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Christine Su | Courtesy of Pasturemap
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.

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Nate Mazonson | Photo by Drew Kelly
May 8, 2018
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Plenty: Towers of Kale Growing Outside Your City

This vertical farming startup plans to reimagine farming.

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Sky Kurtz and fellow founders of Pure Harvest | Photo by Siddharth Siva
May 8, 2018
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Pure Harvest: A Smarter Greenhouse Brings Fresh Produce to the Desert

Fifty miles outside of Abu Dhabi, startup Pure Harvest plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an inhospitable climate.

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A worker at a factory in Kfar Saba near Tel Aviv cuts fabric printed with U.S. flags. | Reuters/Nir Elias
May 7, 2018
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Do You Discriminate Along Party Lines?

A Stanford study hints at the broad consequences of political polarization.

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Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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How Risk-Proof Is Your Company?

Political risk can blindside a poorly prepared manager.

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Valeant CEO Michael Pearson, former CFO Howard Schiller, and Pershing Square Capital Management CEO Bill Ackman | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
May 4, 2018
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It’s Time to Value Stakeholders over Shareholders

Why corporations need metrics that quantify how decisions affect things beyond the bottom line.

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A woman smiles and dances as she listens to music | iStock/NKS_Imagery
May 1, 2018
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How Spotify Broadens Your Musical Tastes

New research shows that streaming music subscribers listen to a more diverse array of artists — and more music in general — on digital platforms.

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Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 2, 2018
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Another Netflix Disruption: A Transparent Board

How the company that overhauled the entertainment industry created a new model of corporate governance.
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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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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.
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.