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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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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.

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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.
June 3, 2013
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Ian Kazi Shakil: Building a Business from Google Glass

The cofounder of health IT company Augmedix believes in building relationships, seizing the moment, and turning big business on its ear.
May 31, 2013
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Charles O’Reilly: Why Some Companies Seem to Last Forever

The survivors can both manage existing business lines and prepare for change.
May 31, 2013
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Myra Strober: How the Workplace Works — or Doesn't — for Families

We've made progress, says the economist, but the system and potential role models still sometimes fail us.
May 28, 2013
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Jay Alabraba: Developing Nigeria With Humility and Hard Work

The cofounder of Pagatech learns to balance the cultures of two countries and expand access to financial services.
May 24, 2013
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Esther Koch: Exercise and Friends Are the Key to Successful Aging

An elder care expert says your social network is "the elixir of life."