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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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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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Researchers: Does Breaking Bread Help Make a Negotiation a Success?

Deals over lunch may be tasty, but here’s why they’re not always smart.
April 17, 2014
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Catalina Girald: "I Want to Change Women's Lives."

The founder of lingerie company Naja discusses startup life, following her instincts, and the Art of War.
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Balaji Prabhakar: “Doesn’t Anybody Care About This Traffic?!”

A computer network designer takes on commute-hour gridlock in three countries.
April 16, 2014
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Researchers: How Polarized Are U.S. Voters?

A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
April 15, 2014
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Adapt to Win in the 21st Century

In a Stanford GSB presentation, the retired general explains how to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
April 15, 2014
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John Browne: Technology Is Redrawing the Global Energy Map

The former CEO of BP discusses climate change, fracking, and fossil fuel abundance.
April 11, 2014
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Brian Spaly: "Don't Chase Waterfalls or Unicorns."

The founder of Trunk Club discusses shopping for men, on-the-job challenges, and his greatest achievement.
April 11, 2014
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Researchers: A Few Bad Hair Days Can Change Your Life

New research explores how your feelings about how you look affect how you behave.