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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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May 1, 2014
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Evan Reas: "Do The Most Impactful Thing Every Single Day."

The cofounder of mobile social app Circle discussed the high-impact life, and the value of strong mentors.
May 1, 2014
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Hau Lee: A Surprising Formula for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Responsible supply chain practices are associated with lower operating costs and improved overall performance.
May 1, 2014
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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
April 30, 2014
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Nir Eyal: What Makes Some Products Indispensable?

A writer and lecturer explains how one of the most popular Bible apps in the world is engineered to be habit-forming.
April 30, 2014
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The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

The TV star shares her views on failure, luck, and what her own Lean In-style book would be called.
April 29, 2014
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One Unconventional Approach Deserves Another: Funding Social Change Through Private Investment

Jake Harriman,’08, explains how rejecting conventional wisdom about financing a nonprofit helped him turn his vision into a real intervention.
April 28, 2014
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Five Key Trends That Are Driving the Business of Sports

Some of the sports world’s top business leaders shared their insights at Stanford GSB’s inaugural Sports Innovation Conference.
April 25, 2014
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Adrian Li: "There Is No Better Time Than Now"

The founder of restaurant-discovery tool Qraved discusses his greatest achievements and what matters most in business.
April 25, 2014
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Oprah Winfrey: “Align Your Personality With Your Purpose”

The former talk show star offers career and life advice at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
April 25, 2014
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Ori Brafman: Does Your Business Hire Enough “Unusual Suspects”?

A Stanford GSB alumnus explains how chaos theory can help video game companies, hospitals, and the U.S. military.