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A Nigerian woman sits in a tailoring shop. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinley
November 6, 2018
Written

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.

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Nisa Leung. Credit: Amanda Kho
October 31, 2018
Written

Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.

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Annabella Helman of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Olivia McAuliffe of McLean, Virginia join hands as other protesters overrun the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice. Credit: Reuters/James Lawler Duggan
October 30, 2018
Written

How Protests Can Swing Elections

A new study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections.

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Amir Goldberg
October 26, 2018
Video

What Our Emails Reveal

It’s hard to hide how you really feel in email.

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Ken Shotts and Neil Malhotra. Credit: Drew Kelly
October 18, 2018
Written

Are You an Ethical Leader?

Good intentions and gut instinct won’t take you far enough, say two Stanford GSB professors.

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Exterior view of the Amazon factory in Boves, France. Credit: Reuters/Yoan Valat/Pool
October 19, 2018
Written

Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.

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An illustration of a businessperson looking through a telescope. Credit: iStock/z_wei
October 15, 2018
Written

How CEOs-In-Waiting Buy the Companies They Want to Run

A little-known investment vehicle skyrockets young entrepreneurs into top roles.

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Brian Anderluh; Right, Lee Zimmerman. Credit: Courtesy of Lee Zimmerman
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
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.

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November 15, 2018
Written

How to Design a Successful Crowdsourcing Contest

Providing regular updates to competitors during innovation contests yields better solutions faster.
November 12, 2018
Video

What Do Employees Really Want?

Want to scale your company? Then take good care of your best employees.
November 7, 2018
Written

When People Would Rather Work with Competent Jerks Than Likable Fools

When money is on the line, a new study finds, people give less weight to social warmth.
November 6, 2018
Written

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
November 2, 2018
Written

Risks and Rewards of the Mysterious Private Stock World

Private marketplaces are thriving as companies leverage a valuable recruitment tool.
October 31, 2018
Written

Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.
October 30, 2018
Written

How Protests Can Swing Elections

A new study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections.
October 26, 2018
Video

What Our Emails Reveal

It’s hard to hide how you really feel in email.
October 19, 2018
Written

Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.