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scissors cutting an electrical cord between the sun and earth | Illustration by Shannon May
April 21, 2015
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Stefan Reichelstein: Preventing the Solar Cliff

A change to a tax credit could kill the nascent industry.

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Darrell Duffie, Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
April 27, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Understanding China’s Financial System

A finance professor says doing business on a global scale requires understanding what makes China tick.

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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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Protestors on a platform in the middle of a street | Reuters/Vincent West
April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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Edith Elliott | Courtesy
April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.

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Mountain climbers on a treacherous path | Reuters/Stringer
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.

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Zakary Tormala, Sarah Soule, Francisco Pérez-González, Glenn Carroll and Kristin Laurin | Illustrations by Anje Jager
April 30, 2015
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What Does Reward Mean to You?

Five Stanford scholars share their insights on the topic of reward.

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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.
September 16, 2013
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Sergio Autrey: Mixing Science and Art in the Satellite Business

One of Mexico's leading businessmen advises a group of artists on their launch of one of the world's first art satellites.
September 9, 2013
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Shirzad Chamine: How to Defeat Your Internal Saboteurs

An author and executive coach trainer explains how a more positive outlook can help you reach your true potential.
September 6, 2013
The New York Times
The finance professor says five years after Lehman Brothers' collapse, the global financial system is still no safer.
September 6, 2013
Big Think TV
In a video produced by BigThink.com, Stanford's Jeffrey Pfeffer explores the many sources of power in corporate life.
August 16, 2013
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Jayson Jia: Does Playing “Hard to Get” Work?

In a Hong Kong speed-dating experiment, male undergrads have mixed reactions to women who play hard to get.