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A woman stands in a fleld of dots |  Reuters/David Gray
March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”

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Girl studying in a library  | iStock/Jacob Ammentorp Lund
March 30, 2017
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Ginny Lee: Align Your Values to Your Career

Khan Academy’s new president focuses on expanding the online learning site.

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Marc Andreessen in his View From the Top talk at Stanford Graduate School of Business. | Kiefer Hickman
March 20, 2017
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Marc Andreessen: “Take the Ego out of Ideas”

The venture capitalist explores how to shape an innovative mindset.

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A Caucasian and Muslim women having a conversation | istock/mediaphotos
March 21, 2017
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Women Founders and Funders Share Their Startup Tips

Industry leaders discuss the value of storytelling and folding culture into the company charter.

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Debra Lee, CEO of BET
March 24, 2017
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Debra Lee: “Work Should Be Fun”

Why the CEO of BET left the legal track to work at a fledgling startup — and how she grew it into a powerhouse.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a shot during her Women's singles final match against Venus Williams of the U.S. | Reuters/Edgar Su
March 20, 2017
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When Masters Share Their Tradecraft Secrets

Taking a lesson from his childhood, the cofounder of an online school wants to democratize genius.

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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Andy Katz-Mayfield: “90% of Success is Execution”

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February 24, 2016
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How a 93-Year-Old Media Company Keeps the Magic Alive

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February 16, 2016
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February 11, 2016
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American Airlines CEO: Think Like a Startup

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February 9, 2016
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Business of Love: Three Dating App Founders Talk Trends in Online Matchmaking

Love is serious business. These entrepreneurs explain why.
February 8, 2016
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Political Machinations: How Candidates Cater to — and Shape — Public Opinion

Four Stanford GSB professors show how our elected officials win over voters.
January 27, 2016
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Who Runs Silicon Valley Boards?

It’s an insular group, but with a couple surprises.
January 26, 2016
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Managers Are Not Always the Best Judge of Creative Ideas

A professor turns to circus acts to determine how to predict the success of ideas.
January 19, 2016
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How Design Thinking Improves the Creative Process

How entrepreneurs can take a big idea to a real-world product.
January 12, 2016
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Marcelo Camberos: “Think Critically and Independently”

How online personalities influence buying decisions.