Career & Success

A Look Back at 2014

Explore 10 Stanford Business stories from 2014, including pieces on happiness and networking.

December 11, 2014

| by GSB Staff

1. Ten Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

How to connect to the people who matter.

Phrases in bold, color letters - "stay in touch", "be genuine"

Illustration by Erik Marinovich

2. Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn’t just for infants and toddlers.

A child and parent riding a bicycle built for two along the beach

Reuters/Nacho Doce

3. Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career?

How changing your trajectory can lead to greater innovation, success, and meaning in your work.

People sitting behind potted plants

Reuters/Toru Hanai

4. Oprah Winfrey: “Align Your Personality With Your Purpose”

The former talk show star offers career and life advice at Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Toni Gauthier

5. Researchers: A Few Bad Hair Days Can Change Your Life

New research explores how your feelings about how you look affect how you behave.

A stylist looks at a model's hair

Reuters/Daniel Munoz

6. Heidi Roizen: “Today Everything Is Relationship-Driven”

Master networker Heidi Roizen on what has changed — and what hasn’t — about professional networking in the era of social media.

Heidi Roizen portrait

Aaron Wojack

7. Huggy Rao and Robert Sutton: How Do You Scale Excellence?

Two Stanford professors discuss their new book, Scaling Up Excellence, which reveals how the best leaders and teams create a growth mindset.

Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao

Claudia Goetzelmann

8. Jennifer Aaker: How to Make Yourself Happy

New research shows one big reason to be nice to others.

Two girls smiling and laughing


9. Paul Oyer: What Online Dating Can Teach About Economics

In an excerpt from one of his recent books, an economist explains why it’s important to show you really mean what you say.

Professor Paul Oyer

Amy Harrity

10. How the Digital Age Rewrites the Rule Book on Consumer Behavior

The authors of a new book on market research explain how a shift in consumer decision-making is fundamentally changing marketing.

People walking by an iPhone display

Reuters/Toru Hanai

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