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May 13, 2015
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Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.

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April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.

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April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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May 18, 2015
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Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.

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May 1, 2015
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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August 15, 2014
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Jeff Barnett: "Take a Chance and See What Happens"

A hedge fund entrepreneur and professional singer shares lessons he’s learned from his dual careers.
August 7, 2014
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Bill Reichert: A Venture Capitalist Offers Tips for Pitching Your Start-Up

The founder of Garage Technology Ventures says grabbing the attention of investors requires crafting a succinct and compelling story.
August 6, 2014
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Case Study: Overcoming the Hurdles of Start-Up Life

A cosmetics company CEO faces a tough choice as her team members disagree.
August 4, 2014
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Peter DeMarzo: Some Corporate Crises Require Big Executive Bonuses

Big bonuses tempt executives to gamble with company money, but they may make sense for a company in crisis.
July 31, 2014
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Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and guests share their thoughts on maximizing creativity.
July 31, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How to Avoid Paranoia in the Workplace

A social psychologist explains why our brains sometimes jump to irrational, distrusting conclusions about leaders and organizations.
July 30, 2014
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Kenneth “Hap” Klopp: “Focus on Value, Not Price”

The former head of the North Face discusses brands, teams, and a key insight from Buckminster Fuller.
July 25, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: A Good Question Can Be the Key to a Successful Presentation

A Stanford GSB lecturer and expert on public speaking explains how you can become a more compelling and confident presenter by asking – not telling – in the right situations.
July 24, 2014
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Carlos Brito: “You Have to Treat People in Different Ways”

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company.
July 23, 2014
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Chris Tonetti: An Economist Shows How Imitation Can Sometimes Beat Innovation

Technical innovation makes more sense for some countries and companies than others.