Career & Success


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September 28, 2018

“A Blinding Flash of the Obvious”

Tom Peters reflects on a half-century spent studying management.


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August 17, 2018

Why Every Business Will Soon Be a Subscription Business

Everything you purchase — from transportation to entertainment to groceries — will soon come with a monthly plan, says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo.


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July 30, 2018

What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.


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September 25, 2018

Kara Swisher: Be the Boss

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


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July 5, 2018

The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Executive coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.
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June 21, 2018

Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.
May 14, 2018

Gen. David Petraeus: Four Tasks of a Strategic Leader

The American general discusses leadership, recognizing opportunity, and owning mistakes.
April 23, 2018

Ginni Rometty: How Purpose Helps Innovation

The IBM CEO explains why tech needs to do things that matter.
April 19, 2018

Three Trends Shaping the Sports Industry

The annual Sports Innovation Conference brought athletes, owners, and technologists to Stanford GSB to talk about the future of the game.
April 17, 2018

Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.
March 29, 2018

Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.
March 19, 2018

Bringing Mindfulness to Your Career

In her new book, “How We Work,” Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.
March 19, 2018

Love Online: Dating App Executives on Pleasing Their Customers and Measuring Success

Founders of Coffee Meets Bagel, The League, and others discuss their popular businesses.
March 13, 2018

Jeffrey Katzenberg: How Failure Makes a Better Leader

The media industry veteran shares the lessons he learned after being fired — twice.
March 6, 2018

Feeling Guilty? That Could Be a Good Thing

When it comes to work attendance, “guilt proneness” may be a bigger factor than job satisfaction.