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A reporter wearing protective gloves waits to ask a question to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a news conference in New York City, New York, U.S., March 24, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
April 6, 2020
Written

The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic, a Stanford expert says. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and then engage.

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Corporate business team brainstorming at an office table. Credit: iStock/Fizkes
March 26, 2020
Written

How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.

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A worker wearing a face mask is seen at a plant in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
March 5, 2020
Written

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
Written

Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford GSB. Each episode provides techniques to help you enhance your communication skills.
March 27, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Communicating and Leading Virtually

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares quick tips on communicating via screen.
Tips and guidance for remote work and successfully navigating the virtual workplace.

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Left to Right: Jane Chen, Mariam Naficy and Emily Núñez Cavness. Credit: Bijou Karmen
March 25, 2020
Written

Girls Who Run the World: Business Insights and Interviews with Women CEOs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories from Diana Kapp’s, MBA ’96, book aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.

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A statue of George Washington stands across from the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
March 23, 2020
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Where Insider Trading Flourishes

Two ways company insiders are taking advantage of privileged information and going undetected.

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Stanford GSB student Mike Lewis interviews chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs David Solomon on stage at Stanford GSB. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
April 1, 2020
Written

Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon: Taking a “Very Closed, Very Private” Company into the Modern World

Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.

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A girl holds a U.S. and Chinese flag. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
March 31, 2020
Written

Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.

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April 6, 2020
Written

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry: Communication Is Everything

The celebrity athlete talks family, religion, and vision on and off the court.
April 6, 2020
Written

The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic, a Stanford expert says. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and then engage.
April 3, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Tips for Speaking up in Virtual Meetings

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares a framework for structuring your comments during a meeting or presentation.
April 2, 2020
Written

The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
April 1, 2020
Written

Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon: Taking a “Very Closed, Very Private” Company into the Modern World

Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.
March 31, 2020
Written

Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.
March 27, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Communicating and Leading Virtually

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares quick tips on communicating via screen.
March 26, 2020
Written

Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.
March 26, 2020
Written

How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.
March 25, 2020
Written

Girls Who Run the World: Business Insights and Interviews with Women CEOs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories from Diana Kapp’s, MBA ’96, book aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.