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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Red Queen
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.

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October 31, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How to Manage Conflict

Tips for managing toxic disagreements before they destroy a team.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.

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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.

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A man looking at a downward trending graph
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.

Latest Stories

December 11, 2013
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Andy Dunn: "Passion Is a Prerequisite"

The founding CEO of the clothing company Bonobos discusses authentic leadership, his biggest failure, and the value of data and intuition.
December 11, 2013
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Shai Bernstein: What Is the Value of Private Equity Buyouts?

A finance professor says private equity buyouts add value to companies' operations without decimating their workforces.
December 9, 2013
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Ilya Strebulaev: Are Angel Investors the New Disruptors?

A finance professor gives seven basic insights to better understand angel investors.
December 3, 2013
Politico
Writing in Politico, Andrew Healy and Stanford GSB's Neil Malhotra say "gender of children can have powerful consequences for a family's political attitudes."
December 2, 2013
The New York Times
Emily Esfahani Smith and Stanford GSB's Jennifer Aaker say the millennial generation is "less focused on financial success than they are on making a difference."
December 2, 2013
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Peter Koudijs: Risk Analysis or Risk Paralysis?

A lesson on post-crisis financial stress disorder from 18th century Amsterdam.
November 27, 2013
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Carole Robin: Feedback is a Gift

Seven tips for giving feedback to others.
November 26, 2013
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Research: Too Many Choices Can Derail Success

Stanford marketing professor Szu-chi Huang finds that what motivates people to achieve a goal changes along the journey.
November 21, 2013
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Francis Flynn: What Makes People Want to Help Others?

In his quarterly column, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior describes how group membership influences behavior.
November 18, 2013
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John Fenwick: "Look for Industries That Are Ripe for Disruption"

A cofounder of Skybox Imaging discusses satellites, data, and advice to the budding entrepreneur.