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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

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