Insights by Stanford Business

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A student shouts slogans during a protest | Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
January 9, 2017
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Where Do Advocates Come From?

A strong sense of conviction can both encourage and discourage people from speaking out.

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A businessman walks across the street, wheeling a bag. | Reuters/Yuya Shino
January 6, 2017
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Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.

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A man looks through binoculars | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
December 19, 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.

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Two people in conversation | Elena Zhukova
January 4, 2017
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One Communication Tool You Should Add to Your Toolkit

Want to provide better feedback, introduce people, or master small talk? Try this technique.

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December 28, 2016
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Faculty and Alumni Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice

Take these life lessons to heart and reset your thinking for the new year.

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Al Gore | Kiefer Hickman
December 19, 2016
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Al Gore: Business Will Drive Progress on Climate Change

The former vice president talks about investing in the transition to a sustainable economy.

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A man watches videos on his phone | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
December 15, 2016
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Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.

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A woman presenting. 10 steps to Perfect your Startup Pitch | iStock/PeopleImages
December 13, 2016
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10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.

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Participants of the "Start Up Chile" program at work | Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
December 14, 2016
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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.

Latest Stories

November 18, 2015
Written

Five Lessons in Leadership from Manchester United’s Former Manager

As a player, coach, and manager, Alex Ferguson learned the importance of discipline and thinking long term.
November 18, 2015
Written

How to Split Equity Among Company Founders

Putting value on the roles of company partners can get personal.
November 16, 2015
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Robb Willer: What Makes People Do Good?

How external factors pressure people to cooperate.
November 13, 2015
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Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

A divergent opinion can lead to more creative and better decisions.
November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren’t growing as large or making as much money.
November 10, 2015
Wall Street Journal
A study by Stanford GSB faculty members Ed deHaan and Joseph Piotroski suggests that those 'clouds on the investment horizon' are real.
November 9, 2015
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Jack Ma: How Entrepreneurs Can See China Through its Growing Pains

The Alibaba chairman discusses Chinese consumerism, philanthropy, and the future of small business.
November 6, 2015
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Charles Holloway: How to Create an Impactful Company

It’s not just about the product.
November 3, 2015
Written

A Film Explores What it Means to Be a Man

The dominant culture of masculinity in America encourages men to hide their pain.
November 2, 2015
Forbes
Companies in Silicon Valley seek to improve the diversity of their workforces by tackling unconscious bias.