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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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September 30, 2013
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Neil Malhotra: Are Americans' Fears of Immigration Overstated?

A new study explores the evidence behind the idea that people oppose immigration because they fear losing their job.
September 25, 2013
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Research: Can Money Buy Happiness?

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.
September 24, 2013
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Chris Larsen: Money Without Borders

A serial entrepreneur jolted the financial services industry twice. His third move may be his brashest yet.
September 24, 2013
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George P. Shultz: "Issues on My Mind"

The scholar, diplomat, and businessman discusses America's role in the world.
September 24, 2013
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Stanford GSB alumni share personal maxims and principles to help guide your own business values.
September 23, 2013
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Researchers: Should You Be a Specialist?

Stanford scholars explore how the path you take affects your career prospects.
September 20, 2013
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Researchers: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Trust and Regulation?

David Larcker and Brian Tayan explain why building trust in an organization pays off.
September 20, 2013
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Susan Athey: How Big Data Changes Business Management

The Stanford economist explains how troves of digital data will reshape competition.
September 19, 2013
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A Team of Researchers Explores Health Care Delivery in Africa

Can well-managed fleets of vehicles increase health worker productivity?
September 19, 2013
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Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.