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Here’s the Story of the Stanford PhD Who Allegedly Gamed the Texas Lottery (and Won $20 Million)

I wrote recently about the husband and wife team out of Michigan who figured out how to game the lottery, and walked away with almost $27 million over the course of nine years. But it turns out there’s a greater mystery in the world of lottery watchers.  Her name is Joan Ginther, and she won …

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12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. If you’ve got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, …

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A Stanford Psychologist Says This Is the Best Way to Praise Employees (Yet Most Bosses Don’t)

Three basic truths: Praising people motivates them. Praising people encourages them. Praising people inspires them to even greater heights. Impossible to argue with those statements? Maybe not. Depending on the approach you take, praising an employee — or praising anyone — can actually have the opposite effect. The difference lies in whether we assume skill …

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