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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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July 24, 2012
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Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
July 16, 2012
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The Energy Industry: Changing the Balance of Power

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas may be a game changer.
July 13, 2012
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Feel Like You Have More Time

New research shows that experiencing moments of awe can change perceptions of our most valued commodity.
July 9, 2012
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When Pronouns Get Personal

Research shows that the little word 'we' can make a big difference in attitudes toward brands.
June 21, 2012
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Zakary Tormala: The Power of Potential

A series of studies shows that mere promise impresses more than actual achievement.
June 6, 2012
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Solar Power's Bright Future

A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.
May 31, 2012
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Heroes and History: Lessons for Leadership from Tolstoy's War and Peace

Professor Emeritus James March takes a look at the lessons of Tolstoy’s War and Peace for leadership, examining the limitations of heroic visions of leaders that Tolstoy exposed.
May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
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How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Abbott's John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.