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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

AOL’s newest employee perk: VC funding for your startup

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in an article about a new incentive being offered to AOL employees—the chance to launch their own startup with funding and six months to develop their project. Govindarajan argues that the more a company is productive in the present, the less it can be focused on the future. “The performance engine is too powerful,” he says. “The focus on preserving it is too intense.”

Jun 03, 2016

The Price Is Right

Setting prices in a constantly changing environment is hard. Tuck professor Santiago Gallino designed and tested a methodology to make it easier.

Jun 02, 2016

Blanchard, Sundaram Selected for 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards

The professors were praised for their expertise, passion for teaching, and their ability to make classroom sessions fun and relevant.

Jun 01, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Fight Against Fat

Barack Obama’s presidency will forever be linked to his contentious, but ultimately successful, effort to enact comprehensive health care reform.

May 31, 2016

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

Vijay Govindarajan describes how Abraham Lincoln applied elements from his book The Three Box Solution during the Civil War. He writes that Lincoln, "decisively left behind the conventions of the past and created a new relationship with both the military and the general public."

May 31, 2016

How Bae is going to change the game with mobile dating for Black people

Features an interview with Brian Gerrard who worked with his brother Justin Gerrard T'16, to create the mobile app Bae (Before Anyone Else).The brothers won a Dartmouth pitch competition last year and received $30,000 to launch the app.

May 27, 2016

Laid-Off and Looking for Work? Access to Credit Can Give You a Big Leg Up

Continued coverage of a study conducted by Gordon Phillips and colleagues that examines the correlation between job loss and credit access and how it can affect the job seeking process in the U.S.

May 27, 2016

From Accountant to Yogi: Making a Radical Career Change

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about making a radical career change—offering six tips on how to be successful while making the shift. Govindarajan writes, “Once we’re on the path of growth, we can continually move through the seasons of transformation and renewal.”

May 27, 2016

Book Review: Balance The Boxes

Review calls The Three Box Solution by Vijay Govindarajan, "a clear winner" with concepts that should be part of every organization's DNA.

May 27, 2016

Column: The downward spiral of IPO generations

Cites a recent study co-authored by Anup Srivastava about why successive cohorts of certain firms are persistently riskier. The study found that each new cohort uses riskier production technologies and operates in more competitive product markets than its predecessor.

May 26, 2016

US Probes E-Commerce Giant Alibaba’s Accounting Practices

Quotes Anant Sundaram about Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba which is now under investigation by the U.S. for questionable accounting practices. "I think it's a moment of truth for the company. If I'm buying into that stock, what am I buying into?"

May 26, 2016

Digital Transformation: concept too big for Spanish companies?

Highlights Sydney Finkelstein as a guest speaker at the 2016 Digital Enterprise Show in Madrid, Spain. Finkelstein discussed the need for organizations to generate and regenerate talent in order to survive and shared what characteristics employers should look for in new hires.

May 26, 2016