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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.

Three economists hit the road to learn about small business in America. See what they discovered.

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A t-shirt says "I love my job"
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.

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Power plant
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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A woman running at sunset.
October 14, 2014
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Szu-chi Huang: Pursuit of a Mutual Goal Can Turn Friends into Foes

Marketing research finds that peer support in programs such as Weight Watchers fades as members near the target.

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October 9, 2014
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Kristin Laurin: Do People’s Connections with God Mimic Their Human Relationships?

A scholar finds similarities between interpersonal connections and relationships to a higher power.

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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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Man walking by an advertisement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention
September 8, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

A study shows that political identity often trumps a voter’s desire for compromise.

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Christine Su
September 8, 2014
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Christine Su: “Listen – To Your Customers, Your Team, and Your Employees”

The founder of a business focused on sustainable ranching discusses the value of listening, learning, and understanding your personal vision of happiness.

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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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San Francisco
September 23, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

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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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Alibaba headquarters
September 3, 2014
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Joseph Piotroski: What Is the Relationship Between Chinese Politics and IPOs?

Research shows it’s more complex than mere crony capitalism.

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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.
April 12, 2010
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Ted Turner: “Take Better Care of the World”

The bold entrepreneur who founded CNN now wants to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth.
April 1, 2010
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Believe Me, I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

Experts can be more persuasive by expressing uncertainty, argues Stanford Graduate School of Business marketing professor Zakary Tormala.
April 1, 2010
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Jonathan Reckford: Success Comes from Following My Faith and My Heart

Why the CEO of Habitat for Humanity left corporate leadership to lead the global nonprofit.