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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

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 Finkelstein says, “Sticking to outdated and potentially limited thinking when it comes to developing talent won’t cut it anymore.”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

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

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

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

5 Things I Know About Marketing–Dartmouth’s Kevin Lane Keller

Kevin Lane Keller writes, “I’m all about percentages and a balanced approach: mix and match, integrate, innovate and stay relevant, make sure the product experience is the core, understand customer diversity.”

Mar 15, 2016

Dublin start-up commissioner wants to turn Ireland’s capital into an enterprise epicenter

Mentions the paper, “How Firms Respond to Business Cycles: The Role of Firm Age and Firm Size,” co-authored by Teresa Fort, which finds that young companies were disproportionately affected during the 2006-2009 financial crisis, but still remained a positive source of net employment growth.

Mar 14, 2016

ETF Roundtable: How to Beat the Benchmark

Cites research by Kenneth French and co-author Eugene Fama on how to evaluate smart-beta ETFs and how investors can incorporate these ETFs into their portfolios. “Their work shows that stocks that possess certain factors—primarily small size and value—tend to beat the market over the long term.”

Mar 14, 2016

Dispelling The Biggest Myth About Investing

Highlights the 3-Factor Model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French. "What matters is not just our overall stock/bond split, but also our portfolio's orientation to small vs. large stocks and value vs. growth companies.”

Mar 11, 2016

‘Execution, key to innovation excellence’

Vijay Govindarajan says, “There is a need for an institutional framework and incentives; without an eco-system, individuals cannot innovate.”

Mar 11, 2016

Our Looming Productivity-Growth Crisis

Dean Matthew Slaughter notes, "There is a constellation of policies that raise the likelihood that companies and individuals in the private sector can really be innovative."

Mar 11, 2016

Argentine Bonds: Time for a Distressed Debt Exit?

Diego Ferro T’93 discusses Argentina's first bond sale since the nation reached a deal to settle a dispute with creditors and look at investment opportunities in Brazil. “The challenges that they are facing are large. The economy is in relatively weak shape in terms of high inflation and serious fiscal deficit,” says Ferro.

Mar 10, 2016

The Best Way to Improve Health Care Delivery Is with a Small, Dedicated Team

Chris Trimble suggests creating small, full-time clinical teams to reform and deliver superior care for specific patient populations.

Mar 10, 2016

The best small cap stocks for 2016

Cites a study by Kenneth French in discussing “high expectations for pint-sized firms.”

Mar 10, 2016

What Ruthless Innovators Can Learn from the New England Patriots

Vijay Govindarajan says the New England Patriots provide a superior example of how to get "Box One" of his "Three Box Solution" framework right by leveraging resources to maximize results.

Mar 10, 2016

2017 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Business Schools

Tuck is ranked as one of the top 10 business schools in a sneak peek at U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The actual rankings will be available on March 16.

Mar 09, 2016

Boston Consulting Group, Bain, McKinsey Are Boosting B-School Recruitment — Here’s Where

Eighteen percent of Tuck graduates in 2015 were hired by three consulting firms. “There is strong demand from students and from [consulting firm] recruiters,” says Jonathan Masland.

Mar 09, 2016

Financial-Stability Blindness at the Fed

Peter Fisher discusses the tendency of central bankers to focus on the macroeconomic impact of monetary policy, while lacking sufficient acknowledgment of the likely impact on financial stability, and in turn the resulting deflation they struggle to cure.

Mar 09, 2016

Get your bonus? Nah, I missed my climate target

Quotes Anant Sundaram in an article about using financial incentives to meet environmental objectives in the corporate world. Sundaram argues that empirical evidence about the subject is very difficult to obtain. "But the fact is that very good, very influential companies are thinking about this," he says.

Mar 08, 2016

MIT, Tuck, Columbia Partner With Singapore Online Firm To Slash Cost of Elite Management Education

Highlights Leonard Greenhalgh and the work he has done at Tuck to improve programs for minorities, entrepreneurial women, and Native Americans. “The Tuck School began serving minority entrepreneurs in 1980 to foster economic progress in communities that had faced historical discrimination. Greenhalgh taught in the inaugural class,” Deseret News reports.

Mar 08, 2016

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