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View of the busy street outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption in Mexico City, Mexico at night. | iStock/Holgs
May 15, 2017
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How Startup Culture Can Thrive in Developing Worlds

A Mexico City venture capitalist discusses what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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A trekker stands in front of Mount Everest | Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar
May 17, 2017
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Focus on Small Steps First, Then Shift to the Larger Goal

Research shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.

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 A reveller dressed as a unicorn. |  Reuters/Kieran Doherty
May 8, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.

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A homeless man reads a paper saying "You are beautiful, you are valuable, you are loved" | Reuters/Brian Snyder
May 5, 2017
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When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.

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April 26, 2017
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Make Your Next Panel Discussion More Compelling

Success depends on strong preparation, concrete examples, and good connection with your audience.

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April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.

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April 26, 2017
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Make Your Next Panel Discussion More Compelling

Success depends on strong preparation, concrete examples, and good connection with your audience.
April 25, 2017
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Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.
April 24, 2017
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Podcast: What Authenticity Means to Stanford Professor Glenn Carroll

The appeal of authenticity is spreading.
April 18, 2017
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How the Ticking Clock Kills

A new study reveals spikes in stress when employees are told to think of time as money.
April 18, 2017
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Stacy Brown-Philpot: Hire Leaders, Leave to Take Risks

The TaskRabbit CEO is used to being the first — and blazing a path for those who will follow.
April 17, 2017
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The Value of Hope

Stanford research shows that lacking hope may cost you — and others around you.
April 13, 2017
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.
April 12, 2017
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Marissa Mayer: Do Something You Feel Unprepared To Do

The Silicon Valley executive on the right way to approach career decisions, how to ask for a promotion, and why criticism is important.
April 11, 2017
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Can Job Referrals Improve Employee Diversity?

New research looks at how referrals impact promotions of minorities and women.