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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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A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014
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Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world’s most dangerous risks.

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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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October 27, 2014
Stanford GSB on TumblrStanford GSB alumni discuss the key traits people need to launch a business.

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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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Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes kisses his bat during a team workout at Fenway Park, 2013 (USA Today Sports photo by Greg M. Cooper)
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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A sign reads "Closing Down"
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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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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June 1, 2010
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Would Boycotting BP Do Any Good?

Research shows that company boycotts do indeed work.
May 20, 2010
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Beyond Oil: Saudi Arabia as a Data Hub

Saudi governor Amr Al-Dabbagh explains the nation’s strategy to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations.
May 15, 2010
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Zoe Cruz: Being Shoved Out of Your Comfort Zone Has Advantages

Now running her own hedge fund, the ousted Morgan Stanley executive says forced change opens doors.
May 1, 2010
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Bengt Holmstrom: Don't Attribute the Financial Crisis to Greed

An economist explains that, while reforms to provide some degree of transparency are key, full disclosure may not fix securities markets.
May 1, 2010
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Benoit Monin: Sucker to Saint and Other Views of Our Moral Behavior

Research examines the relationship between self-image and morality.
May 1, 2010
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Daniel Comas: It's a Great Time to Buy

The CFO of Danaher Corp. explains that substantial cash on hand enabled the conglomerate to acquire 18 companies in 2009.
May 1, 2010
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Electric Cars, Clean Coal Should Go Together

Researchers say consumers will move toward electric cars in five to 10 years, but progress will be slow unless oil prices rise rapidly and stay high.
May 1, 2010
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GE's Jeff Immelt: Driving Change Can Be Unpopular

The chairman and CEO of General Electric says that pushing for change is necessary, but rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
May 1, 2010
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Paul Auerbach: Supply Chain Lessons from Haiti

The Stanford surgeon who led medical logistics efforts after the quake says “it’s not the time for committee work” yet “teamwork is everything.”
April 22, 2010
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Youk Chhang: Picking up the Pieces in Cambodia

The head of Documentation Center of Cambodia says his group is still working for justice and closure after the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.