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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
Written

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
Written

How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

July 24, 2012
Written

Greening Taiwan’s Cities

A key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry explains the role of technology in improving energy efficiency.
July 24, 2012
Written

Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
July 23, 2012
Council on Foreign Relations
Stanford GSB's Stefanos Zenios and Lyn Denend explore the challenges of bringing high-quality health care to developing economies.
July 18, 2012
TEDx
In a TEDx Stanford talk, Stanford GSB's Baba Shiv explains why ceding control can sometimes be the best course of action.
July 16, 2012
Written

The Energy Industry: Changing the Balance of Power

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas may be a game changer.
July 13, 2012
Written

Jennifer Aaker: How to Feel Like You Have More Time

New research shows that experiencing moments of awe can change perceptions of our most valued commodity.
July 9, 2012
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When Pronouns Get Personal

Research shows that the little word 'we' can make a big difference in attitudes toward brands.
June 21, 2012
Written

Zakary Tormala: The Power of Potential

A series of studies shows that mere promise impresses more than actual achievement.
June 15, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
Why Chinese investors are starting to do clean-energy deals in the U.S.
June 6, 2012
Written

Solar Power's Bright Future

A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.