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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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Business reports
February 17, 2015
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How to Write the Ideal Proxy

Stanford scholars explain what investors need in order to understand companies’ annual statements.

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Flight attendant walking down the aisle in an airplane
February 6, 2015
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Pedro M. Gardete: Fellow Airline Passengers Influence What You Buy

Seeing someone make a purchase makes us more likely to do the same.

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Office table and workers shaking hands
February 20, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.

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Young guys on skateboards and an older man on a bike
February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.

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A streetcar in Istanbul, Turkey
February 24, 2015
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Roys Gureli: “What Matters Most Is Having a Support System”

A businesswoman from Turkey discusses the value of cofounders, empowering women, and the growth of mobile.

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Illustration of a man and a woman looking at financial reports
February 17, 2015
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Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve building
February 10, 2015
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Kenneth Singleton: New Research Could Give Policymakers More Tools to Foresee Economic Calamity

A better way to measure risk premiums in bond markets and, maybe, understand the links between economic activity and yields.

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A man standing at the edge of a pond
February 10, 2015
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How to Bring Your Spiritual Side to Work Every Day

Many successful business people integrate religion into their careers.

Latest Stories

April 1, 2011
Written

Exploring Auction Models for Peer-to-Peer Lending

A study says in the emerging market for peer-to-peer loans, the auction method that's used can make an important difference to the borrower.
April 1, 2011
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If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Consider Time

Forget Suze Orman. Time, not money, is your most precious resource. Spend It wisely.
April 1, 2011
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James H. Shelton: We Must Transform Schools

A U.S. Department of Education official warns that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people.
April 1, 2011
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Jeff Smisek: Adapting to Ever-Changing Challenges

The United Airlines CEO says amid shifting regulations, economic storms, and other issues, it's key to inspire employees to believe in the future.
April 1, 2011
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Lee Soo Man: Taking Korean Pop Culture Global

The entertainment mogul explains how he orchestrated a Korean pop show in Los Angeles that sold out — with a 70 percent non-Asian audience.
April 1, 2011
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Outsourcing May Hurt Fashion Manufacturers' Bottom Line

A study shows that fashion companies should combine trendy product designs with short production and distribution lead times.
April 1, 2011
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Removing Barriers for Clean Tech Energy Entrepreneurs

A Stanford GSB forum raises ideas to streamline permit processes and global supply chain challenges faced by fledgling clean energy firms.
March 18, 2011
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Larry Diamond: Democracy is Not Assured by Arab Uprisings

A scholar explains the complex, precarious, and often divergent paths to establishing a democratic government.
March 1, 2011
Written

Baba Shiv: Why Failure Drives Innovation

Research says how people approach failure can be key to their success.
March 1, 2011
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European High-Tech Startups Thrive, Says Skype Founder

Now head of his own venture capital firm, Niklas Zennström says the markets outside of the United States are big, and growing rapidly.