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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

Will UK Political Leaders Revisit EU Membership in Election?

As a guest on Bloomberg Radio, Giles Chance T '85, visiting professor of business administration, discusses the possible effects of Brexit on the United Kingdom and the E.U. and the possibility that Liberal Democrats will seize upon the issue of E.U. membership in an upcoming election.

Jun 28, 2016

Ellie Kyung Promoted to Associate Professor

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter recently announced Kyung's promotion to associate professor, and the reappointment of five Tuck faculty members, effective July 1, 2016.

Jun 23, 2016

Why progressives should rescue the TPP trade deal

An opinion piece by Emily Blanchard, associate professor of business administration, about the rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by progressives. "As an economist who specializes in trade and trade agreements—and as a progressive who believes in the importance of environmental protection, workers' rights and shared prosperity—I believe the TPP presents a rare opportunity to rewrite key rules on global trade for the better," says Blanchard.

Jun 23, 2016

Tuck Strategy Professor Ron Adner Appointed to Endowed Chair

Ron Adner, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Tuck, has been named the David T. McLaughlin D’54, T’55 Professor, effective July 1, 2016.

Jun 23, 2016

Zuckerberg Approves Re-Election of Trump-Loving, Gawker-Bankrupting Billionaire to Facebook’s Board

Quotes Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communications, about how Mark Zuckerberg recently allowed the re-election of billionaire Peter Thiel to the company's board of directors at an annual shareholder meeting, despite revelations in recent weeks about Thiel's legal efforts to destroy Gawker. “When you realize the guy has values that run counter to what most of the people who support your organization or work for you believe, you kick him off the board,” says Argenti.

Jun 22, 2016

What Innovative Companies Can Learn from Keurig’s Highs and Lows

An opinion piece by Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, where he uses Keurig’s highs and lows to illustrate how an organization's success is reliant on tending to both the future and the past. “Keurig’s story nicely illustrates three points: breakthrough business models are based on weak signals; experimentation is key to building the future; the three-box solution is not a project but is a continuing and ongoing journey,” writes Govindarajan.

Jun 22, 2016

The Financial Insecurity Bias

Eesha Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, is featured in an interview about how feeling poor can affect the way people spend and save, among other habits. "I've found that people who feel financially worse off than their peers tend to select and consume items that seem relatively scarce," says Sharma. "Based on the existing literature, we know that items that seem scarce become more desirable, in part because people tend to take that scarcity as a cue for value."

Jun 20, 2016

How to Talk About Office Politics with a New Colleague

Quotes Judith White, visiting professor of business administration and faculty director of the Tuck Business Bridge Program, about how it’s okay to indoctrinate a new hire into office politics if it will help them navigate the office—setting both the new hire and the office up for success. “If somebody is helping you learn the unspoken and unwritten norms of the organization in order for you to function more effectively, that’s a good thing,” says White.

Jun 17, 2016

Rising Costs Of An MBA Impacting School Choice For Applicants

Highlights results from an online open survey of applicants sponsored by Association of Independent Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). Tuck was singled out in the survey as the business school that got to know their applicants the best.

Jun 16, 2016

Daniel Yergin on the Balance of Confidence

“Commanding Heights” author Daniel Yergin challenges Tuck graduates to rise to the occasion. “Rebuild the trust and reset the balance of confidence on which a growing global world depends.”

Jun 15, 2016

The leadership delusion keeping you from promotion

In his latest piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, discusses the benefit of having a “customer focused” leadership style—creating more advancement opportunities for worthy employees. “To a much greater extent than other bosses, superbosses create suitable opportunities for employees that fit their developmental needs, rather than slotting employees mindlessly into an existing, bureaucratic system,” writes Finkelstein. “The employee as customer—what a strange idea!”

Jun 13, 2016

2016 Tuck Investiture Roundup

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, 276 MBA degrees were awarded to members of the class of 2016.

Jun 13, 2016

Jobs abound, but skills to fill them are lacking

Highlights Eric Spiegel T'87, CEO of Siemens USA, as the keynote speaker on Monday at Governor Maggie Hassan's summit on work-based learning and better preparing students for the job world. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Spiegel will speak about America's "training gap" and how New Hampshire can develop public-private partnerships to train workers for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Jun 07, 2016