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PhD student Vivienne Groves reflects on her Stanford GSB experience for our portrait project, [In the Moment]: “Choosing a research team can be even more important than the choice of research topic. Readiness to question ideas, make mistakes, think creatively, and importantly, laugh along the way, are essential.” http://stnfd.biz/vIFWW #gsbinthemoment

What motivates people to reach a goal changes throughout their journey to achieve it, according to new research by Professor Szu-chi Huang. Read how having multiple pathways to success can either encourage or derail people, depending on how far along they are in pursuit of the goal: http://stnfd.biz/vFiKJ

What motivates people to reach a goal changes throughout their journey to achieve it, according to new research by Professor Szu-chi Huang. Read how having multiple pathways to success can either encourage or derail people, depending on how far along they are in pursuit of the goal: http://stnfd.biz/vFiKJ

Is it better to have a career as a specialist or to develop a broad skill set from a range of experiences? Professors John-Paul Ferguson and Sharique Hasan explain why a diverse work history can hurt your chances of promotion: http://stnfd.biz/vEoRd

Is it better to have a career as a specialist or to develop a broad skill set from a range of experiences? Professors John-Paul Ferguson and Sharique Hasan explain why a diverse work history can hurt your chances of promotion: http://stnfd.biz/vEoRd

A new study shows that companies do not know who is next in line to fill senior executive positions. http://stnfd.biz/ujR53

Lecturer David Bradford describes how to build a more productive relationship with your boss: http://stnfd.biz/tWow2

Get more business insights here → http://stnfd.biz/tWoD5 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we rounded up our latest research on dating, relationships, and marriage.

DOES PLAYING “HARD TO GET” WORK?
In a speed-dating experiment conducted by Jayson Jia (PhD ’13), males had mixed reactions to women who played hard to get.

Key findings
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  • Playing hard to get involves a mix of “uncertainty and a mild negative signal”
  • Liking and wanting may seem to go hand in hand, but researchers have discovered otherwise
  • The “hard-to-get” strategy leads to paradoxical results: increasing wanting of the other person even as it decreases liking 

    > Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toB8L

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WHAT ONLINE DATING CAN TEACH ABOUT ECONOMICS
Professor Paul Oyer shares insights from his new book about how Nobel Prize-winning economic theories can help you find true love online.

Key findings
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  • Minor lying is prevalent on dating sites because there can be conflicts between an honest answer and what people think will make them attractive to others
  • How do you overcome this cheap talk? It’s important to find a way to indicate that you really mean what you say

    > Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toGCP
    > Listen to Professor Oyer’s Freakonomics interview: http://stnfd.biz/toGxE

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THE TROUBLE WITH ONE AT A TIME
Professor Baba Shiv and Cassie Mogilner (PhD ’09) looked into whether arranged marriages last longer than “love marriages.” Is there something about the psychology of how we make choices that affects satisfaction and commitment?

Key findings
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  • Love marriages are the result of a “sequential choice,” where people often forsake all other prospective mates during a multiyear process of dating one person
  • Arranged marriages come from a “simultaneous” decision-making process where people have several options for mates and the task is to pick the best match of the lot
  • Seeing all of the options for potential partners at once, like in the arranged marriage process, makes people happier with the choice they make

    > Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toER6

What areas are CEOs getting coaching in? The priorities of CEOs and boards often differ, according to research by Professor David Larcker. http://stnfd.biz/s7aHq

Infographic credit: HBR

Men and women should think about what they deem a “successful” career in the long term from the very start, believes Mandy O’Neill (PhD ’05). Planning and patience can pay off in the form of work-life balance. Read more: http://stnfd.biz/s6qMj 

The sooner companies realize that failure is not bad, the sooner they’ll be on the road to breakthrough thinking, believes Professor Baba Shiv. Read how leaders can help employees learn to see failure as exciting versus shameful: http://stnfd.biz/s275I 

A manager who takes time to feed his or her own creative side knows how to elicit the creativity of others. Professor Baba Shiv explores how to breed innovation in the workplace: http://stnfd.biz/ry4uI

A manager who takes time to feed his or her own creative side knows how to elicit the creativity of others. Professor Baba Shiv explores how to breed innovation in the workplace: http://stnfd.biz/ry4uI