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CEO of Ford Motor, Alan Mulally
October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.

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A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014
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Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world’s most dangerous risks.

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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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October 27, 2014
Stanford GSB on TumblrStanford GSB alumni discuss the key traits people need to launch a business.

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Jennifer Aaker
October 27, 2014
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Jennifer Aaker: What Makes Us Happy?

As people grow older, their definition of happiness tends to shift from excitement to contentment.

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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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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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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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October 20, 2014
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Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn’t just for infants and toddlers.

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January 30, 2013
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In Defense of 'Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction'

Research on derivatives concludes they can add to a company's leverage and market value.
January 28, 2013
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"What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It"

How, and why, Stanford's Anat Admati took on the banking system.
January 22, 2013
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Shopping When Time is Money

Research shows that too much information about products can be a mixed blessing for buyers and sellers alike.
January 16, 2013
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Venture Capital Pioneer Illuminates the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Lecturer "Pitch" Johnson taught the first venture capital course in a graduate business school and shares how and why Silicon Valley thrives.
January 15, 2013
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Are IPOs Good for Innovation?

A Stanford scholar says going public often slows innovation.
January 7, 2013
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Researchers: A New Tax Plan for Saving Our Health Care Dollars

A group of top health care economists propose a system that eliminates incentives to spend more at every turn.
December 17, 2012
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"The Gifts We Keep on Giving"

Prof. Francis Flynn discusses research on giving away a present you don't really want.
December 13, 2012
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Ed Fenster: Making Solar Easy

Sunrun's co-CEO discusses his business and the economics of solar power.
November 29, 2012
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Laura Ching: The Importance of Authenticity

A founder of custom stationery company Tiny Prints discusses corporate values and the enduring power of connecting beyond digital means.
November 21, 2012
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Jeff Fluhr: Connecting Face-to-Face

The CEO of Spreecast discusses the "fundamental alignment around integrity, working hard, and delivering."