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An electronic ticker is seen inside a Bank of America branch in New York | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
May 19, 2015
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Anat Admati: Are Banks Safe Now?

A scholar and a former regulator both warn that safeguards are lacking to prevent another financial crisis.

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A doctor with his right hand over his heart reciting the Hippocratic oath
May 22, 2015
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Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

Money matters, but it’s only one part of a complex system of influences.

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City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange
May 20, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.

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 An earthquake in Nepal in April injured more than 19,000 people. | Courtesy Paul Auerbach
May 26, 2015
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Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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May 22, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How to Be a More Strategic Leader

A professor of organizational behavior explains why strategic thinking is key to taking an idea to the next level.

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An environmental activist with green paint on his hand gives a plant to a car driver | Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas
May 21, 2015
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Why Social Movements Should Favor Collaboration over Confrontation

What the Nature Conservancy can teach other groups fighting for social change.

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Tennessee-Virginia state line on Main Street in Bristol
May 19, 2015
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Steven Callander: How to Make States “Laboratories of Democracy”

A Stanford professor argues that state innovation needs a federal nudge.

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Vinod Khosla at his View From The Top lecture
May 28, 2015
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Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.

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Eric Baker: Find the Better Way

A StubHub founder explains why ticket resale was ripe for innovation, and how he's making the business concept flourish in other countries.
February 10, 2012
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European Union Likely to Avoid Economic Disaster But Still Needs Reform

Europe's banks also need to shore up their capital, not just borrow liquidity, say three experts on international finance.
February 8, 2012
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No Easy Remedy for Symphony Orchestra “Cost Disease”

In a new book, Professor Robert Flanagan tells why symphony orchestras need multiple strategies to keep their finances from ballooning out of control.
February 7, 2012
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Fukushima Points to Need for Sharing Crisis-Management Talent

Tokyo Electric's manager of nuclear power cites the value of cross-border sharing of emergency management knowledge.
February 7, 2012
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Innovative Ideas for Sustainable Farming and Economic Growth

Mountain Hazelnuts of Bhutan aims for a triple bottom line: alleviating poverty, restoration of landscape, and gain for investors.
February 7, 2012
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USRio+2.0: Mobile Tech May Provide Solutions to World Problems

Developing country representatives and entrepreneurs discuss how technology can foster growth and improve health.
February 6, 2012
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Jared Cohen: Harnessing Social Media for Revolution and Democracy

The Google Ideas leader says online technology challenges citizens to build better societies, not just revolt against bad ones.
January 24, 2012
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Marketing 101 for Designers of Great Products

Entrepreneur Perry Klebahn tells why building a good market is as essential as building a good product.
January 24, 2012
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Mobile Banking Takes Off in Nigeria

Mobile devices are revolutionizing transaction services in Africa, similar to the way computers did in industrialized countries.
January 17, 2012
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Darrell Duffie: How Should We Interpret the Volcker Rule?

A scholar proposes alternative capital requirements for banks to eliminate potential unintended consequences of financial reform.