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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

Schmoozing like a winner: A guide to networking Davos-style

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how to effectively network at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Finkelstein offers four tips on how to network “Davos-style”; Always look to trade up, work on social capital, not economic capital, network like a superboss, and remember that CEOs are just like anyone else.

Jan 21, 2016

From economy to econoMEH: global growth is mixed

Matthew Slaughter says, “You know, the world economy on the whole, it’s too much Piglet,” referring to the skittish character in "Winnie the Pooh" stories. “We’d love to have a lot more Tigger in the world economy, we’d love to have innovation happening in lots of countries, a sense of clear job growth and new companies being created.”

Jan 21, 2016

A CA topper from over 40 years ago reminisces

Vijay Govindarajan recounts his experience of being awarded the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the Chartered Accountancy exam in 1972. The article was triggered by James John Britto, a student from Chennai – the same city as VG, becoming the all-India topper in the Chartered Accountancy exam for 2015. “It was such a pleasant surprise to see a Chennai lad bagging the Gold Medal this year. These youngsters are what give me hope about India. This is going to be India’s century. These youngsters will make the dream come true,” Govindarajan stated.

Jan 20, 2016

N.H.’s 2016 Economic Outlook; Solar Net Metering Update

Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses how the broader U.S. economy is on stronger footing, but how there are still concerns, especially regarding China's economic woes.

Jan 20, 2016

Cornell To Launch Big Data-Focused MBA Program Featuring Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon

Quotes Alva Taylor, director for the Center for Digital Strategies, in an article on Johnson’s recent development of a digital technology program for MBA and computer science students.

Jan 19, 2016

He’s building a charcuterie empire one link at a time

Highlights a group of Tuck students who did a study for Joshua Smith, chef and charcuterie specialist at Moody’s in Waltham Massachusetts. Smith enlisted the help of Tuck to see if it was possible to recreate his Waltham business in Boston.

Jan 19, 2016

Kasich Preaches Bipartisanship at Dartmouth, With a Nod to a Top N.H. Democrat

Highlights presidential candidate John Kasich's visit to Tuck as part of the “America’s Economic Future” candidate series. NHPR notes that Kasich emphasized his willingness to work across party lines.

Jan 19, 2016

RVCC program gets help from Tuck School of Business

Highlights Tuck students who worked with the Work Ready NH program at River Valley Community College during Allwin Community Outreach Day. “Tuck has MBA students from all over the world,” said Martha Mott, director of Work Ready NH at RVCC. “On the community day, they offer their skills to 20 to 25 nonprofit organizations and small businesses.”

Jan 19, 2016

Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton’s Lead Over Sanders Widens, More

Highlights Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's town hall at Tuck. The talk is part of the “America’s Economic Future” candidate series.

Jan 19, 2016

Want to help fix health care? First you have to care about costs.

Continued coverage on How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time by Chris Trimble

Jan 15, 2016

‘It is a make-or-break Budget for Modi govt’

Vijay Govindarajan argues that the Indian government should increase public spending to ensure a healthy demand in the system.

Jan 15, 2016