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People ride escalators inside a shopping mall. | Reuters/Rodrigo Garrido
June 13, 2017
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Are We What We Buy?

A new study examines the role self-expression plays in online buying decisions.

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A laborer builds components of wind turbines at a wind power equipment factory. | Reuters/China Daily
June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.

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4 people of diverse gender and ethnicity | iStock/Aldomurillo
June 6, 2017
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Can You Spot Diversity? (Probably Not)

New research shows a “spillover effect” that might be clouding your judgment.

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Seized ammunition is displayed at a customs facility. | Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
June 1, 2017
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How to Solve More Gun Crimes Without Spending More Money

Simple tweaks to how police process bullet casings could dramatically improve their forensic data.

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Geese migrate in organized v-formations with a distinct leader. | iStock/Anagramm
May 22, 2017
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Coaxing Star Producers to Be Leaders

Economist Kathryn Shaw looks at how an aggressive law firm moved beyond “eat what you kill.”

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Cathedral of Light' at the Sydney Botanical Garden | Reuters/Jason Reed
May 31, 2017
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The Personal Touch, Quantified

Reminding customers of their loyalty to your business makes them much more likely to refer friends.

Latest Stories

June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.
June 26, 2017
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Want a Stock Tip? Follow the Analysts

Analyst coverage is a good prediction of how well a company will perform.
June 22, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.
June 20, 2017
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Developing the Next Wave of Women Leaders

A Stanford GSB conference explores women’s higher barriers to entry and the value of the network.
June 19, 2017
Management Today
Genuine cultural change starts at the top, argues Stanford professor Brian Lowery.
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
June 13, 2017
Written

Are We What We Buy?

A new study examines the role self-expression plays in online buying decisions.
June 7, 2017
Written

Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
June 6, 2017
Written

Can You Spot Diversity? (Probably Not)

New research shows a “spillover effect” that might be clouding your judgment.
June 5, 2017
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Mary Barra: Simplify Bureaucracy, and Don’t Be Afraid To Job Hop

The CEO of GM discusses leadership lessons and the future of self-driving cars.