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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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A man working at his computer.
November 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: Why Virtual Teams Have More Conflict

A professor of organizational behavior explains why disagreements among virtual teams can escalate more quickly than in face-to-face encounters.

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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.

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John Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach business leaders about monopolists and informal power.

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CIA Director Michael Hayden
November 7, 2014
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Former NSA Head Michael Hayden: The Agency “Cannot Survive Without Being More Transparent”

Michael Hayden discusses the evolving rules in combatting terrorism.

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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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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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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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June 25, 2013
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Eric Pooley: In Antarctica, an Up-Close Look at Climate Change

On a trip to the continent, students and business leaders explore the impact of warming, and potential solutions.
June 21, 2013
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Kirk Hawkins: Icon Aircraft and the "Beauty of Flight"

As changes in aviation open the skies to more recreational pilots, an entrepreneur takes a "textbook startup opportunity" and flies with it.
June 21, 2013
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Laura Weidman Powers: Opening Doors for Minorities in Technology

Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.
June 21, 2013
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Peter Mondavi Jr.: "It All Flows from the Vineyard"

Each season presents Napa's oldest winery with a chance for spectacular success — and its own particular challenges.
June 19, 2013
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology.
June 10, 2013
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Beth Gerstein: Making a Profit with Ethically Sourced Diamonds

The cofounder of online jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth explains how she built her business.
June 10, 2013
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Enrico Moretti: The Geography of Jobs

Why are some places more prosperous than others? A scholar explores the “brain hubs” phenomenon.
June 10, 2013
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The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace

Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.
June 7, 2013
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Jeffrey Ball: China’s Solar-Panel Boom and Bust

How a mad dash into a burgeoning sector turned into a scramble for support.
June 7, 2013
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Companies Emphasize the Environment Over Employees

A professor of organizational behavior argues that “human sustainability” may pay off too.