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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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February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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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 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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A man looking at newspaper headlines hanging on a window
February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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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 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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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

March 14, 2012
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How Big Data is Going to Change Entrepreneurship

At the 2012 Conference on Entrepreneurship, executives from three startups explore the rise of big data and the size of the opportunity
March 8, 2012
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The Role of "Repo" in the Financial Crisis

Researchers look at the effect of banks' off-balance-sheet collateralization of commercial paper in the recent financial crisis.
March 2, 2012
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David Brady Forecasts the 2012 Election at D.C. Alumni Event

Professor David Brady explained to an alumni audience how the "Guns and Butter" model of predicting elections tells just part of the story.
March 1, 2012
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Laurent Demuynck: Changing Lives through Farming in Rwanda

An entrepreneur hopes to increase the yield of mushrooms for Rwandan farmers to make them a staple in the country.
February 29, 2012
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West Bank Program for Children Takes Holistic Approach

An investment banker looks to build a sustainable model for alleviating poverty in a Middle East village.
February 24, 2012
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How Entrepreneurs Can Get Rest — and Have Fun

Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chien discusses Facebook, the future of mobile, and the one-and-only reason to start a new company.
February 24, 2012
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Stanley McChrystal on Leading in Tough Situations

The retired four-star general discusses six ways to manage those who report to you — and influence those who don't.
February 22, 2012
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New Media Models to Shore up the Publishing Industry

At the Stanford GSB's Future of Media conference, entrepreneurs discuss subscription models, speed, and the wall between advertising and editorial.
February 22, 2012
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Salman Khan: “Keep it Simple”

The YouTube tutor and founder explains how he built a successful, free, online learning service.
February 21, 2012
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Alvaro Uribe: “I Did It Because It Was a Necessity”

The former Colombian president discusses how his tough leadership style helped him defeat guerillas and foster peace and prosperity.