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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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December 19, 2019
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Should CEOs Take a Stance on Controversial Topics?

CEOs have traditionally shied away from politically charged issues, but that may be changing.
December 17, 2019
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The Secret Life of the Supermarket Shopper

Outfitting consumers with cameras reveals how grocery lists influence purchasing behavior — and when stores can cajole shoppers into trying new products.
December 17, 2019
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When Starting Companies, Experience Matters

New research shows that serial entrepreneurs’ companies outpace their novice counterparts in sales and productivity.
December 13, 2019
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Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Newly minted CEOs need to bear in mind that employees prefer honesty and humility over perfection.
December 10, 2019
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Where the Bidding Never Stops

Millions of online ads get sold by auction each day. The algorithms behind it all are complicated. But simple ideas can be effective.
December 10, 2019
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Why Your Best Idea May Be Your Second Favorite

Research shows we can be more creative by selecting better initial ideas.
December 9, 2019
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9 Top Videos of 2019

Hear career advice from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella or learn how to build your startup team.
December 6, 2019
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8 Most-Read Stories of 2019

Communication mistakes, job-stealing robots, and career-gap explanations captured reader attention this year.
December 6, 2019
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Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
December 3, 2019
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Rethink Competition in the Workforce

Good leaders recognize the negative consequences of pitting people and teams against each other.