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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

May 31, 2013
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Myra Strober: How the Workplace Works — or Doesn't — for Families

We've made progress, says the economist, but the system and potential role models still sometimes fail us.
May 28, 2013
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Jay Alabraba: Developing Nigeria With Humility and Hard Work

The cofounder of Pagatech learns to balance the cultures of two countries and expand access to financial services.
May 24, 2013
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Esther Koch: Exercise and Friends Are the Key to Successful Aging

An elder care expert says your social network is "the elixir of life."
May 24, 2013
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Jim Kolbe: Trade Has Brightened the Global Economy

A former GOP Congressman says U.S. exports have helped ease the effects of the recession.
May 22, 2013
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New CEO and Board Research from Stanford and The Miles Group

In grading CEO performance, financials still dominate.
May 20, 2013
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David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business

Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.
May 16, 2013
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David Larcker: Should the CEO role be separated from the chairman?

Whether shareholders benefit depends more on context than on corporate structure.
May 16, 2013
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Pablo Fuentes: Surviving the First Contact with Customers

The cofounder of a job-finding app talks about the pain entrepreneurs must experience if they are to discover their customers' pain points.
May 16, 2013
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Trae Vassallo: Engineering and the Evolution of Green Tech Investing

For this venture capitalist, it all comes down to connecting with people — from family to coworkers to customers.
May 13, 2013
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Darrell Duffie: Big Risks Remain In the Financial System

A Stanford theoretician of financial risk looks at how to fix the "pipes and valves" of modern finance.