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 2, 2015
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The Serious Side of the Donald Trump Phenomenon

Immigrant resentment has built among Americans who feel left behind.
October 29, 2015
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What Is It Like to Be Owned by Warren Buffett?

A new survey reveals Berkshire’s management style.
October 28, 2015
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How Citizenship for Immigrants Leads to Better Integration

Naturalized immigrants are more politically engaged and have a greater knowledge about their new country.
October 27, 2015
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Earvin “Magic” Johnson: “Adapt and Adjust”

Former basketball star discusses his pivot from the court to business.
October 26, 2015
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How the Habitat for Humanity CEO Moved Beyond Houses

During his tenure, Jonathan Reckford has pushed the nonprofit into advocacy, disaster relief, and sustainability.
October 21, 2015
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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.
October 20, 2015
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The Power (and Risks) of Measurement in a Fitbit World

Scoreboards work better than ever in this wired world, but be careful.
October 19, 2015
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An Entrepreneur Finds that Scarcity is a Great Teacher

Bootstrapping a startup can make you scrappy and creative.
October 14, 2015
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Edward Fenster: Operate Out of Your Comfort Zone

The co-founder of Sunrun discusses winning over regulators, and lessons learned.
October 13, 2015
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Can Women be Strong Leaders Without Being Labeled “Bossy?”

Attitudes and preconceptions about gender roles are deeply rooted.