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Street lights not working at early evening in California  | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 13, 2015
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Frank Wolak: How to Keep Green Policies from Crashing the Electricity Grid

As California embarks on “cap and trade,” Stanford researchers employ advanced trading games to head off nasty surprises.

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April 23, 2015
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Robb Willer: The Powerlessness Paradox

Researchers find that feeling powerless can lead people to support systems that disadvantage them.

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Darrell Duffie
May 11, 2015
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Darrell Duffie: Are China’s Financial Markets Opening Up?

A professor of finance explores the burgeoning economy and its opportunities for further growth.

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An illustration of the Union Jack overlayed with British revolutionaries taking the scepter from King Charles I
April 29, 2015
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Saumitra Jha: How Financial Innovation Helped Start the English Civil War (and Why That’s Important Today)

A Stanford scholar explains why financial mechanisms could be useful to align diverse interests.

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May 18, 2015
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Khaled Naim: “You Can’t Do it Alone”

The founder of a logistics software company discusses creativity, the Middle East, and the best path to decision making.

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Woman sitting on a museum bench looking a sculptures | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
April 15, 2015
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Dan Iancu: Tapping a Moral Philosopher to Solve a Money Manager’s Dilemma

A Stanford scholar examines how to juggle needs of diverse clients amid uncertainty.

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May 13, 2015
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Dawoon Kang: “I Want to Make the World a More Loving Place”

The cofounder of an online matchmaking service discusses the value of teamwork, rapid iteration, and perseverance.

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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.

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Three children decked out in San Francisco Giants gear | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
May 1, 2015
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Sports

At Stanford GSB’s Sports Innovation Conference, technology took the spotlight.

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January 12, 2015
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Cheer Up, Americans! Gridlock and Bureaucrats Actually Improve Our Politics

A Stanford professor of political economy finds virtue in filibusters and “unelected bureaucrats.”
January 12, 2015
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William Barnett: Beware of VCs Who Claim to Know What’s Next

Most disruptive changes in markets are not predicted by experts.
January 9, 2015
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How Do You Get More Women into Technology?

Top executives discuss workplace diversity, leadership, and Silicon Valley.
January 7, 2015
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Harsh Chamria: “No Dream Should Go Unfulfilled for Lack of Funds”

A businessman in India discusses entrepreneurship, irrigation, and the idea of “investing in the smallest dreams.”
January 6, 2015
Video

J.D. Schramm: How Leaders Communicate Effectively

Audience research, a tailored message, and building confidence are key.
January 5, 2015
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Jens Hainmueller: What Drives Anti-Immigration Attitudes?

A scholar says natives are worried more about their cultural identity than their jobs.
January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.
December 19, 2014
Video

Margaret Neale: Negotiate to Get (More of) What You Want

How to avoid common mistakes, create less adversarial interactions, and get better outcomes in any business negotiation.
December 19, 2014
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Steve Schwarzman: “You Can't Give Praise Unless It's Deserved”

Blackstone Group CEO shares eight lessons about entrepreneurship, hiring, and management.
December 18, 2014
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How Do You Sell a Travel Experience?

Three economists explain how it’s different from selling a product.