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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.

Latest Stories

April 15, 2014
Written

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Adapt to Win in the 21st Century

In a Stanford GSB presentation, the retired general explains how to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
April 15, 2014
Written

John Browne: Technology Is Redrawing the Global Energy Map

The former CEO of BP discusses climate change, fracking, and fossil fuel abundance.
April 11, 2014
Written

Brian Spaly: "Don't Chase Waterfalls or Unicorns."

The founder of Trunk Club discusses shopping for men, on-the-job challenges, and his greatest achievement.
April 11, 2014
Written

Researchers: A Few Bad Hair Days Can Change Your Life

New research explores how your feelings about how you look affect how you behave.
April 10, 2014
Written

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Inspired a New Life Path

An alumna of Stanford Graduate School of Business finds lessons in life and business after last year's tragedy.
April 10, 2014
Fortune
A finance professor proposes a tax reform to reduce bank leverage and lower the risk of a financial crisis.
April 7, 2014
Written

Neil Malhotra: We May Not Be as Color Blind as We Think

New research shows that when it comes to dating and marriage, race still matters.
April 4, 2014
Project Syndicate
Two scholars explore the relationship between a country's economic performance and how "functional" its government is.
March 31, 2014
Written

Zakary Tormala: Mere Potential Can Be More Important Than Achievement

It's not always what you’ve done that matters, but what you just might do.
March 28, 2014
Written

Research: Do We Shy Away From Pivotal Calls?

A new study shows that at least one type of decision-maker — the Major League Baseball umpire — is biased when the stakes are high.