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May 13, 2015
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Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.

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April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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Darrell Duffie
May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.

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April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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May 18, 2015
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Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.

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Three children decked out in San Francisco Giants gear | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
May 1, 2015
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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A new study finds that good middle managers add to workplace productivity.
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Helping Business Save Energy, Two Ways

How Brenden Millstein’s Carbon Lighthouse is changing the business model on corporate energy conservation and carbon offsets.
September 25, 2012
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Solving the Problem of School Bandwidth

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Hire Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

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September 20, 2012
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Ilan Guttman: How Does Transparency Affect Financial Crises?

A scholar argues that panicky investor behavior stems, in part, from the heightened reluctance of managers to disclose bad news.
September 20, 2012
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Kwabena Amporful: Building Better Teachers

A new program looks to improve student outcomes in his native Ghana, and beyond, by starting at the source of success.
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Chip Conley: The Power of "Noble Experiments"

The founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, discusses leadership, his bad first job, and the best business book he's ever read.
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Randall Bolten: "Painting with Numbers"

In a new book, a Stanford GSB alum explores how to present financials so people "get it."