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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
Written

Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
Video

Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
Written

Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
Written

Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
June 17, 2016
Written

Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.
June 13, 2016
Written

How Smart Leaders Build Trust

The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
June 9, 2016
Written

The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.
June 7, 2016
Written

Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.
June 2, 2016
Written

Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.
May 31, 2016
Written

Pepsi CEO: Break With the Past, and Don’t Play Too Nice

Six management tips from Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful women in business.
May 27, 2016
Written

Why the Most “Cultured” Among Us May Be the Most Resistant to Change

A professor finds that so-called cultural leaders aren’t leading at all.
May 25, 2016
Written

In Financial Disclosures, Not All Information Is Equal

An accounting professor looks to game theory to understand the subtleties of financial reporting.