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Best Free Business MOOCs In June

Lists the course “Omnichannel Strategy and Management,” taught by Santiago Gallino in a roundup of the best free business MOOCs in June.

May 31, 2017

Four Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement

Mentions the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent written by Sydney Finkelstein in an article outlining four conversations that leaders should have on a routine basis to promote productivity.

May 31, 2017

Mortgage Bankers and Hedge-Fund Revivals

Cites the paper “Wall Street and the Housing Bubble,” co-authored by Ing-Haw Cheng in an opinion piece discussing banking and mortgage fraud, bribery, and market structure

May 31, 2017

Is Efficient-Market Theory Becoming More Efficient?

Mentions the three-factor model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French and his colleague Eugene Fama, in an article challenging efficient-market theory.

May 27, 2017

Never Mind the Ferrari Showroom, Bank Regulators Say This a Poor Neighborhood

Quotes John Vogel in an article discussing the shortfalls of the Community Reinvestment Act, a roughly four-decade-old federal law designed to stop lending discrimination in low-income neighborhoods.

May 18, 2017

Cyber Attack Highlights Lack of Tech Skills in Finance Departments

Quotes Sean Joyce T’87, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Crimes Unit leader, in an article discussing how the global cyber attacks that started last Friday have highlighted the lack of technological expertise at U.S. corporate finance departments.

May 16, 2017

Dinner Will Honor Young Upper Valley Leaders

Highlights Merritt Patridge T’13 as an honoree at this year’s Vital Communities’ Annual Heroes and Leaders Celebration. The event recognizes community members who have made significant positive impacts in the region.

May 13, 2017

Health Care Costs Are Bankrupting Us

An opinion piece co-authored by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues the importance of driving down health care costs and making them more predictable to reduce the financial insecurity many Americans are facing.

May 11, 2017

Restaurants with Low Yelp Ratings Suffer under Higher Minimum Wages

As a guest on NPR's "All Things Considered," Paul Wolfson discusses recent research that used Yelp reviews to examine how minimum wage increases in the San Francisco Bay Area have had an impact on the local restaurant industry.

May 08, 2017

Elite Athletes on Fast Track to Business School

A feature article about Next Step: Transition to Business, Tuck’s new executive education program aimed at military veterans and Olympic athletes, quotes Punam Anand Keller, associate dean for innovation and growth and the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management.

May 08, 2017

Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2017

Tom Allin T’17 and Kiz Syed T’17 are featured on Poets and Quants “2017 Best & Brightest,” a list of 100 MBA graduates. Poets and Quants received 237 nominations for this year’s list from 63 full-time MBA programs which it invites to participate.

May 07, 2017

Stanford GSB Adcom Director to Lead Tuck Admissions

A feature article about Luke Anthony Peña, Tuck’s new executive director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Peña will be joining Tuck from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

May 04, 2017

The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

Cites the paper “Immigrants Play a Key Role in STEM Fields,” co-authored by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article discussing the complexity of the H-1B visa system in the U.S. and its subsequent challenges. Research by Slaughter found that while immigrants usually earn less than U.S. workers across most occupations, the difference tends to be smaller in STEM fields.

May 04, 2017

India: An Innovation Hub?

Quotes Vijay Govindarajan in an op-ed discussing whether India can move away from being a low-cost innovator, and become a hub for disruptive innovation. “The time for incremental change is over,” says Govindarajan.

May 02, 2017

Mnuchin to Wall Street: U.S. Is Serious About Ultra-Long Bonds

Quotes Peter Fisher in an article about discussions amongst the Trump administration and U.S. Treasury Department on whether to sell ultra-long bonds as a solution to fix the nation’s aging infrastructure and cut taxes.

May 01, 2017

A Better Way For Trump To Respond To China

An opinion piece by Richard D'Aveni discusses President Trump’s change in stance on China while offering an alternative approach. “We don’t need to confront China head-on,” writes D’Aveni.

May 01, 2017

Feeling Wealthy? How Your Tax Refund (or Payment) Is Influencing You

An opinion piece by Eesha Sharma about how financial constraints change individual behavior and decision making. “As consumers, we must routinely consider our financial standing when we assess how much we can afford to spend on things like education, housing, and vacations,” writes Sharma.

Apr 25, 2017

Commerce Department Orders 20 Percent Tariff on Canadian

As a guest on NPR's "All Things Considered," Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses the Commerce Department’s plan to implement a 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber imports.

Apr 25, 2017

The Brain Boasts Its Own Social Network

Highlights recent research by Adam Kleinbaum, associate professor of business administration, and co-authors that shows how social networks have become so important that the human brain has evolved to encode and recognize the position of others within a social group at a precognitive level.

Apr 20, 2017

Whose Song Is It, Anyway?

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees, senior fellow at the Center for Business, Government & Society, discusses how musicians are urging Congress to modernize the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Apr 19, 2017

The Case for Letting Your Best People Go

Cites the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent written by Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, in an article about the advantages of letting top talent leave an organization.

Apr 18, 2017

Business School Students Find Voices in an Age of Protest

Mentions the September 2016 solidarity gathering organized by Black Students at Tuck and quotes Matthew Bubley T'17 regarding MBA student activism. “It is a feeling that business people ought to be concerned about what goes on in the broader world around them," says Bubley.

Apr 16, 2017

Phones and Social Media Turn Consumers Into Whistleblowers

Quotes Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication, about how smartphone cameras and social media are democratizing information and shifting power to consumers—preventing companies from sweeping complaints under the rug.

Apr 13, 2017

Even Best Stock Pickers Can’t Beat Bots

An article about how traditional active stock management is dying because computers are better and cheaper, cites a simple quantitative value strategy compiled by Kenneth French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance. French’s strategy would have yielded the same risk-adjusted return as Peter Lynch's legendary run and beaten Bill Miller's famous 15-year win streak against the S&P 500.

Mar 30, 2017

The End of Focus: A New Wave of Manufacturers Will Choose Scope over Scale

An opinion piece by Richard D'Aveni discusses how advances in manufacturing technology will change the way companies compete, creating “pan-industrial” conglomerates. “A pan-industrial company may look like a conglomerate on the outside, but it will run quite differently,” writes D’Aveni.

Mar 29, 2017

The 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40

Daniel Feiler, assistant professor of business administration, and Eesha Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, are named two of Poets and Quants' 2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

Mar 26, 2017

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, about how reporting to an indecisive boss is unquestionably challenging. "It drives you crazy because without direction, you're not sure what to do," says Finkelstein.

Mar 24, 2017

The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Lists Carlos Rodriguez Pastor T’88, chief executive officer of Intercorp, as one of the world’s greatest leaders. “In 2010 he took on a vital mission by launching Innova Schools, which provides 19,000 children with affordable, high-quality education,” writes Fortune.

Mar 23, 2017

Ask George Washington: Conflict Should Be Avoided

An opinion piece by Charles White Jr. about lessons President Trump could learn from the actions of President Washington. “He was a 'celebrity' like Trump,” opines White. “But it is as a businessman/developer that Washington most resembled Trump as he faced what he viewed as an ethical issue in accepting office.”

Mar 17, 2017

Vogel: Healthcare Advice

In his latest VPR interview, John Vogel discusses the likelihood of the American Health Care Act failing and suggests, as an alternative, that Republicans make every American eligible for Medicare. “By making every American eligible for Medicare or a similar public option, he could fulfill his promise of ‘insurance for everyone’ and probably end up with a system that fulfills his other promise to create a ‘far less expensive and far better’ healthcare system,” says Vogel.

Mar 14, 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the MBA

Daniella Reichstetter T’07, executive director of entrepreneurship, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, reflects on the value of an MBA from an entrepreneurial perspective. “Just as we educate general business leaders or doctors or lawyers or engineers, in the same way we can educate entrepreneurs so they’ll be more successful,” says Reichstetter.

Mar 14, 2017

Trump Budget Expected to Seek Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter about how many of the cuts the Trump administration will propose would impact what he sees as investments in the United States’ future—such as health research, transportation projects, and training programs. “Imagine his plan got enacted,” says Slaughter. “It wouldn’t trigger some crisis, but what’s subtle is relative to what America could be in the next several years in terms of making more substantial investments in infrastructure, science research, and public investments that we have historically made.”

Mar 13, 2017

Uber Used Secret Tool, Extraordinary Measures to Sidestep Government Officials

Quotes Paul Argenti regarding the high-profile issues that Uber has faced in recent weeks. “This is a really bad month. The number and kind of problems they have is an unusual array of bad luck and bad behavior combined,” says Argenti. He suggests the company could recover its momentum with better management. “Ultimately, your reputation is a complex thing. There has to be a lot of bad stuff going on for this to make a difference. I still think they’re not there.”

Mar 03, 2017

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism

Quotes Andrew King in an article about the rise in activism among MBA students and professors. “There’s always been a feeling among us professors that we shouldn’t be too political or it reduced our credibility,” says King. For him that changed when President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, prompting King and colleagues to write a piece imploring Trump to preserve current environmental laws and adhere to U.S. commitments on climate change.

Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Companies Are Hopeful but Wary about Trade under Trump

As a guest on Marketplace, Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses concerns about the U.S. breaking away from the World Trade Organization. “If the United States did walk away in part torn, more dramatic fashion and pull cloth from the World Trade Organization, we would be walking away from literally generations of policy leadership that has helped grow American jobs and American wages,” says Slaughter.

Feb 27, 2017

How American Workers Got Lazy

An opinion piece by Matthew Rees about the growing complacency that is spreading across the American labor force; questioning whether American ingenuity will revive a low-growth economy. “There’s much less progress under way than most people think, and a prolonged era of sluggishness seems ever more likely,” says Rees. “That’s something everyone—even app-toting bacon lovers—should worry about.”

Feb 27, 2017