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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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A man working at his computer.
November 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: Why Virtual Teams Have More Conflict

A professor of organizational behavior explains why disagreements among virtual teams can escalate more quickly than in face-to-face encounters.

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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.

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John Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach business leaders about monopolists and informal power.

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CIA Director Michael Hayden
November 7, 2014
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Former NSA Head Michael Hayden: The Agency “Cannot Survive Without Being More Transparent”

Michael Hayden discusses the evolving rules in combatting terrorism.

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CEO of Ford Motor, Alan Mulally
October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.

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October 20, 2014
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Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn’t just for infants and toddlers.

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Jennifer Aaker
October 27, 2014
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Jennifer Aaker: What Makes Us Happy?

As people grow older, their definition of happiness tends to shift from excitement to contentment.

Latest Stories

June 1, 2011
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The Positive Effect of Negative Information

Researchers say news about a company or product blemish may actually strengthen consumers' positive impressions.
May 20, 2011
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Laura Chinchilla: Costa Rica Strives for High Tech Future

The president of Costa Rica looks to broaden her country's economic base.
May 19, 2011
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Corporate Governance Book Explores How Boards Can Govern Better

"Corporate Governance Matters" by Professor David Larcker and Brian Tayan provides a practical framework for organizational decisions.
May 1, 2011
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Broad Experience Gives Iger the Disney Touch

Iger and Disney Have Survived Singing Cops and Moms on Mars.
May 1, 2011
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Conference Explores Innovations Transforming Health Care

A new generation of medical "rock stars" are blending cutting-edge technology with reams of old-fashioned data to drive global chance in health care.
May 1, 2011
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Embracing a Way to Change the World

In a Stanford course, Jane Chen finds her passion is saving babies
May 1, 2011
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Japanese Alumni Test Their Post-Disaster Leadership Mettle

As Japan shifts from disaster relief to rebuilding, GSB alumni see opportunities for change and renewal.
May 1, 2011
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TEDx Conference Attendees Explore the Future World of Data

Data, its uses, abuses, influence, and future possibilities — was the focus of attention for sold-out TEDx conference attendees.
April 1, 2011
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Exploring Auction Models for Peer-to-Peer Lending

A study says in the emerging market for peer-to-peer loans, the auction method that's used can make an important difference to the borrower.
April 1, 2011
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If Money Doesn't Make You Happy, Consider Time

Forget Suze Orman. Time, not money, is your most precious resource. Spend It wisely.