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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Succeed Resigning Sen. Al Franken

Tina Smith T’84, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, was chosen by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to fill the Senate seat vacated by Al Franken. Smith is also expected to run for election next November to finish out the term.

Dec 13, 2017

Why Success Is a Matter of Time

Features Ron Adner in an article about Disney’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, and the importance of timing when launching a new business.

Dec 11, 2017

Index Funds Rule the World, but Should They Rule You?

References research by Kenneth French in an article about the effectiveness of index funds.

Dec 08, 2017

Valeant Catches the Eye of Investors after 97% Plummet

Cites the factor-based research of Eugene Fama and Kenneth French in an article about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global investment manager built on Fama and French’s research.

Dec 06, 2017

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Highlights employment data for the class of 2017, which includes a new high for average first-year base salary and signing bonus, plus a record number of graduates who accepted positions on the West Coast and in the technology industry.

Dec 05, 2017

Your Company Is Only as Good as Its Hiring Process

After a decade leading teams at Google, running Evernote, and serving on various boards, Chris O’Neill T'01, CEO of Evernote, shares his guidelines for hiring.

Dec 01, 2017

American Airlines Vows to Take Steps against Racial Bias

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about steps American Airlines is taking in response to passenger complaints regarding racially biased treatment. Argenti says the proposed changes are a good first step but the company needs to make bolder moves to significantly change its culture.

Dec 01, 2017

MBA Programs Edging Closer to Gender Parity

“Much of the progress in encouraging more women to enroll in MBA programs has been made at the leading business schools,” writes Poets & Quants. At Tuck, women make up 44 percent of the Class of 2019, up 11 percentage points from five years ago.

Nov 29, 2017

Smart Beta: What’s in a Name?

Cites the three-factor model designed to describe stock returns by Kenneth French and Eugene Fama in an article about smart beta. Smart beta is a set of investment strategies that emphasizes capturing investment factors or market inefficiencies in a rules-based and transparent way.

Nov 27, 2017

Club Store Shopping Makes You Spend and Eat More

A feature article about new research by Kusum Ailawadi regarding how club store shopping affects consumers. Ailawadi found that people who shop at club stores spend more, shop more often, and consume more calories than those who don’t.

Nov 24, 2017

Macy’s Suffers Credit Card Payment Glitch at the Worst Possible Time: Black Friday

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about issues Macy’s had with its credit card systems on Black Friday. Argenti says that even though the issues were resolved by Friday evening, the experience may turn customers off to the retailer throughout the holiday shopping season.

Nov 24, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Whining. It Turns out U.S. Manufacturing Was Surging All Along

Cites research by Andrew Bernard in an article about the strength of U.S. manufacturing and the perception that the sector has shrunk. Bernard found that some manufacturing firms have changed their methods so drastically in recent decades that they are no longer considered manufacturers in economic statistics.

Nov 22, 2017

It’s an Odd Moment to Talk about Net Neutrality

Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about how NAFTA negotiations could affect the automotive industry. The U.S. government wants to increase the required percentage of vehicle parts made by NAFTA countries, a move Blanchard says could be counterproductive, given automakers’ regional supply chains.

Nov 21, 2017

4 Ways to Raise Open-Minded Kids

Ellie Kyung opines on how parents can teach their children to be open-minded. A social psychologist, Kyung is particularly interested in implicit memory—how previous learning experiences influence behavior—and writes that understanding implicit memory is key.

Nov 19, 2017

Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, argues that new guidelines regarding recommended blood pressure could be counterproductive. “Focusing on the number 130 not only will involve millions of people but also will involve millions of new prescriptions and millions of dollars.”

Nov 15, 2017

Meet Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2019

“The class comes to Hanover after working for 256 different employers over the past year, with experiences ranging from managing sales for Google to leading platoons in Afghanistan,” writes Poets & Quants in a feature story highlighting twelve students from the Class of 2019.

Nov 14, 2017

GE’s $100 Billion Wipeout Heralds Reckoning for an American Icon

An article about GE’s recent struggles quotes Vijay Govindarajan. With shares sliding 37 percent in 2017, many have expressed concern about the company’s ultimate future, but Govindarajan maintains the outlook isn’t entirely bleak.

Nov 10, 2017

A Corporate Tax Cut and Jobs Might Not Go Hand in Hand

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in a piece about the recently proposed tax code reform, which would cut the corporate tax rate. One of the arguments for the cut is that companies will invest their increased profits to create better paying jobs, but Slaughter says the reality isn’t that simple.

Nov 09, 2017

Five-Star Troubles: Will Saudi Prince Keep His Grip on Four Seasons?

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about the affect Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s recent arrest could have on Four Seasons Hotels Inc., of which Alwaleed is a part owner. Argenti says the Four Seasons brand is strong enough to weather the controversy.

Nov 09, 2017

Go Ahead, Chase the New New Thing, Study Finds

Daniel Feiler discusses his recent study exploring the intersection of uncertainty, choice, and expectation. Feiler says understanding your implicit bias regarding the choices you make doesn’t mean you should avoid choosing the best possible alternative, but merely manage your expectations.

Oct 31, 2017

Real Humans of the Tuck MBA Class of 2019

Profiles five students from the Class of 2019: Aimee Dennett, Christopher Ramos, Oinatz Uribe, Sam Bristol, and Seval Harac. The students were asked a variety of questions including why they chose Tuck, the highlight so far from their first year, and what they’re looking forward to.

Oct 30, 2017

Why Companies Should Hire Teams, Not Individuals

Sydney Finkelstein argues that companies should hire in groups rather than a single person at a time. “By hiring preformed teams, companies can welcome in several individuals at once who already are part of a different kind of team culture,” he writes.

Oct 29, 2017

Vegas Rebranding Shows Difficulty of Messaging after Tragedy

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about the difficulties of messaging after tragic events, a situation Las Vegas finds itself in following the mass shooting on October 1. Argenti says organizations need to carefully consider messaging or risk consequential mistakes.

Oct 22, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

Quotes T’18s Bianca Goins, Jodine Gordon, and Sadé Lawrence about the benefits diversity conferences offer MBA students. Gordon says one of the advantages is the opportunity to get a glimpse of company culture.

Oct 16, 2017

Why There Still Aren’t a Lot of Black Women Executives

Ella Bell Smith discusses the lack of women in high-level executive positions and how women of color, particularly African-American women, are impacted and what can be done to change the trend.

Oct 11, 2017

Emerging Markets See Light with Reverse Innovation

Explains the term “reverse innovation” coined by Vijay Govindarajan. Reverse innovation refers to the growing practice of businesses designing products for emerging economies and then adapting them for developed economies, as opposed to focusing on the developed markets first.

Oct 10, 2017

What’s More Important to Young People Than Cool Perks or a Fancy Office? Growth.

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about what millennial workers value in a workplace. Finkelstein says businesses need to realize that being a stepping stone isn’t a bad thing.

Oct 07, 2017

Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: Business-School Recruiting

An article about Amazon's rise in popularity among MBAs quotes Abe Levy T’18. An intern at Amazon this summer, Levy is considering a return to the company upon graduation, mentioning the work-life balance of his Amazon co-workers.

Oct 04, 2017

To Succeed In Business, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Study Says

Daniel Feiler discusses his forthcoming paper exploring how choice affects expectations. Feiler says people have a tendency to be overly optimistic about the choices they make and that being more realistic could lead to greater satisfaction.

Sep 30, 2017

What Most Bosses Get Wrong About Millennials

Sydney Finkelstein shares his thoughts on how companies can better retain millennial workers. The key, he writes, is not to focus on retention, but the intensity of on-the-job learning and growth.

Sep 29, 2017

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund To Undertake Major Review

Quotes B. Espen Eckbo in an article about the forthcoming overhaul of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. Eckbo says there is an argument to be made for removing the fund’s management company from the purview of the Norwegian central bank.

Sep 29, 2017

How to Break Free of Washington’s Conventional Wisdom

An article about how to avoid the trappings of conventional wisdom quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter. In order to find unconventional solutions to problems, Slaughter advises business leaders to schedule regular reflection time into their calendars.

Sep 29, 2017

Admissions Director Q&A: Luke Anthony Peña of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, discusses what separates Tuck from other top business schools. “We take a position on the kind of leadership our graduates will practice,” he says. “We believe in confident humility, empathy, and judgement as core aptitudes of wise leadership. Everything happening at the Tuck School embodies that mission.”

Sep 26, 2017

Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist

An article about the response Netflix received for a recent cease-and-desist letter it sent quotes Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing. Keller says brand-building can happen anywhere, and that’s how companies should approach everything they do.

Sep 21, 2017

Starved for better leadership? Here’s where to find it.

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, who says one of the core characteristics of strong leaders is to be morally grounded. “All leaders set an example for others to follow, and first must be a strong and meaningful moral compass.”

Sep 18, 2017

Amazon’s Big HQ2: A Sign of Hubris and Danger

Cites research by Kenneth French that found shares in companies with low capital investment returned six times as much as those with high capital investment since 1963.

Sep 18, 2017