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A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
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.”

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A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
November 16, 2016
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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.

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A couple holds hands | Reuters/Chris Wattie
November 22, 2016
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How Do Power Couples Make It Work?

Act as a team; focus on small kindnesses; turn on the music and dance.

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green with owner Joe Lacob | Reuters/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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.

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A man standing in the middle of an empty six-lane road | Reuters/Paul Hanna
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.

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 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
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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?

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A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.

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A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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.

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A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.

Latest Stories

June 19, 2015
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Benoît Monin: How Men React When Their Masculinity is Questioned

Findings have implications for how marketers sell products to men.
June 18, 2015
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Ken Shotts: How to Understand (and Avoid) Political Risk

Political risk is inevitable, but there are ways to mitigate it.
June 17, 2015
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Kat Taylor: Changing the Face of Philanthropy

A bank CEO explains what finance, food and climate change have to do with charitable giving.
June 17, 2015
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Seven Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

Top selections from alumni entrepreneurs around the world.
June 16, 2015
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Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.
June 16, 2015
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Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.
June 11, 2015
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Carole Robin: How to Create a Feedback-Rich Environment

Giving and receiving constructive criticism takes practice.
June 10, 2015
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Sangick Jeon: How Do You Manage Diversity?

In Kenya, a Stanford researcher shows that ethnic diversity can spur productivity.
June 9, 2015
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George Foster: Are Startups Really Job Engines?

Entrepreneurship can be personally rewarding and good for the economy, if we wipe the stardust from our eyes.
June 9, 2015
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Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.