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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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Senegalese model Sachakara Dieng applies make-up in a bathroom mirror. | Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly
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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Eight Leadership Lessons from Beauty Magnate Tyra Banks

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Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

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