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January 29, 2016
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How to Manage Your Anxiety When Presenting

Do you get nervous speaking in public? Learn how to mitigate your fear.

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January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.

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January 6, 2016
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Jennifer Aaker: Why It Matters to Have Purpose in Your Life

People work harder if they feel that what they are doing has meaning.

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January 7, 2016
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Jessica Jackley: Tapping Into the Inner Entrepreneur

A new book offers a candid look at the startup life.

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December 17, 2015
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Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.

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January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.

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December 16, 2015
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.

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December 8, 2015
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Stefan Reichelstein: Paris May Be the Last Best Chance on Climate Change

A Stanford scholar shows why the critics are wrong.

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December 9, 2014
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Women Entrepreneurs: “Turn Your Difference into an Advantage”

Stanford lecturer and investor Fern Mandelbaum discusses the climate for women entrepreneurs and the value of creating an inclusive culture.
December 8, 2014
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How Do You Compete with the Big Brands?

A small dairy shows how product differentiation can be the key to success.
December 6, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The head of Twitter for Good shows how nonprofits can reach a wide range of stakeholders and promote awareness.
December 5, 2014
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Charles O'Reilly: How to Be a Chief Culture Officer

Advice for managers on creating a culture of adaptability.
December 5, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Big Box Stores Pay Higher Wages Than You Think

A new study compares pay scales at chain stores to mom and pop shops.
November 26, 2014
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Douglas Leone: Five Lessons On Starting a Business in Silicon Valley

Advice for entrepreneurs and startups from a Sequoia Capital partner.
November 26, 2014
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Vanessa Loder: “I Want to Empower and Inspire Millions of Women”

The cofounder of Mindfulness Based Achievement explains why you should follow your heart, not your ego, mind, or wallet.
November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.
November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.