Publishing

Professor Sarah Soule
When she was in graduate school in the early 1990s, Sarah Soule joked with fellow students that it took longer to publish a research paper than to gestate a human baby. From the time a research paper was submitted to a peer-reviewed journal until it was published, a year or more passed. The...
CEO and employees
In the classic leadership book Influence Without Authority, Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford describe how even workers with no official power can effect change in an organization. They recently teamed up again to write Influencing Up, which explains how employees can manage upwards in...
Laura Ching, co-founder of Tiny Prints
Many emerging technology companies are working hard to make the printing press obsolete, but Tiny Prints uses technology to encourage its customers to write and send more cards and letters. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Tiny Prints helps people create and print customized stationery, invitations,...
Future of Media Conference photo
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Declining readership and vanishing advertising dollars have left many mature news organizations reeling. But breaking down the “walls” that have historically separated publications’ news and advertising operations can help restore the industry’s financial...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Each week millions of readers look at the New York Times bestseller list to see what everybody else in the country is reading. And as soon as a title hits the list, booksellers typically push the book to the front of the store and slash its price by as much as...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Modesty is still a virtue, even in the competitive world of business. Try talking about your own accomplishments in any setting, even in a job interview, and you're more likely to be less liked. Speaking for yourself can hurt you, both personally and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In 2009, after months of scathing media reports of cars that could accelerate out of control, Toyota had an extremely expensive problem on its hands. Recalls, fines, and plunging sales resulted in losses to the auto manufacturer in the neighborhood of $2...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — The business plan was hatched by a brainy computer science student from a respected East Coast university. His startup operated for a while out of a garage. He's been on the cover of Time magazine. Bill Gates? Steve Jobs? No, Jeff Bezos – the other high-tech...