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Medical equipment is pictured on the wall of an examination room. Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake
May 29, 2019
Written

A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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Climbers on the way to the top of Mount Everest. Credit: Reuters/Stringer
May 29, 2019
Written

What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.

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Children play in the early morning sun in Central Park in New York. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
May 23, 2019
Written

Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.

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An associate is seen working at an automotive engine plant. Credit: Reuters/Paul Vernon
May 16, 2019
Written

The Case for Fair Value Accounting

A leading critic of current practices says they get the right answers mainly “by accident.”

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Ray Dalio at View from The Top. Credit: Stacey Geiken
May 20, 2019
Written

Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.

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Cersei from Game of Thrones. Credit: HBO/Helen Sloan
May 15, 2019
Written

The Cersei Effect: How Businesses Turn Colleagues into Backstabbers

New research shows that people with shared goals can get lured into “pseudo competitions” that hurt all involved.

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Lawrence M. Wein. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
May 17, 2019
Video

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.

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June 12, 2019
Written

How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.
June 6, 2019
Written

The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.
May 29, 2019
Written

A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?
May 29, 2019
Written

What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.
May 23, 2019
Written

Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.
May 20, 2019
Written

Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.
May 17, 2019
Video

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.
May 16, 2019
Written

The Case for Fair Value Accounting

A leading critic of current practices says they get the right answers mainly “by accident.”
May 15, 2019
Written

The Cersei Effect: How Businesses Turn Colleagues into Backstabbers

New research shows that people with shared goals can get lured into “pseudo competitions” that hurt all involved.
May 9, 2019
Written

Why Putting Yourself in Their Shoes Might Backfire

When our values don’t align, we struggle to see others’ viewpoints.