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Ask George Washington: Conflict Should Be Avoided

An opinion piece by Charles White Jr. about lessons President Trump could learn from the actions of President Washington. “He was a 'celebrity' like Trump,” opines White. “But it is as a businessman/developer that Washington most resembled Trump as he faced what he viewed as an ethical issue in accepting office.”

Mar 17, 2017

Vogel: Healthcare Advice

In his latest VPR interview, John Vogel discusses the likelihood of the American Health Care Act failing and suggests, as an alternative, that Republicans make every American eligible for Medicare. “By making every American eligible for Medicare or a similar public option, he could fulfill his promise of ‘insurance for everyone’ and probably end up with a system that fulfills his other promise to create a ‘far less expensive and far better’ healthcare system,” says Vogel.

Mar 14, 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the MBA

Daniella Reichstetter T’07, executive director of entrepreneurship, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, reflects on the value of an MBA from an entrepreneurial perspective. “Just as we educate general business leaders or doctors or lawyers or engineers, in the same way we can educate entrepreneurs so they’ll be more successful,” says Reichstetter.

Mar 14, 2017

Trump Budget Expected to Seek Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how many of the cuts the Trump administration will propose would impact what he sees as investments in the United States’ future—such as health research, transportation projects, and training programs. “Imagine his plan got enacted,” says Slaughter. “It wouldn’t trigger some crisis, but what’s subtle is relative to what America could be in the next several years in terms of making more substantial investments in infrastructure, science research, and public investments that we have historically made.”

Mar 13, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Make America Dynamic Again

A hallmark of the U.S. economy has been its dynamism, but U.S. innovation in the past decade is actually on the decline, say Tuck School’s Slaughter & Rees.

Mar 06, 2017

Uber Used Secret Tool, Extraordinary Measures to Sidestep Government Officials

Quotes Paul Argenti regarding the high-profile issues that Uber has faced in recent weeks. “This is a really bad month. The number and kind of problems they have is an unusual array of bad luck and bad behavior combined,” says Argenti. He suggests the company could recover its momentum with better management. “Ultimately, your reputation is a complex thing. There has to be a lot of bad stuff going on for this to make a difference. I still think they’re not there.”

Mar 03, 2017

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism

Quotes Andrew King in an article about the rise in activism among MBA students and professors. “There’s always been a feeling among us professors that we shouldn’t be too political or it reduced our credibility,” says King. For him that changed when President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, prompting King and colleagues to write a piece imploring Trump to preserve current environmental laws and adhere to U.S. commitments on climate change.

Mar 01, 2017

Welcome to the Age of Better Data

Research by Tuck Associate Dean Praveen Kopalle finds the retail revolution isn’t just about big data, but also better data and the theory needed to harness it.

Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Companies Are Hopeful but Wary about Trade under Trump

As a guest on Marketplace, Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses concerns about the U.S. breaking away from the World Trade Organization. “If the United States did walk away in part torn, more dramatic fashion and pull cloth from the World Trade Organization, we would be walking away from literally generations of policy leadership that has helped grow American jobs and American wages,” says Slaughter.

Feb 27, 2017

How American Workers Got Lazy

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees about the growing complacency that is spreading across the American labor force; questioning whether American ingenuity will revive a low-growth economy. “There’s much less progress under way than most people think, and a prolonged era of sluggishness seems ever more likely,” says Rees. “That’s something everyone—even app-toting bacon lovers—should worry about.”

Feb 27, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: It Takes a Trump to Go to China

Slaughter & Rees explain how a bilateral investment treaty between the U.S. and China would benefit American companies and workers.

Feb 27, 2017

8 Books Every Leader Needs to Read in 2017

Lists Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, as one of the best business books to read in 2017.

Feb 22, 2017

Across Top B-Schools, MBAs Open Up

An article by Nicole Burns T’17 and Matthew Bubley T’17 highlights the efforts by business school students and faculty to take a stand and speak out about political and social movements. The article mentions the petitions created by Andrew King, professor of business administration, and notes the rally organized by Erin Dunn-Franklin T’17 in response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Feb 22, 2017

Why Statisticians Worry about Alternative Economic Facts

As a guest on “Bloomberg Markets,” Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses President Donald Trump's approach to economic analysis and potential changes to how U.S. trade data is reported. “The trade statistics are one of the most important pieces of data that the U.S. collects in order to inform how the U.S. is working and competing in the global economy. The reports that are out regarding how the export numbers would be altered—I know of no problem that would solve, but I know of many problems that would introduce for not only how we understand and see how our economy is doing, but more fundamentally about the integrity about our U.S. government statistics,” says Slaughter.

Feb 21, 2017

2017 Tuck Investiture Ceremony

Investiture will be Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Feb 20, 2017

6 Reasons Smart People Fail

Cites research by Sydney Finkelstein where Finkelstein and his colleagues studied 51 of the business world’s most notorious failures—interviewing CEOs and people from all levels. “He and his team found that the poor decisions these smart leaders made were sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental, but they always followed a clear pattern of hubris that ensured even the most successful enterprise could be run into the ground,” writes Inc.

Feb 17, 2017

The Monetizing of the President

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller in an opinion piece discussing four ways President Donald Trump stands to gain financially from his term in office. Keller argues that President Trump’s usage of Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House” is the modern day equivalent of "George Washington slept here." "You would expect that Mar-a-Lago would benefit from being seen as the Winter White House," says Keller.

Feb 17, 2017

Tuck MBA Shares Her Refugee Experience

Ema Reid T’17 shares her family’s experience as refugees from the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Reid delivered a Tuck Talk on the subject in 2016 and, realizing her story could enlighten and inspire others, recently posted a video of her speech on social media after President Trump signed an executive order on immigration. “When we think of refugees, we often think of poor people on a boat, because that’s all the media ever portrays,” says Reid. “Hopefully my story will sort of humanize what a refugee is. And I want people to understand that refugees are just seeking kindness and normalcy and safety—versus more of what seems to be happening now, which is a door being slammed in their face.”

Feb 15, 2017