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February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

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August 9, 2013
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Francisco Pérez-González: How to Wean Businesses of Over-Borrowing

A novel tax-reform strategy in Europe reduces subsidies for taking on debt.
July 31, 2013
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David Larcker: “Lonely at the Top” Resonates for Most CEOs

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it.
July 24, 2013
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David Larcker: Regulations Are No Quick Fix for Corporate Failures

In their latest book, corporate governance experts assess which governance practices really work.
July 23, 2013
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Neil Malhotra: Having Sisters Makes Men More Likely to Be Republican

Research suggests that childhood inexperience with household chores may help shape political views.
July 23, 2013
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Uzma Khan: Making Hard Choices Easier for Customers

Catchy phrases aren’t always the best way to help potential customers make decisions.
July 19, 2013
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Stanford GSB economist Susan Athey talks with Bloomberg about the status of women in her field.
July 16, 2013
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Joel Peterson: What Are the Most Common Hiring Mistakes?

The Stanford GSB lecturer and chairman of JetBlue airlines explains how to bring the best people on board.
July 9, 2013
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Research: Big Investors May Still Be Too Parochial

Institutional investors often favor deals close to home — even though it can cost them dearly.
July 3, 2013
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Jennifer Aaker: The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

A Stanford GSB professor of marketing explains why engaging your audience is key to success.
July 3, 2013
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Just in time for summer, 13 Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs name the best business books they've ever read.