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April 9, 2015
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The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary

An author finds what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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David Kreps
March 27, 2015
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David Kreps: Choice, Dynamic Choice, and Behavioral Economics

An economist explains why “rational choice” is sometimes irrational.

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.

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April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.

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Scotty McLennan | Beth Rimbey
April 2, 2015
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Scotty McLennan: The Benefits of Mixing Spirituality With Work

Stanford’s former Dean for Religious Life says there’s no need to check your religion at the door on Monday.

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April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?

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Sean Koffel, left, and Pat Dillingham | Courtesy
April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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Mountain climbers on a treacherous path | Reuters/Stringer
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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March 2, 2012
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David Brady Forecasts the 2012 Election at D.C. Alumni Event

Professor David Brady explained to an alumni audience how the "Guns and Butter" model of predicting elections tells just part of the story.
March 1, 2012
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Laurent Demuynck: Changing Lives through Farming in Rwanda

An entrepreneur hopes to increase the yield of mushrooms for Rwandan farmers to make them a staple in the country.
February 29, 2012
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West Bank Program for Children Takes Holistic Approach

An investment banker looks to build a sustainable model for alleviating poverty in a Middle East village.
February 24, 2012
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How Entrepreneurs Can Get Rest — and Have Fun

Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chien discusses Facebook, the future of mobile, and the one-and-only reason to start a new company.
February 24, 2012
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Stanley McChrystal on Leading in Tough Situations

The retired four-star general discusses six ways to manage those who report to you — and influence those who don't.
February 22, 2012
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New Media Models to Shore up the Publishing Industry

At the Stanford GSB's Future of Media conference, entrepreneurs discuss subscription models, speed, and the wall between advertising and editorial.
February 22, 2012
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Salman Khan: “Keep it Simple”

The YouTube tutor and founder explains how he built a successful, free, online learning service.
February 21, 2012
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Alvaro Uribe: “I Did It Because It Was a Necessity”

The former Colombian president discusses how his tough leadership style helped him defeat guerillas and foster peace and prosperity.
February 21, 2012
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Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan

Salman Khan spoke about the history and evolution of the Khan Academy and how it is reshaping the way people learn.
February 16, 2012
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Neil Malhotra: What Does a Hollywood Blockbuster Look Like?

A study of the film industry examines discrepancies between estimated and actual box office performance.