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April 23, 2018
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Ginni Rometty: How Purpose Helps Innovation

The IBM CEO explains why tech needs to do things that matter.

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April 19, 2018
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Three Trends Shaping the Sports Industry

The annual Sports Innovation Conference brought athletes, owners, and technologists to Stanford GSB to talk about the future of the game.

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April 17, 2018
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Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.

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April 12, 2018
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The Decline of the IPO

With fewer companies going public, corporate transparency gets murkier.

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April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

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April 9, 2018
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The Secrets of Staying Power

How the best brands came to be recognized around the world.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.
March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.
March 27, 2018
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A New Kind of Peace Studies: The Stock Market

When Israelis invest in stocks, they are more likely to support peace negotiations, new Stanford research shows.
March 21, 2018
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Should Your Bank Be Allowed to Micromanage Your Business?

New research shows lenders could make more prudent decisions.
March 19, 2018
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Bringing Mindfulness to Your Career

In her new book, “How We Work,” Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.
March 19, 2018
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Love Online: Dating App Executives on Pleasing Their Customers and Measuring Success

Founders of Coffee Meets Bagel, The League, and others discuss their popular businesses.
March 19, 2018
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Taking Advantage of the Tattletale Effect

Once the government sets product standards, let competitors — not regulators — test each other’s claims.
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
March 13, 2018
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Jeffrey Katzenberg: How Failure Makes a Better Leader

The media industry veteran shares the lessons he learned after being fired — twice.
March 8, 2018
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Navigating the Shifting Seas of Global Government Oversight

Why a Stanford-trained entrepreneur sees gold in all that red tape.