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A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
November 9, 2016
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Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

A Stanford researcher disputes the theory of “choice overload.”

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A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
November 16, 2016
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Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.

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A couple holds hands | Reuters/Chris Wattie
November 22, 2016
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How Do Power Couples Make It Work?

Act as a team; focus on small kindnesses; turn on the music and dance.

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green with owner Joe Lacob | Reuters/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
November 21, 2016
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Warriors Owner Joe Lacob: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Lacob explains what it takes to turn around a basketball team — and a business.

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A man standing in the middle of an empty six-lane road | Reuters/Paul Hanna
November 11, 2016
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Is Ambivalence Healthy? Researchers Have Mixed Feelings

It can ease the pain when you lose but backfire when you win.

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 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?

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A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.

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A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.

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A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.

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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.
September 18, 2014
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Eric Baker: “You Have to Thrive on Challenges”

The founder of ticket reseller Viagogo discusses resilience, role models, and the value of controlling one’s own destiny.
September 18, 2014
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Uzma Khan: How Do Consumers Understand Risk?

A study shows just how poor we are at instinctively understanding probabilities.
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.
September 12, 2014
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Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap?

If sudden wealth is not the likely outcome of starting a company, what motivates someone to take the risk?
September 10, 2014
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Darrell Duffie: Why LIBOR Manipulation Poses an Ongoing Risk

A finance professor explains what it will take to fix the problem.
September 8, 2014
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Christine Su: “Listen – To Your Customers, Your Team, and Your Employees”

The founder of a business focused on sustainable ranching discusses the value of listening, learning, and understanding your personal vision of happiness.
September 8, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

A study shows that political identity often trumps a voter’s desire for compromise.