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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: 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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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

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

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May 19, 2014
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Lorenzo Zambrano: Thoughts on Business, Leadership, and Life

The Stanford GSB alumnus turned Mexico’s Cemex into a multinational powerhouse — and transformed lives along the way.
May 16, 2014
Bill Barnett on Strategy Blog
A professor of business leadership, strategy, and organizations explains why leaders should strive to change the most difficult things.
May 15, 2014
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Amir Goldberg: Cracking the Cultural Genome

Every decision we make is deeply rooted in our social identity. A researcher explains a new, networked approach to understanding our cultural traits.
May 14, 2014
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How to Make Body Language Your Superpower

Using body language effectively can help presenters better connect with their audiences.
May 12, 2014
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Craig Hanson: Great Entrepreneurs “Simply See Things Differently.”

The cofounder of a San Francisco VC firm discusses the value of listening, inspiration, and the key attribute of an entrepreneur.
May 8, 2014
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Michael Spence: China’s Rising Middle

An expert on developing economies explains how a slowing Chinese economy could be good for China — and for the rest of us.
May 8, 2014
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Ryan Caldbeck: "What Matters Is Integrity."

The cofounder of CircleUp discusses great advice, difficult lessons, and why he became an entrepreneur.
May 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.
May 7, 2014
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Researchers: What Is the Value of Imagery in Marketing?

A group of scholars show why what you see isn’t always what you get.
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.