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“Using GDP growth alone is a very weak and misleading indicator of true economic vitality. The only measures that really matter are, initially, the months before net job growth reemerges and, ultimately, total employment itself. … It is imperative that the Executive and the Congress focus their full attention on unemployment and on charting a [...]

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Just Lucky, I Guess…

When the stock market is doing well, more business school graduates head to work on Wall Street, a decision that can lead to significantly higher lifetime earnings than other career paths. What does this mean for graduates in a downturn? Prof. Paul Oyer explains in this video (1 min. 28 sec.) More research by Prof. [...]

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Voices: That’s Not My Area

So often today our “service economy” is anything but. Stanford Business School Alum Seth Godin (MBA, ’84) blogs about the abdication of responsibility in once great corporations, noting how a firm can deteriorate into a pixelated mosaic, with every employee eager to push ‘interruptions’ (i.e. legitimate requests for service) to others. Nor is this unique [...]

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