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Donald Trump’s Brand Takes a Hit From Sexual Assault Allegations and Lewd Video

Quotes Kevin Lane Keller about how the ugliest presidential race in modern history has tarnished the Trump name to such degree that it may jeopardize the future of his business enterprises. Keller says that some would-be customers may avoid patronizing Trump's business because of concerns about what other people may think. “All this negative press, the negative reactions from people, it’s got to hurt his brand,” says Keller. “They don’t want to have to apologize for staying at a Trump hotel or buying a Trump brand. And when you get into luxury, image matters a lot.”

Oct 22, 2016

Meet Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2018

Quotes Patricia Harrison, senior associate director of admissions, in a feature article highlighting a dozen T’18 students. “While the students in Tuck’s class of 2018 are smart, accomplished and diverse, they’re so much more than what the stats reveal,” says Harrison. “In the short time that they’ve been on campus, we have noticed their humility and empathy in particular. They are open to ideas and experiences different than their own and seem acutely aware of how their actions impact others.” The article profiles the following students: Richard Asala, Michael Blanc, H. Holland Davis, Ramon Fuentebella, Jodine Gordon, Vedrana Greatorex, Daniel Marquez, Muyambi Muyambi, Rachel Phillips, Chethan Rao, Erica Toews, and Stephiney Xie.

Oct 21, 2016

Right Tech, Wrong Time

An opinion piece co-authored by Ron Adner examines the shifts in technology that disrupt businesses and industries and the importance of timing these transitions. “Few modern firms are untouched by the urgency of innovation,” says Adner. “But when it comes to strategizing for a revolution, the question of ‘whether’ often drowns out the question of ‘when.’”

Oct 20, 2016

Making Billions With One Belief: The Markets Can’t Be Beat

Cites research conducted by Kenneth French and his colleague Eugene Fama that shows stocks with smaller market capitalizations—including those trading at low prices relative to their asset values and those with above-average profitability—outperform in the long run.

Oct 20, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Win Nobel Prizes

This year’s six U.S.-immigrant Nobel laureates underscore a vital message about innovation that policy makers today seem to either ignore or have forgotten, say Slaughter & Rees.

Oct 17, 2016

Bringing Light to the Grey Gconomy

Cites research conducted by Rafael La Porta in an article about the impact that an informal economy versus a formal economy can have on a country due to tax losses. “In poor countries the average formal firm employs 126 people, compared with just four for informal ones, according to La Porta,” writes The Economist.

Oct 15, 2016

Pro: Samsung Can Survive Phone Crisis

As a guest on CNBC's “Power Lunch,” Paul Argenti discusses Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 crisis and where the company stands in terms of damage control. “I’m not worried about the company surviving, but the product is another story,” says Argenti.

Oct 11, 2016

Two Ways to Break into India’s Consumer Market

An opinion piece co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how multinational companies can enter the market in India by leveraging the county’s supply chain and taking advantage of its growing e-commerce. “Nimble global consumer companies looking for growth can accelerate their entry into India while mitigating their risks if they use one or both strategies,” writes Govindarajan.

Oct 10, 2016

Surveillance: Gross Says Job Report Won’t Bar Fed Rate Increase

As a guest on "Bloomberg Surveillance," Peter Fisher talks about the U.S. economy. "We wish we had more of an acceleration in this recovery. We wish we were doing better in some terms, but we're doing pretty well especially compared with the rest of the world—just looking at the level of our unemployment, the level of our GDP. It's disappointing, but it’s also better than the neighborhood, absolutely,” says Fisher. He also comments on the Fed targeting low-level volatility.

Oct 07, 2016

Vogel: Housing Bonds

In his latest VPR interview, John Vogel discusses how the solution to the housing problem in Vermont may be housing bonds—taking advantage of Vermont’s high credit rating and today’s incredibly low interest rates.

Oct 03, 2016

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

Sydney Finkelstein explains how an organization can become more resilient, sustainable and successful over the long term by letting top performers leave. “To win big, we can no longer afford to keep our best talent to ourselves,” says Finkelstein. “We have to be willing to lose it. Our talent will be better off, and so will we.”

Oct 02, 2016

5 Ways Smart Leaders Ruin Companies

Cites research by Sydney Finkelstein, where him and his colleagues studied 51 of the business world’s most notorious failures—interviewing CEOs and people from all levels. “He and his team found that the poor decisions these smart leaders made were sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental, but they always followed a clear pattern of hubris that ensured even the most successful enterprise could be run into the ground,” writes Forbes.

Sep 27, 2016

Four Quotes from the First Clinton-Trump Debate, Explained

Emily Blanchard participates in an analysis of last night's presidential debate at Hofstra University. "Trade—together with technology—has undeniably reshaped the American labor market over the past decade, partly at the expense of middle class workers. But with the line about Chinese currency policy, Trump struck wide of the mark," says Blanchard.

Sep 27, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Three Debate Questions Lester Holt Should Ask Tonight

With a record number of eyes forecast watch the first of three televised presidential debates, this edition of the Slaughter & Rees Report offers three questions moderator Lestor Holt should ask tonight—as well as, for the candidates, what we consider to be the three ideal answers to these questions.

Sep 23, 2016

What Happens When a Business Goes Before Congress

As a guest on CNBC's Power Lunch, Sydney Finkelstein discusses what it means to a company when it gets called to testify before Congress. “When you go to a Congressional testimony you know what’s happening, you know exactly what the playbook is going to look like,” says Finkelstein. “Therefore, show up and be ready with stuff you’ve thought about.”

Sep 22, 2016

How to Be a ‘Superboss’ (or Hire Like One)

As a guest on WNYC’s “Money Talking,” Sydney Finkelstein talks about what qualities make a boss a “superboss” and why their hiring practices can make for a better workplace. Finkelstein also addresses the question, “is a ‘superboss’ necessarily a ‘supermanager’?”

Sep 22, 2016

Make America Great Again—Invest in High-Skilled Immigrants

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 about the importance of hiring high-skilled foreign workers for the growth of America. "In their analysis, economists Gordon H. Hanson and Matthew J. Slaughter found that foreign-born workers currently account for a 'disproportionate' share of specialists in the STEM fields, despite the relatively limited numbers of employee-sponsored (140,000) and H-1B (85,000) visas available to skilled workers within the current immigration system," writes Pacific Standard.

Sep 21, 2016

Peter Fisher: There Must Be Some Angst at Fed

As a guest on "Bloomberg Markets," Peter Fisher discusses how a divided Federal Reserve left its policy interest rate unchanged to await more evidence of progress toward its goals. “I think there is a bigger issue that they have to confront” says Fisher. “Are they getting ready for the next recession or are they going to try to normalize policy?”

Sep 21, 2016