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MBA Rankings: European Schools Skyrocket Toward Top

Continued coverage on the Economist’s 2015 MBA rankings. Business Because mentions that Tuck was ranked third overall and first for its alumni network, in an article that looks at European business schools that made large jumps in the rankings this year.

Oct 19, 2015

O’Malley in No Mood to Give Up

Quotes William Martin D’87 in an article on presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley’s recent visit to Dartmouth. Martin comments on the candidates that have come through the region describing them as, “earnest, smart, hardworking people trying to solve problems.”

Oct 19, 2015

From Academia to Plan Design

Punam Keller helped Ohio Deferred Compensation simplify it's opt-in form for retirement savings, which increased employee participation in its first six months of use.

Oct 19, 2015

Q. and A.: Louie Cheng on Chemical Contamination in Tianjin

Louie Cheng T'03 discusses why recent explosions in Tianjin, China were not entirely a surprise and how people can protect themselves.

Oct 16, 2015

The New Faculty Faces at the Top Business Schools

Highlights new Tuck faculty member Laurens Debo, who previously spent six years at Booth. Debo says, “I was blown away by the quality of the MBAs.”

Oct 16, 2015

How Useful is Christensen’s Theory of Disruptive Innovation?

Review of a paper co-authored by Andrew King about the usefulness of the theory of disruptive innovation—or the theory that innovators with cheap solutions to a vexing market problem can unseat larger, more established rivals.

Oct 16, 2015

DraftKings, Airbnb Exploit Loopholes to Cash In

In an article about the government updating laws for companies such as Draftkings, Uber, and Airbnb, Sydney Finkelstein says that the digitalization of the world multiplies the potential number of insurgent business models such as these.

Oct 16, 2015

Still a Must-Have

Matthew Slaughter comments on the challenges that U.S. employers face with the complications of the H-1B program. “If (American firms) can’t import the talent, they will export the jobs. Unlike lawyers or doctors, the MBA qualification is transferable across borders.”

Oct 16, 2015

Tuck Ranked #3 by the Economist

Tuck is ranked third in The Economist's 2015 "Which MBA?" rankings. The ranking is based on student surveys and takes into account schools that open new career opportunities, provide personal development and educational experience, an increasing salary and networking potential.

Oct 16, 2015

Cable-Tec Expo: Bright Ideas Don’t Guarantee Success

In a recent keynote speech, Ron Adner said, "Edison, Apple, Amazon—they thought about what else needs to happen, beyond the technological innovation. Edison looked at the lightbulb and saw the systems that needed to be built, and he went out and built them—including means to generate and transmit power, and the power meter, to bill for it."

Oct 15, 2015

Square, Mobile Payments Giant, Just Filed for its IPO

Sydney Finkelstein comments on what Jack Dorsey needs to do to be successful as CEO of two companies. "To make something like this work, you have to have a world-class team around you."

Oct 15, 2015

MBA Careers: Shortage of Digital Chiefs Presents Employment Opportunities

Alva Taylor says there is a need to reform established philosophies and cultures when trying to pivot with technology in traditional enterprises. He states, “Managing that evolution requires rethinking longstanding trade-offs between standardization and innovation, efficiency and flexibility, and centralization and decentralization.”

Oct 14, 2015

How Much Does Cheap Money affect Mega-Business Deals?

Anant Sundaram comments on Dell’s purchase of data storage company EMC for $67 billion. He says, "Interest rates play a very small role in affecting mergers and acquisitions."

Oct 13, 2015

The Biggest Culprit in VW’s Emissions Scandal

Concerning the Volkswagen scandal, Paul Argenti says "It may be many things, but my sense is that rather than a large conspiracy, it is yet another example of a company hell bent on growth whose performance culture created this problem rather than direct orders from the top of the company."

Oct 13, 2015

What Makes a Good Unicorn?

Adam Marcus T'07, managing partner at OpenView Venture Partners, explains why unicorn companies should focus more on execution than raising as much capital as possible.

Oct 13, 2015

Democrat Jumping into N.H. Governor’s Race

Highlights the announcement that Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern T’09 will be running for governor of New Hampshire in the upcoming election.

Oct 12, 2015

Fed ‘Painted in a Corner’

Peter Fisher argues that one of the reasons we have such weak energy and commodity pricing is because the interest rate has been kept at zero for the past eight years. Fisher states, “The boom and bust cycle in energy and commodities is partly brought to us by the zero interest rate policies. The perverse consequences are coming home to roost.”

Oct 12, 2015

The Briefing

Sydney Finkelstein says Volkswagen's CEO should be held culpable in the diesel emissions scandal. “We don’t know if he did anything (illegal), but it is the job of the CEO to set the cultural and ethical standards and values in an organization.”

Oct 12, 2015

These 27 Young Influentials Are Shaking Up Media, Marketing, Tech and Entertainment

Chris Rivera T’08, director of Miller Lite, is highlighted as one of 27 individuals under 40 who are remaking business and culture in media, marketing, tech and entertainment industries.

Oct 08, 2015

MBA Rankings 2016: The Best Business Schools For Career Prospects

Highlights Tuck in an article ranking business schools for career prospects based on a survey conducted by the Princeton Review that looks at the average starting salary and percentage of graduates employed after three months. Princeton Review ranks Tuck fourth, citing an average starting salary for graduates of $117,860.

Oct 08, 2015

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part I

Quotes Dawna Clarke on Tuck’s applicant-initiated interviews. “At Tuck every applicant has the opportunity to visit campus, not only for an interview but to sit in on a class with a current student, attend an information session with an admissions officer, take a student-led tour and have lunch with current students.”

Oct 08, 2015

How Scientists Fool Themselves–and How They Can Stop

Andrew King comments on how the widespread use of point-and-click data-analysis software has made it easy for researchers to sift through massive data sets without fully understanding the methods.

Oct 08, 2015

MBA Careers: Scorching Hot Demand For Data Analytics Talent Across Industries

Stephen Pidgeon comments on marketing managers in the media industry who need to develop the art of analytics stating, “Media is more and more about bringing analytics and creativity together and using the analysis to drive decisions.”

Oct 06, 2015

Is the Theory of Disruption Dead Wrong?

Andrew King argues that a majority of the examples cited in support of the theory do not fit the model. “We’ve shown that the theory is not very explanatory, it’s not very predictive, and it can only be narrowly applied.”

Oct 06, 2015

How Jack Dorsey Can Keep His Chill While Running Two Companies

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein on the recent appointment of Jack Dorsey as the CEO of Twitter while also the full-time chief executive of mobile-payments firm Square. Finkelstein believes the people in Dorsey's professional inner circle will be crucial to him, perhaps more than they've ever been.

Oct 06, 2015

How to Win the Global War for Talent

Quotes a recent report on competitiveness in which Matthew Slaughter wrote, "Since 1990, skilled STEM immigrants have … accounted for at least a third of total U.S. productivity growth."

Oct 06, 2015

Lebanon Startup Cleans Up in Contest

Lebanon-based FreshAir Sensor, cofounded by Jack O’Toole T'14, won $100,000 in funding from AOL founder Steve Case over the weekend at a competition among tech entrepreneurs. Also highlighted in the story is Robert Thelen T'16, co-founder of FliQ.

Oct 05, 2015

The ‘Wage Gap’ Myth That Won’t Die

An opinion piece by Sarah Hotchkiss Ketterer T’87 that challenges the age gap myth while citing The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, and offers factors that are not taken into consideration. Ketterer argues that California Govenor Jerry Brown should look at the unintended consequences before signing the California Fair Pay Act.

Oct 02, 2015

Hanover-based Picaboo looks to disrupt the school yearbook market

Mentions a group of a first-year Tuck students who were given the assignment to analyze the best market opportunities for the company Picaboo, an online application that enables users to design custom paper-bound photo books from digital pictures.

Oct 02, 2015

This Is the Golden Ticket to a Startup IPO

Research by Richard Townsend suggests that face time versus just Skype meetings and conference calls has a significant impact on a startup's success.

Oct 02, 2015

Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions. Its image will survive.

Paul Argenti says, "My guess is if they do the right things—try to get on this quickly, put a box around what's going on and limit it so it's not every single product...I would be shocked if they don't come back from this."

Oct 02, 2015

Vogel: EB-5 Reauthorization

John Vogel argues that the EB-5 program is unfair to those families who play by the rules and wait 20 years before they can receive a green card.

Oct 01, 2015

Ask, and it Shall be Given

Fred McKinney, managing director of minority business programs, calls on politicians to increase the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) budget from $35 million to $300 million.

Oct 01, 2015

When Public Opinion Shifts, How Should Your Company Respond?

Pino Audia writes that deeply ingrained company values, norms, or beliefs can make an organization reluctant to acknowledge societal change.

Oct 01, 2015

A Little Help in the Kitchen with Pantry Meal Kits

Dennis Lasko T '08, started the new business Pantry that streamlines the process of home-cooked meals for the single cook, the dual income no-kids couple, or for the parent feeding a family.

Sep 25, 2015

VW’s Costly Emissions Cheat

Paul Argenti offers his opinion about Volkswagen's efforts to skirt emissions rules for diesel vehicles and the $18 billion fine the company could be facing.

Sep 25, 2015