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 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

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