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A man looks at his Google Pixel phone | Reuter/Stephen Lam
January 22, 2018
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How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.

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A man lays on a bench. | Reuters/Thomas Peter
January 22, 2018
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The Power of Doing Nothing

People love the default option. Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?

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Two women at work. | iStock/Tinpixels
January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”

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Art by Tricia Seibold with illustration by iStock/Kubkoo
January 10, 2018
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If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.

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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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a woman looks at her mobile phone | iStock/GaudiLab
January 8, 2018
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Disguised “Native” Ads Don’t Fool Us Anymore

Online shoppers are savvy enough to discern sponsored listings from organic content — but the ads still work.

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Photo illustration of early sewing factory and computer chip. | Tricia Seibold (with art from iStock/elen11)
December 8, 2017
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Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.

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December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
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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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January 22, 2018
Written

How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.
January 22, 2018
Written

The Power of Doing Nothing

People love the default option. Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?
January 16, 2018
Written

Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”
January 10, 2018
Video

If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.
January 8, 2018
Written

Disguised “Native” Ads Don’t Fool Us Anymore

Online shoppers are savvy enough to discern sponsored listings from organic content — but the ads still work.
December 19, 2017
Written

Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
December 12, 2017
Written

Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.
December 8, 2017
Written

Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.
December 5, 2017
Written

What to Read over the Holidays

15 Stanford business professors recommend books for those long winter nights.
December 4, 2017
Written

10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

Readers keyed into humor’s workplace value, the secret to improving communication skills, and advice from Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen.