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U.S. President Donald Trump exits the stage.
July 6, 2017
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Trump and the GOP — Can this Marriage Work?

Will Republican leaders continue to tolerate the outlier President? David Brady, Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business says yes... for now.

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One Stanford study shows Europeans support a proportional allocation of refugees. | Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
July 3, 2017
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Europeans Favor Fairness in Allocating Asylum Seekers

Stanford scholars surveyed citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity.

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Sean Hinton speaking at the Global Speaker Series | Kiefer Hickman
July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.

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woman looking out window at city skyline | iStock/PeopleImages
June 29, 2017
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Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Great leaders are great communicators. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer in Management Richard Cox says using some tricks of the acting trade can make you great, too.

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Tracey Turner | Drew Kelly
June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.

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A young woman works at her home office. | iStock/Izabela Habur
June 22, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.

Latest Stories

November 29, 2016
Written

How Smart Bidders Can Manipulate Massive Auctions

Why do some companies pay less for broadcast and wireless spectrum? They leverage a flaw in the process.
November 28, 2016
Written

Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.
November 22, 2016
Written

How Do Power Couples Make It Work?

Act as a team; focus on small kindnesses; turn on the music and dance.
November 21, 2016
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Warriors Owner Joe Lacob: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Lacob explains what it takes to turn around a basketball team — and a business.
November 16, 2016
Written

Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.
November 15, 2016
Written

What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
November 14, 2016
Video

Inside Sports Management

How executives make the tough calls in a demanding industry.
November 11, 2016
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Is Ambivalence Healthy? Researchers Have Mixed Feelings

It can ease the pain when you lose but backfire when you win.
November 9, 2016
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Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

A Stanford researcher disputes the theory of “choice overload.”
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.