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What is the Single Most Important Task for a Leader?

Alexander "Sandy" Cutler T'75 says that great leaders see challenges as opportunities -- and inspire people to find innovative solutions.

Jun 05, 2013

What can save the IRS brand?

Paul Argenti says that the IRS stands for a lot of things people don't feel good about.

Jun 05, 2013

MBA students learn that all the business world’s a stage

James Rice says that business communication, like acting, requires rehearsal and self-awareness.

Jun 04, 2013

The Myth of Executive Accountability

Sydney Finkelstein notes an absence of personal accountability in business -- and in life.

Jun 03, 2013

Google’s Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama’s Big Data Brains

Professor M. Eric Johnson says "big data" gives advertisers the ability to personalize their campaigns.

May 31, 2013

MBA Class of 2013

Students from NYU's Stern, Dartmouth's Tuck, UVA's Darden and SMU's Cox business schools reflect on the value of education, their prospects and the future of business.

May 28, 2013

Wall Street’s High Hopes for Fed

Professor Matthew Slaughter joins a discussion on the delicate relationship between Wall Street, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy.

May 23, 2013

To get the workers you need, you must train them

Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens, says U.S. schools, government and industry need to work together to close the skills gap.

May 15, 2013

MBA Graduates Still Eschewing Finance

The dean of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College says his MBA graduates still aren’t heading into finance jobs in the numbers that they did before the financial crisis. WSJ’s Phillipa Leighton-Jones discusses the MBA market with Paul Danos.

May 13, 2013

Have Headquarters, Will Travel

Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan says that an effective way for a firm to understand an emerging market is to open a headquarters there.

Apr 29, 2013

Think Tank: Johnson and J.C. Penney: Anatomy of a Bad Fit

Professor Sydney Finkelstein writes about the chain of events leading to the dismissal of J.C. Penney ceo Ron Johnson.

Apr 29, 2013

How to Recover From a Twitter Hack

Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

Apr 25, 2013

Disruptors Can Delay the Apple iPod Way

In this article, Tuck professor Ron Adner says that, while cheaper, faster, better often wins, it doesn't necessarily win right away.

Apr 24, 2013

How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

Professor Anant Sundaram says few companies consider the full spectrum of their environmental impact.

Apr 23, 2013

Finding Your Place in the Competitive Jungle

Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan says the secret in business, as in the animal world, is keeping ahead of the pack.

Apr 19, 2013

China Indoor Pollution More Toxic Than Outside

Louie Cheng T'03, president of PureLiving China, says China's construction boom has brought dangerous pollutants indoors.

Apr 15, 2013

Brooks: Running Toward Success in a Niche Market

When Jim Weber T'86 took over as CEO of Brooks Sports in 2001, the company was floundering. So the St. Paul, Minn., native, dropped 40 percent of Brooks' footwear, re-focused the brand entirely on technical-performance running shoes and re-branded the company "Brooks Running Shoes." It was a risk, but one that paid off. Brooks has experienced 11 consecutive years of growth. Weber talks about tough decisions in business and going "all-in" on a big idea.

Apr 11, 2013

Private Equity’s Public Image Issues

Colin Blaydon, William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management, is quoted in an article about the increasing visibility and negative public perception of private equity firms.

Apr 11, 2013

Why Amazon has Succeeded Where Sony Failed

In his book The Wide Lens, Ron Adner explains how Sony was first to market with a great new e-reader, but competitor Amazon brought content as well.

Apr 09, 2013

Apple Shares Losing Growth Shine

Some said the very idea that Apple should issue perpetual preferred shares suggested that Apple was no longer seen as a growth stock. “Doing something like this runs a huge risk of entrenching in investors’ minds the perception that Apple has become a value company,” said Visiting Professor Anant Sundaram.

Mar 26, 2013

UnitedHealth Executives Go Back to School

A group of 45 doctors, insurers and policy makers frustrated by the current state of health care are set to graduate tomorrow from a first-of-a-kind program at Tuck designed to help them improve patient care. Senior Associate Dean Robert Hansen discusses the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program.

Mar 26, 2013

Expansions Create Overseas Jobs

U.S. companies operating internationally help spur economic growth that creates domestic jobs to meet demand in foreign markets, according to a study conducted for two business associations. Associate Dean Matthew Slaughter prepared the study for the Business Roundtable and the New York-based Council, which advocates free-trade policies.

Mar 26, 2013

Are Apple’s Best Days Behind It?

Are Apple's Best Days Behind It? Professor Sydney Finkelstein discuss Apple's slip in dominance under the leadership of Tim Cook, and how the company can regain its innovative lead.

Mar 22, 2013

Why Investors Are Stoked About the Dell Buyout

Buyout deals don't always produce great companies, but they do tend to excite investors, with the stock market typically rising when big deals are announced. Professor Colin Blaydon discusses this topic.

Mar 22, 2013

Rebuilding Carnival’s Damaged Brand

How does it look to have the owner of Carnival, Micky Arison, sitting courtside at a Miami Heat game while one of his ships flounders in the Gulf of Mexico? Professor Sydney Finkelstein discusses what Arison can do to make it up to customers and get past this PR disaster.

Mar 22, 2013

Big Project In Vermont Banks On Immigrant Investors

A development project in a remote area of northeast Vermont is one of the largest in the country to bring in funds using the federal EB-5 immigrant investor program. It allows qualified foreigners who invest $500,000, and create at least 10 American jobs, to get green cards. Assistant Professor Emily Blanchard weighs in.

Mar 22, 2013

Private equity’s mega-deals

The largest leveraged buy-outs fared better than the doomsayers predicted. But private-equity firms have no right to boast. Professor Colin Blaydon weighs in.

Aug 19, 2012

Using postal service to gauge government efficiency

As a way to measure and explain why some governments are more efficient than others, Professor Rafael La Porta and three other economists came up with an unusual idea: Between December 2010 and February 2011, they mailed letters to nonexistent business addresses in 159 countries — two letters to each country’s five largest cities. They waited for a full year to see which ones were returned, and published their findings.

Aug 19, 2012

MBA job hunt: The plan

This is the first in a series of stories that serves as a guide to the MBA job hunt. In today’s economy, job hunters, even MBAs from top programs, need plans A, B, and C. At Tuck, students break down their focus into three buckets.

Aug 19, 2012

Hospitals should not adopt new healthcare IT program too quickly

Professor Eric Johnson writes, “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently announced that Electronic Health Record incentive payments skipped past $6 billion, with over 122,000 providers already taking part in the action. The incentive frenzy has really just begun, as this represents less than half of the 260,000 providers who have already registered to join the $27 billion funding party.”

Aug 19, 2012