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Stanford GSB student Mike Lewis interviews chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs David Solomon on stage at Stanford GSB. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
April 1, 2020
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Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon: Taking a “Very Closed, Very Private” Company into the Modern World

Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
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Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.
October 24, 2019
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Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.
October 22, 2019
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 15, 2019
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In the Stock Market, Watch What They Know, Not What They Do

A new study finds that similarities in technological expertise can bind the fortunes of seemingly unrelated companies.
October 4, 2019
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U.S. Banking Sector: Better Than Before

A Stanford GSB professor examines the post-crisis financial system.
October 2, 2019
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Are Bank Regulators Missing the Big Picture?

A new strategy to predict a bank’s risk of failure appears to outperform what regulators consider their gold standard for bank strength.
October 1, 2019
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Ray Dalio: Seek Out Thoughtful Disagreement

On this podcast episode, the founder of Bridgewater Investments discusses how an idea meritocracy can improve decision-making.
September 17, 2019
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Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Shareholders penalize tech and finance companies for not hiring enough women, new research shows.
September 4, 2019
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Michael Moritz: Look for Unexpected Opportunities

On this podcast episode, the Sequoia Capital partner discusses the top two challenges facing the tech industry: identifying promising companies and promoting diversity.
August 26, 2019
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What Would Happen If Mortgage Brokers Disappeared?

Home-loan middlemen are more than a necessary evil — they benefit both buyers and lenders, a new study finds.