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A woman browsing the shelves at a bookstore. Credit: iStock/Satoshi-K
December 3, 2018
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Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.

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Ken Shotts and Neil Malhotra. Credit: Drew Kelly
October 18, 2018
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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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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
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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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How the Great Recession Influenced Today’s Populist Movements

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The Cost of CEO Activism

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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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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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The Biggest Antitrust Story You’ve Never Heard

The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.
May 7, 2018
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Do You Discriminate Along Party Lines?

A Stanford study hints at the broad consequences of political polarization.