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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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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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Darrell Duffie: Big Risks Remain In the Financial System

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Mandy O'Neill: Why Capable Women Don't Always Realize Their Potential

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Hidehiko Yuzaki: "Work Hard. It is the Only Way"

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Joshua Rauh: What the Forbes 400 List Says about American Wealth

Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect.
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William Sharpe: How to Invest In a Turbulent Market

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Denise Brosseau: Find the "Palace of Possibilities"

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