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March 1, 2019
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Networking Minds for Open Innovation

The spark needed to ignite your next idea may be half a world away.
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In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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February 27, 2019
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Why Republican Politicians Pay More Than Democrats for TV Ads

New research shows political advertising’s hidden costs.

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February 22, 2019
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Startup Success Secrets

Many startups fail in the early stages. The reason? Often it’s people problems.

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February 4, 2019
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Fran Weld: If Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist, Create It

The senior vice president of strategy and development for the SF Giants carved her own niche in the competitive world of pro sports management.

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Phil Knight, Nike cofounder. Credit: Stacy Geiken
February 14, 2019
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Phil Knight on the Controversial Kaepernick Ad and Nike’s Never-Give-Up Attitude

“It doesn’t matter how many people hate your brand as long as enough people love it.”

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. Credit: Reuters/Henry Nicholls
January 30, 2019
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What Brexit Means to UK Business: Like Jumping out of a Plane without a Parachute

A Stanford economist finds that Brexit is a top source of uncertainty for almost half of UK companies.

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Job applicants in line at an Amazon recruiting event. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder
February 8, 2019
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Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Pick Your Employees

A Stanford GSB scholar shares why algorithms aren’t sophisticated enough to make these strategic decisions ... yet.

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January 15, 2019
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How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.

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March 15, 2019
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Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
March 13, 2019
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Getting Banks to Latch onto Blockchain

A Russian native challenges the financial industry to lose its fear of decentralized transactions.
March 12, 2019
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Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.
March 8, 2019
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Why the Binding Arbitration Game Is Rigged against Customers

A new study documents how companies shop for sympathetic arbitrators, and how the arbitrators compete for their business.
March 8, 2019
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Work Is a Competitive Sport

What keeps people motivated at work? A professor of economics says it’s all about how you structure compensation.
March 7, 2019
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Our Misplaced Fear of Job-Stealing Robots

At a Future of Work forum, experts say demographic shifts, not artificial intelligence, create the biggest challenges for today’s workplace.
March 6, 2019
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Can a Giant Company Behave Like a Startup?

Stanford GSB faculty reveal the art of engineering entrepreneurialism within existing organizations.
March 1, 2019
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Bringing Bankless Banking to East Africa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Fernandes took his Stanford MBA and went home.
March 1, 2019
Video

Networking Minds for Open Innovation

The spark needed to ignite your next idea may be half a world away.
February 27, 2019
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Why Republican Politicians Pay More Than Democrats for TV Ads

New research shows political advertising’s hidden costs.