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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page. |  Reuters/Mike Segar
June 20, 2018
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How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.

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July 5, 2018
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The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Career coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.

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June 26, 2018
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Giving Credit to the Underserved

Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.

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June 21, 2018
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How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.

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 Ilya Strebulaev, credit: Mike McQuade
June 20, 2018
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Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital

The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum.

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Sarah Blakely speaking at View From The Top. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
June 21, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.

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SEED transformation participant, Linda Ampah | Gabriela Hasbun
June 15, 2018
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Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.

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Kenneth Frazier. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
July 6, 2018
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.
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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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June 15, 2018
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Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.
June 11, 2018
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Are Influencers Overrated?

A new study questions the effectiveness of targeting “hubs” at the center of social networks.
June 1, 2018
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Should Bankers Be Forced to Put Some Skin in the Game?

A study of 19th-century marital laws shows banks are better off when managers are held liable for bad investments.
June 1, 2018
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Will “Opportunity Zones” Lift Neighborhoods Out of Poverty?

Stanford’s Rebecca Lester teams up with two graduate students to find out.
May 23, 2018
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Susan Athey: Why Business Leaders Shouldn’t Have Blind Faith in AI

Telling cats from dogs is easy. It’s the what-ifs that get problematic.
May 22, 2018
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How Technology Companies Alienate Women During Recruitment

The problem isn’t just the pipeline. Companies struggle to attract women through bad recruiting practices.
May 18, 2018
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Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

A new Stanford study looks beyond the hype to examine how decentralized transactions can solve social ills.
May 14, 2018
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Gen. David Petraeus: Four Tasks of a Strategic Leader

The American general discusses leadership, recognizing opportunity, and owning mistakes.
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.
May 8, 2018
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Plenty: Towers of Kale Growing Outside Your City

This vertical farming startup plans to reimagine farming.