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November 6, 2018
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Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.

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Nisa Leung. Credit: Amanda Kho
October 31, 2018
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Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.

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Annabella Helman of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Olivia McAuliffe of McLean, Virginia join hands as other protesters overrun the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice. Credit: Reuters/James Lawler Duggan
October 30, 2018
Written

How Protests Can Swing Elections

A new study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections.

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Amir Goldberg
October 26, 2018
Video

What Our Emails Reveal

It’s hard to hide how you really feel in email.

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Ken Shotts and Neil Malhotra. Credit: Drew Kelly
October 18, 2018
Written

Are You an Ethical Leader?

Good intentions and gut instinct won’t take you far enough, say two Stanford GSB professors.

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October 19, 2018
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Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.

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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.

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Brian Anderluh; Right, Lee Zimmerman. Credit: Courtesy of Lee Zimmerman
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
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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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December 6, 2018
Written

A Long, Slow Journey Back to the Farm

It took three decades, but Stanford MBA David L. Brunner eventually left a high-powered banking career to rebuild a New York dairy farm.
December 6, 2018
Video

Make the Most of Your Virtual Communications

How you present yourself on screen can make or break your credibility.
December 3, 2018
Written

2018’s Most-Watched Stanford GSB Videos

Viewers sought advice from IBM’s Ginni Rometty and former CIA Director David Petraeus, as well as insights from faculty about what our emails reveal about us.
December 3, 2018
Written

Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.
December 3, 2018
Written

Seven Most-Read Stories of 2018

From tips for career satisfaction to an economist’s stint as an Uber driver, here are the stories that caught our readers’ attention.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Jeff Weiner: Defining Compassionate Leadership

On this podcast episode, LinkedIn’s CEO discusses the need for company values and how to prepare the workforce for the fourth industrial revolution.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Jeffrey Katzenberg: Be Original, Be Unique, Be Risky

On this podcast episode, the former CEO of Dreamworks talks about his biggest successes, most epic failures, and bouncing back after being fired by Disney.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Ken Frazier: Diverse Boards Create Impactful Companies

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Merck talks with students on seeking leadership opportunities that will maximize positive impact.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Magic Johnson: Understand Your Customers and Over-Deliver

On this podcast episode, the former basketball star discusses his pivot from the court to the boardroom.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Mitt Romney: Why You Should Have More in Your Life Than Just Work

On this podcast episode, the politician and businessman argues why self-knowledge makes for a more effective leader.