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  • How women can narrow the 'confidence gap'

    Tips from an executive communications coach.

    By Mary Civiello

    FORTUNE -- In a new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, two high-profile TV journalists, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, say women are less confident than men even when they are equally competent. They cite studies that suggest this lack of confidence is getting in the way of more women getting ahead. The authors MORE

    Apr 22, 2014 3:36 PM ET
  • Yellowberry founder Megan Grassell's business crash course

    The 18-year-old on her bra company for teens: "One of the biggest problems I had getting started was getting people to take me and my ideas seriously."

    By Melissa Locker

    FORTUNE -- The CEO is going to be late for class.

    Megan Grassell founded her teen-targeted underwear company, Yellowberry, at 17 and now, as a high-school senior, she is trying to juggle a very full schedule of classes, extracurricular activities, and running MORE

    Apr 22, 2014 7:47 AM ET
  • Arianna Huffington measures success by a different metric

    In a new book, the Huffington Post editor-in-chief discusses why money and power aren't the only ways to define success.

    By Sam McNerney

    Fortune.com selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from "250 Words," a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books—wherever they may be published.

    FORTUNE -- For this installment, 250 Words' Sam McNerney sits down with Arianna Huffington.

    Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the MORE

    Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM ET
  • An MBA in less than 400 pages?

    In a wide-ranging interview, author Stanley Bing lays out his motivations for his latest book, where B-schools are missing the mark, and his advice for business students.

    By Lauren Everitt

    (Poets&Quants) -- Can you really pack a two-year, $250,000-curriculum in a single book? Author and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing sets out to do exactly that in The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts.

    If MORE

    Apr 21, 2014 12:23 PM ET
  • What corporate boards can learn from Delaware

    Delaware law protects against board abuses by prescribing two well-known duties members owe to stockholders.

    By Scott Kupor

    FORTUNE -- Here's a catch-22: While someone starting a cosmetics company, for example, would prefer to surround themselves with the best and brightest in both industry domain expertise (someone who knows the cosmetics industry) and functional domain expertise (someone who knows direct-to-consumer marketing), they'd probably do exactly the opposite if their company were MORE

    Apr 18, 2014 11:01 AM ET
  • Should all interns get paid?

    Internships aren't jobs, so the same rules shouldn't apply.

    By Sanjay Sanghoee

    FORTUNE -- As we head from spring into summer, many college students are planning their vacations while those looking to get their first taste of the working world are likely hunting for internships.

    It is estimated that U.S. companies hire about 1.5 million interns each year, half of them on an unpaid basis. Working for free might not be a MORE

    Apr 17, 2014 10:45 AM ET
  • This is how bureaucracy dies

    Eventually, every firm will discover that it's quite possible to manage without managers.

    By Gary Hamel

    (TheMIX) -- If you've spent a lifetime accumulating and wielding bureaucratic power, and if you've calibrated your career progress by the steps you've taken up the corporate ladder, or by the number of people who work for you, or the perks you've been awarded, or the scope of your authority, then envisioning a world in MORE

    Apr 16, 2014 1:28 PM ET
  • Why Brooklyn Law cut its tuition

    The law school recently cut its sticker price by 15%. Dean Nicholas Allard explains the school's rationale.

    By Maya Itah

    (TippingTheScales) -- When Brooklyn Law School announced earlier this month that it would cut tuition by 15%, it sounded less like a briefing and more like a battle cry.

    "It's not just the 15% that we're reducing here," Brooklyn Law Dean Nicholas Allard says of the cut, which will go into effect MORE

    Apr 15, 2014 10:56 AM ET
  • How to get employees to be more entrepreneurial

    As companies compete on innovation and speed, decision-making comes less from executives at the top. Here are five ways to instill leadership across your organization.

    By Deborah Ancona

    FORTUNE -- Organizational change has never been easy, but in the past it was a little more straightforward. Fifty years ago, companies followed a basic blueprint. They had heroic leaders -- a CEO and an elite top layer of management -- who had MORE

    Apr 15, 2014 10:44 AM ET
  • Getting along at work: A primer on personal intelligence

    Many challenges at the office come down to managing our own personalities.

    By John D. Mayer

    FORTUNE -- Most of us would prefer to get through the workday without a scuffle. After all, very few of us are actively looking for a fight.

    That said, getting along with our colleagues is no walk in the park, and this tension can influence our performance. Sometimes, an employee in our department is simply the MORE

    Apr 14, 2014 12:57 PM ET
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