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Insights by Stanford Business

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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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Business reports
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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Flight attendant walking down the aisle in an airplane
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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Office table and workers shaking hands
February 20, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.

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Young guys on skateboards and an older man on a bike
February 11, 2015
Written

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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A streetcar in Istanbul, Turkey
February 24, 2015
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Roys Gureli: “What Matters Most Is Having a Support System”

A businesswoman from Turkey discusses the value of cofounders, empowering women, and the growth of mobile.

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Illustration of a man and a woman looking at financial reports
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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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
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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A man standing at the edge of a pond
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.

Latest Stories

May 20, 2013
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David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business

Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.
May 16, 2013
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David Larcker: Should the CEO Role Be Separated from the Chairman?

Whether shareholders benefit depends more on context than on corporate structure.
May 16, 2013
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Pablo Fuentes: Surviving the First Contact with Customers

The cofounder of a job-finding app talks about the pain entrepreneurs must experience if they are to discover their customers' pain points.
May 16, 2013
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Trae Vassallo: Engineering and the Evolution of Green Tech Investing

For this venture capitalist, it all comes down to connecting with people — from family to coworkers to customers.
May 13, 2013
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Darrell Duffie: Big Risks Remain In the Financial System

A Stanford theoretician of financial risk looks at how to fix the "pipes and valves" of modern finance.
May 8, 2013
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Mandy O'Neill: Why Capable Women Don't Always Realize Their Potential

A study suggests it's many factors, from priorities to putting in fewer hours at work than men.
May 7, 2013
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Debra Meyerson: How Companies Can Boost Gender Equity

A study of oil rigs shows that a different approach to male-dominated environments can change corporate culture.
May 7, 2013
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Jessica Jackley: Stories of Poverty and Entrepreneurship

The cofounder of a microlending outfit says entrepreneurs need to “wake up each day and say, ‘Now what?’”
April 30, 2013
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Yan Chow: Taking Health Care Technology for a Test-Drive

A physician-turned-administrator at Kaiser Permanente discusses cost-effective innovations that improve care.
April 26, 2013
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Hidehiko Yuzaki: "Work Hard. It is the Only Way"

The governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, discusses the value of persistence and humility in entrepreneurship.