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The Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California.  | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
March 7, 2017
Written

Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.

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A pile of blankets to be given away | Reuters / Adrees Latif
March 7, 2017
Written

Advice to Future Philanthropists: Follow Your Heart but Let Your Brain Drive

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen says giving is about more than just writing checks.

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An international traveler arrives after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. | Reuters/Brian Snyder
February 9, 2017
Written

Stanford Expert Deconstructs Trump’s Immigration Policy

These rushed executive orders show a gap between the administration’s goals and reality.

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A woman looks at a Maserati Ghibli car at its dealership. | Reuters/Kim
February 16, 2017
Written

Can You Buy a Better Self-Image?

Marketing Professor Jonathan Levav says it’s possible, and lists the five ways that you may already be trying to do so.

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Students eating pizza | iStock/franckreporter
March 3, 2017
Written

Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

How robots, “smart” ovens, and old-fashioned cooking skills might challenge a $40 billion industry.

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 Jamaican athletes compete in the men's 200 meters race. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
February 15, 2017
Written

What Makes Us Slow Down When We’re Ahead in the Race?

Scholars reveal how to beat the thinking that causes late-stage motivation to flag.

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Rahm Emanuel | Kiefer Hickman
February 28, 2017
Written

Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and the downside of “moral victories.”

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A woman reads a newspaper | iStock/FilippoBacci
February 2, 2017
Written

Robo-Journalism Is Good News for Stocks

Automation in the newsroom expands coverage of smaller firms and improves markets.

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A female college senior meets a company representative at a job fair | Reuters/Andrew Burton
February 22, 2017
Written

Are You Ready for the Talent Crunch?

How workforce development programs turn talent puddles into talent pools.

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January 6, 2017
Infographic

Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.
January 4, 2017
Written

One Communication Tool You Should Add to Your Toolkit

Want to provide better feedback, introduce people, or master small talk? Try this technique.
December 28, 2016
Video

Faculty and Alumni Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice

Take these life lessons to heart and reset your thinking for the new year.
December 26, 2016
Written

What Matters Most to Top Business and Political Leaders

Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, and others share their priorities in life.
December 19, 2016
Written

A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.
December 19, 2016
Written

Al Gore: Business Will Drive Progress on Climate Change

The former vice president talks about investing in the transition to a sustainable economy.
December 15, 2016
Written

Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.
December 14, 2016
Written

How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.
December 13, 2016
Written

10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.
December 12, 2016
Audio

Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.