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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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A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014
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Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world’s most dangerous risks.

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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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October 27, 2014
Stanford GSB on TumblrStanford GSB alumni discuss the key traits people need to launch a business.

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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.

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Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes kisses his bat during a team workout at Fenway Park, 2013 (USA Today Sports photo by Greg M. Cooper)
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.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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A sign reads "Closing Down"
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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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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January 1, 2010
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Carlos Ghosn: Electric Cars Are Alive and Well

The CEO of Nissan says the forthcoming Leaf will be key to his company's zero-emissions future.
January 1, 2010
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John Wolfensohn: "There Will Be a Monumental Shift of Economic Power"

The former World Bank president says that, in the next 40 years, today's leading countries will go from having 80% of the world's income to 35%.
December 1, 2009
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Social Pressures Affect Corporate Strategy and Performance

A scholar says social pressure plays a major role in determining corporate strategy and performance.
December 1, 2009
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Why Does Movie Popcorn Cost So Much?

A marketing professor says the high price of popcorn at most movie theater concession stands actually benefits moviegoers.
November 1, 2009
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Brian Lowery: Prejudice Fuels Opposition to Obama's Plans

Research shows that implicit racial prejudices corresponded with a reluctance to vote for Barack Obama and with opposition to his health care plan.
November 1, 2009
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Heidi Roizen: Networking Is More Than Collecting Lots of Names

The Silicon Valley master networker explains the importance of relationship building.
November 1, 2009
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John Doerr: Best Entrepreneurs Attempt the Impossible

The venture capitalist describes the importance of ambition and a thirst for knowledge in driving new ideas.
November 1, 2009
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The Right Decisions Aren't Always Easy, Says Avon's Jung

Andrea Jung stuck with a company she loved. Today, she's turning heads, as Avon's CEO. The firm is a success story in a brutal economic climate.
October 1, 2009
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Bill Browder: A Warning Against Investment in Russia

The Hermitage Capital Management founder publicly accuses the Russians of fraud and collusion in unraveling his company's $4 billion investments.
October 1, 2009
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Cost of Reducing CO2 Emissions Could Plunge

A study says the financial impact of regulating coal-fired power plants under a cap-and-trade system will be much less than previously projected.