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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.

Latest Stories

January 29, 2015
Written

Itamar Simonson: Do Brands Still Matter for Online Shoppers?

Researchers puzzle over how consumers make product choices in the digital marketplace.
January 26, 2015
Written

Should Financial Speculators Be Stopped?

Stanford’s Darrell Duffie squares off against the new prohibitionists.
January 23, 2015
Written

Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she’s learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.
January 23, 2015
Written

How Berkshire Hathaway Can Survive Beyond Warren Buffett

A Stanford panel discusses life after Buffett.
January 23, 2015
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Michal Kosinski: Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Friends

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to one Stanford postdoctoral fellow.
January 23, 2015
Infographic

Should Your Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees Overlap?

Researchers show the pros and cons to this arrangement.
January 21, 2015
Video

Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.
January 21, 2015
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Navdeep Sahni: Email Promotions to Prospective Customers Really Do Work

Targeted promotions increase revenue and profits for companies that send them out.
January 16, 2015
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Everything That Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (and What to Do About It)

Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.
January 16, 2015
Written

Sridhar Narayanan: With Google Search Ads, Higher Isn’t Always Better

The researchers gained rare insight into the effects of position in paid search advertising on Google.