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Many Companies Still Don’t Know How to Compete in the Digital Age

Ron Adner uses Kodak as an example of disruption in the digital age. "Companies that learn the right lesson from Kodak’s failure — that learn to approach their competitive strategy with a wide lens that captures ecosystem dynamics — will be more likely to respond effectively to this new generation of disruptive challenges. Those that don’t risk suffering Kodak’s fate."

Mar 29, 2016

A Framework for the Future

Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, on his latest book, “The Three Box Solution.”

Mar 28, 2016

The future is now

Vijay Govindarajan comments on his new book, Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation. “I have distilled a framework that shows how businesses—and their people—can take concerted action in three time horizons at once: Executing the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1); avoiding the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2); and building a future, day by day, through a process of strategic innovation (Box 3).”

Mar 28, 2016

10 MBA Programs Where Grads Score the Highest Signing Bonuses

Highlights that Tuck was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 business schools whose graduates saw the highest average signing bonuses in 2015.

Mar 25, 2016

Does Your Boss Inspire Greatness?

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how companies need to reevaluate their approach to mentorship—from occasionally checking in, to a consistent presence. Finkelstein says, “Sticking to outdated and potentially limited thinking when it comes to developing talent won’t cut it anymore.”

Mar 24, 2016

Black Women Are Leaning In… And Have Been for Generations

Quotes Ella Bell Smith about a report that found black women have always been leaders and/or have always aspired to leadership positions. “What it means to be a woman, a feminist, in the black community, is very different from what it means to be a woman in the white community. Rosa Parks is part of my lineage. Because black mothers raise their daughters to understand the shoulders we stand on, we have a different sense of who we are, what we can take on, and what we can survive.”

Mar 23, 2016

Reverse innovation gets real: Announcing the McKinsey Award winners

Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) won the prestigious McKinsey Award for the best paper in the Harvard Business Review in 2015. He received the award for his paper, “Engineering Reverse Innovations,” co-authored with MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Amos Winter. This is the second time VG has received the McKinsey Award.

Mar 22, 2016

NFL considers Rooney rule to help bring women into the league

Mentions the participation of Tuck faculty members this past weekend at an NFL symposium to evaluate the Rooney rule, in an attempt to give women a chance to interview for front office positions—including head coach. “If you think outside the NFL, a lot of major organizations have announced similar efforts to extend something like the Rooney rule. Here’s an opportunity for clubs to adopt this as a best practice, and we are excited about the opportunity to have some more thoughtful dialogue with the clubs,” says Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s chief human resources officer.

Mar 22, 2016

A New Leader for Bridge

​Business Bridge Program faculty director Judith White is excited to innovate and grow the nation’s first business bridge program for liberal arts students.

Mar 22, 2016

Here’s how Twitter turns trolls into celebrities—and celebrities into trolls

Paul Argenti contributes to an article about how the use of Twitter has shifted over the last ten years, allowing ordinary people to find fame and hold on to it in a way that is shaping our culture. "Everybody can be a media company. Anyone can control the flow of information. You can interact with people you otherwise wouldn't have access to."

Mar 21, 2016

CEOs oppose Ga. push to let faith-based groups refuse certain services

Paul Argenti comments on how companies that voice support for gay rights tend to look after employees’ rights. “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer. You most likely have a non-discrimination policy in place, why wouldn’t you support it publicly by acting in favor of what most people would agree to anyway?”

Mar 21, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Will Make the Case for Trade?

Divided though the four leading presidential candidates are on so many topics, united they stand on one: the assertion that trade harms America.

Mar 21, 2016

Bitcoin’s Blockchain, Electric FinTech Is Tempting MBAs To Top Investment Banks

Quotes Deirdre O'Donnell on how nine out of 10 Tuck MBAs who want to work in investment banking are eyeing tech teams. "There's a lot of innovation and deal flow in this sector. It's the sexy business right now. But there's a huge logjam."

Mar 18, 2016

Poor Country, Top Doctors

Cites an article co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how hospitals in the U.S. should be able to adopt elements of the high-quality, low-cost healthcare model of Narayana Hrudayalaya—a hospital system in Bengalaru, India.

Mar 18, 2016

The Provider’s Dilemma

How can physicians fix health care? One innovation at a time, says Chris Trimble T’96 in a new book.

Mar 18, 2016

U.S. News Data: Job Rates, Starting Salaries for MBA Grads

In U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the best business schools, Tuck jumped up a spot to #8—tying with the Yale School of Management. Tuck is ranked #1 for employment three months post-graduation among the top ten schools, #2 for highest average starting salaries including bonus, and #8 overall in the management category.

Mar 17, 2016

Swedroe: Testing The Beta Premise

Highlights the study, “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns,” co-authored by Kenneth French, "which proposed that along with the market factor of beta, exposure to the risk factors of size and value explain the cross section of expected stock returns."

Mar 16, 2016

Making the Case for Trade

In an opinion piece, Dean Matthew Slaughter says that the four leading presidential candidates are wrong to say foreign trade hurts America.

Mar 16, 2016