Insights by Stanford Business

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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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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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A man looks through binoculars | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
December 19, 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.

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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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December 28, 2016
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Faculty and Alumni Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice

Take these life lessons to heart and reset your thinking for the new year.

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Al Gore | Kiefer Hickman
December 19, 2016
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Al Gore: Business Will Drive Progress on Climate Change

The former vice president talks about investing in the transition to a sustainable economy.

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A man watches videos on his phone | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
December 15, 2016
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Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.

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A woman presenting. 10 steps to Perfect your Startup Pitch | iStock/PeopleImages
December 13, 2016
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10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.

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Participants of the "Start Up Chile" program at work | Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
December 14, 2016
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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.

Latest Stories

May 19, 2016
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The Peril of Power Without Status

Jobs that grant control over resources but lack respect can ignite conflict.
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.
May 16, 2016
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Strong “Signature Stories” Can Shape More Than a Company’s Brand

Businesses can touch customers and clarify corporate values by creating a powerful narrative.
May 10, 2016
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Pedro Gardete: The Real Price of Cheap Talk

Do customers benefit from highly targeted online ads?
May 5, 2016
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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.
May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?
May 2, 2016
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Do employers see their male and female employees differently? Yes, in that they see the work men do a lot more clearly.
April 29, 2016
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Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.
April 28, 2016
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In Searches, Those Paid Ads Pay Off

One study shows how native ads attract more business.
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.