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Christine Su | Courtesy of Pasturemap
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.

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Nate Mazonson | Photo by Drew Kelly
May 8, 2018
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Plenty: Towers of Kale Growing Outside Your City

This vertical farming startup plans to reimagine farming.

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Sky Kurtz and fellow founders of Pure Harvest | Photo by Siddharth Siva
May 8, 2018
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Pure Harvest: A Smarter Greenhouse Brings Fresh Produce to the Desert

Fifty miles outside of Abu Dhabi, startup Pure Harvest plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an inhospitable climate.

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A worker at a factory in Kfar Saba near Tel Aviv cuts fabric printed with U.S. flags. | Reuters/Nir Elias
May 7, 2018
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Do You Discriminate Along Party Lines?

A Stanford study hints at the broad consequences of political polarization.

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Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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How Risk-Proof Is Your Company?

Political risk can blindside a poorly prepared manager.

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Valeant CEO Michael Pearson, former CFO Howard Schiller, and Pershing Square Capital Management CEO Bill Ackman | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
May 4, 2018
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It’s Time to Value Stakeholders over Shareholders

Why corporations need metrics that quantify how decisions affect things beyond the bottom line.

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A woman smiles and dances as she listens to music | iStock/NKS_Imagery
May 1, 2018
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How Spotify Broadens Your Musical Tastes

New research shows that streaming music subscribers listen to a more diverse array of artists — and more music in general — on digital platforms.

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Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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Another Netflix Disruption: A Transparent Board

How the company that overhauled the entertainment industry created a new model of corporate governance.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.
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Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region’s veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.
July 24, 2015
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Building a Startup Ecosystem: One Entrepreneur’s Playbook

The founder of Start-Up Chile explains what countries can do to build a Silicon Valley on their home turf.
July 24, 2015
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Great Literature for Great Leaders

Scotty McLennan explains why studying the classics can give you new perspective in life and work.
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.
July 21, 2015
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A Nonprofit Group Helps Struggling Indian Craftspeople

Innovation fellow creates an artisan’s business-to-business matching platform.
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.