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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
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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September 14, 2012
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Chip Conley: The Power of "Noble Experiments"

The founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, discusses leadership, his bad first job, and the best business book he's ever read.
September 14, 2012
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Randall Bolten: "Painting with Numbers"

In a new book, a Stanford GSB alum explores how to present financials so people "get it."
September 14, 2012
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The Trouble with One at a Time

New research shows that seeing all your options at once makes you happier with the choice you make.
September 7, 2012
Forbes
Writing for Forbes.com, a Stanford GSB alum discusses how to align corporate culture with personal values.
September 4, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
Edward Lazear says to reduce unemployment "all we need to do is grow the economy."
August 27, 2012
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The Art of the Imperfect Pitch

Professor Baba Shiv discusses how you can coax risk-averse managers to innovate.
August 22, 2012
Forbes India
Stanford GSB's Jeffrey Pfeffer argues that being a socially responsible company should include focusing on employees' physical and psychological well-being.
August 22, 2012
Project Syndicate
Stanford GSB's David Brady and Dean Emeritus Michael Spence examine why governments are struggling to take bold action on the global economy.
August 22, 2012
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Technology You Can't Resist

Kelly McGonigal argues we're becoming addicted to our devices. Here's how to unplug.
August 17, 2012
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Ilya A. Strebulaev: What’s the True Cost of a Corporate Default?

A new analysis suggests that default causes a much bigger decline in a company’s total market value than is generally assumed.