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John Hoffmire: Celebrating one who uses business to help minorities

Continued coverage on Tuck Executive Education’s new distance learning partnership with EMERITUS Institute of Management. The Singapore-based startup will offer executive education programs at three top business schools—Tuck, MIT, and Columbia—called SPOCs (small private online courses). Currently EMERITUS has nine courses, three from each school, and the topics cover leadership, negotiation, innovation, finance, and marketing.

Mar 08, 2016

Building A Business In A Donald Trump World

Highlights Vijay Govindarajan and his "Three Box Solution"—a simple and compelling formula for staying relevant. The Republican party has neglected to utilize Govindarajan’s theory, argues Forbes reporter Stephen Wunker.

Mar 08, 2016

Schools That Meet MBA Expectations

Mentions Tuck in an article on the “MBA Aims Achieved” section of the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, which asked alumni the extent to which their alma mater fulfilled their goals. Poets and Quants highlights a four percent increase in satisfaction for Tuck alumni from 2001 to 2016.

Mar 07, 2016

Creating too few high paying jobs: Pros

Dean Matthew Slaughter comments on the latest jobs report. “The one big downside in today’s jobs report was poor wage growth,” he said. “In fact, hourly wages fell a little bit because the work week shrank a little bit. Weekly wages fell by even more and that continues to show that we are creating too few of the high-paying, high-wage growth jobs that we really need.”

Mar 07, 2016

The Problem With Executive Education

Highlights Tuck Executive Education and their approach to global leadership using a consortium method—allowing for an exchange of ideas and insights between individuals from other companies—alongside their renowned professors.

Mar 03, 2016

Can This Startup Bring Ivy League MBA Education To The Masses?

Highlights Tuck Executive Education in an article about the new distance learning partnership between EMERITUS Institute of Management, a Singapore-based startup, and executive education programs at three top business schools—Tuck, MIT and Columbia—called SPOCs (Small private online courses).

Mar 03, 2016

Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager

Mentions Tuck in an article about more MBA graduates gravitating toward jobs in product management. TripAdvisor Inc. is highlighted as a company that has recently recruited from Tuck and MIT.

Mar 03, 2016

Vogel: Housing Legislation

John Vogel comments on overcoming the Vermont housing shortage. "By my calculation, at the current rate at which we’re building affordable housing, we’ll need at least 125 years to overcome this shortage. And that assumes that the number of low income seniors and families doesn’t increase."

Mar 02, 2016

The Academy Awards and Diversity

An opinion piece by Fred McKinney about the upcoming Academy Awards show and how for the second year in a row, not one African American actor or movie centered on the African diaspora was nominated.

Feb 26, 2016

Lesley taps international expert on negotiation as new president

Jeff Weiss, adjunct professor of business administration, was recently appointed as the next president of Lesley University.

Feb 26, 2016

Why America is more competitive than you think

Highlights a report released Thursday from McKinsey that Dean Matthew Slaughter contributed to as an academic advisor. The report suggests that maybe we’ve just been thinking of globalization wrong.

Feb 26, 2016

American Businesses Struggling to Hire STEM Talent

Matthew Slaughter says, "While a robust investment in STEM education will help our economy in the long-run, we clearly need policies from Washington that support growth, not slow it."

Feb 25, 2016

On sale: shares of three iconic American brands

Howard Anderson says now might be the time to buy shares in three iconic U.S. brands—American Express, General Electric and Marriott. "General Electric is an old industrial company trying to reinvent itself," says Anderson. "They are rediscovering their technology roots."

Feb 24, 2016

When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School

Sydney Finkelstein comments on how Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates recently broke rank with the company he created as well as most of Silicon Valley on a major digital privacy issue. “It’s not that he’s a founder that’s an issue. It’s that the founder is still an integral part of the company that’s so unusual.”

Feb 24, 2016

Don’t Bother Hiring the ‘Perfect’ Candidate

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how the best bosses hire differently and in what way their unconventional hiring practices could make all the difference.

Feb 24, 2016

Where tech leaders stand on the Apple vs. FBI debate

Paul Argenti comments on how the tech industry ranks highest among its peers in the Edelman Trust Barometer, a global survey of consumer opinion. As a result, in response to Bill Gates weighing in on the debate that's erupted between Apple and the FBI over user privacy, he said they have more to protect by speaking out.

Feb 24, 2016

Back Bay broker gets a tall task

Highlights Dana Ehrlich T'05, founder and CEO of the grass-fed beef company Verde Farms. Ehrlich launched Verde more than a decade ago during his days at Tuck, where he met his Verde Farms partner Pablo Garbarino T'04, as well as an important future customer: Boloco CEO John Pepper T'97. Verde Farms' revenue last year exceeded the $50 million mark, more than double 2013 levels.

Feb 23, 2016

These Six EdTech Ventures Are Deploying Big Data To Improve Digital Business Education

Highlights an edtech partnership between Tuck and Ashwin Damera, founder of Travelguru, which will help bring content further into the digital realm for better online learning. “A big difference is that we have a cohort-based approach. It’s not self-paced (learning). They (students) begin and finish together,” says Damera.

Feb 23, 2016

Government must link budget to its broader goals: Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan argues that India’s 2016 Union Budget will be a make or break budget for its government. “The time for India to find its rightful place in the world economic order has come. Failure to achieve this could turn India’s demographic dividend into a demographic disaster.”

Feb 23, 2016

A driver murders six people, and Uber has a crisis

Paul Argenti discusses how a company's reputation going into a crisis is very important for how easily they can emerge from it.

Feb 23, 2016

Billionaire bashing ignores economic reality, say class warfare critics

Sydney Finkelstein says, "If there is a CEO who creates value for shareholders and wealth for the economy, the value they create is so much greater than their compensation."

Feb 22, 2016

Decoding the FM’s dilemmas

Vijay Govindarajan comments on dilemmas that Arun Jaitley, the finance minister of India, may face as he presents the 2016 Union Budget on February 29. “This is a very important budget. The Modi government should get the resource allocation and execution right. It is almost two years into this government and it cannot be talk, talk and talk. You cannot blame the opposition for all the challenges.”

Feb 22, 2016

Four Mistakes Companies Make in Mergers—and How to Avoid Them

Sydney Finkelstein discusses the most common mistakes companies make during mergers and acquisitions, and what they can do to get it right.

Feb 22, 2016

Galvanizing action with storytelling: Jennifer Scott’s lessons from Makers Conference 2016

As a guest speaker at the Makers 2016 conference, Ella Bell Smith challenged the audience to create a personal action plan for gender equality using what they learned from the conference.

Feb 17, 2016

Bankruptcy and CEO compensation

Cites a new research paper co-authored by B. Espen Eckbo and Karin Thorburn on the impact of corporate bankruptcy on a CEO's personal career and wealth.

Feb 17, 2016

How To Build A ‘Make In India’ Revolution

Vijay Govindarajan says manufacturing companies should take advantage of the opportunity to make products in India, for India. In other words, “an opportunity to convert non-consumers to consumers.”

Feb 17, 2016

Vogel: Silence On Housing

John Vogel’s latest commentary for VPR focuses on homelessness and housing issues that Presidential candidates seem to be ignoring. Vogel says, “In my experience, issues like homelessness come in and out of fashion, and this year, it seems, the candidates would rather talk about immigration and healthcare.”

Feb 16, 2016

5 Leadership Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg and Other Top CEOs

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein focusing on five factors that distinguish the most effective leaders.

Feb 15, 2016

Jim Kenyon: Having It Their Way on the Fast-Food Strip

Quotes Paul Wolfson, author of "What Does the Minimum Wage Do?," on the relationship between minimum wage jobs and the unemployment rate. “Any time you get under 4 percent, employers will have problems finding people,” says Wolfson.

Feb 15, 2016

Your Startup’s Funding May Depend on the Size of Your City’s Airport

Cites research by Richard Townsend, which showed that successful support of entrepreneurship in a city is directly related to the availability of direct flights which allow VCs to connect with startups more frequently.

Feb 15, 2016

Incumbents, dark arts and the opposite of innovation

Vijay Govindarajan comments on how Google's Alphabet revenues and the profits from Internet search can easily fuel its moonshots. “They’ve created teams around virtual reality, self-driving cars and so on, which are separate from box one, allowing box three [activities] to take root.”

Feb 15, 2016

The best bosses let their top talent leave

Five ways “superbosses” distinguish themselves and their ability to find and nurture talent.

Feb 12, 2016

Sexy Sharing Economy’s MBA Entrepreneurs Start To Emulate Uber’s Disruptive Success

Quotes Jonathan Masland in an article about MBA graduates seeking jobs at companies in the sharing economy—such as Uber and AirBNB, and how technology is allowing the industry to grow at a rapid pace.

Feb 11, 2016

This is What the Best Bosses are Really Made of

In his latest opinion piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how CEOs are built up to be “unfeeling technocrats,” but the reality is that they are humans too—with all the emotions and biases that come along with it.

Feb 11, 2016

Bain, Mckinsey, BCG Snap Up More INSEAD MBAs Amid Consultancy Hiring Spree

Continued coverage highlighting the elite consultancy trio—McKinsey, Bain, and BCG—hired 18% of the Tuck class of 2015.

Feb 10, 2016

Study: Entrepreneurs with direct flight access to venture capital backers are more likely to succeed

Continued coverage on a research paper, The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring, co-authored by Richard Townsend that shows in cities that offer direct flights, venture capitalists are able to oversee operations of their startups more frequently—directly leading to greater success.

Feb 10, 2016