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The Case for Letting Your Best People Go

Cites the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent written by Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, in an article about the advantages of letting top talent leave an organization.

Apr 18, 2017

Business School Students Find Voices in an Age of Protest

Mentions the September 2016 solidarity gathering organized by Black Students at Tuck and quotes Matthew Bubley T'17 regarding MBA student activism. “It is a feeling that business people ought to be concerned about what goes on in the broader world around them," says Bubley.

Apr 16, 2017

Phones and Social Media Turn Consumers Into Whistleblowers

Quotes Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication, about how smartphone cameras and social media are democratizing information and shifting power to consumers—preventing companies from sweeping complaints under the rug.

Apr 13, 2017

Even Best Stock Pickers Can’t Beat Bots

An article about how traditional active stock management is dying because computers are better and cheaper, cites a simple quantitative value strategy compiled by Kenneth French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance. French’s strategy would have yielded the same risk-adjusted return as Peter Lynch's legendary run and beaten Bill Miller's famous 15-year win streak against the S&P 500.

Mar 30, 2017

The End of Focus: A New Wave of Manufacturers Will Choose Scope over Scale

An opinion piece by Richard D'Aveni discusses how advances in manufacturing technology will change the way companies compete, creating “pan-industrial” conglomerates. “A pan-industrial company may look like a conglomerate on the outside, but it will run quite differently,” writes D’Aveni.

Mar 29, 2017

The 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40

Daniel Feiler, assistant professor of business administration, and Eesha Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, are named two of Poets and Quants' 2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

Mar 26, 2017

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, about how reporting to an indecisive boss is unquestionably challenging. "It drives you crazy because without direction, you're not sure what to do," says Finkelstein.

Mar 24, 2017

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Lists Carlos Rodriguez Pastor T’88, chief executive officer of Intercorp, as one of the world’s greatest leaders. “In 2010 he took on a vital mission by launching Innova Schools, which provides 19,000 children with affordable, high-quality education,” writes Fortune.

Mar 23, 2017

Ask George Washington: Conflict Should Be Avoided

An opinion piece by Charles White Jr. about lessons President Trump could learn from the actions of President Washington. “He was a 'celebrity' like Trump,” opines White. “But it is as a businessman/developer that Washington most resembled Trump as he faced what he viewed as an ethical issue in accepting office.”

Mar 17, 2017

Vogel: Healthcare Advice

In his latest VPR interview, John Vogel discusses the likelihood of the American Health Care Act failing and suggests, as an alternative, that Republicans make every American eligible for Medicare. “By making every American eligible for Medicare or a similar public option, he could fulfill his promise of ‘insurance for everyone’ and probably end up with a system that fulfills his other promise to create a ‘far less expensive and far better’ healthcare system,” says Vogel.

Mar 14, 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the MBA

Daniella Reichstetter T’07, executive director of entrepreneurship, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, reflects on the value of an MBA from an entrepreneurial perspective. “Just as we educate general business leaders or doctors or lawyers or engineers, in the same way we can educate entrepreneurs so they’ll be more successful,” says Reichstetter.

Mar 14, 2017

Trump Budget Expected to Seek Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how many of the cuts the Trump administration will propose would impact what he sees as investments in the United States’ future—such as health research, transportation projects, and training programs. “Imagine his plan got enacted,” says Slaughter. “It wouldn’t trigger some crisis, but what’s subtle is relative to what America could be in the next several years in terms of making more substantial investments in infrastructure, science research, and public investments that we have historically made.”

Mar 13, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: Make America Dynamic Again

A hallmark of the U.S. economy has been its dynamism, but U.S. innovation in the past decade is actually on the decline, say Tuck School’s Slaughter & Rees.

Mar 06, 2017

Uber Used Secret Tool, Extraordinary Measures to Sidestep Government Officials

Quotes Paul Argenti regarding the high-profile issues that Uber has faced in recent weeks. “This is a really bad month. The number and kind of problems they have is an unusual array of bad luck and bad behavior combined,” says Argenti. He suggests the company could recover its momentum with better management. “Ultimately, your reputation is a complex thing. There has to be a lot of bad stuff going on for this to make a difference. I still think they’re not there.”

Mar 03, 2017

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism

Quotes Andrew King in an article about the rise in activism among MBA students and professors. “There’s always been a feeling among us professors that we shouldn’t be too political or it reduced our credibility,” says King. For him that changed when President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, prompting King and colleagues to write a piece imploring Trump to preserve current environmental laws and adhere to U.S. commitments on climate change.

Mar 01, 2017

Welcome to the Age of Better Data

Research by Tuck Associate Dean Praveen Kopalle finds the retail revolution isn’t just about big data, but also better data and the theory needed to harness it.

Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Companies Are Hopeful but Wary about Trade under Trump

As a guest on Marketplace, Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses concerns about the U.S. breaking away from the World Trade Organization. “If the United States did walk away in part torn, more dramatic fashion and pull cloth from the World Trade Organization, we would be walking away from literally generations of policy leadership that has helped grow American jobs and American wages,” says Slaughter.

Feb 27, 2017

How American Workers Got Lazy

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees about the growing complacency that is spreading across the American labor force; questioning whether American ingenuity will revive a low-growth economy. “There’s much less progress under way than most people think, and a prolonged era of sluggishness seems ever more likely,” says Rees. “That’s something everyone—even app-toting bacon lovers—should worry about.”

Feb 27, 2017