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Matt Abrahams. Photo credit: Vivien Best
July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.

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A woman uses the remote to change the channel on the TV. Credit: iStock/franckreporter
July 13, 2018
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Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.

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The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is reflected in a puddle on a rainy morning. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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?

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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page. |  Reuters/Mike Segar
June 20, 2018
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How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.

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Jim Farrin, credit: Sean Pressley
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.

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Illustration of women climbing ladders. Credit: Silja Götz
July 5, 2018
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The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Executive coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.

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Sarah Blakely speaking at View From The Top. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
June 21, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.

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Marla Blow | Photo by Jared Soares
June 26, 2018
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Giving Credit to the Underserved

Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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June 26, 2018
Written

Giving Credit to the Underserved

Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.
June 21, 2018
Written

How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.
June 21, 2018
Written

Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.
June 20, 2018
Written

How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.
June 20, 2018
Written

Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital

The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum.
June 20, 2018
Written

The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.
June 15, 2018
Written

Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.
June 11, 2018
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Are Influencers Overrated?

A new study questions the effectiveness of targeting “hubs” at the center of social networks.
June 1, 2018
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Should Bankers Be Forced to Put Some Skin in the Game?

A study of 19th-century marital laws shows banks are better off when managers are held liable for bad investments.
June 1, 2018
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Will “Opportunity Zones” Lift Neighborhoods Out of Poverty?

Stanford’s Rebecca Lester teams up with two graduate students to find out.