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Mary Barra | Saul Bromberger
June 30, 2016
Written

Mary Barra: What Every B-School Graduate Should Know

The CEO of General Motors shares leadership lessons she’s learned along the way.

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A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 28, 2016
Written

How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.

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Unilever CEO Paul Polman | Stacy Geiken
June 21, 2016
Written

Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

Paul Polman explains why the CEO role can be a “stupid ambition.”

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3 Things All Good Bosses Do
June 20, 2016
Video

Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.

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Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management
July 5, 2016
Video

Creating Authentic Power

How we convey confidence without words.

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A couple holding hands, intent on each other | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
June 2, 2016
Written

Power Couples Explain How They Juggle Career, Family, and the Laundry

Five tips from people balancing it all.

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A woman leisurely reading a book. Reuters | Marcelo del Pozo
June 20, 2016
Written

Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.

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Workers in a large factory | Reuters/Noah Berger
June 6, 2016
Written

Why We Absolve Successful People — and Companies — of Bad Behavior

Our inclination to rationalize low acts by high-status people has deep psychological roots.

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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.
December 15, 2015
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Nine Business Books to Read in 2016

Reading recommendations from alumni entrepreneurs.
December 15, 2015
Video

What's the Next Big Thing?

Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.
December 14, 2015
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2015

Faculty, alumni, and guest speakers share insights on leadership, innovation, and more.
December 10, 2015
Video

Jennifer Aaker: Capturing the Power of Empathy

Why product designers should put themselves in the shoes of their consumers.
December 9, 2015
Written

Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector

Big data and e-commerce in China provide opportunities for foreign investors.
December 8, 2015
Written

Stefan Reichelstein: Paris May Be the Last Best Chance on Climate Change

A Stanford scholar shows why the critics are wrong.
December 3, 2015
Written

How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.
November 30, 2015
Written

DoorDash CEO: Solving Problems of Time-Starved People

The food delivery startup looks to expand beyond the edible.
November 25, 2015
Written

How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.