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Man standing in doorway of rundown building | Reuters/Andrew Winning
June 18, 2015
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Ken Shotts: How to Understand (and Avoid) Political Risk

Political risk is inevitable, but there are ways to mitigate it.

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Man zip lining over a forest
May 28, 2015
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Do Mentions of God Persuade Consumers to Buy?

Research shows that references to God can prompt people to take more risks.

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In balletic pose, wearing pink shirts to show their support for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the England Rugby union squad go through warm-up exercises.  Russell Boyce/Reuters
June 19, 2015
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Benoît Monin: How Men React When Their Masculinity is Questioned

Findings have implications for how marketers sell products to men.

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Pedro M. Gardete, Assistant Professor of Marketing
June 22, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Do Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy?

A marketing professor explores how our behavior is influenced by others.

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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A worker in a Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology factory | Reuters/Stringer
June 22, 2015
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Breakthrough Materials

Citrine Informatics brings big data to materials discovery.

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Two individuals talking | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
June 11, 2015
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Carole Robin: How to Create a Feedback-Rich Environment

Giving and receiving constructive criticism takes practice.

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A ward at St Thomas' Hospital in central London | Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
June 9, 2015
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Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.

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 A man reads a book outside a cafe in London. | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
June 17, 2015
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Seven Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

Top selections from alumni entrepreneurs around the world.

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May 14, 2012
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Navigating Through Conflict

Gayle Lemmon discusses how entrepreneurs conduct business in some of the world's most difficult and dangerous environments.
May 9, 2012
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Can Research and Teaching Help Alleviate Poverty?

A group of scholars, students, and business and nonprofit leaders say yes, but it requires "a thoughtful, systemic approach."
May 2, 2012
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Building Affordable Health Care in China

Serial entrepreneur Kewen Jin discusses the rapid growth of China's health care industry and the idea of "innovation by subtraction."
May 2, 2012
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The Value of "Values Affirmation"

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.
May 1, 2012
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An Internet Alternative to the Doctor's Office

A talk with a Stanford dermatologist and entrepreneur who cofounded a digital-diagnosis practice.
April 27, 2012
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Rethinking the Peace Process

How even small psychological interventions can help reduce conflict.
April 25, 2012
Foreign Affairs
Jeffrey Ball of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance argues "it is time to push harder for renewable power, but to push in a smarter way."
April 25, 2012
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When Threats Are Better Than Anger

Negotiators gain more concessions with cool threats than with heated words.
April 24, 2012
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Building Better Health Care

In an online forum, Stefanos Zenios responds to reader questions on innovation in the field.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.