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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
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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Jeffrey Pfeffer
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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February 25, 2014
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The Quotable Mary Barra

The new head of General Motors discusses cars, leadership, and the best advice she ever received.
February 24, 2014
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Google’s Gopi Kallayil: How to Break Through the Digital Noise

The company’s chief evangelist for brand marketing explains how to “get your customers to listen.”
February 21, 2014
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The Art of Collecting and the Business of Art

How three enthusiasts built their world-class collections.
February 19, 2014
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James March: What Don Quixote Teaches Us About Leadership

A scholar discusses literature, power, and "the two most important things to know about innovation."
February 13, 2014
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Itamar Simonson: Why Do Consumers Ignore Personalized Offers?

New research says customized deals often backfire.
February 12, 2014
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Two political scientists explore how media coverage of political polarization shapes public opinion.
February 12, 2014
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Vikram Sharma: "I Have a Deep Desire to Create Something"

The founder of information security firm QuintessenceLabs discusses the perils of rushing into things too quickly and the "internet of things."
February 11, 2014
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Sharique Hasan: A Smart Roommate May Be the Key to College Success

A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.
February 10, 2014
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Greg McKeown: Pursue Only What Is Essential

An author and alumnus explains why the many opportunities that come with success can lead to failure.
February 6, 2014
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Stanford GSB alumni open up about failure and how to move forward after difficult times.