Top Business Podcasts of 2016


Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.

1. What Makes People Do Good?

How external factors pressure people to cooperate.

Illustration by Ping Zhu

2. How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Anyone with a novel idea, from an entrepreneur to a product marketer, should know how to sway a suspicious audience.

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Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

3. Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.

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Reuters/Alex Domanski

4. Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

A divergent opinion can lead to more creative and better decisions.

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Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

5. DoorDash CEO: Solving Problems of Time-Starved People

The food-delivery startup looks to expand beyond the edible.

DoorDash CEO
Tony Xu | Courtesy photo

6. How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.

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Reuters/Andrew Innerarity

7. Failure Is the Mother of Innovation

Startups may embrace the “fail-fast” mantra, but many leaders are risk-averse.

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8. How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.

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9. How to Split Equity Among Company Founders

Putting value on the roles of company partners can get personal.

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10. Strong “Signature Stories” Shape More Than a Company’s Brand

Businesses can touch customers and clarify corporate values by creating a powerful narrative.

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Left to Right: Jane Chen, Mariam Naficy and Emily Núñez Cavness. Credit: Bijou Karmen
March 25, 2020

Girls Who Run the World: Business Insights and Interviews with Women CEOs

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