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Hundred dollar bills | iStock/Savushkin
April 13, 2017
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.

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Students team up to work together | iStock/Rawpixel
April 10, 2017
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Moral Judging Helps People Cooperate

We are as motivated by others’ approval as we are by material profit, new research shows.

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A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask surfs the web | Reuters/Nacho Doce
April 7, 2017
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The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.

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Jostein Solheim at Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series | Liz Walker
April 4, 2017
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Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.

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Marissa Mayer speaking at View from the Top | Kiefer Hickman
April 12, 2017
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Marissa Mayer: Do Something You Feel Unprepared To Do

The Silicon Valley executive on the right way to approach career decisions, how to ask for a promotion, and why criticism is important.

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An applicant reviews a driving handbook | Reuters/Gus Ruelas
April 3, 2017
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Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.

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A group of men in pinstripe suits | Reuters/Larry Downing
March 30, 2017
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When Harry Fired Sally: Punishment in the Financial Adviser Industry Has a Gender Bias

Male investment advisers commit misconduct at a much higher rate than women do, but women are more likely to get fired.

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Tricia Seibold with pictures by Reuters/Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports, Reuters/Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports, and Courtesy of the San Diego Gulls
November 14, 2016
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Inside Sports Management

How executives make the tough calls in a demanding industry.

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August 28, 2014
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How to Avoid a Space Catastrophe

Two scholars say the likelihood of a major space junk collision is low for now, but space-faring nations need to take responsibility for ensuring it remains so.
August 28, 2014
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Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid

Jane Chen, MBA ’08, discusses the vision behind Embrace, a joint social enterprise promoting child and maternal health across the globe.
August 28, 2014
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Susanna Loeb: Don’t Let Data Get in the Driver’s Seat

Stanford GSB professor Susanna Loeb warns against an over-reliance on research in education decision-making and argues for a more nuanced approach that blends data and key practitioner insights.
August 25, 2014
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Gina Bianchini: “Do Something Every Day That Scares You”

The founder of Mightybell discusses fear, intuition, and War and Peace.
August 20, 2014
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader’s Influence?

Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.
August 18, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Innovation Requires Delegating Authority

An economics scholar examines ways firms create flexible structures and why some do not.
August 15, 2014
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Jeff Barnett: "Take a Chance and See What Happens"

A hedge fund entrepreneur and professional singer shares lessons he’s learned from his dual careers.
August 7, 2014
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Bill Reichert: A Venture Capitalist Offers Tips for Pitching Your Start-Up

The founder of Garage Technology Ventures says grabbing the attention of investors requires crafting a succinct and compelling story.
August 6, 2014
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Case Study: Overcoming the Hurdles of Start-Up Life

A cosmetics company CEO faces a tough choice as her team members disagree.
August 4, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.