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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

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

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October 23, 2012
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The Message and the Medium

Research says political candidates might be better off paying for web ads than investing too heavily in TV.
October 23, 2012
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Where Hollywood Meets Beijing

One of the most powerful women in the U.S. film industry discusses her work in China.
October 18, 2012
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Joel Peterson, the Robert L. Joss Consulting Professor of Management, explains the value of building high-trust organizations.
October 17, 2012
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Rob Forbes: The Power of Simplicity

The founder of Design Within Reach and PUBLIC Bikes explains why "design makes a difference."
October 9, 2012
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Bob Moog: He Who Laughs, Lasts

The cofounder of University Games discusses two keys to success: smiles and cash flow.
October 9, 2012
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Researchers: Flexibility May Be the Key to Increased Productivity

A study reveals that working from home boosts employee happiness and productivity.
October 9, 2012
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Saumitra Jha: How Peace Can Pay

An economist shows how financial innovation can align incentives and help reduce ethnic violence.
October 2, 2012
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Alix Guerrier: “We’re Not a Teaching Tool. We're a Teacher Tool”

A startup helps school-based teachers of math and English team up with digital instruction programs for students.
October 2, 2012
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Bruce Nevins: Want to Keep the Fizz in Your Business? Eau, Yes.

The man who brought Perrier to America on how to create and expand consumer product categories.
September 28, 2012
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Putting the Customer First

Hayagreeva Rao explains why innovation is about more than just new technology.