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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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 Jamie Dimon | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
November 28, 2017
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Jamie Dimon: Regulations Hurt Business, Bitcoin is ‘Stupid’

The candid CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the bank’s technology investments, competitive tax reform, and the political landscape.

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George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 6, 2017
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The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty

Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.

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Creative business people in meeting. | iStock/julief514
October 20, 2017
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Four Lessons for New CEOs

Stanford GSB faculty and industry leaders help young executives of search fund companies navigate their new roles.

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Amazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos. | Reuters/Mike Segar
October 6, 2017
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Is Your CEO Irreplaceable?

A new survey highlights a tough CEO talent pool and which business leaders would be nearly impossible to replace.
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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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Businesswoman and businessman talking | iStock/danchooalex
September 27, 2017
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Improve Your Executive Presence

Stanford GSB lecturer and coach Allison Kluger teaches nascent entrepreneurs how to communicate like a leader.

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An Interview With the New Stanford GSB Dean

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How the supermodel-turned-CEO found opportunities where others saw obstacles.
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When Business Gets Political

Should your company wade into hot-button issues?
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Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”
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Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
June 13, 2016
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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
June 9, 2016
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The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.
June 6, 2016
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Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.