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An electronic ticker is seen inside a Bank of America branch in New York | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
May 19, 2015
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Anat Admati: Are Banks Safe Now?

A scholar and a former regulator both warn that safeguards are lacking to prevent another financial crisis.

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A doctor with his right hand over his heart reciting the Hippocratic oath
May 22, 2015
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Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

Money matters, but it’s only one part of a complex system of influences.

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City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange
May 20, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.

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 An earthquake in Nepal in April injured more than 19,000 people. | Courtesy Paul Auerbach
May 26, 2015
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Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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Jesper B. Sørensen | Beth Rimbey
May 22, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How to Be a More Strategic Leader

A professor of organizational behavior explains why strategic thinking is key to taking an idea to the next level.

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An environmental activist with green paint on his hand gives a plant to a car driver | Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas
May 21, 2015
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Why Social Movements Should Favor Collaboration over Confrontation

What the Nature Conservancy can teach other groups fighting for social change.

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Tennessee-Virginia state line on Main Street in Bristol
May 19, 2015
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Steven Callander: How to Make States “Laboratories of Democracy”

A Stanford professor argues that state innovation needs a federal nudge.

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Vinod Khosla at his View From The Top lecture
May 28, 2015
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Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.

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October 22, 2013
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Katherine Casey: The Role of Information in Developing-World Politics

Research in Sierra Leone offers insights into how to help voters elect better leaders, dampen ethnic rivalries, and strengthen democracy.
October 21, 2013
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Research: Is Art a Good Investment?

A group of researchers say you should buy paintings if you like looking at them, but not to make money.
October 17, 2013
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A Dialogue: What Europe Taught Us About Boundaries

Market reactions to eurozone unification led to divergent labor productivity rates.
October 15, 2013
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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas?

What neuroscience tells us about getting the best out of yourself, your colleagues, and the boss.
October 14, 2013
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Jason Rosenthal: Going Against the Grain

A serial entrepreneur explains why he takes on huge markets with disruptive approaches.
October 9, 2013
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Vivek Garg: How to Fight War with Business

An Indian army vet builds business relationships across battle lines in conflict-torn Kashmir and Northeast Indian villages.
October 8, 2013
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David L. Bradford: How Do You Manage Up in the Workplace?

The co-author of Influencing Up describes how to build a more productive relationship with the boss.
October 7, 2013
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The Stanford GSB lecturer and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group warns against prematurely predicting the outcome of health care reform.
October 7, 2013
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Irv Grousbeck: Finding One's Way on the Entrepreneurial Path

What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur? What are the risks? H. Irving Grousbeck explains.
October 4, 2013
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Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded?

A group of economists turns to an unusual source for funding: strangers.