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Get a taste (or a feast) of curated intellectual content from Stanford+Connects events and the Stanford community at large. Browse our constantly updated top picks of Stanford-related articles, videos, photos and podcasts, all summarized and tagged to make it easy for you to hone in on whatever interests you most.

  • For many of us, negotiation is a mysterious and, sometimes, intimidating process. Professor Neale will reveal empirical truths about common negotiation beliefs and provide a window into more effective strategies in negotiating, helping us get more out of everyday interactions.

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  • At Stanford pursuing her third degree, GSB student Amanda Johnson shares the research she uncovered about Chicago crime statistics. In the LOWKeynotes program, students learn strategies to effectively communicate ideas. For Amanda, it demonstrated a path to combine her skills with passions.

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  • Learn to enhance the innovation process with playfulness. Toy inventor Brendan Boyle investigates the human “state of play” to understand its principle attributes and how important it is to creative thinking. With a series of exercises (grab a partner!) he’ll apply those ideas through design-thinking to promote innovation.

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  • Prevailing wisdom is that creating great organizational culture should be about spreading goodness. Yet bad experiences resonate much more than good ones –in fact, at the rate of 5 to 1. Professor Bob Sutton address the importance of getting rid of infectious bad behavior.

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  • What is the impact of health technology devices that track our daily steps, sleep patterns and more? Graduate student Stacie Vilendrer discusses the implications of a patient armed with this knowledge and the cyberchondria that may ensue.

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