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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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A man working at his computer.
November 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: Why Virtual Teams Have More Conflict

A professor of organizational behavior explains why disagreements among virtual teams can escalate more quickly than in face-to-face encounters.

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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.

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John Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach business leaders about monopolists and informal power.

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CIA Director Michael Hayden
November 7, 2014
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Former NSA Head Michael Hayden: The Agency “Cannot Survive Without Being More Transparent”

Michael Hayden discusses the evolving rules in combatting terrorism.

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CEO of Ford Motor, Alan Mulally
October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.

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October 20, 2014
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Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn’t just for infants and toddlers.

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Jennifer Aaker
October 27, 2014
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Jennifer Aaker: What Makes Us Happy?

As people grow older, their definition of happiness tends to shift from excitement to contentment.

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May 5, 2014
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Mohsen Bayati: How Decision Software Can Improve Health Care

A scholar shows how data analysis can help lower patients’ risk of hospital readmission.
May 2, 2014
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Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.
May 1, 2014
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Evan Reas: "Do The Most Impactful Thing Every Single Day."

The cofounder of mobile social app Circle discussed the high-impact life, and the value of strong mentors.
May 1, 2014
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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
April 30, 2014
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Nir Eyal: What Makes Some Products Indispensable?

A writer and lecturer explains how one of the most popular Bible apps in the world is engineered to be habit-forming.
April 30, 2014
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

The TV star shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called.
April 28, 2014
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Five Key Trends That Are Driving the Business of Sports

Some of the sports world’s top business leaders shared their insights at Stanford GSB’s inaugural Sports Innovation Conference.
April 25, 2014
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Adrian Li: "There Is No Better Time Than Now"

The founder of restaurant-discovery tool Qraved discusses his greatest achievements and what matters most in business.
April 25, 2014
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Oprah Winfrey: “Align Your Personality With Your Purpose”

The former talk show star offers career and life advice at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
April 25, 2014
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Ori Brafman: Does Your Business Hire Enough “Unusual Suspects”?

A Stanford GSB alumnus explains how chaos theory can help video game companies, hospitals, and the U.S. military.