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A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
November 9, 2016
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Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

A Stanford researcher disputes the theory of “choice overload.”

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Man and woman walking past a restaurant | iStock/andrearoad
September 28, 2016
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Beware the Little-Known “Spillover” Effect of Online Ads

Companies that advertise hoping to boost sales may unknowingly help their competitors.

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man serving several different craft beers | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
August 23, 2016
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Authenticity’s Paradox: If You Flaunt It, You Lose It

A professor discusses his decades of research into the origins, advantages, perils, and future of “authentic” branding.

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Chika Okoro speaking at Stanford TedX
August 9, 2016
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The Subtle, and Unsubtle, Influence of “Colorism”

Stanford GSB alumna Chika Okoro challenges America’s image-makers to think before they cast.
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