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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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Mother helps daughter with homework during breakfast
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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November 1, 2012
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Crisis Management: The Art of Damage Control

In a new book, Stanford GSB lecturers share political survival tactics in a 24/7 news cycle.
October 31, 2012
The World Economic Forum
Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, discusses regulatory options in the World Economic Forum's 2012 Financial Development Report.
October 30, 2012
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Changing Markets: What's Next for China

Investors in China discuss "me-too technologies" and what's hot in the VC world.
October 30, 2012
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Disaster Relief Helps the Incumbent

Research shows that President Obama may get a bump in the polls from Hurricane Sandy.
October 30, 2012
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How Polls Influence Behavior

New research says polling data helps voters get the information they need to make decisions.
October 26, 2012
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Ellen Siminoff: “Learn How to Sell”

The CEO of Shmoop discusses entrepreneurship, salesmanship, and how to inspire kids to learn.
October 25, 2012
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The Executive Social Media Gap

A new study reveals a disconnect between companies' understanding of social media and the actions they are taking to apply it to their business.
October 24, 2012
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Jeff Skoll’s Philanthropy Focuses on World’s Biggest Challenges

Jeff Skoll, one of only 20 people who’ve ever given away $1 billion, hopes to engage everyone in the planet’s survival by leveraging the power of Hollywood.
October 23, 2012
Washington Post
Stanford GSB Prof. Joshua Rauh explores the cost of public pensions.
October 23, 2012
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The Message and the Medium

Research says political candidates might be better off paying for web ads than investing too heavily in TV.