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Street lights not working at early evening in California  | Reuters/Mike Blake
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.

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April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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Darrell Duffie
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.

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An illustration of the Union Jack overlayed with British revolutionaries taking the scepter from King Charles I
April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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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.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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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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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
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.

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Three children decked out in San Francisco Giants gear | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
May 1, 2015
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.
April 9, 2015
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The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary

An author finds what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
April 8, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: Will Consumers Actually Pay For Fair Trade?

Many consumers say they want ethical goods. But will they spend more for the label?
April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.
April 2, 2015
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Scotty McLennan: The Benefits of Mixing Spirituality With Work

Stanford’s former Dean for Religious Life says there’s no need to check your religion at the door on Monday.
April 1, 2015
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Itamar Simonson: What Makes People Collect Things?

A marketing professor explores the world of collectibles and consumer motivation.
April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.
March 31, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: How Politicians Change Their Message to Appeal to Constituents

A Stanford professor of political economy dissects an elemental political instinct.
March 30, 2015
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Paul Oyer: Just How Important Is Previous Experience in the Job Hunt?

Larger, more prestigious firms are more likely to take a chance on you.
March 27, 2015
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Benoît Monin: Moral Stigma Spreads Down From Top Brass

A CEO’s ethical transgressions can harm the careers of subordinates.