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August 27, 2015
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What Our Digital Footprint Says About Us

A Stanford scholar says social media reveals your most intimate personality traits.

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August 24, 2015
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds Dumbing Down the Markets?

These investments, now more popular than hedge funds, come with a down side.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

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July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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August 13, 2015
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Exploring the Ethics Behind Self-Driving Cars

How do you code ethics into autonomous automobiles? And who is responsible when things go awry?

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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August 20, 2015
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Dennis Yang: “Learn to Manage Your Own Psychology”

The founder of educational technology firm Udemy discusses the importance of focus, support networks, and a strong company culture.

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March 18, 2013
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What March Madness Tells Us About Forecasting

Stanford's Amy Zegart argues in that the prediction business is getting easier.
March 15, 2013
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Beware: Corporate Financial Statements Decline in Predictive Value

New research explores the value of financial and market data to ascertaining the likelihood of bankruptcy.
March 15, 2013
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Streamlining an “Expensive Democracy”

Nigeria’s reform-minded central banker discusses government waste, austerity, and growth.
March 13, 2013
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Margaret Neale: Negotiation: Getting What You Want

Negotiation is problem solving. The goal is not to get a deal; the goal is to get a good deal.
March 11, 2013
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Why Do Some Ideas Spread?

Can any message be shaped to spread? A scholar offers tips to increase the odds.
March 4, 2013
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The Tough Math Behind Humanitarian Aid

A new study finds that a different approach to food-relief efforts in the developing world could save more lives.
March 4, 2013
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Your Genes May Affect Your Financial Decisions

A team of scholars studies the link between emotions and investment behavior.
March 4, 2013
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“I Never Lost Money On a Deal I Didn't Do”

The cofounder and former CEO of DeVry discusses his professional experiences, difficult lessons, and the significance of family.
March 1, 2013
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An Entrepreneur Attempts to Reinvent Anesthesia

How a New York-based company is trying to make surgery in the developing world a lot easier.
February 27, 2013
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Are Sick People Paying the Right Amount for Insurance?

New Stanford research says those with big health problems may be getting less for their money than they could — and raising prices for all.