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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.

December 19, 2015

| by Natalie White

 

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A woman wearing 2015 glasses during New Year's Eve celebrations

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1. Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.

 

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Employers often don’t reciprocate employee loyalty and effort. | © iStock/mediaphotos

2. Are Banks Safe Now?

A scholar and a former regulator both warn that safeguards are lacking to prevent another financial crisis.

 

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One of the most debated parts of banking regulations continues to be the oversight of derivatives, which played a key role in the 2008 financial crisis | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

3. How Power Couples Balance Work, Life & Family

Four dual-career couples share their secrets for reducing the chaos in their demanding lives.

 

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Sometimes, just finding the time to take a walk together can be challenging for couples managing dual careers and families. | Reuters/Gary Hershorn

4. Five Steps to Better Negotiating

Winning can mean more than dollar signs.

 

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When people are drawn into the battle, they will sometimes give up too much — even against their own interest, says Stanford GSB professor and author Maggie Neale.| Illustration by Tricia Seibold

5. Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

Key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

 

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Planning | Practicing | Presenting

Tricia Seibold

6. Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

 

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How closely do the court’s opinions mirror public opinion? Closer than you might think. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

7. What Drives Anti-Immigration Attitudes?

A scholar says natives are worried more about their cultural identity than their jobs.

 

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Immigration attitudes have more to do with cultural identity concerns than economic anxiety. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

8. In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor explains how startups can own their markets.

 

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Illustration of large fish eating smaller fish

Tricia Seibold

9. Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

 

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Many companies institute wellness programs that focus on encouraging employees to eat better or exercise more. Meanwhile, they overlook the atmosphere of the workplace setting itself. | Reuters/Luke MacGregor

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