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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August 22, 2017
Video

Achieving Balance In Work and Life

The constant pull between career and family is stressing us out. Professor of Economics Myra Strober says it doesn’t have to be that way.
August 21, 2017
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What Does the Word “Intelligence” Really Mean?

Stanford GSB professors suggest a reading list of articles and books related to the concept.
August 17, 2017
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Shirzad Chamine: Five Strategies to Challenge Negative Thoughts

Break out of this self-destructive habit to become more productive in work and life.
August 14, 2017
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Anat Admati: Mythbusting Four Popular Excuses for Failed Financial Regulations

A Stanford professor skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.
August 14, 2017
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Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
August 9, 2017
Written

How Digital Nervous Systems Can Raise Your Organizational IQ

As technology accelerates the flow of information, businesses have a new role model: computer networks.
August 7, 2017
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Why Hospital ER Wait Times Are Often Wrong

Research shows how to improve a system that doesn’t work.
August 3, 2017
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Guardians of Low Earth Orbit

A Stanford entrepreneur is helping the fast-growing commercial space industry navigate a zero-gravity obstacle course.
August 3, 2017
Written

Pizza Over Privacy? A Paradox of the Digital Age

Consumers choose convenience over protection.
July 31, 2017
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Jane Chen: Be Courageous Because You Will Fail

The CEO of Embrace Innovations explains the most important skill for a successful entrepreneur.