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How to Hire Like a Superboss

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on his new book Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent, focusing on how to hire and vet new employees. Finkelstein writes, “If the old methods are not working, maybe it is time to be more innovative and start hiring like a superboss.”

Feb 10, 2016

Pharma industry has more in common with Martin Shkreli than it likes to admit

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article on why it is difficult for the American public to differentiate between Martin Shkreli and other pharma companies. “Most people don’t differentiate between Shkreli and other companies. It’s not enough to say that he’s worse when your own prices and profits are going up. That argument isn’t working. Most people lump them together.”

Feb 09, 2016

How To Be A Great Boss

Continued coverage of Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent written by Sydney Finkelstein highlighting three counter-intuitive ideas on what sets “superbosses” apart from others. The book is available today.

Feb 09, 2016

Texas’ grid of tomorrow may include batteries

Quotes Thad Hill T’95, CEO of Calpine, in an article on renewable power companies in Texas moving toward the use of lithium-ion battery systems. Hill says that he doesn’t see an immediate threat.

Feb 08, 2016

Fmr. N.H. Gov.: Cruz nomination “horrible” for GOP

As a guest on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," former New Hampshire Governor Judd Gregg discusses GOP candidates ahead of the NH primary.

Feb 08, 2016

Three Head Coaches, Not Two, At This Year’s Super Bowl

Sydney Finkelstein writes that both Super Bowl coaches—the Broncos' Gary Kubiak and the Panthers' Ron Rivera—indirectly owe their careers to Bill Walsh, the former head coach of the San Francisco '49ers.

Feb 08, 2016

Grad Students Battle for Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Highlights a group of Tuck students who participated in the annual Left Bank Bordeaux Cup at the French Consulate in New York along with Yale, Wharton, and Cornell. All teams were judged on performance in multiple choice questionnaires, presentations and blind tastings.

Feb 05, 2016

Showtime promotes Tom Christie to chief operating officer

Showtime executive Tom Christie T’85 was promoted to chief operating officer. The Los Angeles Times writes, “Christie will continue to lead Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, affiliate marketing, network operations and new business development teams, as well as the network’s streaming service product group. Christie will also continue to have oversight of future strategies and new business ventures.”

Feb 05, 2016

Goldman Sachs Names Jim Esposito as Securities Arm’s Strategy Chief

Announces that Jim Esposito T'95, co-head of the Wall Street firm’s financing group, was named chief strategy officer of the securities division. The Wall Street Journal writes, “The role is a new one for Goldman, whose trading business has been beset by a slew of new rules designed to rein in risks at the world’s biggest banks.”

Feb 05, 2016

Who are the “superbosses,” the 10 secrets of the brightest managers

Continued coverage of Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent written by Sydney Finkelstein highlighting a handful of "glorious bastard" CEOs referenced in the book.

Feb 05, 2016

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Cites a research paper, The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring, co-authored by Richard Townsend that showed venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, and that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that oversight.

Feb 05, 2016

Need to find, keep, and maximize talent today? Look to an old-school example, Gene Roberts

Sydney Finkelstein writes that Gene Roberts nurtured a generation of prominent journalists while reviving the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Feb 05, 2016

4 Questions to Ask About Business School Financial Aid

Quotes Philip DeGisi T'09, chief marketing officer at the student loan refinancing company CommonBond, regarding how it's important for accepted students to speak with financial aid experts about their options for paying for school as they make plans for where to attend.

Feb 04, 2016

Marshall Goldsmith: Employees should take more responsibility for their own engagement

Marshall Goldsmith says, "A hundred percent of employee engagement dialogue is focused on ‘what is the company doing to engage you?’" says Goldsmith. "There's nothing on what the employee needs to do to engage themselves. You are missing half of the equation. The difference is on the inside [of the individual]."

Feb 04, 2016

Looking for the Democratic nod for president? Let me introduce Mary Louise Hancock

Quotes John Lynch about New Hampshire's famous Democratic party supporter Mary Louise Hancock. The article mentions that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about Hancock with Lynch when she visited Dartmouth as part of the "America's Economic Future" series hosted by Tuck.

Feb 04, 2016

The monopoly should be dismantled

Espen Eckbo calls for eliminating the monopoly on managing Norway’s USD 900 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund given to the Norwegian central bank because the manager is increasingly switching from passive index strategies to active stock picking. His proposed solution is to, from time to time, hold an open auction inviting competing fund managers to bid for the job. (In Norwegian.)

Feb 04, 2016

Tuck Students Attend December’s Paris COP21, Bring Climate Talks Back to Campus

Four Tuck students accompanied professor Anant Sundaram to the climate change summit. Sundaram said, “People always kind of do a double take and say, ‘What is a business school doing here?’ And I say, ‘Who is causing the emissions? Corporations. And who are the people that run those companies? MBAs.’”

Feb 03, 2016

India should create a world-class reverse innovation lab: Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan discusses the biggest hurdles to startups in India and how the country should create a world-class reverse innovation lab—partially funded by the government. “It is the same Indians who innovate when they go abroad, but they don't innovate here, so what is really missing is incentive, capital and institutional infrastructure.”

Feb 02, 2016

Building a Better System with More Physician Accountability and Autonomy

Chris Trimble says problems in the healthcare system can only be fixed by physicians. He writes, “Policymakers, payers, and administrators can help create the right incentives and right conditions, but they cannot finish the job.”

Feb 02, 2016

How do I create a culture of innovation in my organization?

Chris Trimble offers five things that leadership can do; push towards accountable care, make a call for proposals within your system, make bets on small full time teams that redesign and deliver better care, help cut through standing policies that block progress, and provide assistance in collecting and analyzing performance data.

Feb 01, 2016

MBA Rankings: Take With A Pinch Of Salt

Mentions Tuck as the first school to offer an MBA—starting with four students taking the Master of Science in Commerce.

Feb 01, 2016

How risk taker Jay Chiat became adland’s ‘superboss’

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on how Jay Chiat, creative risk-taker and advertising agency founder, became a superboss.

Feb 01, 2016

How I realized the incredible impact that great bosses have

Highlights the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein and his definition of what it means to be a "superboss."

Feb 01, 2016

MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

Quotes Stephen Pidgeon T'07 on how consulting firms hired the most MBAs at Tuck in 2015 for the second consecutive year. More than a third of Tuck’s students this year have entered consulting, with the big three—McKinsey, BCG and Bain— hiring 18 percent. Pidgeon says, "Consulting provides a very good match for the interests of MBA students in that it looks for intellectually curious people with a strong mix of hard and soft skills."

Feb 01, 2016

Indian B-schools need to an eco-system to promote research: Prof Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan discusses impacting the world of business by improving management practice and academic research in American business schools. “Instead of viewing them as conflict, we should bring them together. B-schools must publish rigorous research but also inform practice with that research,” he says.

Jan 29, 2016

Choosing the Best B-School for Consulting

Beat the GMAT cites a recent story, Tuck Class of 2015 Enjoys Record-Breaking Career Results, that reports 18% of the class of 2015 received offers from the elite three consulting firms alone—McKinsey, Bain and BCG. The article provides examples of how Tuck students train for the industry, and also gives credit to distinguished strategy and management professors.

Jan 27, 2016

3 box strategy for success of corporates need of the hour: Dr VG

Vijay Govindarajan spoke about his new book, "The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation." The Hans India writes, “Dr. Vijay inspired the audience by saying that planning for future is meaningless, but preparing for the future is very critical.”

Jan 27, 2016

M and A little bit of history repeating

Quotes Anant Sundaram on the timing of the merger of industrial giants Johnson Controls and Tyco. "One would think that sensible, smart M&A activity should be countercyclical to the market," says Sundaram. "You want to buy something low, not when it's high!"

Jan 26, 2016

Iconic brands under pressure

Sydney Finkelstein comments on recent successes and failures at McDonalds, Walmart, and other major brands.

Jan 25, 2016

Savings, Investment, Wealth Creation and Access to Capital

Frederick McKinney, managing director of Minority Programs, Executive Education, offers four suggestions to increase greater access to capital for minority businesses; growing profitability, marketing future profitability, growing minority household savings, and attracting more minority savings for minority firms.

Jan 25, 2016

Global MBA Ranking 2016

Tuck is ranked 13th among U.S. full-time programs and 22nd among MBA programs worldwide by the Financial Times. The FT rankings are calculated as an aggregation of 20 distinct measures of a school’s performance.

Jan 25, 2016

Advice From the Anti-Steve Jobs

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees, senior fellow at the Center for Global Business and Government, on the book A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates, best known as secretary of defense, first under George W. Bush and then under Barack Obama until 2011.

Jan 25, 2016

Legendary grape grower betting Lake County will be the next Wine Country

W. Andrew Beckstoffer T'66, owner of the To Kalon Vineyard, plans to give away Cabernet from his Amber Knolls vineyard for free to 10 worthy winemakers.

Jan 22, 2016

The Daily 202: Cruz and Clinton each lose another news cycle as the Iowa caucuses approach

The Washington Post highlights that former Governor John Lynch, senior fellow for the Center for Global Business and Government, introduced presidential candidate John Kasich when he held a town hall at Tuck.

Jan 22, 2016

Why Anonymous Feedback Does More Harm than Good

Sydney Finkelstein says, "Successful leaders understand that mistakes happen, and they encourage employees to speak up so that everyone can learn, adapt, and adjust in real time.”

Jan 22, 2016

Four Reasons Not To Bail From Stocks in Your 401(k)

Cites the Dimensional Funds 2015 Matrix Book written by Kenneth French giving four important points on why you shouldn't bail from stocks in your 401(k). The book compiles returns from the past 80 years and, according to Forbes contributor John Wasik, “is incredibly useful in seeing the virtues of a long-term, buy-and-hold strategy.”

Jan 21, 2016