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September 15, 2016
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Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.

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September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.

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September 13, 2016
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Pushing Past the Naysayers

When the cofounder of a ride service for kids kept hearing no, she channeled her unbreakable grandma.

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Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016
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Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.

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Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called "incubator" of French high-tech start-ups "Numa" in Paris, France. | REUTERS/Charles Platiau
September 20, 2016
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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.

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illustration of two people talking through huge face masks |iStock/dane_mark
September 9, 2016
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Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

How the lessons of improv theater help business leaders become their true, powerful selves.

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A bright tee shirt full wiki words and edits. | Original image courtesy flickr/mikeedesign. Modified by Tricia Seibold.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.

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Stanford GSB student presenting in class | Elena Zhukova
September 7, 2016
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When Students Teach Students, the Benefits Compound

A new study measures the value of grad-student instructors in the context of academic “production.”

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April 10, 2014
Fortune
A finance professor proposes a tax reform to reduce bank leverage and lower the risk of a financial crisis.
April 7, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: We May Not Be as Color Blind as We Think

New research shows that when it comes to dating and marriage, race still matters.
April 4, 2014
Project Syndicate
Two scholars explore the relationship between a country's economic performance and how "functional" its government is.
March 31, 2014
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Zakary Tormala: Mere Potential Can Be More Important Than Achievement

It's not always what you’ve done that matters, but what you just might do.
March 28, 2014
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Research: Do We Shy Away From Pivotal Calls?

A new study shows that at least one type of decision-maker — the Major League Baseball umpire — is biased when the stakes are high.
March 27, 2014
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Caroline Hu Flexer: "Solve a Problem You Personally Care About"

The cofounder of an educational games company discusses great advice, tough lessons, and why doing right by kids is key to her business.
March 26, 2014
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What Is the Relationship Between Technology and Democracy?

Condoleezza Rice and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss communication technologies, foreign policy, and geopolitics.
March 25, 2014
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Daniel McFarland: What Is the Secret to a Happy Collaboration?

A Stanford sociologist examines why workers team up with the same people again and again.
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.
March 24, 2014
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Do Workplace Hierarchies Still Matter?

A professor of organizational behavior says office power dynamics are part of our DNA.