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April 23, 2018
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Ginni Rometty: How Purpose Helps Innovation

The IBM CEO explains why tech needs to do things that matter.

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April 19, 2018
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Three Trends Shaping the Sports Industry

The annual Sports Innovation Conference brought athletes, owners, and technologists to Stanford GSB to talk about the future of the game.

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April 17, 2018
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Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.

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April 12, 2018
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The Decline of the IPO

With fewer companies going public, corporate transparency gets murkier.

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April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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Residents of the El Salto neighbourhood share a meal during New Year's Eve after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Morovis, Puerto Rico December 31, 2017. | REUTERS/Alvin Baez
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

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April 9, 2018
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The Secrets of Staying Power

How the best brands came to be recognized around the world.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.
February 1, 2018
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Look Beyond “Culture Fit” When Hiring

Research points to another important trait that can determine the success of a new hire.
January 30, 2018
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Using Data to Find the Best Homes for Refugees

Stanford scholars develop an algorithm to choose cities for resettlement.
January 26, 2018
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Learning From Uber’s Mistakes

What fast-growing startups — and their boards — must understand about building culture.
January 26, 2018
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The Roots of Nutritional Inequality

Why do wealthy people eat healthier?
January 22, 2018
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How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.
January 22, 2018
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The Power of Doing Nothing

People love the default option. Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?
January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”
January 10, 2018
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If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.
January 8, 2018
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Disguised “Native” Ads Don’t Fool Us Anymore

Online shoppers are savvy enough to discern sponsored listings from organic content — but the ads still work.