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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.

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May 20, 2016
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Oxford Chancellor: The Humanities Are Being Starved

Chris Patten discusses the importance of liberal arts, disgraceful CEO pay, and the problem with identity politics.
May 19, 2016
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The Peril of Power Without Status

Jobs that grant control over resources but lack respect can ignite conflict.
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.
May 16, 2016
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Strong “Signature Stories” Can Shape More Than a Company’s Brand

Businesses can touch customers and clarify corporate values by creating a powerful narrative.
May 10, 2016
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Pedro Gardete: The Real Price of Cheap Talk

Do customers benefit from highly targeted online ads?
May 5, 2016
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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.
May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?
May 2, 2016
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Do employers see their male and female employees differently? Yes, in that they see the work men do a lot more clearly.
April 29, 2016
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Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.
April 28, 2016
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In Searches, Those Paid Ads Pay Off

One study shows how native ads attract more business.