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The Tuck Classroom Experience, Tailored to Tuck Alumni

The new Tuck Alumni Leadership Program at Reunion pairs celebrated faculty with alumni looking to enhance their impact as leaders.

Jul 11, 2016

Gun brutality emboldens CEOs to speak out about race

Paul Argenti is quoted in an article about CEOs sharing their thoughts on social media following the fatal shootings of two black men and five police officers last week. "There are people who are going to complain you’re siding with one group -- supporting the police or supporting Black Lives Matter," says Argenti. "It's a lot more dangerous for companies to take a [stand] on this."

Jul 11, 2016

Global Golf Lessons

Charles Wheelan of the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth offers an "I told you so" acknowledgment to two academics including Dean Matthew Slaughter for predicting a working class backlash nearly a decade ago in a Foreign Affairs article titled "A New Deal for Globalization." Dean Slaughter and Kenneth Scheve, a political scientist at Stanford, observed in 2007, that "U.S. policy is becoming more protectionist because the American public is becoming more protectionist, and this shift in attitudes is a result of stagnant or falling incomes. Public support for engagement with the world economy is strongly linked to labor-market performance, and for most workers labor-market performance has been poor."

Jul 11, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Attentive leaders in government and business continue to fret over America’s sluggish productivity growth.

Jul 11, 2016

A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

Cites a paper co-authored by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch about the drop in colon cancer deaths—nearly a 50 percent decline since its peak in the 1980s. The study suggests that patient screenings play a part in the decline but not enough to explain the great difference. “The magnitude of the changes alone suggests that other factors must be involved,” writes Gilbert.

Jul 08, 2016

In the Great Recession, a Bright Side to Borrowing

The perils of personal debt are well-known. But new research by C.V. Starr Foundation Professor Gordon Phillips reveals an upside to credit access: using it to search for better-paying jobs.

Jul 08, 2016

The Explainer: Reverse Innovation

An animated video based on the Harvard Business Review article, What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like, co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan.

Jul 07, 2016

Is Trump Right That the TPP Will Destroy Millions of Jobs and Cede U.S. Sovereignty?

An opinion piece co-authored by Emily Blanchard about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-trade stance, and the impact of free trade on jobs, congressional power, and economic independence. “Claims about the impact of trade, and especially trade agreements, will continue to animate the ongoing presidential campaign,” writes Blanchard. “Given the importance of the topic, it is essential that claims be weighed against the evidence and that voters understand what trade can and cannot do.”

Jul 07, 2016

The Difference Between Food Loss and Food Waste

An op-ed written by Punam Anand Keller about the growing problem of food waste not only in the U.S., but worldwide. This article is part of the Huffington Post’s “Reclaim” initiative—which showcases solutions to the issue of food waste.

Jul 07, 2016

Tesla’s controversy: Are self-driving cars safe?

On CNBC’s Halftime Report, Sydney Finkelstein weighs in on the latest statement from Tesla in response to the fatal crash. “Provide the context and the justification for your system, autopilot, and technology but say what actually happened. Then if you like the market so much let the market decide what they think of that,” says Finkelstein.

Jul 07, 2016

Elon Musk overstepping his bounds?

As a guest on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Paul Argenti discusses Elon Musk's response to Tesla's fatal autopilot-related crash. “Obviously you have to defend your company, but taking eight weeks before you come out with this information publicly and selling stock in the meantime, I think you're skirting around the edges of what is responsible corporate governance,” says Argenti.

Jul 07, 2016

Why Progressives Should Support TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not perfect, but it is the best deal we are likely to get.

Jul 06, 2016

EMBA Leaders Talk Experiential Learning

Highlights the participation of Kerry Laufer, director of OnSite Global Consulting, and Emily Nichols, associate director of OnSite Global Consulting, at the Executive MBA Council Western Regional Conference at Haas. The conference includes over 60 administrators and faculty from more than 20 executive MBA programs that join together to discuss experiential learning. Laufer and Nichols spoke about OnSite, noting it has featured more than 200 projects for 139 clients in more than 50 countries.

Jun 30, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Fundamental Lesson of Brexit Lies in Skellig Michael

Welcome to the end of the world’s first post-Brexit week. Do note that apocalyptic scenarios notwithstanding, the sun is still rising and setting.

Jun 30, 2016

This is why start-up culture fades out fast

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, offers five points on corporate culture for employees at all levels within an organization. "While a strong and aligned corporate culture will help get you to the winner's circle, when times change (as they always do) it might also account for your eventual downfall," says Finkelstein.

Jun 30, 2016

Here’s how Trump’s anti-trade stance could backfire

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in response to remarks made by presidential candidate Donald Trump on free trade agreements. "If the United States is not participating in global agreements, the rest of the world isn't going to stop negotiating them among themselves," says Slaughter. "What America needs is a much stronger, smarter, better-funded social safety net so that we don't lose the benefits of trade."

Jun 29, 2016

How Innovation Happens at Tuck: A Conversation with Punam Anand Keller

Marketing professor Punam Anand Keller is settling in to her new role as associate dean for innovation and growth

Jun 29, 2016

New Endowment Ensures Future of Tuck Leadership Program

The undergraduate leadership development program is named for former trustee and alumnus Paul Paganucci.

Jun 29, 2016