Insights by Stanford Business

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Two men chat on a footbridge. Credit: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili
April 4, 2019
Written

How to Invest in Your Social Capital

Influencing others’ network ties shapes your status.
Insights Series

In this five-part series, Stanford Business explores the latest findings from a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. Latino business owners and asks four to share their stories firsthand.

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People protest outside the entrance for the Real Estate Disposition Corp Foreclosure Home Auction in New York, March 8, 2009. The auction of foreclosed homes in New York City on Sunday drew protesters who blamed banks for an epidemic of home losses and called for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
April 3, 2019
Written

Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.

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Woman craft beer maker examining her beer. Credit:iStock/vgajic
March 29, 2019
Written

Better If It’s Man-Made?

Gender bias can negatively affect what we think about products made by women, especially in male-oriented markets.

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf arrives to testify before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm’s sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron
March 15, 2019
Written

Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.

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Children drinking Coca-Cola. Credit: Reuters/Hazir Reka
March 22, 2019
Written

How to Design a Better Soda Tax

An analysis of Philadelphia’s sweet-drink “sin tax” finds a flaw in the system: Many people simply drive beyond city limits to buy their pop.

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Michael Moritz. Credit: Stacy Geiken
March 12, 2019
Written

Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.

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Chesca Colloredo-Mansfield. Credit: Lissa Gotwals
March 19, 2019
Written

Finding a Low-Cost Treatment for Clubfoot

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld’s journey from online retail to academia to a healthcare nonprofit has paid off in ways that can’t be measured.

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May 17, 2019
Video

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.
May 16, 2019
Written

The Case for Fair Value Accounting

A leading critic of current practices says they get the right answers mainly “by accident.”
May 15, 2019
Written

The Cersei Effect: How Businesses Turn Colleagues into Backstabbers

New research shows that people with shared goals can get lured into “pseudo competitions” that hurt all involved.
May 9, 2019
Written

Why Putting Yourself in Their Shoes Might Backfire

When our values don’t align, we struggle to see others’ viewpoints.
May 8, 2019
Written

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: What’s Best for the Surrounding Community?

In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, a new study finds.
May 3, 2019
Written

Five Common Communication Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

Learn how to be more effective at your next meeting or presentation.
April 30, 2019
Written

Artificial Intelligence for the Perplexed Executive

AI can transform almost every industry. The biggest uncertainty may be the humans behind it.
April 26, 2019
Written

On Social Media, Sell Your Brand, Not Your Stuff

A new marketing study of Facebook users shows that hard-sell tactics stifle engagement, and engagement is gold.
April 24, 2019
Written

Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.
April 24, 2019
Written

Why Self-Regulation Can Pay Off

Companies that try to fix problems on their own may sidestep more onerous regulations in the future.