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February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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February 4, 2015
Written

Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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February 17, 2015
Written

Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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A man looking at newspaper headlines hanging on a window
February 3, 2015
Written

Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
Written

Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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A man standing at the edge of a pond
February 10, 2015
Written

How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

February 21, 2012
Video

Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan

Salman Khan spoke about the history and evolution of the Khan Academy and how it is reshaping the way people learn.
February 16, 2012
Written

Neil Malhotra: What Does a Hollywood Blockbuster Look Like?

A study of the film industry examines discrepancies between estimated and actual box office performance.
February 13, 2012
Written

Eric Baker: Find the Better Way

A StubHub founder explains why ticket resale was ripe for innovation, and how he's making the business concept flourish in other countries.
February 10, 2012
Written

European Union Likely to Avoid Economic Disaster But Still Needs Reform

Europe's banks also need to shore up their capital, not just borrow liquidity, say three experts on international finance.
February 8, 2012
Written

No Easy Remedy for Symphony Orchestra “Cost Disease”

In a new book, Professor Robert Flanagan tells why symphony orchestras need multiple strategies to keep their finances from ballooning out of control.
February 7, 2012
Written

Fukushima Points to Need for Sharing Crisis-Management Talent

Tokyo Electric's manager of nuclear power cites the value of cross-border sharing of emergency management knowledge.
February 7, 2012
Written

Innovative Ideas for Sustainable Farming and Economic Growth

Mountain Hazelnuts of Bhutan aims for a triple bottom line: alleviating poverty, restoration of landscape, and gain for investors.
February 7, 2012
Written

USRio+2.0: Mobile Tech May Provide Solutions to World Problems

Developing country representatives and entrepreneurs discuss how technology can foster growth and improve health.
February 6, 2012
Written

Jared Cohen: Harnessing Social Media for Revolution and Democracy

The Google Ideas leader says online technology challenges citizens to build better societies, not just revolt against bad ones.
January 24, 2012
Written

Marketing 101 for Designers of Great Products

Entrepreneur Perry Klebahn tells why building a good market is as essential as building a good product.