Slaughter & Rees Report: The Chinese Yuan, Global Markets, and Shooting Dirty Pool

Optimists that we are, your correspondents were looking for an exciting start to 2016. “Exciting” is one word that might describe the new year in global markets.

Jan 11, 2016

The Myths of China’s Currency ‘Manipulation’

Matthew Slaughter writes that movements in the yuan’s nominal exchange rate do not affect long-term trade flows or jobs in the U.S.

Jan 09, 2016

For Interim CEOs, a Job Full of Pitfalls

Quotes Christopher Sinclair T’73, CEO of Mattel, in an article on challenges that many interim CEOs face. The Wall Street Journal writes, “Mr. Sinclair said his Mattel board experience gave him ‘a sense of things, but you don’t have a really deep understanding’ before becoming the company’s temporary top boss.” Sinclair recalled, “I don’t think there were too many hours of sleep in those first 45 days.’’

Jan 08, 2016

Secrets of the Superbosses

Sydney Finkelstein says, "I found that superbosses share a number of key personality traits. They tend to be extremely confident, competitive and imaginative. They also act with integrity and aren't afraid to let their authentic selves shine through."

Jan 08, 2016

At COP21, a Landmark Learning Experience

Second-year Tuck students have a front-row seat during December’s headline-making climate talks in Paris.

Jan 07, 2016

CES 2016: 2-in-1s, Virtual Reality and Machine Learning Among Key Trends

Cites a report written by Alex Russell T’15, Center for Digital Strategies fellow, released last year on several plausible business applications for virtual reality headsets, including training, computer-aided design in manufacturing, and enterprise communications.

Jan 07, 2016

Maybe Twitter is the Bravo of tomorrow

Constance Helfat on the possibility that Twitter's 140 character limit could soon get longer, and the possible reactions of Twitter users. "I remember when Amazon first went beyond books. There was a big hoo-ha among their users. It worked out fine."

Jan 07, 2016

What Superbosses Do Differently

Sydney Finkelstein says it may be better for companies to help their talent move on to a different company after five to 10 years. “You are able to capitalize on those relationships over the long-term, and you become known as a talent expert or magnet.”

Jan 07, 2016

Criticism of Kilroy’s illuminates risks of Facebook rants

Quotes Aine Donovan about public shaming online and on social media. "The whole notion of the Internet is speed, and speed often is the enemy of reasoned discourse. There's a worldwide epidemic happening right now of a lack of civility."

Jan 05, 2016

MBA Students Warm to Sizzling Hot Sharing Economy, FinTech Firms

Jonathan Masland comments on the increasing number of MBA grads migrating toward sharing economy and fintech industries.

Jan 05, 2016

CEO Desk: Founder of Cambridge startup prefers diner tables to corner office

Andrew Palmer T’94, co-founder and CEO of Tamr, says “Sure, I’m getting paid to play with software all day, and I love solving hard computer problems, but what inspires me every day are the young people. I love seeing them do the things no one thought they could do. Many people don’t realize young people are doing a lot of the heavy lifting that makes the world go round.”

Jan 04, 2016

Innovation in health care delivery can be boiled down to these 4 ideas

An excerpt from How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time by Chris Trimble, on four ways an innovation can improve health care delivery.

Jan 04, 2016