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Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist

An article about the response Netflix received for a recent cease-and-desist letter it sent quotes Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing. Keller says brand-building can happen anywhere, and that’s how companies should approach everything they do.

Sep 21, 2017

Starved for better leadership? Here’s where to find it.

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, who says one of the core characteristics of strong leaders is to be morally grounded. “All leaders set an example for others to follow, and first must be a strong and meaningful moral compass.”

Sep 18, 2017

Amazon’s Big HQ2: A Sign of Hubris and Danger

Cites research by Kenneth French that found shares in companies with low capital investment returned six times as much as those with high capital investment since 1963.

Sep 18, 2017

Cancer’s Invasion Equation

Features Dr. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration. Welch studies cancer patterns and trends and has found that expansive early detection screenings can lead to unnecessary treatment.

Sep 18, 2017

As Technology and Geopolitics Change, so Does Scrutiny of Foreign Business Deals

A story about the government halting the potential sale of a U.S. semiconductor firm to Chinese venture capitalists, citing national security concerns, features Dean Matthew Slaughter. Slaughter says the concerns are valid as information technology permeates more industries. 

Sep 15, 2017

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day

Professor of corporate communication Paul Argenti shares his ideas on how to re-frame email and make it a tool that works for us, instead of a nuisance that dominates our time.

Sep 08, 2017

The Pioneering MBAs In The Class Of 2019

T’19s Orlando Gómez, Darryn Lee and Katie Donovan are mentioned in a teaser of Poets & Quants' forthcoming “meet the class” series.

Aug 28, 2017

Customer Service Hall of Shame

In an article about companies with the most dissatisfied customers, Praveen Kopalle says cable and satellite television providers often fail to satisfy because the quality of service is not on par with what customers are paying.

Aug 25, 2017

How a Corporate Mission Can Drive Young Workers Away

Sydney Finkelstein writes that companies must craft compelling mission statements, but avoid grandiose claims they can’t back up, for risk of alienating millennials.

Aug 23, 2017

Opinion: Here’s a Way for You to Get a Better Handle on Debt

Eesha Sharma explains that one important factor shaping people’s decisions to incur debt is borrowing context, which often falls into two categories: “How to pay” decisions and “Whether to buy” decisions.

Aug 22, 2017

Why Infosys’ Next CEO Will Be More of a Backroom, Nuts-and-Bolts Guy than a Global Poster...

“Expats have an important advantage in that they are not burdened by the past; they can come up with unique solutions,” says Vijay Govindarajan in an article about leadership changes at Infosys.

Aug 20, 2017

Uber’s Next CEO Inherits a Board at War and a Combative Ex-CEO

"This type of turmoil creates uncertainty, and investors hate uncertainty," Sydney Finkelstein says of the challenges facing Uber. "This is also why venture capitalists are leading the battles here to figure out what to do and are pitted against each other because they know this thing could unravel."

Aug 20, 2017

Top US CEOs ‘Dumped’ President Trump over Virginia Remarks before He Fired Them

Vijay Govindarajan talks about President Trump’s recent clash with top CEOs. “American CEOs did the right thing by standing up against hatred, bigotry and racism,” he says.

Aug 17, 2017

Amid Racial Tension, Hyatt Pushes Understanding in New Spot

Kevin Keller opines on Hyatt Hotel’s latest advertisement which celebrates the chain’s history of inclusion. Keller says more brands are likely to push messages of unity in the coming months.

Aug 16, 2017

Who May Lose Amid the CEO Backlash and Trump? Americans.

Sydney Finkelstein says business leaders must weigh the risks of denouncing Trump or steering clear of controversy. "You can't just sit on the sidelines if you are a leader. That is an abdication of your responsibility."

Aug 15, 2017

Tesla Heads to Tuck for First Case Comp

Quotes T’18s Stephiney Foley and Alen Amini regarding the upcoming Tesla case competition at Tuck. “Tesla is one of the most innovative and disruptive companies out there. We have already seen tremendous interest from the universities we have reached out to participate,” says Foley.

Aug 15, 2017

4 CEOs Have Now Left Trump’s Business Council

Paul Argenti talks with NPR about CEOs that removed themselves from President Trump’s business council following the events in Charlottesville. Argenti explains that millennials are concerned about ethics and responsibility in ways previous generations haven’t been, and that CEOs need to heed that fact.

Aug 15, 2017

Opinion: This Is the Management Lesson the Google Memo-Writer Missed

Sydney Finkelstein pinpoints where former Google software engineer James Damore went wrong. “Was taking Google to task in the way Damore did ultimately a productive act? Did the memo recognize that successful managers look to widen talent pools, not restrict them? Did it appreciate that competitive advantage depends on people more than anything else? The answer, I would suggest, is a clear ‘no,” writes Finkelstein.

Aug 09, 2017