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People waiting in emergency room | iStock/abalcazar
October 11, 2016

Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.


An African American and white person holding hands ​ | Reuters/Brian Snyder
October 12, 2016

A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.


Two doctors consult | Reuters/Henry Romero
October 14, 2016

Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.


Kathryn Shaw
October 6, 2016

A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.


 An attendee wears a rainbow tie during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2015. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
October 4, 2016

Authenticity Can Help LGBTQ Leaders Be More Effective

Being open about who you are can help you succeed.


Man and woman walking past a restaurant | iStock/andrearoad
September 28, 2016

Beware the Little-Known “Spillover” Effect of Online Ads

Companies that advertise hoping to boost sales may unknowingly help their competitors.


A man talks on a mobile phone as he walks past the view of the Shanghai skyline. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
October 11, 2016

A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.


A solar technician installs panels on the roof of a house | Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
October 17, 2016

Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.


A worker tends to cannabis plants. | Reuters/Baz Ratner
October 19, 2016

The Risky Business of Legalized Cannabis

Sanctioned financing is tricky in an industry that’s long been illicit.

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February 2, 2016

How the NFL Turned the Super Bowl into a Money Machine

A sports management expert explains the economic impact of America’s largest sporting event.
February 1, 2016

Impact: The Recommended List

Stanford GSB professors share their reading list for topics related to impact.
January 29, 2016

How to Manage Your Anxiety When Presenting

Do you get nervous speaking in public? Learn how to mitigate your fear.
January 27, 2016

Who Runs Silicon Valley Boards?

It’s an insular group, but with a couple surprises.
January 26, 2016

Managers Are Not Always the Best Judge of Creative Ideas

A professor turns to circus acts to determine how to predict the success of ideas.
January 22, 2016

Should Employees Design Their Own Jobs?

A scholar who studies job crafting says you may be less stuck in your job than you think.
January 20, 2016

Why You Should Have an Extrovert on Your Startup Team

The quality of ideas produced through networking may depend on the personality types of those interacting.
January 19, 2016

How Design Thinking Improves the Creative Process

How entrepreneurs can take a big idea to a real-world product.
January 14, 2016

Want Your Company to Have Impact? Ask These Four Questions

You need more than a good idea to change the world.
January 12, 2016

Marcelo Camberos: “Think Critically and Independently”

How online personalities influence buying decisions.