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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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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
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Zakary Tormala: The Power of Potential

A series of studies shows that mere promise impresses more than actual achievement.
June 15, 2012
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Why Chinese investors are starting to do clean-energy deals in the U.S.
June 6, 2012
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Solar Power's Bright Future

A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.
June 1, 2012
The New York Times
Researchers at Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance urge Congress to reduce the costs of renewable energy by granting tax breaks now available to non-renewables.
May 31, 2012
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Heroes and History: Lessons for Leadership from Tolstoy's War and Peace

Professor Emeritus James March takes a look at the lessons of Tolstoy’s War and Peace for leadership, examining the limitations of heroic visions of leaders that Tolstoy exposed.
May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
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How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Abbott's John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.
May 24, 2012
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A Fresh Look at Renewable Power

Jeffrey Ball, at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, says it's time for the world's approach to renewables to "grow up."