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Investors arguing in a board room. Credit: iStock/Martin Barraud
January 15, 2019
Written

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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A homeless person tries to stay warm at the entrance of a subway station near the White House. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
January 9, 2019
Written

Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.

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A contemplative figure. Credit: Jocelyn Tsaih
December 19, 2018
Written

What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.

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A Nigerian woman sits in a tailoring shop. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinley
November 6, 2018
Written

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.

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Brian Anderluh; Right, Lee Zimmerman. Credit: Courtesy of Lee Zimmerman
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.

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January 15, 2019
Written

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
January 9, 2019
Written

Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.
December 19, 2018
Written

What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.
November 6, 2018
Written

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Small Businesses in Emerging Markets

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, a Stanford professor is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
October 19, 2018
Written

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
October 10, 2018
Written

Reshaping Markets to Solve Poverty and Inequality

Academics, investors, and nonprofit leaders on how to find innovative solutions for the world’s starkest problems.
October 5, 2018
Written

Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.
September 25, 2018
Written

How to Tap Skilled Managers in Villages Where Chiefs Still Rule

Identifying and promoting talented technocrats outside traditional hierarchies can catalyze local economic development.
September 19, 2018
Written

How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
September 7, 2018
Written

The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.