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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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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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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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April 24, 2015
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Ron Gutman: “I Am Really Focused on the User”

HealthTap founder has redefined doctor visits.
April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.
April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.
April 21, 2015
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Stefan Reichelstein: Preventing the Solar Cliff

A change to a tax credit could kill the nascent industry.
April 17, 2015
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Preet Bharara: A Culture of Silence Can Hurt a Firm

A U.S. Attorney gives tips for following your moral compass.
April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.
April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.