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September 21, 2020
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Calculating the Health Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

A controversial arm of the Affordable Care Act reduced strokes, heart disease, and other ailments among older, low-income patients, a new study finds.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast
August 28, 2020
Audio

Managing in the Moment: How to Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

In this episode, we discuss how to embrace failure and incorporate play into work.

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July 15, 2020
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Investing in Peace

Helping voters learn by trading in the stock market can shift their perspective and politics.

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July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.

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July 20, 2020
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True Diversity Comes from Within

Diverse corporate cultures are good, but the best encourage workers to embrace the diversity of their personal, sometimes conflicting, beliefs.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.
July 6, 2020
Audio

Be Better at Work: How to Communicate Better with Coworkers and Employees

In this podcast episode, two experts discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.

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September 22, 2020
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VCs and COVID-19: We’re Doing Fine, Thanks

A survey of more than 1,000 venture capitalists finds that investors predict only a tiny dip in portfolio performance — and that the cash spigot remains open.
September 21, 2020
Video

Building Teams to Tackle the Most Challenging Problems

Yes, expertise matters. But diverse skill sets matter just as much — and perhaps even more — when it comes to solving hard problems.
September 21, 2020
Written

Calculating the Health Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

A controversial arm of the Affordable Care Act reduced strokes, heart disease, and other ailments among older, low-income patients, a new study finds.
September 15, 2020
Written

The Economics of Prioritizing Family Ties in U.S. Immigration Policy

Migrants from overrepresented countries arrive with less education and fewer skills.
September 11, 2020
Audio

Showing Your Smile From Behind a Mask: How Culture and Emotion Impact Communication

In this episode, we discuss how cultural values play an important role in how you communicate and how you perceive others’ communication.
September 10, 2020
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Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity

A new study finds that recurring brainstorming sessions produce ideas that are, well ... kind of meh, actually.
September 3, 2020
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Schmoozing with Coworkers After Hours Has Professional Benefits — and Personal Costs

A new study shows that workers’ pay structure — hourly vs. salaried — affects how they perceive and spend their downtime.
September 1, 2020
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Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions

A new computer model developed by Stanford researchers could help policymakers choose the right reopening strategy.
August 28, 2020
Audio

Managing in the Moment: How to Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

In this episode, we discuss how to embrace failure and incorporate play into work.
August 27, 2020
Written

Craftier Than Cash: How Banks Use Credit Cards to Bribe Bureaucrats

A forensic analysis reveals that Chinese banks deployed credit cards as a form of “disguised corruption.”