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The Top 10 Business Schools with the Highest GMAT Scores

Tuck is highlighted as one of 10 business schools where students entered with average GMAT scores of at least 715.

Dec 18, 2015

3, 2, 1…Lift off!

Peter Fisher spoke about the affect of the Fed's announcement on markets, the mechanism of the short-term rate hike and what "lift off" really means.

Dec 18, 2015

Chris Trimble, Author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

Chris Trimble argues, “Here in the United States, we need to find ways to deliver higher quality care at lower cost. Why wouldn’t we look for inspiration to nations around the world that have struggled with minimal resources for decades.”

Dec 17, 2015

10 Business Schools To Watch In 2016

Mentions Tuck as one of 10 schools to watch in 2016. The article highlights Dean Matthew Slaughter’s vision for Tuck ‘to prepare wise leaders to better the world’ by increasing students global engagement with programs such as TuckGO.

Dec 17, 2015

Vogel: Smart Philanthropy

John Vogel’s focuses on how to make smart philanthropic donations during this holiday season. He recommends looking for the United Way symbol on organization websites and using sites such as the Vermont Community Foundation.

Dec 17, 2015

22 MBA programs where graduates earn more than $110,000 right out of school

Highlights Tuck as one of the recently ranked top MBA programs in the world by Business Insider where students earn an average base salary of $110,000 or more post-graduation.

Dec 16, 2015

Public opinion too influences business decisions

Cites a working paper in which Pino Audia analyzed Pentagon press briefings from 2003 to 2006 to see how their content changed when public support of the war shifted.

Dec 16, 2015

The 50 Best Business Schools in the World

Tuck is ranked 8th in Business Insider's sixth annual ranking of the world's best business schools. Business Insider examined the 60 perennially top-rated institutions that offer MBA programs and evaluated them based on the most recent data available on five metrics: reputation, average starting salary after graduation, job-placement rate, average GMAT score, and tuition and fees.

Dec 16, 2015

Why junk bonds won’t spark new crisis: BlackRock

Peter Fisher says, "I think we could see the U.S. economy as a whole do okay. But we could see the corporate sector not do so great, because the cycles are out of sync. Margins already had their run. This is one of the problems of the Fed having extended what they've done so long."

Dec 16, 2015

Why George Lucas is more than just a Creative Genius

Sydney Finkelstein says, "Collaboration and creative exploration were two of the keys to what helped translate the vision of George Lucas into a series of era-defining films, and technologies.”

Dec 16, 2015

Mahindra Seeks Styling Cachet With Ferrari Designer Purchase

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan on Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s purchase of Pininfarina, an Italian design house. “Italian design has flair, an element of style that makes these cars so desirable, just for their sheer design. Mahindra has an opportunity to succeed globally with frugal engineering and world-class styling. That could be a game changer.”

Dec 15, 2015

The Force Awakens — And With It, Our Workplaces?

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on the history of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, an epicenter of filmmaking’s digital revolution during the 1980s and 1990s (and today).

Dec 14, 2015

State Farm Angles for a Brand Repositioning

Kevin Keller says, "I'd be surprised if they're walking away from the 'good neighbor' tagline—that agent system is their business model and how they operate. But they may rethink how they want to express that."

Dec 11, 2015

Keurig Deal is Sweet in Era of Low Premiums

Quotes Colin Blaydon on the recent $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. by JAB Holding Co., a privately-held fund. Blaydon says, “Any take-private transaction has to be seen as a strong valuation or it will be vulnerable to shareholder lawsuits, or even be in danger of not attracting sufficient current shareholder support to complete the transaction.”

Dec 10, 2015

With a Rate Hike Around the Corner, It’s the Right Time to Buy Value Stocks...

Cites an article in Barron's quoting Jonathan Lewellen on purchasing value stocks when the US Fed is expected to raise interest rates. Lewellen stated, "The short answer is that value stocks seem to outperform growth stocks during periods when the federal-funds rate is increasing, mostly because growth stocks do relatively poorly."

Dec 10, 2015

Schools With the Happiest MBAs

Cites Forbes’ most satisfied business school graduates survey that ranks Tuck second noting that over 70% of alumni contributed to the school’s annual fund. Poets and Quants highlights that Tuck is the only program besides Darden to rank in the top five in all three satisfaction measurements.

Dec 10, 2015

American Unions and a Steelworker Lockout

Dean Matthew Slaughter weighs in on the lockout struggle Allegheny Technologies employees from the United Steelworkers workers’ union are engaged in over benefits and healthcare. Slaughter says, “The example of Allegheny technologies is very representative of how these global companies connected to the world through international trade investment really are the canaries in the coal mine for the competitive pressures and the creative destruction that globalization creates.”

Dec 10, 2015

A New Dean at Tuck, a New ‘Refined Vision’ for the School

Dean Matthew Slaughter says, “We’re a place for people who want to be part of a community that aspires to improve the lot of the world. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to making a better world. And the way we do it is by creating a community where you feel a strong sense of belonging. We empower students and instruct them to pursue their dreams. Our goal is to prepare wise leaders to better the world.”

Dec 10, 2015

Vanguard Should Get Active

Mentions research by Kenneth French in an article around Vanguard adding $185 billion to its low-cost and passively-managed funds which may put the company on pace to bring in more money than any other asset manager in history.

Dec 04, 2015

Disrupting Mr Disrupter

Highlights the recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review co-authored by Andrew King, which argues “the majority” of Christensen’s 77 case studies did not fully fit his theory. The Economist says that Clay Christensen should not be given the last word on disruptive innovation and should be treated as one voice among many on this subject.

Dec 04, 2015

Business Schools with the Most Satisfied MBA Graduates

Tuck ranks second on a list of Forbes' most satisfied business school graduates.

Dec 04, 2015

Stanford’s Business School Tells M.B.A.s to Wait on Startups

Quotes Nathan Sharp T’12, co-founder of Nifti. Sharp says his view has shifted since creating his startup. The article also highlights Justin Gerrard T’16 and co-founder of Bae.

Dec 03, 2015

Scrutiny on Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Grows More Intense

Sydney Finkelstein says, "That's kind of how the CEO culture really works in America. If Mark Zuckerberg showed up [at Yahoo] and said, 'I'm going to spend three years trying to figure it out,' I'm not sure he would. If [former Google CEO Eric] Schmidt did, I'm not so sure, either. You ride a wave, you're doing great, but the world changes."

Dec 03, 2015

5 Behaviors of the Most Successful Leaders

Cites a recent article by Sydney Finkelstein in the Harvard Business Review and outlines five common behaviors of the most successful leaders.

Dec 01, 2015

Vogel: Hang Ups

John Vogel comments on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that allow loan servicers to make robo calls. “The motivation seems to be that the government wants to do a better job collecting the trillion dollars of outstanding student loans.”

Dec 01, 2015

Nonprofits, Aiming for Relevance, Try On New Names

Kevin Lane Keller says, "One of the hardest things with nonprofits is that they do a lot of different things. It's hard to put in a box and put a label on. It's a paragraph, not a couple of words."

Dec 01, 2015

China’s Currency Joins the IMF’s Elite

Matthew Slaughter comments on news that China’s renminbi will be added to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reserve. "When you're a kid, there is a moment when you cross that line of enjoying being with your little cousins to wanting to be at the grown-up table," says Slaughter. "The grown ups set the rules. The grownups decide what the menu will be. In a very tangible sense, China is now more at the grown-ups table for policymaking than they were last week."

Dec 01, 2015

Minimum Wage Migration?

Paul Wolfson argues that unemployment does not rise when the minimum wage increases. Rather, it pushes up wages all around that results in more spending, and therefore more business, that offsets the need for business to pay higher wages.

Nov 30, 2015

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Won’t Lead to New, Innovative Drugs

Donald Conway T’72 comments on the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan deal that instantly turned the combined company, Pfizer Plc, into the world's largest drug maker. Conway argues that these types of mergers are going to increase the cost of health care.

Nov 30, 2015

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

Sydney Finkelstein offers five key practices that all supervisors should follow in order to make work more meaningful and enjoyable: manage individuals; go big on meaning; focus on feedback; listen; and be consistent.

Nov 30, 2015

Here’s Where McKinsey, BCG and Bain are Ramping Up MBA Recruitment

Business Because highlights that Tuck MBAs were paid $145,000 by consultancies including McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. Consulting firms hired 18 percent of the 2015 class.

Nov 24, 2015

The CEO Council Task Forces’ Priorities

Matthew Slaughter is the subject expert for a recommendation on fostering innovation and competitiveness.

Nov 24, 2015

A Different Kind of a Family

Cites research conducted by Tuck for the Selamta Family Project, a nonprofit that unites orphaned children and marginalized women in Ethiopia to provide stable homes. Children growing up in Selamta homes were healthier, did better in school, and reported feeling safer and more loved than children growing up in orphanages or on the street.

Nov 23, 2015

Ask the Experts

Eesha Sharma provides insight into the behavior of retailers and consumers on Black Friday.

Nov 20, 2015

Jack Dorsey’s Secret To Running Two Tech Giants At Once

Sydney Finkelstein says, "To make something like this work, you have to have a world-class team around you. Effective leaders delegate. In this case, you probably have to delegate more than normal. You have to be able to process in your brain two different worlds."

Nov 20, 2015

Vaktbikkje, ikke veiviser

B. Espen Eckbo writes that the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) needs a board of directors sufficiently schooled in finance to understand complex concepts such as market efficiency, efficient portfolios, risk factors, liquidity and trading costs.

Nov 19, 2015