuits about misrepresenting the quality of mortgages it sold during the housing bubble. Small...
Securities and Exchange Commission building
The Securities and Exchange Commission's roundtable on proxy advisory firms in December was long overdue. In July 2010, the agency asked for public comment about these organizations in light of growing concerns that "proxy advisory firms may be subject to conflicts of interest or may fail to...
Professors Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton
Eight years ago, over dinner and a bottle of wine, Hayagreeva (Huggy) Rao and Robert Sutton realized they needed better answers for the students of a Stanford management education program, Customer-Focused Innovation, they were running. The business executives appreciated what the pair had to say...
Book cover of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating"
When I set up my dating profile, I was upfront about my teenage children and my sweet but impish golden retriever. But I left out the YouTube videos my children introduced me to under “Things I Find Entertaining,” and in the section of OkCupid.com where they ask some very personal questions, I...

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