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A Muslim girl and her mother are at the hospital. A male doctor is checking the girl's heartbeat. Credit: iStock/FatCamera
November 22, 2019
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Stanford Researchers Find No ‘Magnet Effect’ When States Extend Public Health Insurance to Immigrants

When states expand public health insurance to include low-income, legal immigrants, it does not lead to out-of-state immigrants moving in search of benefits.

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A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
November 22, 2019
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Uncertainty Drags Down Global Growth

Tariffs and trade policy uncertainty have had a chilling impact on business, a Stanford scholar says.

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Left to Right: Oladoyin Oladapo, Marcos Galperin, Hernan Kazah, Stelleo Tolda. Credit: Shana Lynch.
November 18, 2019
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Mercado Libre Founders: It Takes Patience and Resilience

The former classmates discuss launching Latin America’s top online marketplace when no one believed it would work.

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Future of financial business concept: Hand touching increasing graph with finance symbols coming. Credit: iStock/Yozayo
November 14, 2019
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How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.

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An employee works on a computer terminal against the backdrop of a picture of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs at the Startup Village in Kinfra Hi-Tech Park. Credit: Reuters/Sivaram V
November 4, 2019
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Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity

Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture.

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Stanford GSB senior associate dean for academic affairs, Sarah A. Soule, smiling outdoors. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
November 13, 2019
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Uncovering Stereotypes in Classroom Materials

How bias creeps into the language of leadership.

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 Stanford GSB Professor Charles O’Reilly speaking with the Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Mike Elwell
November 4, 2019
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Why Great Businesses Fail

Strong leadership makes a difference when a big company faces disruption.

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HAI Distinguished Fellow Erik Brynjolfsson and Stanford GSB Professor Susan Athey discuss the ethics of AI at a recent conference, Credit: Holly Hernandez
November 7, 2019
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.

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January 22, 2020
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The Super Power of Tomorrow? Being “Indistractable”

Learn how to take back control of your attention span.
January 17, 2020
Audio

Speaking Without a Net: How to Master Impromptu Communication

Stanford improv experts discuss the art of in-the-moment communication in this episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart.
January 17, 2020
Audio

Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast

How do I communicate clearly when put on the spot? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation?
January 16, 2020
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Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.
January 15, 2020
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Maker: Rickshaw Bagworks — Fresh Bags Made Daily

“I’m not driven to be the king of the bag industry,” Mark Dwight says. “I love being hands-on, and I love everything about this business. I’m in the factory every day.”
January 15, 2020
Audio

Marcos Galperín and MercadoLibre: Pursue the Contrarian View

How three founders built the eBay of Latin America when everyone said it wouldn’t work.
January 13, 2020
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Eight Tips for Building, Maintaining, and Leveraging Your Professional Relationships

A leadership coach shows how you can get the most out of your network.
January 10, 2020
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Hard Lesson: When Co-Investors Disagree

A legendary hotelier looks back at one of his biggest failures — and what he learned from it.
January 9, 2020
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Satya Nadella: Aligning Behind a Common Purpose

The Microsoft CEO refocused on a company culture where people can take risks and learn from mistakes.
January 9, 2020
Written

When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.