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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