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Man standing in doorway of rundown building | Reuters/Andrew Winning
June 18, 2015
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Ken Shotts: How to Understand (and Avoid) Political Risk

Political risk is inevitable, but there are ways to mitigate it.

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Man zip lining over a forest
May 28, 2015
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Do Mentions of God Persuade Consumers to Buy?

Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.

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In balletic pose, wearing pink shirts to show their support for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the England Rugby union squad go through warm-up exercises.  Russell Boyce/Reuters
June 19, 2015
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Benoît Monin: How Men React When Their Masculinity is Questioned

Findings have implications for how marketers sell products to men.

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Pedro M. Gardete, Assistant Professor of Marketing
June 22, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Do Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy?

A marketing professor explores how our behavior is influenced by others.

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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A worker in a Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology factory | Reuters/Stringer
June 22, 2015
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Breakthrough Materials

Citrine Informatics brings big data to materials discovery.

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June 11, 2015
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Carole Robin: How to Create a Feedback-Rich Environment

Giving and receiving constructive criticism takes practice.

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A ward at St Thomas' Hospital in central London | Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
June 9, 2015
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Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.

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 A man reads a book outside a cafe in London. | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
June 17, 2015
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Seven Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

Top selections from alumni entrepreneurs around the world.

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May 1, 2014
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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
April 30, 2014
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Nir Eyal: What Makes Some Products Indispensable?

A writer and lecturer explains how one of the most popular Bible apps in the world is engineered to be habit-forming.
April 30, 2014
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

The TV star shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called.
April 28, 2014
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Five Key Trends That Are Driving the Business of Sports

Some of the sports world’s top business leaders shared their insights at Stanford GSB’s inaugural Sports Innovation Conference.
April 25, 2014
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Adrian Li: "There Is No Better Time Than Now"

The founder of restaurant-discovery tool Qraved discusses his greatest achievements and what matters most in business.
April 25, 2014
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Oprah Winfrey: “Align Your Personality With Your Purpose”

The former talk show star offers career and life advice at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
April 25, 2014
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Ori Brafman: Does Your Business Hire Enough “Unusual Suspects”?

A Stanford GSB alumnus explains how chaos theory can help video game companies, hospitals, and the U.S. military.
April 24, 2014
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Anat Admati: The Economist Who Said “The Bankers Have No Clothes”

Recently named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, the Stanford professor discusses her impact on global finance.
April 24, 2014
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MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga on Taking Risks in Your Life and Career

The payments technology executive discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with people who think differently than you.
April 22, 2014
The New Republic
A scholar-in-residence at Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance explores whether "think globally, act locally" can be a winning strategy.