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Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. A nonprofit called Namati is helping to bring them there.
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Abbott’s John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.
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Research shows that bolstering people’s sense of well-being can motivate them to slim down or exercise more.
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses the importance of partnerships in working with African nations.
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Gayle Lemmon discusses how entrepreneurs conduct business in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments.
The New England Journal of Medicine -
05.03.12
In the New England Journal of Medicine, the Stanford GSB's Chip Heath and the School of Medicine's Charles G. Prober make the case for online medical school instruction in addition to classroom interaction. Their goal: "education that wrings more value out of the unyielding asset of time."
Foreign Affairs -
04.25.12
In Foreign Affairs, Jeffrey Ball of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance argues "it is time to push harder for renewable power, but to push in a smarter way."
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Retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal says strong leaders should build relationships with those above and below them in their organizations, own up to team mistakes, and learn how to motivate those over whom they have no formal authority.
In a Stanford course, Jane Chen finds her passion is saving babies
Organizations such as Goodwill Industries and the Camp Fire Girls of America have endured for more than 100 years. The key to their survival is change, not more of the same, their leaders told a business school audience.

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John McCarthy photo
Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. A nonprofit called Namati is helping to bring them there.
photo of MRI
Abbott’s John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.
weight loss image
Research shows that bolstering people’s sense of well-being can motivate them to slim down or exercise more.
Tony Blair photo
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses the importance of partnerships in working with African nations.
photo of Middle East entrepreneurs
Gayle Lemmon discusses how entrepreneurs conduct business in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments.
Stanley McChrystal photo
Retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal says strong leaders should build relationships with those above and below them in their organizations, own up to team mistakes, and learn how to motivate those over whom they have no formal authority.
In a Stanford course, Jane Chen finds her passion is saving babies
Organizations such as Goodwill Industries and the Camp Fire Girls of America have endured for more than 100 years. The key to their survival is change, not more of the same, their leaders told a business school audience.
While businesses have worked for hundreds of years to improve quality and reduce costs, the social sector has failed to make similar improvements in programs such as education or welfare, says Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, the world's oldest support organization for social entrepreneurs.
Consumers frequently stereotype nonprofits as warm, generous and caring organizations, but assume their business abilities will be less competent than their for-profit peers’. In contrast, for-profit companies are stereotyped  as more competent with a balance sheet, but are not necessarily socially aware. Understanding these views can affect how both groups do business.