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Diane Von Furstenberg. Credit: Stacy Geiken
January 24, 2019
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Diane von Furstenberg: Find Your Door, and Push Through It

The founder of the quintessential wrap dress talks about losing everything and building herself back up.
Insights Series

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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Oscar Munoz. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
January 14, 2019
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Oscar Munoz: Learn to Listen, Improve Your EQ

The CEO of United Airlines shares his advice on principles and profits and recovering from “turbulence” in the press.

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A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds a "Drain the Swamp" sign. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts
January 11, 2019
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How the Great Recession Influenced Today’s Populist Movements

Stanford political scientists explain why populist messages emerged in contemporary politics and how they spurred larger political movements.

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Entrepreneurs working together. Credit: iStock/nd3000
January 8, 2019
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Rethinking the Relationship between Age, Business Acumen, and Entrepreneurship

New data shows the sweet spot for entrepreneurial success, and why young people need to rise up the ranks more quickly.

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell arrives at his news conference after the two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy in Washington. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas
January 10, 2019
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Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.

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A contemplative figure. Credit: Jocelyn Tsaih
December 19, 2018
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What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.

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A homeless person tries to stay warm at the entrance of a subway station near the White House. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
January 9, 2019
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Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.

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Elizabeth Holmes. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid
December 17, 2018
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What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.

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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.”
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.
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.
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.
January 25, 2019
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A Different Kind of Funding Bias

Latino-owned businesses struggle with discrimination when it comes to securing financing. A Stanford GSB initiative is trying to help.
January 25, 2019
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Un Tipo de Prejuicio Diferente en el Financiamiento

Las empresas de latinos enfrentan discriminación cuando se trata de obtener financiamiento. Una iniciativa de Stanford GSB está tratando de ayudar.
January 25, 2019
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“Discrimination is Easy for Lenders to Hide”

Dee Ann Espinoza used credit cards, personal funds, and other alternative funding to build her 30-person environmental consulting business.
January 25, 2019
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“Estamos Estancados en Medio del Río Debido a la Financiación”

Mario Jauregui de Spindle Cooling and Warehousing ha tenido que juntar fondos para su compañía de logística internacional.
January 25, 2019
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“I See Others Who Scale and Wonder What They’re Doing Differently”

In the 18 years Maria Ureña has run King Automotive Services, all company financing has been personal.
January 25, 2019
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“La Discriminación es Fácil de Ocultar Para los Prestamistas”

Dee Ann Espinoza utilizó tarjetas de crédito, fondos personales y otros fondos alternativos para crecer su negocio de consultoría ambiental de 30 personas.