Insights by Stanford Business

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April 6, 2018
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Are Shareholder Lawsuits Good for Business?

Why the threat of litigation actually benefits firms.

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Residents of the El Salto neighbourhood share a meal during New Year's Eve after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Morovis, Puerto Rico December 31, 2017. | REUTERS/Alvin Baez
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

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March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.

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March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.

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March 19, 2018
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Bringing Mindfulness to Your Career

In her new book, “How We Work,” Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.

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A man stands in front of an electronic board displaying market data at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, in Tel Aviv, Israel. | Reuters/Baz Ratner
March 27, 2018
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A New Kind of Peace Studies: The Stock Market

When Israelis invest in stocks, they are more likely to support peace negotiations, new Stanford research shows.

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March 19, 2018
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Love Online: Dating App Executives on Pleasing Their Customers and Measuring Success

Founders of Coffee Meets Bagel, The League, and others discuss their popular businesses.

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March 21, 2018
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Should Your Bank Be Allowed to Micromanage Your Business?

New research shows lenders could make more prudent decisions.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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November 26, 2014
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Vanessa Loder: “I Want to Empower and Inspire Millions of Women”

The cofounder of Mindfulness Based Achievement explains why you should follow your heart, not your ego, mind, or wallet.
November 24, 2014
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A Brief History of Financial Bubbles

Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.
November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.
November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.
November 18, 2014
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Wesley R. Hartmann: Where to Build a Better Brand — Television or the Internet?

Shifting marketing dollars from television to online advertising can pay off.
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.