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February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

December 12, 2013
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Ilya Strebulaev: How to Build a Safer Banking System

New research from Stanford suggests stricter capital regulation is needed to prevent another financial crisis.
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.