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Climbers on the way to the top of Mount Everest. Credit: Reuters/Stringer
May 29, 2019
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What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.

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Ray Dalio at View from The Top. Credit: Stacey Geiken
May 20, 2019
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Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.

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A woman presenting to colleagues. Credit: iStock/Portra
May 3, 2019
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Five Common Communication Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

Learn how to be more effective at your next meeting or presentation.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
April 24, 2019
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Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf arrives to testify before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm’s sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron
March 15, 2019
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Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
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Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

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Michael Moritz. Credit: Stacy Geiken
March 12, 2019
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Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.

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February 22, 2019
Video

Startup Success Secrets

Many startups fail in the early stages. The reason? Often it’s people problems.
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.”
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.
January 14, 2019
Written

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.
January 11, 2019
Written

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.
December 19, 2018
Written

What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.
December 17, 2018
Written

What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
December 14, 2018
Video

The Master Communicator’s Toolbox

These three skills will help you grab and keep your audience’s attention.
December 3, 2018
Written

2018’s Most-Watched Stanford GSB Videos

Viewers sought advice from IBM’s Ginni Rometty and former CIA Director David Petraeus, as well as insights from faculty about what our emails reveal about us.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Jeff Weiner: Defining Compassionate Leadership

On this podcast episode, LinkedIn’s CEO discusses the need for company values and how to prepare the workforce for the fourth industrial revolution.