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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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A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014
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Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world’s most dangerous risks.

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October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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October 27, 2014
Stanford GSB on TumblrStanford GSB alumni discuss the key traits people need to launch a business.

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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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Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes kisses his bat during a team workout at Fenway Park, 2013 (USA Today Sports photo by Greg M. Cooper)
March 25, 2014
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Jeffrey Zwiebel: Why the “Hot Hand” May Be Real After All

A Stanford finance professor finds that hot streaks in sports are no illusion. Economists should take heed.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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A sign reads "Closing Down"
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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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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June 1, 2008
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Can Polling Location Influence How Voters Vote?

A study says the location of where voting takes place "would be more than enough to change the outcome of a close election."
June 1, 2008
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For MBA Grads, Corporate Responsibility Trumps Salary

A survey of graduating MBAs reveals how far they'll go to find an employer whose thinking is in sync with their own.
June 1, 2008
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Want Your Product to Look Good? Follow Something Bad

Persuasion research shows that context can matter as much as content.
May 1, 2008
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How Much Will We Pay for a Year of Life?

A study figures that $129,000 represents the minimum cost of giving a person an additional “quality-of-life adjusted” year of life.
May 1, 2008
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Nicolás Szekasy: You Need to Be Prepared to Capture Opportunity

The CFO of MercadoLibre, the eBay of Latin America, explains how the company has capitalized on rising internet use.
May 1, 2008
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What the U.S. Can Learn from High School Students in India, China

An entrepreneur screens his new film, 2 Million Minutes, at Stanford GSB and explains how students around the world use their time differently.
May 1, 2008
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Women are Still Scarce in Top-Level Business Positions

Deborah Zoullas, MBA ’78, outlined what professional women can do at the annual banquet organized by the Women in Management MBA student group.
April 1, 2008
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Excessive Executive Pay Makes Headlines, But So What?

A study shows that media clamor over high executive compensation makes virtually no difference in company behavior.
April 1, 2008
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Supply Chain Strategies for Sustainable Companies

Companies can make money being socially responsible and environmentally friendly ways, says Professor Hau Lee. It just takes the Triple-A approach.
March 1, 2008
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American Symphonies Often Spend More Than They Earn

A scholar's research suggests that a best-practices review including cost-cutting measures would help.