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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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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 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.
February 5, 2014
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Research: The Hidden Benefits of Gossip and Ostracism

A study shows that talking about people behind their backs and voting others "off the island" may actually be good for society.
February 5, 2014
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Researchers: How to Create Sustainable Tourism in Rural China

By making key changes to the normal supply chain supporting tourism, a group of researchers look to alleviate rural poverty.
February 4, 2014
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How the Digital Age Rewrites the Rule Book on Consumer Behavior

The authors of a new book on market research explain how a shift in consumer decision-making is fundamentally changing marketing.
February 3, 2014
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How Companies Can Protect Themselves Against Intellectual Property Risk in Their Supply Chains

Experts on supply chain management and intellectual property outline three ways businesses can safeguard their proprietary information.
February 3, 2014
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Sam Yagan: "Don't Start a Company Lightly."

The CEO of Match.com discusses leadership, lessons, and "the most important search of your life."
January 31, 2014
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Shan-Lyn Ma: "Can the Idea Be Bigger?"

The cofounder of wedding registry site Zola discusses leadership, finding great talent, and the most important values in business.
January 29, 2014
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A Stanford GSB finance professor discussed actions to improve the safety of the international financial system.
January 29, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Do Local Businesses Affect Social Policy?

New research explores the impact of gay-owned businesses on anti-discrimination laws.