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

September 23, 2015
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Emrecan Dogan: “Success Is the Product of Constant Reiteration”

The CEO of ScoreBeyond explains how entrepreneurs must rewire their brains.
September 22, 2015
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Are Management Practices Changing in Developing Economies?

Workers who feel a sense of belonging stay in their jobs longer.
September 18, 2015
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The “Wild West” of Innovation is Hotter Than Ever

How to become part of the future of the Internet of Things.
September 16, 2015
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Ai Chloe Chien: “I Never Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur”

Company founder targets diseases through cooking schools.
September 15, 2015
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Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.
September 11, 2015
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How to Know When It is Time to Switch to Plan B

Novice entrepreneurs often make the mistake of sticking with a business plan for too long.
September 10, 2015
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Lindred Greer: Great Leaders Understand the Fundamentals

Managers are often chosen for reasons other than competence.
September 9, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.
September 8, 2015
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Adina Sterling: What Your New Co-Workers Know About You Matters

First impressions follow new hires into their tenure at a job.
September 3, 2015
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How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Anyone with a novel idea, from an entrepreneur to a product marketer, should know how to handle a suspicious audience.