Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

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June 28, 2019
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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June 27, 2019
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Rising U.S. Inequality: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

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June 24, 2019
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How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.

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May 29, 2019
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A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?

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June 12, 2019
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How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.

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May 29, 2019
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What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.

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June 6, 2019
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The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.

Latest Stories

August 19, 2019
Written

How to Stay Ahead When the Rules Change

A Stanford business professor infiltrates the ever-shifting world of eSports to unearth new lessons in corporate adaptability.
August 19, 2019
Written

Presence, Structure, Performance: 5 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

Our experts’ tips on small changes that can make or break your next presentation.
August 16, 2019
Audio

Diane Von Furstenberg: The Most Important Relationship You’ll Have Is the One With Yourself

On this podcast episode, Diane Von Furstenberg, founder of the DVF clothing line, discusses the importance of character in bouncing back from setbacks.
August 8, 2019
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What Kind of Product “Authenticity” Appeals in China?

Focusing on craftwork and tradition works better than talking about moonlight and tea gods.
July 30, 2019
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Ethnic Networks Help Refugees Find Work

Immigrants are more likely to find jobs within their first five years if they live near people who share their nationality, ethnicity, or language.
July 30, 2019
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Media Consolidation Means Less Local News, More Right Wing Slant

A new study finds conglomerates are reshaping local TV news from the top down.
July 22, 2019
Written

Good News and Bad News on Tax Evasion

A tough new law made it much harder for American tax cheats to hide their money offshore. But a new study shows they haven’t given up.
July 22, 2019
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What Happens to Local Jobs When State Taxes Go Up?

With states competing fiercely for business, even small increases in corporate rates will spur some firms to pull up stakes.
July 18, 2019
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It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

Social advocacy organizations have greater impact on federal legislation when their experts get to testify.
July 16, 2019
Written

Why Hydrogen Could Improve the Value of Renewable Energy

A new study finds that hydrogen could address a major drawback of solar and wind power.