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GraduatePrograms.com Ranks Tuck No. 1 for Value

Vijay Govindarajan says, “Ultimately, Tuck really transforms our students in very fundamental ways. Anyone who goes through the Tuck experience at the end of it their life is changed for the better. It is a phenomenal, life-changing experience, and the value gets created in three places — knowledge, experience and network.”

Oct 28, 2015

6 Amazing Technologies – and When You Can Expect Them

An article written by Hans Brechbuhl highlighting a Forum report, Deep Shift: Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact, that gives predicted dates on when emerging technology will be available.

Oct 28, 2015

‘Disruptive Innovation’ Theory Comes Under Scrutiny

Quotes Andrew King who co-authored a recent article about the theory of disruptive innovation—the theory that innovators with cheap solutions to a vexing market problem can unseat larger, more established rivals.

Oct 26, 2015

A Life: Fred Carleton Jr., 1930-2015; ‘In An Age of Pessimism ... A Breath of Fresh Air’

A tribute to Fred Carleton Jr. T'54. “He was so optimistic. He always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt, which I think in an age of pessimism made him such a breath of fresh air,” his son Ted Carleton said.

Oct 26, 2015

Sydney Finkelstein of Dartmouth College on the DFS Investigation

Sydney Finkelstein discusses the Massachusetts gaming commission's investigation into the possible regulation of fantasy sports games.

Oct 23, 2015

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Best Value

Highlights a survey performed by GraduatePrograms.com that ranked Tuck as the business school that offers the best value.

Oct 22, 2015

Entrepreneurship: Teaching risk-taking

Matthew Slaughter points out that only a handful of students will start a company upon graduation, most graduates will start off in a corporate environment to pay off debt and gain experience.

Oct 22, 2015

Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Annual Report

Research on decision making by Punam Anand Keller was cited in a White House report on the use of behavioral science in the design of Federal programs and policies.

Oct 22, 2015

Best Business Schools 2015

Tuck placed #14 in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of full-time MBA programs.

Oct 20, 2015

Tuck Alum Colin Van Ostern Announces Campaign for N.H. Governor

Sydney Finkelstein and William Martin D’87 are quoted in a feature article on Colin Van Ostern T’09, who recently announced his campaign for New Hampshire governor.

Oct 20, 2015

Bay Area Company Sees Big Spike in Rescue Insurance

Features Thomas Bochnowski T’03, vice president at Redpoint Resolutions LLC, in news coverage on Ripcord travel insurance, Redpoint’s consumer product. Bochnowski says, “Ripcord is designed for anyone who travels adventurously. Anything from climbing mountains where you can get broken legs, high altitude sickness, and other medical injuries and illnesses, to the natural disasters, or the unexpected geopolitical event that traps you in a location.”

Oct 20, 2015

Champions Come in Many Stripes

Highlights Brian Casebolt T’11, vice president of merchandising & ancillary revenue at Hertz, who is ranked 85th on the Top 100 LGBT Executives list.

Oct 20, 2015

These are the World’s Best MBA Programmes

Continued coverage of the Economist 2015 MBA rankings. WEF highlights that Tuck was ranked third behind Booth and Darden who ranked first and second respectively.

Oct 20, 2015

How United is Handling the PR for its CEO Health Crisis

B. Espen Eckbo comments on companies quickly releasing information that sets shareholders' minds at ease during a crisis. "The first thing is for the CEO to inform the board immediately about the situation. The second is for the board to issue a press release the next day informing everybody about what they know at that point."

Oct 20, 2015

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