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A Nigerian woman sits in a tailoring shop. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinley
November 6, 2018
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Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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Brian Anderluh; Right, Lee Zimmerman. Credit: Courtesy of Lee Zimmerman
October 19, 2018
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Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.

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A woman prepares an injection for a meningitis vaccination in East Darfur. Credit: Reuters/United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur/Albert Gonzalez Farran
October 10, 2018
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Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality

Academics, investors, and nonprofit leaders on how to find innovative solutions for the world’s starkest problems.

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Chad Cooper in front of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Credit: Cole Wilson
October 5, 2018
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Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.

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A woman walks by a sign at Devil Hole. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.

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November 6, 2018
Written

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
October 10, 2018
Written

Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality

Academics, investors, and nonprofit leaders on how to find innovative solutions for the world’s starkest problems.
October 5, 2018
Written

Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.
September 19, 2018
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How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
September 7, 2018
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The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.
July 9, 2018
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Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?
June 21, 2018
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How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.
June 20, 2018
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The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.