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A neon "Pizza" sign
August 3, 2017
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Pizza Over Privacy? A Paradox of the Digital Age

Consumers choose convenience over protection.

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Alan DeClerck | Drew Kelly
August 3, 2017
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Guardians of Low Earth Orbit

A Stanford entrepreneur is helping the fast-growing commercial space industry navigate a zero-gravity obstacle course.

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A hospital waiting room
August 7, 2017
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Why Hospital ER Wait Times Are Often Wrong

Research shows how to improve a system that doesn’t work.

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June 19, 2017
Management Today
Genuine cultural change starts at the top, argues Stanford professor Brian Lowery.
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
June 13, 2017
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Are We What We Buy?

A new study examines the role self-expression plays in online buying decisions.
June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
June 6, 2017
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Can You Spot Diversity? (Probably Not)

New research shows a “spillover effect” that might be clouding your judgment.
June 5, 2017
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Mary Barra: Simplify Bureaucracy, and Don’t Be Afraid To Job Hop

The CEO of GM discusses leadership lessons and the future of self-driving cars.
June 1, 2017
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How to Solve More Gun Crimes Without Spending More Money

Simple tweaks to how police process bullet casings could dramatically improve their forensic data.
June 1, 2017
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Why Uncertainty Makes Us Less Likely to Take Risks

Whether it’s now or later, people opt for guaranteed gains or losses when ambiguity reigns.
May 31, 2017
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The Personal Touch, Quantified

Reminding customers of their loyalty to your business makes them much more likely to refer friends.
May 26, 2017
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Is One of These the Next Big Thing?

Stanford GSB students pitch their startup ideas to VCs, angels, and alumni.