Decoding the FM’s dilemmas

Vijay Govindarajan comments on dilemmas that Arun Jaitley, the finance minister of India, may face as he presents the 2016 Union Budget on February 29. “This is a very important budget. The Modi government should get the resource allocation and execution right. It is almost two years into this government and it cannot be talk, talk and talk. You cannot blame the opposition for all the challenges.”

Feb 22, 2016

Four Mistakes Companies Make in Mergers—and How to Avoid Them

Sydney Finkelstein discusses the most common mistakes companies make during mergers and acquisitions, and what they can do to get it right.

Feb 22, 2016

From the Campaign Trail, the Silence Is Deafening

Here in the United States, you might think that the continued turmoil in the presidential race would guide campaign-trail conversations toward the biggest, most important issues. You would be wrong. In fact, by our humble ears the virtual silence from the campaign trail is deafening regarding the latest sobering economic data that matters more for America’s economic future than any other.

Feb 22, 2016

Galvanizing action with storytelling: Jennifer Scott’s lessons from Makers Conference 2016

As a guest speaker at the Makers 2016 conference, Ella Bell Smith challenged the audience to create a personal action plan for gender equality using what they learned from the conference.

Feb 17, 2016

Gordon Phillips is New Academic Director of Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship

On January 1st of this year, Gordon Phillips began his appointment as academic director of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship (CPEE) and the C.V. Starr Foundation Professor. In his role as the academic leader of the CPEE, Phillips succeeds Colin Blaydon, the founding academic director of the center and a former dean of Tuck.

Feb 17, 2016

Bankruptcy and CEO compensation

Cites a new research paper co-authored by B. Espen Eckbo and Karin Thorburn on the impact of corporate bankruptcy on a CEO's personal career and wealth.

Feb 17, 2016

How To Build A ‘Make In India’ Revolution

Vijay Govindarajan says manufacturing companies should take advantage of the opportunity to make products in India, for India. In other words, “an opportunity to convert non-consumers to consumers.”

Feb 17, 2016

Vogel: Silence On Housing

John Vogel’s latest commentary for VPR focuses on homelessness and housing issues that Presidential candidates seem to be ignoring. Vogel says, “In my experience, issues like homelessness come in and out of fashion, and this year, it seems, the candidates would rather talk about immigration and healthcare.”

Feb 16, 2016

5 Leadership Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg and Other Top CEOs

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein focusing on five factors that distinguish the most effective leaders.

Feb 15, 2016

Jim Kenyon: Having It Their Way on the Fast-Food Strip

Quotes Paul Wolfson, author of "What Does the Minimum Wage Do?," on the relationship between minimum wage jobs and the unemployment rate. “Any time you get under 4 percent, employers will have problems finding people,” says Wolfson.

Feb 15, 2016

Your Startup’s Funding May Depend on the Size of Your City’s Airport

Cites research by Richard Townsend, which showed that successful support of entrepreneurship in a city is directly related to the availability of direct flights which allow VCs to connect with startups more frequently.

Feb 15, 2016

Incumbents, dark arts and the opposite of innovation

Vijay Govindarajan comments on how Google's Alphabet revenues and the profits from Internet search can easily fuel its moonshots. “They’ve created teams around virtual reality, self-driving cars and so on, which are separate from box one, allowing box three [activities] to take root.”

Feb 15, 2016

Britain, Bananas, and the “Barmy” Bureaucrats in Brussels

Later this week, European Union heads of state will convene in Brussels to discuss migration and other pressing matters facing the continent. But one issue will loom over the proceedings: renegotiating the terms of the United Kingdom’s EU membership. Today many in the UK are grumbling—or yelling—about Brussels. To understand why, let us consider … bananas.

Feb 15, 2016

The best bosses let their top talent leave

Five ways “superbosses” distinguish themselves and their ability to find and nurture talent.

Feb 12, 2016

Targeting Successful Innovations For Tax Relief

In a new research paper, Tuck professor Leslie Robinson evaluates tax regimes that favor the fruits of innovation.

Feb 11, 2016

Sexy Sharing Economy’s MBA Entrepreneurs Start To Emulate Uber’s Disruptive Success

Quotes Jonathan Masland in an article about MBA graduates seeking jobs at companies in the sharing economy—such as Uber and AirBNB, and how technology is allowing the industry to grow at a rapid pace.

Feb 11, 2016

This is What the Best Bosses are Really Made of

In his latest opinion piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how CEOs are built up to be “unfeeling technocrats,” but the reality is that they are humans too—with all the emotions and biases that come along with it.

Feb 11, 2016

Bain, Mckinsey, BCG Snap Up More INSEAD MBAs Amid Consultancy Hiring Spree

Continued coverage highlighting the elite consultancy trio—McKinsey, Bain, and BCG—hired 18% of the Tuck class of 2015.

Feb 10, 2016