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A student shouts slogans during a protest | Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
January 9, 2017
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Where Do Advocates Come From?

A strong sense of conviction can both encourage and discourage people from speaking out.

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January 18, 2017
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This Demographic is Creating Companies Faster Than Any Other

A new report surveys Latino entrepreneurs.

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January 25, 2017
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Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Kill consensus and beware the false negative, says one Stanford GSB professor.

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Man with surprised look on his face | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
January 23, 2017
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Is Tech Disruption Good for the Economy?

An analysis of 85 years’ worth of patents shows that technological innovation boosts total wealth.

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January 20, 2017
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How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

Gradual persuasion, through incremental sharing of information, benefits freelancers and companies alike.

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Two toucans resting together | Reuters/Jason Lee
January 17, 2017
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Turns Out That Opposites Don’t Attract After All

A study of “digital footprints” suggests that you’re probably drawn to personalities a lot like yours.

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Two people in conversation | Elena Zhukova
January 4, 2017
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One Communication Tool You Should Add to Your Toolkit

Want to provide better feedback, introduce people, or master small talk? Try this technique.

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A businessman walks across the street, wheeling a bag. | Reuters/Yuya Shino
January 6, 2017
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Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.

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January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.

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Removing Human Bias from Management

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Unilever CEO: Refocus Your Ambitions

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Eight Books for Your Summer Reading List

Recommendations from the Stanford GSB community.
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Three Things All Good Bosses Do

Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.