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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Ever wonder why that government clerk was so rude and condescending? Or why the mid-level manager at your company always doles out the most demeaning tasks? Or, on a more profound level, why the guards at Abu Ghraib tortured and humiliated their prisoners? In a new study, researchers at [...]

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The Street.com characterizes Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the sixth richest man in the world, as a divisive figure. The publication asked Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business  and author of Power: Why Some People Have It — And Others Don’t for his opinion. Pfeffer  replied  that Ellison’s [...]

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Surgeon Laura Esserman raised questions last fall about the effectiveness of mammograms for women under 50. Now she is coordinating a national research effort to match the right drug to the rigcancer patients more quickly. Only collaboration makes this kind of medicine possible, says the 1993 MBA. by Deborah Franklin The waiting room of the [...]

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The “Touchy-Feely” Legacy by Garth Saloner Generations of GSB alumni have been touched by our renowned Interpersonal Dynamics elective, known to all as “Touchy-Feely.” Many of those same alumni believe that it was one of the most influential courses they took while at Stanford. Decades since it was first taught at the business school, however, courses [...]

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