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Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes kisses his bat during a team workout at Fenway Park, 2013 (USA Today Sports photo by Greg M. Cooper)
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.

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A t-shirt says "I love my job"
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.

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Men walking outside a bank
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.

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Worker in a metal warehouse.
October 6, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Decentralized Firms are More Recession-Proof

Research shows that flexibility wins in bad economic times.

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June 12, 2014
Stanford GSB on TumblrIn his “Last Lecture” talk with the Stanford GSB Class of 2013, Professor Grousbeck discusses the key attitudes he believes successful entrepreneurs possess.

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A woman running at sunset.
October 14, 2014
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Szu-chi Huang: Pursuit of a Mutual Goal Can Turn Friends into Foes

Marketing research finds that peer support in programs such as Weight Watchers fades as members near the target.

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Woman holding a CT scan showing her missing left lung
September 18, 2014
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Uzma Khan: How Do Consumers Understand Risk?

A study shows just how poor we are at instinctively understanding probabilities.

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Man walking by an advertisement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention
September 8, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

A study shows that political identity often trumps a voter’s desire for compromise.

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A cook at his restaurant in Hong Kong.
September 2, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Important Is Authenticity?

When it comes to choosing a restaurant, consumers often value “the real thing” more than cleanliness.

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October 7, 2014
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Introducing Insights by Stanford Business

Welcome to the new digital home for research, stories, and ideas from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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San Francisco
September 23, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

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A sign reads "Closing Down"
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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Alibaba headquarters
September 3, 2014
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Joseph Piotroski: What Is the Relationship Between Chinese Politics and IPOs?

Research shows it’s more complex than mere crony capitalism.

Latest Stories

July 23, 2013
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Neil Malhotra: Having Sisters Makes Men More Likely to Be Republican

Research suggests that childhood inexperience with household chores may help shape political views.
July 23, 2013
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Uzma Khan: Making Hard Choices Easier for Customers

Catchy phrases aren't always the best way to help potential customers make decisions.
July 16, 2013
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Joel Peterson: What Are the Most Common Hiring Mistakes?

The Stanford GSB lecturer and chairman of JetBlue airlines explains how to bring the best people on board.
July 9, 2013
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Research: Big Investors May Still Be Too Parochial

Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.
July 3, 2013
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Jennifer Aaker: The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

A Stanford GSB professor of marketing explains why engaging your audience is key to success.
June 27, 2013
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Pooja Sankar: Using Technology to Remove Barriers

An entrepreneur launches the Piazza social learning website to reduce students' isolation.
June 25, 2013
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Andy Rachleff: Democratizing the Investment Business

A former venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and Stanford GSB lecturer explains how to build a great company.
June 25, 2013
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Eric Pooley: In Antarctica, an Up-Close Look at Climate Change

On a trip to the continent, students and business leaders explore the impact of warming, and potential solutions.
June 21, 2013
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Kirk Hawkins: Icon Aircraft and the "Beauty of Flight"

As changes in aviation open the skies to more recreational pilots, an entrepreneur takes a "textbook startup opportunity" and flies with it.
June 21, 2013
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Laura Weidman Powers: Opening Doors for Minorities in Technology

Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.