Who are the “superbosses,” the 10 secrets of the brightest managers

Continued coverage of Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent written by Sydney Finkelstein highlighting a handful of "glorious bastard" CEOs referenced in the book.

Feb 05, 2016

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Cites a research paper, The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring, co-authored by Richard Townsend that showed venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, and that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that oversight.

Feb 05, 2016

Need to find, keep, and maximize talent today? Look to an old-school example, Gene Roberts

Sydney Finkelstein writes that Gene Roberts nurtured a generation of prominent journalists while reviving the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Feb 05, 2016

4 Questions to Ask About Business School Financial Aid

Quotes Philip DeGisi T'09, chief marketing officer at the student loan refinancing company CommonBond, regarding how it's important for accepted students to speak with financial aid experts about their options for paying for school as they make plans for where to attend.

Feb 04, 2016

Marshall Goldsmith: Employees should take more responsibility for their own engagement

Marshall Goldsmith says, "A hundred percent of employee engagement dialogue is focused on ‘what is the company doing to engage you?’" says Goldsmith. "There's nothing on what the employee needs to do to engage themselves. You are missing half of the equation. The difference is on the inside [of the individual]."

Feb 04, 2016

Looking for the Democratic nod for president? Let me introduce Mary Louise Hancock

Quotes John Lynch about New Hampshire's famous Democratic party supporter Mary Louise Hancock. The article mentions that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about Hancock with Lynch when she visited Dartmouth as part of the "America's Economic Future" series hosted by Tuck.

Feb 04, 2016

The monopoly should be dismantled

Espen Eckbo calls for eliminating the monopoly on managing Norway’s USD 900 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund given to the Norwegian central bank because the manager is increasingly switching from passive index strategies to active stock picking. His proposed solution is to, from time to time, hold an open auction inviting competing fund managers to bid for the job. (In Norwegian.)

Feb 04, 2016

Tuck Students Attend December’s Paris COP21, Bring Climate Talks Back to Campus

Four Tuck students accompanied professor Anant Sundaram to the climate change summit. Sundaram said, “People always kind of do a double take and say, ‘What is a business school doing here?’ And I say, ‘Who is causing the emissions? Corporations. And who are the people that run those companies? MBAs.’”

Feb 03, 2016

India should create a world-class reverse innovation lab: Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan discusses the biggest hurdles to startups in India and how the country should create a world-class reverse innovation lab—partially funded by the government. “It is the same Indians who innovate when they go abroad, but they don't innovate here, so what is really missing is incentive, capital and institutional infrastructure.”

Feb 02, 2016

Building a Better System with More Physician Accountability and Autonomy

Chris Trimble says problems in the healthcare system can only be fixed by physicians. He writes, “Policymakers, payers, and administrators can help create the right incentives and right conditions, but they cannot finish the job.”

Feb 02, 2016

How do I create a culture of innovation in my organization?

Chris Trimble offers five things that leadership can do; push towards accountable care, make a call for proposals within your system, make bets on small full time teams that redesign and deliver better care, help cut through standing policies that block progress, and provide assistance in collecting and analyzing performance data.

Feb 01, 2016

MBA Rankings: Take With A Pinch Of Salt

Mentions Tuck as the first school to offer an MBA—starting with four students taking the Master of Science in Commerce.

Feb 01, 2016

How risk taker Jay Chiat became adland’s ‘superboss’

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on how Jay Chiat, creative risk-taker and advertising agency founder, became a superboss.

Feb 01, 2016

How I realized the incredible impact that great bosses have

Highlights the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein and his definition of what it means to be a "superboss."

Feb 01, 2016

MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

Quotes Stephen Pidgeon T'07 on how consulting firms hired the most MBAs at Tuck in 2015 for the second consecutive year. More than a third of Tuck’s students this year have entered consulting, with the big three—McKinsey, BCG and Bain— hiring 18 percent. Pidgeon says, "Consulting provides a very good match for the interests of MBA students in that it looks for intellectually curious people with a strong mix of hard and soft skills."

Feb 01, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Let the Games Begin—and Let the True Math Be Revealed

Here in the United States, the long wait ends starting today. In the great state of Iowa, in about 12 hours from this missive hitting your inbox voters will congregate in school gyms and other public spaces to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate.

Feb 01, 2016

Indian B-schools need to an eco-system to promote research: Prof Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan discusses impacting the world of business by improving management practice and academic research in American business schools. “Instead of viewing them as conflict, we should bring them together. B-schools must publish rigorous research but also inform practice with that research,” he says.

Jan 29, 2016

Choosing the Best B-School for Consulting

Beat the GMAT cites a recent story, Tuck Class of 2015 Enjoys Record-Breaking Career Results, that reports 18% of the class of 2015 received offers from the elite three consulting firms alone—McKinsey, Bain and BCG. The article provides examples of how Tuck students train for the industry, and also gives credit to distinguished strategy and management professors.

Jan 27, 2016