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Stefanos Zenios | Steve Fyffe
July 28, 2015
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Design Thinking is About Doing

Stefanos Zenios describes an action plan for entrepreneurs.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
Written

Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
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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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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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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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
Written

In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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February 13, 2013
Written

Neil Malhotra: Political Polarization Even Extends to Romance

New research reveals that political affiliation rivals education level as one of the most important factors in identifying a potential mate.
February 7, 2013
Written

Why Consumers Don't Always Take Advantage of Sales

Research from Stanford's Stephan Seiler says time constraints keep supermarket shoppers from finding best prices.
February 4, 2013
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A Fine Wine: Do Labels Make a Difference?

Research from Stanford’s Michael Hannan examines how consumers perceive the value of organic and biodynamic Alsatian wines.
January 31, 2013
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Ex-White House Economic Advisors Spar Over the Economy

Keith Hennessey and Christina Romer debate the debt ceiling, federal deficit, and growth at the Commonwealth Club of California.
January 30, 2013
Written

In Defense of 'Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction'

Research on derivatives concludes they can add to a company's leverage and market value.
January 28, 2013
Written

"What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It"

How, and why, Stanford's Anat Admati took on the banking system.
January 24, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Keith Hennessey says Republicans ought to make Obama an offer that puts him at odds with his own party.
January 22, 2013
Written

Shopping When Time is Money

Research shows that too much information about products can be a mixed blessing for buyers and sellers alike.
January 17, 2013
Project Syndicate
Anat Admati discusses why the global financial system remains "distorted and dangerous."
January 16, 2013
Written

Venture Capital Pioneer Illuminates the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Lecturer "Pitch" Johnson taught the first venture capital course in a graduate business school and shares how and why Silicon Valley thrives.