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December 17, 2018
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What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.

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3 Steps to Better Speeches: Matt Abrahams conducting a session at the Accelerate women’s event in 2017. | Photo by Elena Zhukova
December 14, 2018
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The Master Communicator’s Toolbox

These three skills will help you grab and keep your audience’s attention.

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December 11, 2018
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Beyond Social Networks: How Cultural Beliefs Really Spread

From anti-vaxxing to gun control, the propagation of beliefs and behaviors is influenced as much by the meanings we ascribe to them as by our social circles.

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December 6, 2018
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A Long, Slow Journey Back to the Farm

It took three decades, but Stanford MBA David L. Brunner eventually left a high-powered banking career to rebuild a New York dairy farm.

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November 30, 2018
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Jeffrey Katzenberg: Be Original, Be Unique, Be Risky

On this podcast episode, the former CEO of Dreamworks talks about his biggest successes, most epic failures, and bouncing back after being fired by Disney.

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Matt Abrahams: Amplify your image. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
December 6, 2018
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Make the Most of Your Virtual Communications

How you present yourself on screen can make or break your credibility.

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November 30, 2018
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Ken Frazier: Diverse Boards Create Impactful Companies

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Merck talks with students on seeking leadership opportunities that will maximize positive impact.

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December 3, 2018
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2018’s Most-Watched Stanford GSB Videos

Viewers sought advice from IBM’s Ginni Rometty and former CIA Director David Petraeus, as well as insights from faculty about what our emails reveal about us.
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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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November 30, 2018
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Oprah Winfrey: Failure Is the Thing Moving You Forward

On this podcast episode, the media mogul shared her tips on leadership, philanthropy, and finding your calling.
November 30, 2018
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Rahm Emanuel: Communicate Strength, Confidence, and Optimism

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and how to not lose sight of your end goals.
November 30, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Share Your Failures

In this episode of View From The Top, the podcast, the CEO of Spanx shares the value of vulnerability.
November 30, 2018
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Sheryl Sandberg: Careers Aren’t Ladders, They’re Jungle Gyms

Facebook’s COO visited Stanford Graduate School of Business and shared insights on dreaming for the long run, but planning for the short term.
November 28, 2018
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The Cost of CEO Activism

A new survey shows how Americans respond to CEOs who weigh in on controversial issues.
November 26, 2018
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Does Workplace Ageism Affect Women and Men Differently?

A new study suggests that women are perceived as less of a threat by younger colleagues.
November 20, 2018
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The Surprising Power of Small Data

More information isn’t necessarily better in health care — or business.
November 20, 2018
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Why Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore Company Culture

Should you hire the team player or the renegade?
November 19, 2018
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Shoved off the Retirement Cliff?

New research shows 40% of American retirees would prefer to be working.
November 15, 2018
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How to Design a Successful Crowdsourcing Contest

Providing regular updates to competitors during innovation contests yields better solutions faster.