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Man standing in doorway of rundown building | Reuters/Andrew Winning
June 18, 2015
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Ken Shotts: How to Understand (and Avoid) Political Risk

Political risk is inevitable, but there are ways to mitigate it.

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Man zip lining over a forest
May 28, 2015
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Do Mentions of God Persuade Consumers to Buy?

Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.

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In balletic pose, wearing pink shirts to show their support for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the England Rugby union squad go through warm-up exercises.  Russell Boyce/Reuters
June 19, 2015
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Benoît Monin: How Men React When Their Masculinity is Questioned

Findings have implications for how marketers sell products to men.

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Pedro M. Gardete, Assistant Professor of Marketing
June 22, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Do Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy?

A marketing professor explores how our behavior is influenced by others.

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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A worker in a Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology factory | Reuters/Stringer
June 22, 2015
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Breakthrough Materials

Citrine Informatics brings big data to materials discovery.

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Two individuals talking | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
June 11, 2015
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Carole Robin: How to Create a Feedback-Rich Environment

Giving and receiving constructive criticism takes practice.

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A ward at St Thomas' Hospital in central London | Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
June 9, 2015
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Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.

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 A man reads a book outside a cafe in London. | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
June 17, 2015
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Seven Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

Top selections from alumni entrepreneurs around the world.

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November 29, 2012
Slate
Jeff Ball, a Stanford scholar-in-residence, explores why U.S. entrepreneurs are looking to China for coal-burning technology.
November 29, 2012
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Laura Ching: The Importance of Authenticity

A founder of custom stationery company Tiny Prints discusses corporate values and the enduring power of connecting beyond digital means.
November 21, 2012
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Jeff Fluhr: Connecting Face-to-Face

The CEO of Spreecast discusses the "fundamental alignment around integrity, working hard, and delivering."
November 19, 2012
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Benoit Monin: How Word Choice Can Affect Our Moral Boundaries

New research shows that subtle changes in language can lead to more ethical behavior.
November 19, 2012
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Why Europe Needs a New Narrative

Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
November 12, 2012
The Washington Post
Anat Admati assesses what President Obama must do now.
November 9, 2012
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"Focus, and Then Focus Some More"

Serial entrepreneur Steve Poizner discusses the importance of bold thinking.
November 6, 2012
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog
A Stanford professor contributes to the debate on whether financial instruments should be measured at fair value in financial statements.
November 6, 2012
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Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
November 5, 2012
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How Do You Decide Who to Vote for?

A Stanford GSB student's new company could make selecting a candidate more like online shopping.