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 Paul Oyer | Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer
February 16, 2018
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What an Economist Is Learning by Driving for Uber

In studying the gig economy, Paul Oyer opts for a hands-on-the-wheel approach.

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Art by Tricia Seibold with illustration by iStock/Kubkoo
January 10, 2018
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If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.

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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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A woman runner wearing a fitness tracker stops to tie her shoe | iStock/monkeybusinessimages
February 13, 2018
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Why Do We Avoid Information Right When We Need It Most?

Comparing ourselves to others can help us meet goals — especially if the timing’s right.

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December 5, 2017
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What to Read over the Holidays

15 Stanford business professors recommend books for those long winter nights.
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