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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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man serving several different craft beers | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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illustration of two people talking through huge face masks |iStock/dane_mark
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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August 19, 2016
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The Data Dilemma

Using big data to tailor ads can backfire with customers.

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 Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo
August 30, 2016
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Equity: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors suggest articles and books related to the concept of “equity.”

Latest Stories

February 28, 2016
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Andy Katz-Mayfield: “90% of Success is Execution”

The founder of a razor company discusses presistence, roadblocks and remaining steady.
February 25, 2016
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How Work Stress Hits Minorities and Less Educated Workers the Hardest

Researchers analyze workplace health to find inequalities.
February 24, 2016
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How a 93-Year-Old Media Company Keeps the Magic Alive

The COO of Walt Disney Company focuses on customer experience to inspire innovation.
February 17, 2016
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Are CEOs Overpaid?

A new survey shows Americans find flaws with executive compensation.
February 16, 2016
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Manoj Leelanivas: “Know Your Blind Spots”

What the CEO of a cyber security firm has learned from fighting the bad guys.
February 11, 2016
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American Airlines CEO: Think Like a Startup

Doug Parker talks risks, relationships, and rewards as the head of a $42.7 billion company.
February 9, 2016
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Business of Love: Three Dating App Founders Talk Trends in Online Matchmaking

Love is serious business. These entrepreneurs explain why.
February 8, 2016
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Political Machinations: How Candidates Cater to — and Shape — Public Opinion

Four Stanford GSB professors show how our elected officials win over voters.
February 2, 2016
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How the NFL Turned the Super Bowl into a Money Machine

A sports management expert explains the economic impact of America’s largest sporting event.
February 1, 2016
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Impact: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors share their reading list for topics related to impact.