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

October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
October 24, 2016
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The Economic Upside of Fast-Tracking Refugee Asylum Claims

New research examines the role of wait times on asylum-seekers’ job prospects and ability to integrate.
October 19, 2016
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The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.
October 17, 2016
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Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.
October 14, 2016
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Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.
October 12, 2016
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A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.
October 11, 2016
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A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.
October 11, 2016
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Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.
October 6, 2016
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A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.