Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

Bumble Bee. Credit: Eiko Ojala
September 14, 2018
Written

What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.

Insights

Children drink soda as they sit in the shade on a hot day. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
September 7, 2018
Written

The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.

Insights

A group of women selling jewelry and handicrafts at the walls of the Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan India. Credit: iStock/Aluxum
September 7, 2018
Written

What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.

Insights

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks. Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis
September 6, 2018
Written

Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.

Insights

Many advertisers in online auctions suspect that the bidding is rigged. Research shows they may be right.
August 21, 2018
Written

Rigged Auctions? Why Top Bidders Don’t Always Feel Like Winners

New research casts suspicion about auctions in the online advertising market.

Insights

Illustration of a man manipulating the performance stocks. Credit: istock/dane_mark
August 29, 2018
Written

How CEOs Reinvented the Dating Game Scandal in Stock Options

A study finds that companies have come up with a new variant on backdating stock options to reap windfall profits.

Insights

A group of young men and women looking shocked at their cell phones. Credit: iStock/SIphotography
August 17, 2018
Written

The Consequences of Viral Outrage

Even justified outcries can backfire when people pile on.

Insights

Portraits by contemporary artist JR are displayed on the worksite boarding placed around the dome on the Pantheon. Credit: Reuters/Christian Hartmann
August 24, 2018
Written

Exploring the Origins of Foreign Cultural Values

As businesses go global, it pays to understand the beliefs underpinning behaviors that might seem strange.
male hand holding a compass

Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

Latest Stories

September 19, 2018
Written

How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
September 19, 2018
Written

When the Career Path Takes a Sharp Left

Three alumni share what led them to take a chance on a less conventional job change.
September 14, 2018
Written

What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.
September 13, 2018
Written

Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.
September 7, 2018
Written

The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.
September 7, 2018
Written

What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.
September 6, 2018
Written

Why “Uncertainty Shocks” Are Part of the Trump-Era Economy

A Stanford economist says that populist politicians have become a major source of economic uncertainty.
August 29, 2018
Written

How CEOs Reinvented the Dating Game Scandal in Stock Options

A study finds that companies have come up with a new variant on backdating stock options to reap windfall profits.
August 24, 2018
Written

Exploring the Origins of Foreign Cultural Values

As businesses go global, it pays to understand the beliefs underpinning behaviors that might seem strange.
August 21, 2018
Written

Rigged Auctions? Why Top Bidders Don’t Always Feel Like Winners

New research casts suspicion about auctions in the online advertising market.