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A Muslim girl and her mother are at the hospital. A male doctor is checking the girl's heartbeat. Credit: iStock/FatCamera
November 22, 2019
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Stanford Researchers Find No ‘Magnet Effect’ When States Extend Public Health Insurance to Immigrants

When states expand public health insurance to include low-income, legal immigrants, it does not lead to out-of-state immigrants moving in search of benefits.

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A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
November 22, 2019
Written

Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.

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Left to Right: Oladoyin Oladapo, Marcos Galperin, Hernan Kazah, Stelleo Tolda. Credit: Shana Lynch.
November 18, 2019
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Mercado Libre Founders: It Takes Patience and Resilience

The former classmates discuss launching Latin America’s top online marketplace when no one believed it would work.

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Future of financial business concept: Hand touching increasing graph with finance symbols coming. Credit: iStock/Yozayo
November 14, 2019
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How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.

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An employee works on a computer terminal against the backdrop of a picture of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs at the Startup Village in Kinfra Hi-Tech Park. Credit: Reuters/Sivaram V
November 4, 2019
Written

Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity

Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture.

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Stanford GSB senior associate dean for academic affairs, Sarah A. Soule, smiling outdoors. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
November 13, 2019
Video

Uncovering Stereotypes in Classroom Materials

How bias creeps into the language of leadership.

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 Stanford GSB Professor Charles O’Reilly speaking with the Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Mike Elwell
November 4, 2019
Video

Why Great Businesses Fail

Strong leadership makes a difference when a big company faces disruption.

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HAI Distinguished Fellow Erik Brynjolfsson and Stanford GSB Professor Susan Athey discuss the ethics of AI at a recent conference, Credit: Holly Hernandez
November 7, 2019
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.

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February 21, 2020
Written

Slack CEO’s Rise: From Games to a Workplace Communications Heavyweight

The Slack and Flickr cofounder shares lessons from entrepreneurship and life.
February 21, 2020
Video

The Quickest Way to Improve Health Care

Research shows prioritizing information-sharing between providers would save lives.
February 14, 2020
Written

Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
February 14, 2020
Audio

How to Make Complex Ideas More Accessible

In this podcast episode, we explore techniques for presenting complicated information so your audience can more easily understand.
February 11, 2020
Written

Everlane Takes On Fashion’s Plastic Problem

Founder and CEO Michael Preysman discusses the challenges of building a retail company based on sustainability and “radical transparency.”
February 3, 2020
Written

We’re Willing to Excuse Bad People But Not Bad Companies

People believe corporations are less ethical than people, even when the crimes are the same.
January 31, 2020
Written

Communicating Our Multiple Selves: How to Manage Your Reputation

Learn how to shape the way others see you through your verbal and nonverbal communication in this episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart.
January 31, 2020
Written

How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.
January 31, 2020
Video

The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
January 28, 2020
Written

Flywheel Cofounder: “There Really Is No Wrong Decision.”

Ruth Zukerman discusses her path from SoulCycle to Flywheel and how the toughest transitions can lead to the best opportunities.