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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.

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April 1, 2011
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James H. Shelton: We Must Transform Schools

A U.S. Department of Education official warns that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people.
April 1, 2011
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Jeff Smisek: Adapting to Ever-Changing Challenges

The United Airlines CEO says amid shifting regulations, economic storms, and other issues, it's key to inspire employees to believe in the future.
April 1, 2011
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Lee Soo Man: Taking Korean Pop Culture Global

The entertainment mogul explains how he orchestrated a Korean pop show in Los Angeles that sold out — with a 70 percent non-Asian audience.
April 1, 2011
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Outsourcing May Hurt Fashion Manufacturers' Bottom Line

A study shows that fashion companies should combine trendy product designs with short production and distribution lead times.
April 1, 2011
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Removing Barriers for Clean Tech Energy Entrepreneurs

A Stanford GSB forum raises ideas to streamline permit processes and global supply chain challenges faced by fledgling clean energy firms.
March 18, 2011
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Larry Diamond: Democracy is Not Assured by Arab Uprisings

A scholar explains the complex, precarious, and often divergent paths to establishing a democratic government.
March 1, 2011
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Baba Shiv: Why Failure Drives Innovation

Research says how people approach failure can be key to their success.
March 1, 2011
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European High-Tech Startups Thrive, Says Skype Founder

Now head of his own venture capital firm, Niklas Zennström says the markets outside of the United States are big, and growing rapidly.
March 1, 2011
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John Paul DeJoria: Successful Entrepreneurs Must Survive "No"

The Paul Mitchell founder tells how he went from selling shampoo out of his car trunk to a hair care firm with $900 million in sales in 2010.
March 1, 2011
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Marcos Galperin: Growing Latin America’s Online Marketplace

The founder of MercadoLibre e-commerce, the eBay of Latin America, explains how to take a company from surviving to thriving.