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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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April 17, 2012
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Research-Backed Ways to Get Out the Vote

How lessons from behavioral science could help increase turnout.
April 13, 2012
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Why Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."
March 21, 2012
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Eric Schlosser: In the Food Wars, Don't Forget Low Income People

The "Food Inc." filmmaker and author suggests critics of today's industrial food system should focus more on social justice.
March 21, 2012
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Gearing Up for a Fight, or Retreating for a Treat?

Research explores why some conflicts make you angry, and others make you energized.
March 20, 2012
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Behavior Lessons for Leadership and Teamwork

Body language is critical to your effectiveness in working with other people, says social psychology researcher Deborah Gruenfeld.
March 19, 2012
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Field Research as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation

Researchers share results and ideas for tackling extreme poverty through innovations in institutions, management, and technology
March 14, 2012
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Professor Anat Admati argues that bank dividend payouts to shareholders expose "the economy to unnecessary risks without valid justification."
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.