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Who May Lose Amid the CEO Backlash and Trump? Americans.

Sydney Finkelstein says business leaders must weigh the risks of denouncing Trump or steering clear of controversy. "You can't just sit on the sidelines if you are a leader. That is an abdication of your responsibility."

Aug 15, 2017

Tesla Heads to Tuck for First Case Comp

Quotes T’18s Stephiney Foley and Alen Amini regarding the upcoming Tesla case competition at Tuck. “Tesla is one of the most innovative and disruptive companies out there. We have already seen tremendous interest from the universities we have reached out to participate,” says Foley.

Aug 15, 2017

4 CEOs Have Now Left Trump’s Business Council

Paul Argenti talks with NPR about CEOs that removed themselves from President Trump’s business council following the events in Charlottesville. Argenti explains that millennials are concerned about ethics and responsibility in ways previous generations haven’t been, and that CEOs need to heed that fact.

Aug 15, 2017

Opinion: This Is the Management Lesson the Google Memo-Writer Missed

Sydney Finkelstein pinpoints where former Google software engineer James Damore went wrong. “Was taking Google to task in the way Damore did ultimately a productive act? Did the memo recognize that successful managers look to widen talent pools, not restrict them? Did it appreciate that competitive advantage depends on people more than anything else? The answer, I would suggest, is a clear ‘no,” writes Finkelstein.

Aug 09, 2017

Bridging the Gap in Digital Product Design

Hans Brechbühl responds to survey findings of business and IT leaders that digitize physical products. Fewer than a quarter of respondents cited managing and securing customer data as a major challenge. Brechbühl says that could mean that companies don’t understand how big the issue is. “Who owns the data, and who has the right to do something with it—these are issues to resolve in addition to worrying about securing it.”

Aug 08, 2017

100 MBAs to Watch in the Class of 2017

Monique Alves T’17 and Emma He T’17 are featured on Poets & Quants “100 MBAs to Watch," a list originated from "Best & Brightest" nominations. Alves says that her favorite part about business school was learning about her classmates outside of the classroom over hockey games, small group dinners or while traveling. Emma He notes that her favorite course the was her Onsite Global Consulting project. "It gave me the opportunity to distill and contextualize all leadership lessons learnt in the classroom," she explains.

Aug 08, 2017

7 Startup Leadership Lessons from Former Constant Contact CEO Gail Goodman

Leadership lessons from Gail Goodman T'87, a small business advocate, one of which is to "keep innovating." Goodman explains, "It actually starts with making sure everyone knows they're paid to think and to innovate. It all starts with an attitude: what else cool can we do?"

Aug 07, 2017

The Securities Industry Is Laughing at You

Cites comments by Kenneth French made during a recent Freakonomics podcast about Main Street investors losing money by purchasing actively managed funds. "The notion that we can all get rich by trading actively just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever," says French.

Aug 07, 2017

Monsanto Employee Emails Show Efforts to Marshal Scientists

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about Monsanto’s efforts to marshal scientists in defense of its product and combat research at odds with its own. “The unfortunate reality is that if you are sponsoring research, you are immediately creating credibility problems,” Argenti says.

Aug 07, 2017

Is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Driving Up Consumer Debt?

Eesha Sharma discusses FOMO and borrowing to fund experiences, a focus of her recent research. "What’s really interesting is what kind of psychological process is contributing to this effect," says Sharma. "As you begin to think about an experience more and more, you think about the time, the place. The experience gets conceptualized by these contextual factors that make it really challenging to say, 'I can let go. I can pass this up.”

Jul 31, 2017

Why Relentless Curiosity Is a Must for CEOs

John Fyfe Marshall T’92 argues for business leaders to remain curious. "To thrive in a time of change, the curiosity trait is moving from anomaly to necessity. Leaders will need to shift their perspective and understand that the fundamental — in fact, the only — role of every business is not as a process to be managed or a product to be produced, but rather as a ceaseless problem-solving machine. For leaders with relentless curiosity, the opportunities are boundless," writes Marshall.

Jul 31, 2017

The Stupidest Thing You Can Do with Your Money

Kenneth French discusses stock picking and the revolution in low-cost index investing. “The notion that we can all get rich by trading actively just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Every time somebody wins, somebody loses even more,” French says. He agrees that the growing appetite for index funds does seem to have picked up speed.

Jul 27, 2017

How Recruiters Rank Business Schools

Mentions Tuck in article about recruiter rankings of business schools, based on U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey. Recruiters rank schools on a simple 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding) scale. Tuck is among the top schools with a 2018 recruiter assessment score of 4.2.

Jul 27, 2017

‘Game of Thrones’: This Computer Model Predicts Who Will Be Killed Off — or Survive

The "Fama-French Three-Factor Model" created by Kenneth French is referenced in an article about a new computer program that predicts which “Game of Thrones” characters will die. “Naturally, as all stock-market investors know, computer models are limited in their ability to understand an irrational world. Indeed the most widely followed ‘model’ for predicting stock-market returns, built by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, is constantly being revised,” writes MarketWatch.

Jul 27, 2017

MBA Deans Share the Hardest Classes They Ever Took

Dean Matthew Slaughter reflects on his experience during “Producer and Consumer Theory” a class he took during his first year of graduate school at MIT. “My struggles that year helped build a lot of humility that (cue inspiring Tuck-mission music), over time, became confident humility and gave me a solid foundation for my future research and teaching.

Jul 24, 2017

Comic Book Success: The Rise of the Comic-Con Festival

Recent research by Eesha Sharma about discretionary spending for experiences is applied to the Comic-Con International Festival. “It's really difficult to substitute this year's comic con with next year's comic con,” quips Sharma.

Jul 24, 2017

Wal-Mart Will Punish Its Suppliers for Delivering Early

Santiago Gallino is quoted in an article about Wal-Mart’s “On-Time, In-Full’’ program which tightens the deadline for vendor deliveries through fines. “You end up in a situation of, ‘Who is to blame?” says Gallino. “It’s a tough discussion.”

Jul 12, 2017

Americans Are More Willing to Go into Debt for Experiences

Highlights new research by Eesha Sharma which finds that when consumers are deciding among optional purchases, they’re more likely to use credit to buy experiences. “We challenge the idea that people are more willing to go into debt for a longer lasting thing,” Sharma says.

Jul 12, 2017