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Slaughter & Rees Report: “Mr. President, You Are Mistaken, Sir”

Slaughter and Rees offer three important reasons why President-elect Trump's browbeating of U.S.-based companies like Carrier is a misguided approach to rebuilding jobs in America. 

Dec 05, 2016

Not All Immigrant Labor Is Cheap Labor

Cites the paper, “High-Skilled Immigration and the Rise of STEM Occupations in U.S. Employment,” co-authored by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article challenging the narrative that visas let foreigners take Americans’ jobs at lower wages. “The study shows that the average foreign worker in science and technology jobs starts out making only slightly less than American-born workers—about 94 cents on the dollar,” writes The Atlantic. “But after working in the United States for five years, the average foreign STEM worker earns $1.04 for every dollar their American colleagues make.”

Nov 30, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Modi Delivers Demonetization

“India is indeed a country on the move under bold leadership,” say Slaughter & Rees in response to Prime Minister Modi’s recent announcement banning the use of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.

Nov 28, 2016

P Namperumalsamy: The Visionary Who Steers Aravind Eye Care

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in a feature article about Aravind Eye Care’s assembly-line approach to surgery. “Aravind Eye Care operates with a social heart and a business brain,” says Govindarajan. “They have the heart of a non-profit and the brain of a for-profit, apply modern management methods to dramatically lower costs while delivering world-class healthcare.”

Nov 21, 2016

Here’s Why Military Veterans Are Flocking to Elite U.S. Business Schools

Quotes Punam Anand Keller about Tuck's Next Step: Transition to Business program, which is designed for veterans and elite athletes looking to make a move into the business world. “The goal is to help our participants focus strengths, translate experiences, and identify opportunities so they can land the excellent jobs they absolutely deserve,” says Keller.

Nov 21, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Only Flame In Town

Other world leaders are not camped with TV cameras outside the Trump Tower to glimpse which possible cabinet members are coming and going. They are working with alacrity to build a better tomorrow for their citizens and for the broader world.

Nov 21, 2016

Cyrus Mistry Fiasco: Acid Test for Brand Tata’s Business Basics

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan about the problems facing Tata Group after the controversial dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons Limited. "First, the Tata group is always known for management excellence despite being family-owned. That is why the current leadership crisis stands out as an anomaly," says Govindarajan. "Second, this incident raises fundamental issues of corporate governance that all Indian companies must address going forward. Third and perhaps the most important is the distraction this crisis is causing at a time when the Tata group has to contend with many challenges like Brexit or the most recent US elections that have cast globalization in a different light. The last thing they need is a crisis at the top."

Nov 18, 2016

Trump Allies Urge Fed to Cut Balance Sheet and Revive Credit

Quotes Peter Fisher about how the Fed should allow its balance sheet to shrink by not reinvesting the proceeds of debts it holds when they mature—encouraging banks to lend more. “He said outright asset sales by the Fed would not be a good idea now, given the steepening of the yield curve that has already taken place in the wake of Trump’s election victory,” writes Bloomberg.

Nov 15, 2016

The Scary Truth About Corporate Survival

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan about the working paper, “Strategy When Creative Destruction Accelerates,” co-authored with Anup Srivastava. Govindarajan and Srivastava show that organizations are failing faster than they used to as company assets shift from tangible to abstract. “Creative destruction has always been a force to be reckoned with, but in the physical world, the cycles were longer,” Govindarajan says. “In the technology-based sectors, the cycles have accelerated.”

Nov 15, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Confident Humility and Empathy

"There remains a wide range of post-election thoughts and feelings here in our Tuck community and far beyond. At times like these, empathy can be especially useful," say Slaughter & Rees.

Nov 14, 2016

An Uncertain Political Future for U.S. Trade Policy

As a guest on Marketplace, Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses how trade policies in America may shift amidst the outcome of the presidential election. “It’s been true for decades in America that whether we’ve had Republican or Democratic presidents and Congresses, there’s been a sufficient set of people in Washington that voice the argument for why trade—and globalization more broadly—do benefit America overall, on average,” explains Slaughter. “Those arguments still hold true in terms of the data, and yet for a set of reasons, the primary of which is so many people worrying about their jobs and their own personal income, for good reason, those arguments are not carrying the day.”

Nov 09, 2016

Doctor Strange Is Marvel’s Latest Box Office Hit

As a guest on Marketplace, Vijay Govindarajan comments on Disney’s acquisition of Marvel in light of the latest film, “Doctor Strange,” which dominated the weekend box office. “No, I was not familiar with Doctor Strange. This is the beauty of it,” said Govindarajan admiring a giant deal that proved many skeptics wrong. “When Disney acquired Marvel for four billion dollars people thought that was a bad move. People thought there’s nothing left in Marvel—there’s no juice in Marvel.”

Nov 07, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Day of Reckoning Is Upon Us—Three Reasons to Channel Tigger,...

Surely after all of tomorrow’s votes are counted, America can find similar common spirit in the pursuit of a better economic tomorrow.

Nov 07, 2016

International Trade Slows Despite Globalization Fears

As a guest on WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses the topic of international trade and its effect on voters in the upcoming presidential election. “Voters care more about how they’re doing—how’s their job, how’s their pocketbook looking, and a sense of opportunity,” says Slaughter. “And I think the environment that we find ourselves in now is one where, both on the left and right in America and in a lot of other countries, people are very focused on the reality which is that greater trade and other forms of globalization don’t directly benefit every single worker, company and community. I think it’s those distributional challenges—especially in the United States—that are really coming to the fore.”

Nov 01, 2016

Revers Gift Propels New Energy Center at Tuck

Tuck is pleased to announce the launch of the new Revers Center for Energy, established to inspire and shape tomorrow’s leaders in energy while engaging in today’s energy economy, and made possible through a generous gift from Daniel Revers T’89, managing partner and co-founder of ArcLight Capital Partners and a member of Tuck’s board of overseers.

Nov 01, 2016

Ikea Strategy Ditches the Dream Home for the Daily Grind

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller about Ikea's new "We Help You Make It" advertising campaign and inclusive message, “No matter who you are, what you do, or how much you make, you can still make the dream yours.” Keller opines, “This is the reality. They're not trying to romanticize any of this stuff. They're sort of taking this more democratic view, this more down-to-earth view, talking about where people are."

Oct 30, 2016

Seventh Generation Says Corporate Buyout is a Chance to Take its Mission Global

As a guest on "VPR News," Paul Argenti comments about Unilever’s recent acquisition of the natural homecare company Seventh Generation. Argenti states that incorporating social and environmental goals into the company’s values is attractive to both customers and employees—especially millennials. “Your reputation is the most important asset that you have," says Argenti. "If you're avoiding getting into problems in the future by solving problems today, you're going to be a company that is stronger in the future."

Oct 26, 2016

Tata’s Shock Coup Follows Simmering Rift at India’s Biggest Firm

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in an article about the controversial dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons Limited, the holding company of India’s largest conglomerate Tata Group. “The biggest challenge for an organization is planning for succession, especially following the tenure of a very successful CEO,” says Govindarajan. “The current leadership crisis is an unwanted distraction.”

Oct 26, 2016