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February 11, 2015
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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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February 4, 2015
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Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?

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February 17, 2015
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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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February 6, 2015
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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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February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.

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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

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

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February 10, 2015
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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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February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

September 20, 2012
Written

Hire Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

James Gutierrez, MBA '05, discusses how he built Progreso Financiero, where he gets his best ideas, and the best advice he's ever received.
September 20, 2012
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Ilan Guttman: How Does Transparency Affect Financial Crises?

A scholar argues that panicky investor behavior stems, in part, from the heightened reluctance of managers to disclose bad news.
September 20, 2012
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Kwabena Amporful: Building Better Teachers

A new program looks to improve student outcomes in his native Ghana, and beyond, by starting at the source of success.
September 14, 2012
The Atlantic
In the Atlantic.com, Lenny T. Mendonca examines America's "crippling lack of high-skill workers."
September 14, 2012
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Chip Conley: The Power of "Noble Experiments"

The founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, discusses leadership, his bad first job, and the best business book he's ever read.
September 14, 2012
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Randall Bolten: "Painting with Numbers"

In a new book, a Stanford GSB alum explores how to present financials so people "get it."
September 14, 2012
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The Trouble with One at a Time

New research shows that seeing all your options at once makes you happier with the choice you make.
September 7, 2012
Forbes
Writing for Forbes.com, a Stanford GSB alum discusses how to align corporate culture with personal values.
September 4, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
Edward Lazear says to reduce unemployment "all we need to do is grow the economy."
August 27, 2012
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The Art of the Imperfect Pitch

Professor Baba Shiv discusses how you can coax risk-averse managers to innovate.