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 Stanford GSB Professor Charles O’Reilly speaking with the Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Mike Elwell
November 4, 2019
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Why Great Businesses Fail

Strong leadership makes a difference when a big company faces disruption.

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Moving vans headed east out of California. Credit: iStock/eyecrave
October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.

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A young black man, anxious about his bills. Credit: iStock/Damir Khabirov
October 28, 2019
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Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference announcing the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
October 28, 2019
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The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

Slashing business taxes brings some local investment but fewer overall U.S. jobs, new research finds.

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Lisa De Simone. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
October 18, 2019
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How Corporations Use Tax Havens to Maximize Profits

What does it mean for a company to pay its fair share?

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Hands are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the picture of various currencies of money in this illustration. Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Illustration
October 24, 2019
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Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.

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Grace Wilsey receiving care at Stanford. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 2019
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Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.

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A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Reuters/Nacho Doce
October 22, 2019
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.

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November 18, 2019
Written

Mercado Libre Founders: It Takes Patience and Resilience

The former classmates discuss launching Latin America’s top online marketplace when no one believed it would work.
November 14, 2019
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How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.
November 13, 2019
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Uncovering Stereotypes in Classroom Materials

How bias creeps into the language of leadership.
November 7, 2019
Written

Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
November 4, 2019
Written

Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity

Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture.
November 4, 2019
Video

Why Great Businesses Fail

Strong leadership makes a difference when a big company faces disruption.
October 31, 2019
Written

Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.
October 28, 2019
Written

Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.
October 28, 2019
Written

The Mixed Impact of U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts

Slashing business taxes brings some local investment but fewer overall U.S. jobs, new research finds.
October 24, 2019
Written

Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.