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September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.

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September 25, 2018
Written

Kara Swisher: Be the Boss

The executive editor of Recode discusses failure, diversity, and the value of being honest.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stands during a break in testimony before a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees joint hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
September 19, 2018
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How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.

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Bumble Bee. Credit: Eiko Ojala
September 14, 2018
Written

What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.

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A group of women selling jewelry and handicrafts at the walls of the Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan India. Credit: iStock/Aluxum
September 7, 2018
Written

What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.

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A team works together to solve a problem. Credit: iStock/Anchly
September 13, 2018
Written

Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks. Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis
September 6, 2018
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Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.

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Children drink soda as they sit in the shade on a hot day. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
September 7, 2018
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The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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October 15, 2018
Written

How CEOs-In-Waiting Buy the Companies They Want to Run

A little-known investment vehicle skyrockets young entrepreneurs into top roles.
October 10, 2018
Written

Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality

Academics, investors, and nonprofit leaders on how to find innovative solutions for the world’s starkest problems.
October 5, 2018
Written

Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.
October 5, 2018
Written

Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

We aren’t nearly as safe as we could be, two Stanford GSB finance experts find.
September 28, 2018
Written

“A Blinding Flash of the Obvious”

Tom Peters reflects on a half-century spent studying management.
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.
September 25, 2018
Written

Kara Swisher: Be the Boss

The executive editor of Recode discusses failure, diversity, and the value of being honest.
September 19, 2018
Written

How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
September 14, 2018
Written

What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.
September 13, 2018
Written

Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.