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July 23, 2020
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How to Be a Good Boss in Trying Times

Offering compassion, predictability, and control can help, say two Stanford experts.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business.
July 17, 2020
Audio

The Art of Negotiation: How to Get More of What You Want

In this podcast episode, we discuss the common mistakes people make during high stakes communication and how to effectively approach these conversations.

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July 15, 2020
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Investing in Peace

Helping voters learn by trading in the stock market can shift their perspective and politics.

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July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.

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July 20, 2020
Written

True Diversity Comes from Within

Diverse corporate cultures are good, but the best encourage workers to embrace the diversity of their personal, sometimes conflicting, beliefs.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.
July 6, 2020
Audio

Be Better at Work: How to Communicate Better with Coworkers and Employees

In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.

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June 8, 2020
Written

The New Work-Life Reality Raises Equity and Inclusion Concerns

Beware of letting the COVID-19 crisis exacerbate established biases, warns a focus group of corporate and nonprofit leaders.
June 2, 2020
Written

The Graceful Exit

How to shutter a business when the pandemic forces closure.
June 1, 2020
Audio

Rose Marcario: Environmentalism Is for Everyone

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Patagonia sits down with students and shares why she believes that sustainability should be part of every company’s business plan.
May 28, 2020
Written

How to Keep Supply Chains Reliable When the World’s Upended

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. Maybe it’s time to rethink government’s role.
May 28, 2020
Written

How to Launch in a Pandemic

Venture funding may be scarce right now, but it does exist — especially for ideas that meet the moment.
May 26, 2020
Written

The Hidden Social Advantage

We tend to reward the overconfidence of upper-class individuals, even when they get it wrong.
May 26, 2020
Audio

The Science of Influence: How to Persuade Others and Hold Their Attention

In this podcast episode, we discuss communication techniques that can help open people up to your ideas.
May 19, 2020
Written

Want to Predict Which Videos Will Go Viral? Scan Your Brainwaves.

Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing it.
May 18, 2020
Written

Are You Ready for Your Encore?

If you’re thinking about a late-life career shift, here’s some advice from three people who did it right.
May 18, 2020
Written

The Future of Hydrogen May Be Here

A new study shows that power-to-gas systems harnessing renewable energy can produce cleaner, cost-effective hydrogen for industry.