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

Slaughter & Rees Report: Three Reasons to Support the TPP

A plurality of Americans support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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