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September 25, 2018
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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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September 25, 2018
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Kara Swisher: Be the Boss

The executive editor of Recode discusses failure, diversity, and the value of being honest.

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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.

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September 14, 2018
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What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.

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September 7, 2018
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What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.

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September 13, 2018
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Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.

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September 6, 2018
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Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.

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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.
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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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July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.
July 13, 2018
Written

Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.
July 9, 2018
Written

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?
July 6, 2018
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.
July 5, 2018
Written

The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

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