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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

January 11, 2016
Written

How the World Bank President Plans to Eradicate Poverty by 2030

Jim Yong Kim talks about how audacious goals bring real change.
January 7, 2016
Written

Jessica Jackley: Tapping Into the Inner Entrepreneur

A new book offers a candid look at the startup life.
January 6, 2016
Video

Jennifer Aaker: Why It Matters to Have Purpose in Your Life

People work harder if they feel that what they are doing has meaning.
January 5, 2016
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Facing Acquisition? Your Good Accounting May Be a Liability

Research shows that financial disclosures benefit buyers at the target’s shareholders' expense.
January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015
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Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.
December 16, 2015
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.
December 15, 2015
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Nine Business Books to Read in 2016

Reading recommendations from alumni entrepreneurs.
December 15, 2015
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What's the Next Big Thing?

Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.