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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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Nick Karnaze, founder of stubble and 'stache | Courtesy
April 25, 2016
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Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.

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An illustration of a map of India with small electric grids | Stefani Billings
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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October 14, 2015
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Edward Fenster: Operate Out of Your Comfort Zone

The co-founder of Sunrun discusses winning over regulators, and lessons learned.
October 13, 2015
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Can Women be Strong Leaders Without Being Labeled “Bossy?”

Attitudes and preconceptions about gender roles are deeply rooted.
October 12, 2015
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Seven Myths of Boards of Directors

Should the chairman always be independent? Do CEOs actually make good directors?
October 8, 2015
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Will Facebook Replace Traditional Research Methods?

Social media offers researchers a window into the human experience.
October 6, 2015
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Are Earnings Reports Obsolete?

It’s easier than ever to find up-to-the-minute data on companies. So why are investors in love with old-fashioned financial statements?
October 6, 2015
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Mark Leslie: Putting the “We” in Leadership

Being a leader isn’t about being the smartest person in the room.
October 5, 2015
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How to Mitigate the Downside of Success

Innovative companies often see creativity dwindle over time.
October 2, 2015
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Corvette Chief Engineer on Why You Won’t See a Self-Driving Sports Car

With 37 years at GM, Tadge Juechter offers a long-view perspective on the auto industry.
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.
September 29, 2015
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How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.