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February 23, 2015
Written

Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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Business reports
February 17, 2015
Written

How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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Flight attendant walking down the aisle in an airplane
February 6, 2015
Written

Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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Office table and workers shaking hands
February 20, 2015
Written

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.

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Young guys on skateboards and an older man on a bike
February 11, 2015
Written

Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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A streetcar in Istanbul, Turkey
February 24, 2015
Written

Roys Gureli: “What Matters Most Is Having a Support System”

A businesswoman from Turkey discusses the value of cofounders, empowering women, and the growth of mobile.

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Illustration of a man and a woman looking at financial reports
February 17, 2015
Written

Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
February 10, 2015
Written

Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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A man standing at the edge of a pond
February 10, 2015
Written

How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

January 7, 2015
Written

Harsh Chamria: “No Dream Should Go Unfulfilled for Lack of Funds”

A businessman in India discusses entrepreneurship, irrigation, and the idea of “investing in the smallest dreams.”
January 6, 2015
Video

J.D. Schramm: How Leaders Communicate Effectively

Audience research, a tailored message, and building confidence are key.
January 5, 2015
Written

Jens Hainmueller: What Drives Anti-Immigration Attitudes?

A scholar says natives are worried more about their cultural identity than their jobs.
January 5, 2015
Written

Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.
December 19, 2014
Video

Margaret Neale: Negotiate to Get (More of) What You Want

How to avoid common mistakes, create less adversarial interactions, and get better outcomes in any business negotiation.
December 19, 2014
Written

Steve Schwarzman: “You Can't Give Praise Unless It's Deserved”

Blackstone Group CEO shares eight lessons about entrepreneurship, hiring, and management.
December 18, 2014
Video

How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.
December 18, 2014
Written

Seven Business Books to Read in 2015

Alumni entrepreneurs share their top reading recommendations.
December 17, 2014
Written

Jennifer Aaker: Why We Pay to Save Time

Feeling torn between conflicting goals makes people less inclined to fulfill either one.
December 15, 2014
Written

Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.