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July 23, 2020
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How to Be a Good Boss in Trying Times

Offering compassion, predictability, and control can help, say two Stanford experts.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business.
July 17, 2020
Audio

The Art of Negotiation: How to Get More of What You Want

In this podcast episode, we discuss the common mistakes people make during high stakes communication and how to effectively approach these conversations.

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July 15, 2020
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Investing in Peace

Helping voters learn by trading in the stock market can shift their perspective and politics.

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July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.

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July 20, 2020
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True Diversity Comes from Within

Diverse corporate cultures are good, but the best encourage workers to embrace the diversity of their personal, sometimes conflicting, beliefs.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.
July 6, 2020
Audio

Be Better at Work: How to Communicate Better with Coworkers and Employees

In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.

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August 13, 2020
Video

Four Ways Good Leaders Become Great Ones

Build a company culture where both you and your employees thrive.
August 13, 2020
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How Redefining “Normal” Can Alter Behavior

Stanford researchers use the concept of “dynamic norms” to persuade diners to eat less meat.
August 13, 2020
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Six Books to Read on Your Summer Staycation

Stanford business professors share what they’re reading at home right now.
August 6, 2020
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How Segregated Are We?

Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, Stanford researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures suggest.
August 5, 2020
Video

The Strategic Importance of Empathy

The key to dealing with difficult people is learning to widen your perspective.
August 3, 2020
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Maker: AIDS Memorial Quilt — Sewing as a Catalyst for Change

“My greater hope,” Mike Smith says, “is that people will see what we’re doing and realize that they, too, can do something worthwhile — that it’s easy to be helpful if you want to be.”
July 31, 2020
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Eat, Sleep, Zoom

In the months since his company became a global verb, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has never been busier. Or more exhausted. Or happier.
July 31, 2020
Written

Hard Lesson: How to Land Safely When a Firm Won’t Fly

Amanda North, MBA ’82, looks back on the painful experience of shutting down a business that had once been her dream.
July 31, 2020
Audio

Quick Think: How to Use Body Language When Confronting Objections

In this bonus episode, Stanford GSB lecturers share advice on how to position yourself when met with skepticism from your audience.
July 29, 2020
Written

When the Best AI Isn’t Necessarily the Best AI

Why organizations might want to design and train less-than-perfect AI.