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

September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.
September 18, 2014
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Eric Baker: “You Have to Thrive on Challenges”

The founder of ticket reseller Viagogo discusses resilience, role models, and the value of controlling one’s own destiny.
September 18, 2014
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Uzma Khan: How Do Consumers Understand Risk?

A study shows just how poor we are at instinctively understanding probabilities.
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.
September 12, 2014
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Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap?

If sudden wealth is not the likely outcome of starting a company, what motivates someone to take the risk?
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.
September 8, 2014
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Christine Su: “Listen – To Your Customers, Your Team, and Your Employees”

The founder of a business focused on sustainable ranching discusses the value of listening, learning, and understanding your personal vision of happiness.
September 8, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

A study shows that political identity often trumps a voter’s desire for compromise.
September 3, 2014
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Joseph Piotroski: What Is the Relationship Between Chinese Politics and IPOs?

Research shows it’s more complex than mere crony capitalism.
September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.