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View of the busy street outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption in Mexico City, Mexico at night. | iStock/Holgs
May 15, 2017
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How Startup Culture Can Thrive in Developing Worlds

A Mexico City venture capitalist discusses what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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A trekker stands in front of Mount Everest | Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar
May 17, 2017
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Focus on Small Steps First, Then Shift to the Larger Goal

Research shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.

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 A reveller dressed as a unicorn. |  Reuters/Kieran Doherty
May 8, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.

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A homeless man reads a paper saying "You are beautiful, you are valuable, you are loved" | Reuters/Brian Snyder
May 5, 2017
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When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.

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April 26, 2017
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Make Your Next Panel Discussion More Compelling

Success depends on strong preparation, concrete examples, and good connection with your audience.

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An empty board room | iStock/Sopie_James
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.

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January 5, 2015
Written

Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.
December 19, 2014
Video

Margaret Neale: Negotiate to Get (More of) What You Want

How to avoid common mistakes, create less adversarial interactions, and get better outcomes in any business negotiation.
December 19, 2014
Written

Steve Schwarzman: “You Can’t Give Praise Unless It’s Deserved”

Blackstone Group CEO shares eight lessons about entrepreneurship, hiring, and management.
December 18, 2014
Video

How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.
December 18, 2014
Written

Seven Business Books to Read in 2015

Alumni entrepreneurs share their top reading recommendations.
December 17, 2014
Written

Jennifer Aaker: Why We Pay to Save Time

Feeling torn between conflicting goals makes people less inclined to fulfill either one.
December 15, 2014
Written

Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
December 15, 2014
Written

Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

The founder of health and beauty business Walker & Co. discusses appreciating life’s difficulties and the value of authenticity.
December 15, 2014
Written

UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

Prince Kofi Amoabeng explains how he went from the timber business to upending Ghana’s industry of small business loans.
December 12, 2014
Video

How Do You Stay Competitive When You’ve Lost Your Patent?

An industrial mixer company combines product and process innovation.