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People ride escalators inside a shopping mall. | Reuters/Rodrigo Garrido
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.

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A laborer builds components of wind turbines at a wind power equipment factory. | Reuters/China Daily
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.

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4 people of diverse gender and ethnicity | iStock/Aldomurillo
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.

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Seized ammunition is displayed at a customs facility. | Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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.

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Geese migrate in organized v-formations with a distinct leader. | iStock/Anagramm
May 22, 2017
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Coaxing Star Producers to Be Leaders

Economist Kathryn Shaw looks at how an aggressive law firm moved beyond “eat what you kill.”

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Cathedral of Light' at the Sydney Botanical Garden | Reuters/Jason Reed
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.

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April 17, 2017
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The Value of Hope

Stanford research shows that lacking hope may cost you — and others around you.
April 15, 2017
Bill Barnett on Strategy
Professor Barnett, faculty director of the Stanford Executive Program, gives his perspective on the importance of variety in organizational evolution.
April 13, 2017
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.
April 12, 2017
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Marissa Mayer: Do Something You Feel Unprepared To Do

The Silicon Valley executive on the right way to approach career decisions, how to ask for a promotion, and why criticism is important.
April 11, 2017
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Can Job Referrals Improve Employee Diversity?

New research looks at how referrals impact promotions of minorities and women.
April 10, 2017
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Moral Judging Helps People Cooperate

We are as motivated by others’ approval as we are by material profit, new research shows.
April 7, 2017
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The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.
April 4, 2017
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Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.
April 3, 2017
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Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.
March 30, 2017
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Ginny Lee: Align Your Values to Your Career

Khan Academy’s new president focuses on expanding the online learning site.