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January 16, 2015
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Everything That Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (and What to Do About It)

Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.

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January 12, 2015
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Cheer Up, Americans! Gridlock and Bureaucrats Actually Improve Our Politics

A Stanford professor of political economy finds virtue in filibusters and “unelected bureaucrats.”

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January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.

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A man holding a deck of magic cards
January 12, 2015
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William Barnett: Beware of VCs Who Claim to Know What’s Next

Most disruptive changes in markets are not predicted by experts.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
November 3, 2014
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Netflix Founder Reed Hastings: Make as Few Decisions as Possible

The CEO of Netflix discusses what he's learned while redefining movie-watching.

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A man sitting at his computer
January 16, 2015
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Sridhar Narayanan: With Google Search Ads, Higher Isn’t Always Better

The researchers gained rare insight into the effects of position in paid search advertising on Google.

Latest Stories

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.
November 14, 2013
Bill Barnett on Strategy
In his blog on business strategy, a Stanford professor of business leadership, strategy, and organizations describes the problem of the "self-silenced fool."
November 14, 2013
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Charles Lee: How Well Do Chinese Reverse Mergers Perform?

New research suggests these companies performed better than their reputation suggested.
November 11, 2013
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Frederico Finan: How to Attract More Qualified Employees

A Stanford scholar presents the first experimental evidence that employers get what they pay for.
November 6, 2013
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A Stanford GSB Professor shares five tips for pursuing a meaningful life.
November 5, 2013
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Kristin Laurin: Can Belief in God Affect How We Act at the Office?

Researchers find that just reading about God can affect people's behavior on tasks, even the behavior of non-believers.
November 5, 2013
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Pedro Gardete: When Do Advertisers Tell the Truth?

A marketing professor explores what happens when the interests of an advertiser and a consumer aren’t such a perfect match.
October 30, 2013
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Sarah Soule: How Design Thinking Can Help Social Entrepreneurs

A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.