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The EU Is Creating a Hostile Work Environment…For Employers

Cites research by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article about the European Parliament’s tax committee and the European Commission pursuing a “reform agenda” to investigate previous, mutually agreed-upon tax payment structures. Slaughter’s research found, “More than 28 million Americans were employed at multinationals, while just over one-fourth of these firms had U.S. parents classified as small or medium establishments by the federal government,” writes Forbes.

Aug 25, 2016

Corporate Ethics In The Era Of Millennials

An opinion piece by Paul Argenti about how millennials are choosing to spend their resources—be it time or money—on organizations that are investing in corporate social responsibility. “Although each generation bemoans the faults of the following ones, perhaps it's time we give millennials credit where credit is due: They are forcing business to do good while doing well,” says Argenti. “Companies need to rise to this challenge quickly or risk becoming an anachronism.”

Aug 24, 2016

Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

Sydney Finkelstein explains specific behaviors and beliefs that are unique to “superbosses,” allowing them to delegate decision-making authority more aggressively. “If you lay the groundwork, delegating decisions ceases to be nerve-wracking,” writes Finkelstein. “It becomes what it should be: natural, exciting, and value-creating for boss and employees alike.”

Aug 24, 2016

First Republic: Is It Wrong to Build a Bank for Wealthy Clients Only?

John Vogel comments on the ethics and legality of banks like the First Republic catering to the rich. The law specifies that “banks should not just lend to rich people," says Vogel. But "there aren’t any kind of criteria that say what percent of mortgages” have to go to lower-income people.

Aug 16, 2016

Fear Trumps Free Trade in US Fortress of Solitude

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how benefits of trade must be shared more equitably in response to remarks made by presidential candidate Donald Trump about free trade agreements. "I think we've missed an opportunity in the United States for many years, to have a discussion about our social safety net [because] in some basic sense, the narrative for why trade and globalisation are good is lost right now," says Slaughter.

Aug 06, 2016

The Waste-Waist Dilemma

An opinion piece by Punam Anand Keller examines the paradoxes of food waste, insecurity and obesity. “While U.S. consumers throw out enough food each year to feed 25 million Americans, 17.5 million households were food insecure in 2013, and more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese,” says Keller.

Aug 01, 2016

Conference on Finance, Organizations, and Markets to be Held at Tuck in August

The first-annual academic conference focusing on private equity is organized by the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, and the Finance, Organizations, and Markets Research Group.

Aug 01, 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump: Profs On Leadership Styles

Sydney Finkelstein analyzes the strengths and weaknesses in the different management styles between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “They are really different, but there are also some really interesting connections,” says Finkelstein. “For example when you talk about self-confidence: They end up in the same place, but one takes a long time and a lot of analysis to get there, and the other one gets there very quickly.”

Jul 30, 2016

Research: Narcissists Don’t Like Flat Organizations

A piece co-authored by Alexander Jordan examines the relationship between organizational structures and the types of people these structures attract. Research shows that hierarchical organizations attract narcissists due to the ability to gain power quickly. “CEOs should recognize that changing a firm’s structure will consequently change its pipeline of job candidates, as well as its ability to retain some existing workers,” writes Jordan.

Jul 27, 2016

Profile: Tuck School of Business Professor Vijay Govindarajan Preaches Reverse Innovation

An article profiles Vijay Govindarajan and discusses his inspiration for the concept of reverse innovation and the three-box framework. “Inspired by his grandfather’s example, Govindarajan’s purpose in life is to positively influence the broader world through education,” writes Enterprise.

Jul 25, 2016

How to predict Olympic results before the Games even start

A feature article about the Rio 2016 Olympic medal predictions made by Camila Gonzales T'16, using a formula created by Professor Andrew Bernard. Gonzales says that Russia’s ban has introduced some uncertainty into the predictions. “We could have a few surprises. In some ways, it could make the Games more egalitarian, because if you don’t have a huge player that wins a lot of gold medals, there is an opportunity for other countries.”

Jul 22, 2016

To Waste Food Is Human, But We Can Stop

An opinion piece by Punam Anand Keller examines the psychological factors—stemming from evolutionary roots—that cause humans to unconsciously waste food. “Human beings come pre-loaded with instincts and traits, and wasting food may be one of them,” says Keller. “But they are not deterministic. With a little awareness and the right strategies, we can outsmart ourselves for the betterment of our health and society.”

Jul 21, 2016

How Amazon Adapted Its Business Model to India

An article co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan, explains how Amazon reinvented its ecosystem to adapt to the e-commerce enterprise in India. “When Amazon.in debuted, many Indians feared the online behemoth would put them out of business,” writes Govindarajan. “Instead, Amazon has enlisted mom-and-pop store owners as partners in its delivery platform.”

Jul 20, 2016

Why we loathe leadership training

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein, shares four rules on how to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis. "Vast amounts of money—into the tens of billions—are spent on leadership training every year, but the return on investment almost certainly doesn't match up," says Finkelstein. "Despite this, senior executives continue to give the green light for another round, magically hoping that results will materialize while not doing anything different. It's not easy, but why handcuff yourself from the start? Maybe it's time to start following some new rules."

Jul 20, 2016

Teachers: Melania Trump would have gotten an F—or even expelled

Quotes Aine Donovan about the glaring similarities between Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. “This would definitely be at minimum a yellow flag,” says Donovan, noting that college students are held to different standards than politicians. “We’re trying to train students in principles of integrity and academic honesty."

Jul 19, 2016

Vogel: Pre-Kindergarten

John Vogel discusses the shortcomings of Vermont Act 166—state funded pre-kindergarten for three and four year olds.

Jul 18, 2016

With Back-to-School Approaching, Gap Seeks New Grip on Shoppers

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller in an article about Gap’s declining sales and the opportunity for the apparel company to regain their footing in this back-to-school season. "It's great to be a timeless brand, but you have to thread the needle," says Keller. "The extent to which you try to blend classic and contemporary with the Gap brand—they can play with that audience, but it's also making sure that people appreciate what the brand stands for and what its values are."

Jul 18, 2016

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