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September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.

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September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.

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September 13, 2016
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Pushing Past the Naysayers

When the cofounder of a ride service for kids kept hearing no, she channeled her unbreakable grandma.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called "incubator" of French high-tech start-ups "Numa" in Paris, France. | REUTERS/Charles Platiau
September 20, 2016
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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.

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illustration of two people talking through huge face masks |iStock/dane_mark
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

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June 30, 2016
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Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.
June 27, 2016
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Removing Human Bias from Management

Research shows reducing discrimination is harder than we thought.
June 21, 2016
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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”
June 20, 2016
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Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.
June 20, 2016
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Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
June 17, 2016
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Why Corporations Get Hooked on Debt

Banks are not alone when it comes to being overleveraged.
June 13, 2016
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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
June 9, 2016
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The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.
June 7, 2016
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Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds

Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets. Here’s why.