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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Red Queen
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.

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October 31, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How to Manage Conflict

Tips for managing toxic disagreements before they destroy a team.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.

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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.

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A man looking at a downward trending graph
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.

Latest Stories

October 11, 2011
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Why Nice Guys Don't Always Make It to the Top

Taking care of others may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader.
October 10, 2011
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Player Hierarchy in the NBA Can Lead to Victory

Unlike major league baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, says Nir Halevy, coauthor of a new study.
October 9, 2011
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Ken Shotts: How Does the Media Influence Political Behavior?

A political economist says an effective media makes politicians less likely to pander.
October 4, 2011
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Richard Fairbank: Capital One Is Poised to Be the Biggest Virtual Bank

The CEO explains how his company revolutionized the credit card world, and is still cooking up ways to disrupt the banking industry.
October 1, 2011
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Chid Liberty: Building Fair-Trade Manufacturing in Liberia

An entrepreneur explains how it's possible to make money and do good at the same time.
October 1, 2011
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Who Is More Digital? Teenagers in China or Silicon Valley?

High school students in Palo Alto spend more time using digital media daily than their counterparts in Beijing, according to a Stanford study.
September 15, 2011
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Give Them the Gift They're Expecting

Research shows that when it comes to gift giving, most people are simply not paying enough attention to what others want.
September 15, 2011
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Investor Flows Were Behind the 2008 Oil Price Wild Ride

Research says there was an "economically and statistically significant effect of investor flows on futures prices."
September 15, 2011
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When They Are Wrong, Analysts May Dig in Their Heels

Analysts sometimes stick to their erroneous views, a tendency that might contribute to market bubbles and busts.
September 12, 2011
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Matt Ivester: Why Bad Behavior Online Can Ruin Your Life

In his new book, a Stanford MBA student offers a prescription for students who want to enter the adult world with their reputations intact.