You are here

Insights by Stanford Business

Insights

A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
November 9, 2016
Written

Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

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

Insights

A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
November 16, 2016
Written

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.

Insights

A couple holds hands | Reuters/Chris Wattie
November 22, 2016
Written

How Do Power Couples Make It Work?

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

Insights

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green with owner Joe Lacob | Reuters/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
November 21, 2016
Written

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

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

Insights

A man standing in the middle of an empty six-lane road | Reuters/Paul Hanna
November 11, 2016
Written

Is Ambivalence Healthy? Researchers Have Mixed Feelings

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

Insights

 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
Written

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?

Insights

A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
Written

How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

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

Insights

A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
November 7, 2016
Written

How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

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

Insights

A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
Written

The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

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

Latest Stories

May 15, 2014
Written

Amir Goldberg: Cracking the Cultural Genome

Every decision we make is deeply rooted in our social identity. A researcher explains a new, networked approach to understanding our cultural traits.
May 14, 2014
Video

How to Make Body Language Your Superpower

Using body language effectively can help presenters better connect with their audiences.
May 12, 2014
Written

Craig Hanson: Great Entrepreneurs “Simply See Things Differently.”

The cofounder of a San Francisco VC firm discusses the value of listening, inspiration, and the key attribute of an entrepreneur.
May 12, 2014
Written

Frank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.
May 8, 2014
Written

Michael Spence: China’s Rising Middle

An expert on developing economies explains how a slowing Chinese economy could be good for China — and for the rest of us.
May 8, 2014
Written

Ryan Caldbeck: "What Matters Is Integrity."

The cofounder of CircleUp discusses great advice, difficult lessons, and why he became an entrepreneur.
May 7, 2014
Written

Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.
May 7, 2014
Written

Researchers: What Is the Value of Imagery in Marketing?

A group of scholars show why what you see isn’t always what you get.
May 5, 2014
Written

Mohsen Bayati: How Decision Software Can Improve Health Care

A scholar shows how data analysis can help lower patients’ risk of hospital readmission.
May 2, 2014
Written

Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.