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Customers at a bank | Reuters/Paul Hackett
March 24, 2015
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Back to the Future: Do Banks Really Learn from Long-term Relationships?

A pair of economists examine whether banks acquire any special wisdom from repeat borrowers.

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Planning, Presenting, Practice
March 2, 2015
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Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen at sunrise in Washington March 1, 2013. The best government programs are flexible yet predictable. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 18, 2015
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Renee Bowen: How a Twist to Mandatory Spending Could Reduce Gridlock

A Stanford economist shows how warring political parties could get better results by building some flexibility into mandatory spending programs.

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
March 17, 2015
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Neil Malhotra: Debunking the Myth of the Liberal Supreme Court

A political economist looks at the relationship between public opinion and the high court.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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A woman walking out of Google
February 26, 2015
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Lisa De Simone: How U.S. Companies Export Profits to Save on Taxes

A Stanford scholar examines three methods of income shifting, and why some firms benefit more than others.

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A man holding his hands over his face
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.

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July 1, 2011
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Why a Ferrari May Make Imported Wine Seem Expensive

A professor of marketing says consumers equate "foreign" with "expensive."
June 25, 2011
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Trends in Tech-Savvy Education

Virtual classrooms, data analysis, and other cutting-edge tools are replacing "chalk and talk" to help educators improve worldwide education levels.
June 22, 2011
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Cory Booker: Better High School Education Key to America's Success

Schools can let down low-income minority students, and "I will not allow this to happen on my watch," says the mayor of Newark, N.J.
June 15, 2011
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Power Diffuses in Global Corporations, New Book Suggests

Today's global corporations are evolving towards networks of related affiliates, says Bruce McKern, faculty director of the Sloan Master's Program.
June 1, 2011
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7 Myths of Executive Compensation

Corporate governance experts from Stanford GSB say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
June 1, 2011
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George Foster: How Do You Create a Successful Startup Hub?

A professor says policymakers should better understand early-stage companies in their own area, rather than try to create another Silicon Valley.
June 1, 2011
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Katherine Phillips: African-American Women are Succeeding Rapidly

A visiting scholar explains how black are excelling as undergraduates and in business, particularly as entrepreneurs.
June 1, 2011
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Researchers: What Is the Structure of a Successful Startup?

Research shows that more formal management structures help young companies succeed.
June 1, 2011
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Stanford Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels

Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.
June 1, 2011
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The Positive Effect of Negative Information

Researchers say news about a company or product blemish may actually strengthen consumers’ positive impressions.