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February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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Business reports
February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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February 20, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.

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February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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A streetcar in Istanbul, Turkey
February 24, 2015
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Roys Gureli: “What Matters Most Is Having a Support System”

A businesswoman from Turkey discusses the value of cofounders, empowering women, and the growth of mobile.

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Illustration of a man and a woman looking at financial reports
February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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A man standing at the edge of a pond
February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

April 24, 2012
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Building Better Health Care

In an online forum, Stefanos Zenios responds to reader questions on innovation in the field.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.
April 18, 2012
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Peter DeMarzo: What Do Managers Do With Bad News?

A new study shows executives are quick to report good news — but hold the negative for a flood of bad economic news in the media.
April 17, 2012
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Research-Backed Ways to Get Out the Vote

How lessons from behavioral science could help increase turnout.
April 13, 2012
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Why Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."
March 21, 2012
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Eric Schlosser: In the Food Wars, Don't Forget Low Income People

The "Food Inc." filmmaker and author suggests critics of today's industrial food system should focus more on social justice.
March 21, 2012
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Gearing Up for a Fight, or Retreating for a Treat?

Research explores why some conflicts make you angry, and others make you energized.
March 20, 2012
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Behavior Lessons for Leadership and Teamwork

Body language is critical to your effectiveness in working with other people, says social psychology researcher Deborah Gruenfeld.
March 19, 2012
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Field Research as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation

Researchers share results and ideas for tackling extreme poverty through innovations in institutions, management, and technology
March 14, 2012
Reuters
Professor Anat Admati argues that bank dividend payouts to shareholders expose "the economy to unnecessary risks without valid justification."