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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

The Climate for Corporate-Charity Partnerships Is Hotting up

Cites the 2011 study, Does Retailer CSR Enhance Behavioral Loyalty: A Case for Benefit Segmentation, co-authored by Kusum Ailawadi, Scott Neslin, and Gail Taylor that showed that extremely price-conscious consumers are not swayed by corporate giving.

Jun 07, 2016

Stop Saying Big Companies Can’t Innovate

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how contrary to popular belief big companies can still innovate just as well—if not better—than startups. “The world faces many complex problems,” says Govindarajan. “Big companies, such as GE, with historic global presence and valuable resources can help to tackle some of those complex problems. Emergent firms would do well to follow their example.”

Jun 07, 2016

How Disney Found its Way Back to Creative Success

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how the contrasts between Disney and Warner Brothers provide an instructive study on how the key to success is adapting to industrial changes. "Repeating what you've done in the past or copying what someone else is doing now is not innovative, and it's innovation that underwrites future success," says Govindarajan. "The contrasting fortunes of Disney and Warner Brothers highlight the importance of continuous innovation. Indeed, long-term competitiveness depends on it."

Jun 03, 2016

Big automakers vs. disruptors

As a guest on CNBC's Power Lunch, Paul Argenti discusses management issues in the auto sector as companies like Uber and Tesla are disrupting the industry. "This comes at a really bad time for them, and I think the new competition is something that they're not ready for," says Argenti.

Jun 03, 2016

No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted

Highlights Dana Ehrlich T'05, founder and CEO of the grass-fed beef company Verde Farms, in an article about successful startups that have been growing and expanding without the help of investors or venture capitalists. Ehrlich used $100,000 from savings and student loans to secure debt financing. The New York Times writes that the company, “Sold 10.1 million pounds of grass-fed beef in 2015, up from 240,000 pounds in 2008. Sales, which totaled $665,000 in 2008, surged to $7 million in 2009 and more than $50 million in 2015.”

Jun 03, 2016

What’s At Stake: Politics of Fear, Exclusion and Hate a Threat to Progress

An opinion piece by Fred McKinney about the rifts that the presidential campaign is causing in America. McKinney challenges readers to come together as a nation before the current crisis becomes an existential crisis for the Republic. “There is too much at stake to let hate and ignorance rule,” he says. “The only superiority one group or person can ever have over another group or person is based on the capacity to love.”

Jun 03, 2016