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August 27, 2015
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What Our Digital Footprint Says About Us

A Stanford scholar says social media reveals your most intimate personality traits.

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August 24, 2015
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

These investments, now more popular than hedge funds, come with a down side.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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Mother helps daughter with homework during breakfast
August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

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July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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August 13, 2015
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Exploring the Ethics Behind Self-Driving Cars

How do you code ethics into autonomous automobiles? And who is responsible when things go awry?

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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August 20, 2015
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Dennis Yang: “Learn to Manage Your Own Psychology”

The founder of educational technology firm Udemy discusses the importance of focus, support networks, and a strong company culture.

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Jay Alabraba: Developing Nigeria With Humility and Hard Work

The cofounder of Pagatech learns to balance the cultures of two countries and expand access to financial services.
May 24, 2013
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Esther Koch: Exercise and Friends Are the Key to Successful Aging

An elder care expert says your social network is "the elixir of life."
May 24, 2013
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Jim Kolbe: Trade Has Brightened the Global Economy

A former GOP Congressman says U.S. exports have helped ease the effects of the recession.
May 22, 2013
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New CEO and Board Research from Stanford and The Miles Group

In grading CEO performance, financials still dominate.
May 20, 2013
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David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business

Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.
May 16, 2013
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David Larcker: Should the CEO Role Be Separated from the Chairman?

Whether shareholders benefit depends more on context than on corporate structure.
May 16, 2013
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Pablo Fuentes: Surviving the First Contact with Customers

The cofounder of a job-finding app talks about the pain entrepreneurs must experience if they are to discover their customers' pain points.
May 16, 2013
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Trae Vassallo: Engineering and the Evolution of Green Tech Investing

For this venture capitalist, it all comes down to connecting with people — from family to coworkers to customers.
May 13, 2013
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Darrell Duffie: Big Risks Remain In the Financial System

A Stanford theoretician of financial risk looks at how to fix the "pipes and valves" of modern finance.
May 8, 2013
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Mandy O'Neill: Why Capable Women Don't Always Realize Their Potential

A study suggests it's many factors, from priorities to putting in fewer hours at work than men.