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May 24, 2017
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Why Do Some Innovations Stick? Quite Simply, Because They’re Better

Patent gatekeepers require truly original ideas to be stronger, but there’s a downside.

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April 18, 2017
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Stacy Brown-Philpot: Hire Leaders, Leave to Take Risks

The TaskRabbit CEO is used to being the first — and blazing a path for those who will follow.

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May 26, 2017
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Is One of These the Next Big Thing?

Stanford GSB students pitch their startup ideas to VCs, angels, and alumni.

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May 15, 2017
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How Startup Culture Can Thrive in Developing Worlds

A Mexico City venture capitalist discusses what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Tips for advancing your career, negotiating a raise, managing up, meeting the right people, and becoming more successful in the workplace.

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 A reveller dressed as a unicorn. |  Reuters/Kieran Doherty
May 8, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.

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March 7, 2017
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Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.
March 3, 2017
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Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

How robots, “smart” ovens, and old-fashioned cooking skills might challenge a $40 billion industry.
February 10, 2017
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One Way to Boost the Gig Economy: Streamline Invoicing

Greg Waldorf: “The ability to control your own destiny is the biggest thing.”
January 18, 2017
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This Demographic is Creating Companies Faster Than Any Other

A new report surveys Latino entrepreneurs.
January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.
December 28, 2016
Video

Faculty and Alumni Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice

Take these life lessons to heart and reset your thinking for the new year.
December 14, 2016
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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.
December 13, 2016
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10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.
December 12, 2016
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Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.
October 19, 2016
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The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.