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Season 3 of the Creative Distillation Research Podcast Features Stanford Professor Charles Easley

Oct. 10, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation research podcast delivers a spirited discussion with the author of a study on effectiveness of entrepreneurial programs at colleges and universities. Does participation in entrepreneurial programs at colleges and universities affect entrepreneurship activities? That is the question at the heart of the latest episode of the...

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For Investors Who Miss Their Retirement Targets, Fees in TDFs May Be to Blame

Oct. 8, 2021

Leeds research finds target-date fund sponsors overcharged investors by $30 billion from 2008 to 2019. If, in 2006, you had put $1 million into one of the nation’s largest target-date funds, that investment today would be worth about $2.2 million. Not a bad return, right? But TDFs have substantial fees...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2021 Business confidence remained elevated ahead of Q4 2021 despite falling from record high levels in Q3. All components of the index slipped ahead of the fourth quarter, but only the national indicator reflected pessimism. The index fell 11.2 points from Q3...

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Micro-Internship, Macro Impact: How Businesses Are Getting Project Support from Leeds

Sept. 22, 2021

Through micro-internships, students offer year-round support to companies seeking help with project-based work—and a pipeline to future employees. When is it the right time to hire additional staff? There’s no exact science to guide small businesses and entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of growing their business head on. And...

Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award
Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award

Sept. 19, 2021

Virtual volunteers help organizations make social impact through the use of online volunteering platforms, scarcely studied until now. After decades under the radar, the practice of online volunteering really hit its stride with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before COVID, most people thought of volunteering as giving their time...

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Top 20: Leeds Hits New High-Water Mark in Influential U.S. News Rankings

Sept. 13, 2021

Just-released ranking of the top undergraduate business programs puts Leeds 20th among public schools. Today, the Leeds School of Business cracked the top 20 of the best public business schools in the nation, according to U.S. World & News Report’s rankings of the 2022 Best Undergraduate Business Programs . Following...

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First-Class First Year: Leeds Relaunches its Freshman Experience to Ease College Transition

Sept. 7, 2021

Reimagined features from successful residential program help students feel more at home, more quickly. Maeve Reilly was more confident than most first-year students when she first arrived on campus, having already lived in different states and with her family close by. Still, it was a somewhat anxious experience. “I was...

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Investors: Don't Be Clueless About Hubris

Sept. 7, 2021

Confident you can beat the market? New research warns against trusting your memories of past trades. Investors' memories of past performance are positively biased, according to a new research paper co-authored by Philip Fernbach, professor of marketing and co-director of the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making in...

Nate Hansen celebrateing after completing the course on 'American Ninja Warrior.'
'Ninja' Star: For One Student, Lessons from Classroom Translating to Success on Show

Aug. 30, 2021

'American Ninja Warrior' tests physical and mental toughness. Thanks to his training regime and Leeds, Nate Hansen has both. Nate Hansen Bus'22—better known as Gnarly Ninja Nate—celebrates winning in the semifinal on 'American Ninja Warrior.' That victory sent him to the finals, which begin Aug. 30 in Las Vegas. (Photo:...

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Behind the Blank Checks: Leeds Research Takes a Crack at SPACs

Aug. 25, 2021

A study of the language used in disclosures and the role of celebrity investors shines light on obscure financial instrument. Want to see a doubles match with André Agassi and Steffi Graf as teammates? You could get an invite to their Las Vegas home—but your better bet is to read...