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September 17, 2019
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Oscar Munoz: Learn to Listen

On this podcast episode, the CEO of United Airlines discusses managing mergers and developing emotional intelligence.

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September 13, 2019
Video

Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.

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September 13, 2019
Video

What Tech Leaders Really Want

They’re an influential group that’s hard to pin down politically — until now. Meet the Liberaltarians.

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September 9, 2019
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How Much Does Management Matter to Productivity?

More than you might realize. Research finds management practices account for 20% of variation in productivity among certain firms.

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Michael Moritz visited Stanford GSB as part of the View From The Top speaker series in 2019. | Stacy Geiken
September 4, 2019
Audio

Michael Moritz: Look for Unexpected Opportunities

On this podcast episode, the Sequoia Capital partner discusses the top two challenges facing the tech industry: identifying promising companies and promoting diversity.

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September 5, 2019
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Trump’s Trade Wars: “Very, Very Abnormal”

An expert on political economy explains what healthy trade relations look like and how China could exploit Trump’s vulnerability.

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August 30, 2019
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Redefining Success: Adopt the Journey Mindset to Move Forward

To sustain the behaviors that helped you reach a goal, think about the achievement as a journey rather than a destination.

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September 4, 2019
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With “Retargeted” Advertising, Sooner Is Better Than Later

You know those ads that follow you around online? New research shows that they work, especially when deployed early.

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October 22, 2019
Written

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.
October 18, 2019
Video

How Corporations Use Tax Havens to Maximize Profits

What does it mean for a company to pay its fair share?
October 18, 2019
Written

Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
October 18, 2019
Written

With Grace

In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.
October 15, 2019
Written

In the Stock Market, Watch What They Know, Not What They Do

A new study finds that similarities in technological expertise can bind the fortunes of seemingly unrelated companies.
October 8, 2019
Audio

Ruth Porat: Invest for the Long Term

On this podcast episode, Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Alphabet and Google, talks about how education and flexibility propelled her finance career.
October 7, 2019
Written

The Five Best Policies to Promote Innovation — And One Policy to Avoid

A new toolkit aims to teach governments about which policies are supported by research.
October 4, 2019
Video

U.S. Banking Sector: Better Than Before

A Stanford GSB professor examines the post-crisis financial system.
October 2, 2019
Written

Are Bank Regulators Missing the Big Picture?

A new strategy to predict a bank’s risk of failure appears to outperform what regulators consider their gold standard for bank strength.
October 2, 2019
Written

Why Women and Older Workers Make Less Driving for Uber

Research examines age and gender gaps in the gig economy.