Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

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June 28, 2019
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
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.

Insights

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June 27, 2019
Written

Rising U.S. Inequality: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

Insights

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June 24, 2019
Written

How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.

Insights

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May 29, 2019
Written

A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?

Insights

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June 12, 2019
Written

How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.

Insights

Climbers on the way to the top of Mount Everest. Credit: Reuters/Stringer
May 29, 2019
Written

What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.

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June 6, 2019
Written

The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.

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July 2, 2019
Written

What to Read This Summer

Escape the heat with books recommended by Stanford business professors.
June 28, 2019
Written

How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
June 27, 2019
Written

Rising U.S. Inequality: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.
June 24, 2019
Written

How Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Three Stanford scholars explore how we measure innovation, how innovation drives productivity, and how productivity affects inequality.
June 12, 2019
Written

How Well Do Refugees Integrate into American Society?

Nationality, education level, and other factors are linked to resettled refugees’ likelihood of becoming citizens.
June 6, 2019
Written

The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.
May 29, 2019
Written

A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?
May 29, 2019
Written

What Climbing Expeditions Tell Us about Teamwork

A new study mines decades of mountaineering data to measure how groupthink fares against top-down leadership.
May 23, 2019
Written

Will Investors Pay a Premium for Being Green?

Despite the surging focus on environmental sustainability, a new study suggests investors still care about the old kind of green.
May 20, 2019
Written

Bridgewater Investments Founder Ray Dalio: Invest in Idea Meritocracy

The investment icon says a system of thoughtful disagreement creates competitive advantage.