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Beyonce performs "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.

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Farmers husk corn at a farm village in China. | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
August 1, 2016
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A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.

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People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
August 3, 2016
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Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.

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Illustration of a man moving a life-sized rook on a chess board | iStock/JDawnInk
July 25, 2016
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Do Portfolio Managers Underestimate Risk by Overanalyzing Data?

New research questions whether “smart” beta is always smart.

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Superman's logo created using sticky notes in a window | Reuters/Mike Segar
July 27, 2016
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The Dangers of Power

One scholar shows how you can gain more power, and why you should be leery.

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Tyra Banks, CEO of Tyra Banks Co. and founder of Fierce Capital | Reuters/Mike Blake
July 14, 2016
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Eight Leadership Lessons from Beauty Magnate Tyra Banks

How the supermodel-turned-CEO found opportunities where others saw obstacles.

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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

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A man broodily looking over a city skyline from a high window | Reuters/Christian Hartmann
July 11, 2016
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Why Thoughts of Death Make Us Yearn for Power

Confronted by their mortality, men, more than women, seek power to ease their anxiety.

Latest Stories

January 7, 2016
Written

Jessica Jackley: Tapping Into the Inner Entrepreneur

A new book offers a candid look at the startup life.
January 6, 2016
Video

Jennifer Aaker: Why It Matters to Have Purpose in Your Life

People work harder if they feel that what they are doing has meaning.
January 5, 2016
Written

Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures by target firms hurt their own shareholders.
January 4, 2016
Written

How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
December 19, 2015
Written

A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015
Written

Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.
December 16, 2015
Video

Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.
December 15, 2015
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Nine Business Books to Read in 2016

Reading recommendations from alumni entrepreneurs.
December 15, 2015
Video

What's the Next Big Thing?

Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.
December 14, 2015
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Ten Popular Business Videos of 2015

Faculty, alumni, and guest speakers share insights on leadership, innovation, and more.