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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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A man working at his computer.
November 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: Why Virtual Teams Have More Conflict

A professor of organizational behavior explains why disagreements among virtual teams can escalate more quickly than in face-to-face encounters.

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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.

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John Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach business leaders about monopolists and informal power.

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CIA Director Michael Hayden
November 7, 2014
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Former NSA Head Michael Hayden: The Agency “Cannot Survive Without Being More Transparent”

Michael Hayden discusses the evolving rules in combatting terrorism.

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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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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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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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November 6, 2012
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog
A Stanford professor contributes to the debate on whether financial instruments should be measured at fair value in financial statements.
November 6, 2012
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Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
November 5, 2012
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How Do You Decide Who to Vote for?

A Stanford GSB student's new company could make selecting a candidate more like online shopping.
November 2, 2012
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"You Cannot Delegate Vision"

The founder of boot and apparel maker Ariat International says entrepreneurs should visualize "massive success from day one."
November 2, 2012
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A TV Anchor's Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

In a new book, television show host JJ Ramberg shares tips for small business owners and investors.
November 2, 2012
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How Growth Can Be Green

A Stanford GSB student looks at the value of renewable energy in the developing world.
November 1, 2012
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Crisis Management: The Art of Damage Control

In a new book, Stanford GSB lecturers share political survival tactics in a 24/7 news cycle.
October 31, 2012
The World Economic Forum
Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, discusses regulatory options in the World Economic Forum's 2012 Financial Development Report.
October 30, 2012
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Changing Markets: What's Next for China

Investors in China discuss "me-too technologies" and what's hot in the VC world.
October 30, 2012
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Disaster Relief Helps the Incumbent

Research shows that President Obama may get a bump in the polls from Hurricane Sandy.