You are here

Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

An employee working at Facebook headquarters
August 27, 2015
Written

What Our Digital Footprint Says About Us

A Stanford scholar says social media reveals your most intimate personality traits.

Insights

A picture of a stock market ticker.
August 24, 2015
Written

Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

These investments, now more popular than hedge funds, come with a down side.

Insights

Susan Akbarpour | Courtesy
August 20, 2015
Written

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.

Insights

Mother helps daughter with homework during breakfast
August 21, 2015
Written

An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

Insights

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
Written

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.

Insights

Illustration by Abigail Goh
August 13, 2015
Written

Exploring the Ethics Behind Self-Driving Cars

How do you code ethics into autonomous automobiles? And who is responsible when things go awry?

Insights

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
Written

Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

Insights

Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
Written

Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

Insights

Dennis Yang | Courtesy
August 20, 2015
Written

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.

Latest Stories

April 9, 2013
Written

Caroline Hoxby: New Tools Help Smart Low-Income Kids Realize Great College Opportunities

New study finds that low-income, high-achieving students with information about their full range of college opportunities, will apply to selective colleges in larger numbers, attend and graduate.
April 7, 2013
Written

A British Entrepreneur Builds a Music Business in Nigeria

Michael Ugwu explains the challenges, and opportunities, of building a company in Lagos.
April 1, 2013
Written

The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.
March 29, 2013
Written

Making the Business Case for Africa

The for-profit sector steps up to play its role in Africa’s economic development.
March 29, 2013
Written

The Big Trend: The World is Getting Wealthier

A macroeconomist says that despite the risks, long-term growth patterns should make you optimistic about the future.
March 26, 2013
Written

Chip and Dan Heath: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

In their book, Chip and Dan Heath lay out a path for making better decisions.
March 25, 2013
Written

Building a City for Tomorrow

A conversation with the CEO of the company that’s developing Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah Economic City.
March 21, 2013
Video

Elizabeth Blankespoor: How Twitter Can Improve Your Market Liquidity

Elizabeth Blankespoor explains how smaller firms can use Twitter to deliver company news directly to investors, improve market liquidity and compete with bigger companies.
March 21, 2013
Written

IBM’s “Frugal Innovation” Takes Root in Africa

Combining high and low tech, IBM’s famous R&D lab tackles the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing continent.
March 19, 2013
Written

Myron Scholes and Darrell Duffie Assess the Fallout in Cyprus

Two scholars explain what could happen next in Nicosia — and the rest of Europe.