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An electronic ticker is seen inside a Bank of America branch in New York | Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
May 19, 2015
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Anat Admati: Are Banks Safe Now?

A scholar and a former regulator both warn that safeguards are lacking to prevent another financial crisis.

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A doctor with his right hand over his heart reciting the Hippocratic oath
May 22, 2015
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Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

Money matters, but it’s only one part of a complex system of influences.

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City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange
May 20, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.

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 An earthquake in Nepal in April injured more than 19,000 people. | Courtesy Paul Auerbach
May 26, 2015
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Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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Jesper B. Sørensen | Beth Rimbey
May 22, 2015
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Jesper Sørensen: How to Be a More Strategic Leader

A professor of organizational behavior explains why strategic thinking is key to taking an idea to the next level.

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An environmental activist with green paint on his hand gives a plant to a car driver | Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas
May 21, 2015
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Why Social Movements Should Favor Collaboration over Confrontation

What the Nature Conservancy can teach other groups fighting for social change.

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Tennessee-Virginia state line on Main Street in Bristol
May 19, 2015
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Steven Callander: How to Make States “Laboratories of Democracy”

A Stanford professor argues that state innovation needs a federal nudge.

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Vinod Khosla at his View From The Top lecture
May 28, 2015
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Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.

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May 19, 2015
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Steven Callander: How to Make States “Laboratories of Democracy”

A Stanford professor argues that state innovation needs a federal nudge.
May 18, 2015
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Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.
May 14, 2015
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Pedro Gardete: Should Competitors Share Information?

Information-sharing can help better predict market ups and downs.
May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.
May 13, 2015
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Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.
May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.
May 7, 2015
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San Francisco 49ers’ Paraag Marathe: How to Launch a Career in Sports Management

The Stanford GSB alumnus talks team analytics, salary caps, and the untapped potential for virtual reality.
May 6, 2015
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Fryderyk Ovcaric: “Passionate People Inspire Me”

The founder of the mobile app Instapray discusses the power of teams, the importance of values, and the future of content.
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.
May 4, 2015
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Mitt Romney: Know Your Values, Encourage Dissent, and Take a Break

The former presidential candidate discussed his leadership style with the Stanford GSB community.