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January 16, 2015
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Everything That Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (and What to Do About It)

Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.

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January 12, 2015
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Cheer Up, Americans! Gridlock and Bureaucrats Actually Improve Our Politics

A Stanford professor of political economy finds virtue in filibusters and “unelected bureaucrats.”

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January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.

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January 12, 2015
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William Barnett: Beware of VCs Who Claim to Know What’s Next

Most disruptive changes in markets are not predicted by experts.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
November 3, 2014
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Netflix Founder Reed Hastings: Make as Few Decisions as Possible

The CEO of Netflix discusses what he's learned while redefining movie-watching.

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A man sitting at his computer
January 16, 2015
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Sridhar Narayanan: With Google Search Ads, Higher Isn’t Always Better

The researchers gained rare insight into the effects of position in paid search advertising on Google.

Latest Stories

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.
March 1, 2011
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Novartis Executive Describes the Battle Against Malaria in Africa

A program using cell phones to get drugs to rural areas has helped lower deaths from malaria, said Silvio Gabriel in a Stanford GSB talk.
March 1, 2011
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Penny Pritzker Takes on the Public School System

The 2011 recipient of the Arbuckle Award says public education must prepare a workforce for tomorrow's needs.
March 1, 2011
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Researchers: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

A study shows that women who display masculine traits ― and know when not to ― get more promotions than men.
March 1, 2011
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Steven Rattner: The 2009 U.S. Auto Bailout Was Necessary

The Wall Street financier who led the operation says that the government's $82 billion expense averted a national economic catastrophe.
February 1, 2011
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Ford Is Adding Jobs, Expanding Says CEO Alan Mulally

The Ford Motor turnaround required tough decisions and labor cooperation but CEO Alan Mulally is optimistic about the future.
February 1, 2011
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Marcia McNutt: Leadership Lessons from the BP Oil Spill

The head of the U.S. Geological Survey says one major challenge was getting the "cowboys," engineers, and scientists working together.