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Real Humans of the Tuck MBA Class of 2019

Profiles five students from the Class of 2019: Aimee Dennett, Christopher Ramos, Oinatz Uribe, Sam Bristol, and Seval Harac. The students were asked a variety of questions including why they chose Tuck, the highlight so far from their first year, and what they’re looking forward to.

Oct 30, 2017

Why Companies Should Hire Teams, Not Individuals

Sydney Finkelstein argues that companies should hire in groups rather than a single person at a time. “By hiring preformed teams, companies can welcome in several individuals at once who already are part of a different kind of team culture,” he writes.

Oct 29, 2017

Vegas Rebranding Shows Difficulty of Messaging after Tragedy

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about the difficulties of messaging after tragic events, a situation Las Vegas finds itself in following the mass shooting on October 1. Argenti says organizations need to carefully consider messaging or risk consequential mistakes.

Oct 22, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

Quotes T’18s Bianca Goins, Jodine Gordon, and Sadé Lawrence about the benefits diversity conferences offer MBA students. Gordon says one of the advantages is the opportunity to get a glimpse of company culture.

Oct 16, 2017

Why There Still Aren’t a Lot of Black Women Executives

Ella Bell Smith discusses the lack of women in high-level executive positions and how women of color, particularly African-American women, are impacted and what can be done to change the trend.

Oct 11, 2017

Emerging Markets See Light with Reverse Innovation

Explains the term “reverse innovation” coined by Vijay Govindarajan. Reverse innovation refers to the growing practice of businesses designing products for emerging economies and then adapting them for developed economies, as opposed to focusing on the developed markets first.

Oct 10, 2017

What’s More Important to Young People Than Cool Perks or a Fancy Office? Growth.

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about what millennial workers value in a workplace. Finkelstein says businesses need to realize that being a stepping stone isn’t a bad thing.

Oct 07, 2017

Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: Business-School Recruiting

An article about Amazon's rise in popularity among MBAs quotes Abe Levy T’18. An intern at Amazon this summer, Levy is considering a return to the company upon graduation, mentioning the work-life balance of his Amazon co-workers.

Oct 04, 2017

To Succeed In Business, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Study Says

Daniel Feiler discusses his forthcoming paper exploring how choice affects expectations. Feiler says people have a tendency to be overly optimistic about the choices they make and that being more realistic could lead to greater satisfaction.

Sep 30, 2017

What Most Bosses Get Wrong About Millennials

Sydney Finkelstein shares his thoughts on how companies can better retain millennial workers. The key, he writes, is not to focus on retention, but the intensity of on-the-job learning and growth.

Sep 29, 2017

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund To Undertake Major Review

Quotes B. Espen Eckbo in an article about the forthcoming overhaul of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. Eckbo says there is an argument to be made for removing the fund’s management company from the purview of the Norwegian central bank.

Sep 29, 2017

How to Break Free of Washington’s Conventional Wisdom

An article about how to avoid the trappings of conventional wisdom quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter. In order to find unconventional solutions to problems, Slaughter advises business leaders to schedule regular reflection time into their calendars.

Sep 29, 2017

Admissions Director Q&A: Luke Anthony Peña of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, discusses what separates Tuck from other top business schools. “We take a position on the kind of leadership our graduates will practice,” he says. “We believe in confident humility, empathy, and judgement as core aptitudes of wise leadership. Everything happening at the Tuck School embodies that mission.”

Sep 26, 2017

Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist

An article about the response Netflix received for a recent cease-and-desist letter it sent quotes Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing. Keller says brand-building can happen anywhere, and that’s how companies should approach everything they do.

Sep 21, 2017

Starved for better leadership? Here’s where to find it.

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, who says one of the core characteristics of strong leaders is to be morally grounded. “All leaders set an example for others to follow, and first must be a strong and meaningful moral compass.”

Sep 18, 2017

Amazon’s Big HQ2: A Sign of Hubris and Danger

Cites research by Kenneth French that found shares in companies with low capital investment returned six times as much as those with high capital investment since 1963.

Sep 18, 2017

Cancer’s Invasion Equation

Features Dr. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration. Welch studies cancer patterns and trends and has found that expansive early detection screenings can lead to unnecessary treatment.

Sep 18, 2017

As Technology and Geopolitics Change, so Does Scrutiny of Foreign Business Deals

A story about the government halting the potential sale of a U.S. semiconductor firm to Chinese venture capitalists, citing national security concerns, features Dean Matthew Slaughter. Slaughter says the concerns are valid as information technology permeates more industries. 

Sep 15, 2017

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day

Professor of corporate communication Paul Argenti shares his ideas on how to re-frame email and make it a tool that works for us, instead of a nuisance that dominates our time.

Sep 08, 2017

The Pioneering MBAs In The Class Of 2019

T’19s Orlando Gómez, Darryn Lee and Katie Donovan are mentioned in a teaser of Poets & Quants' forthcoming “meet the class” series.

Aug 28, 2017

Customer Service Hall of Shame

In an article about companies with the most dissatisfied customers, Praveen Kopalle says cable and satellite television providers often fail to satisfy because the quality of service is not on par with what customers are paying.

Aug 25, 2017

How a Corporate Mission Can Drive Young Workers Away

Sydney Finkelstein writes that companies must craft compelling mission statements, but avoid grandiose claims they can’t back up, for risk of alienating millennials.

Aug 23, 2017

Opinion: Here’s a Way for You to Get a Better Handle on Debt

Eesha Sharma explains that one important factor shaping people’s decisions to incur debt is borrowing context, which often falls into two categories: “How to pay” decisions and “Whether to buy” decisions.

Aug 22, 2017

Why Infosys’ Next CEO Will Be More of a Backroom, Nuts-and-Bolts Guy than a Global Poster...

“Expats have an important advantage in that they are not burdened by the past; they can come up with unique solutions,” says Vijay Govindarajan in an article about leadership changes at Infosys.

Aug 20, 2017

Uber’s Next CEO Inherits a Board at War and a Combative Ex-CEO

"This type of turmoil creates uncertainty, and investors hate uncertainty," Sydney Finkelstein says of the challenges facing Uber. "This is also why venture capitalists are leading the battles here to figure out what to do and are pitted against each other because they know this thing could unravel."

Aug 20, 2017

Top US CEOs ‘Dumped’ President Trump over Virginia Remarks before He Fired Them

Vijay Govindarajan talks about President Trump’s recent clash with top CEOs. “American CEOs did the right thing by standing up against hatred, bigotry and racism,” he says.

Aug 17, 2017

Amid Racial Tension, Hyatt Pushes Understanding in New Spot

Kevin Keller opines on Hyatt Hotel’s latest advertisement which celebrates the chain’s history of inclusion. Keller says more brands are likely to push messages of unity in the coming months.

Aug 16, 2017

Who May Lose Amid the CEO Backlash and Trump? Americans.

Sydney Finkelstein says business leaders must weigh the risks of denouncing Trump or steering clear of controversy. "You can't just sit on the sidelines if you are a leader. That is an abdication of your responsibility."

Aug 15, 2017

Tesla Heads to Tuck for First Case Comp

Quotes T’18s Stephiney Foley and Alen Amini regarding the upcoming Tesla case competition at Tuck. “Tesla is one of the most innovative and disruptive companies out there. We have already seen tremendous interest from the universities we have reached out to participate,” says Foley.

Aug 15, 2017

4 CEOs Have Now Left Trump’s Business Council

Paul Argenti talks with NPR about CEOs that removed themselves from President Trump’s business council following the events in Charlottesville. Argenti explains that millennials are concerned about ethics and responsibility in ways previous generations haven’t been, and that CEOs need to heed that fact.

Aug 15, 2017

Opinion: This Is the Management Lesson the Google Memo-Writer Missed

Sydney Finkelstein pinpoints where former Google software engineer James Damore went wrong. “Was taking Google to task in the way Damore did ultimately a productive act? Did the memo recognize that successful managers look to widen talent pools, not restrict them? Did it appreciate that competitive advantage depends on people more than anything else? The answer, I would suggest, is a clear ‘no,” writes Finkelstein.

Aug 09, 2017

Bridging the Gap in Digital Product Design

Hans Brechbühl responds to survey findings of business and IT leaders that digitize physical products. Fewer than a quarter of respondents cited managing and securing customer data as a major challenge. Brechbühl says that could mean that companies don’t understand how big the issue is. “Who owns the data, and who has the right to do something with it—these are issues to resolve in addition to worrying about securing it.”

Aug 08, 2017

100 MBAs to Watch in the Class of 2017

Monique Alves T’17 and Emma He T’17 are featured on Poets & Quants “100 MBAs to Watch," a list originated from "Best & Brightest" nominations. Alves says that her favorite part about business school was learning about her classmates outside of the classroom over hockey games, small group dinners or while traveling. Emma He notes that her favorite course the was her Onsite Global Consulting project. "It gave me the opportunity to distill and contextualize all leadership lessons learnt in the classroom," she explains.

Aug 08, 2017

7 Startup Leadership Lessons from Former Constant Contact CEO Gail Goodman

Leadership lessons from Gail Goodman T'87, a small business advocate, one of which is to "keep innovating." Goodman explains, "It actually starts with making sure everyone knows they're paid to think and to innovate. It all starts with an attitude: what else cool can we do?"

Aug 07, 2017

The Securities Industry Is Laughing at You

Cites comments by Kenneth French made during a recent Freakonomics podcast about Main Street investors losing money by purchasing actively managed funds. "The notion that we can all get rich by trading actively just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever," says French.

Aug 07, 2017

Monsanto Employee Emails Show Efforts to Marshal Scientists

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about Monsanto’s efforts to marshal scientists in defense of its product and combat research at odds with its own. “The unfortunate reality is that if you are sponsoring research, you are immediately creating credibility problems,” Argenti says.

Aug 07, 2017