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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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Organic, fair trade coffee beans | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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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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Open glass doors with Nokia logo etched in them | Reuters/Jussi Helttunen/Lehitikuva
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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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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Superman fanatic shows off his collection | Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo
April 1, 2015
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Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things?

A marketing professor explores the world of collectibles and consumer motivation.

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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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Edith Elliott | Courtesy
April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.

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Bill George: Leaders Need a High Emotional IQ to Succeed

The professor and author discusses the pitfalls of "chasing numbers" and the path to a satisfying career.
November 12, 2011
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Hypothetically Speaking, Beware

Baba Shiv's research reveals why hypothetical questions aren't as innocent as they seem.
November 1, 2011
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To increase revenue, social networking sites need to give their most active users reason to post more information and make more friends.
October 15, 2011
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How to Tell Your Story for Impact

Communication lecturer JD Schramm helps alumni develop the art and science of tight story-telling for social impact.
October 11, 2011
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Why Nice Guys Don't Always Make It to the Top

Taking care of others may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader.
October 10, 2011
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Player Hierarchy in the NBA Can Lead to Victory

Unlike major league baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, says Nir Halevy, coauthor of a new study.
October 9, 2011
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Ken Shotts: How Does the Media Influence Political Behavior?

A political economist says an effective media makes politicians less likely to pander.
October 4, 2011
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Richard Fairbank: Capital One Is Poised to Be the Biggest Virtual Bank

The CEO explains how his company revolutionized the credit card world, and is still cooking up ways to disrupt the banking industry.
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Chid Liberty: Building Fair-Trade Manufacturing in Liberia

An entrepreneur explains how it's possible to make money and do good at the same time.
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Who Is More Digital? Teenagers in China or Silicon Valley?

High school students in Palo Alto spend more time using digital media daily than their counterparts in Beijing, according to a Stanford study.