China’s Currency Joins the IMF’s Elite

Matthew Slaughter comments on news that China’s renminbi will be added to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reserve. "When you're a kid, there is a moment when you cross that line of enjoying being with your little cousins to wanting to be at the grown-up table," says Slaughter. "The grown ups set the rules. The grownups decide what the menu will be. In a very tangible sense, China is now more at the grown-ups table for policymaking than they were last week."

Dec 01, 2015

Minimum Wage Migration?

Paul Wolfson argues that unemployment does not rise when the minimum wage increases. Rather, it pushes up wages all around that results in more spending, and therefore more business, that offsets the need for business to pay higher wages.

Nov 30, 2015

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Won’t Lead to New, Innovative Drugs

Donald Conway T’72 comments on the $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan deal that instantly turned the combined company, Pfizer Plc, into the world's largest drug maker. Conway argues that these types of mergers are going to increase the cost of health care.

Nov 30, 2015

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

Sydney Finkelstein offers five key practices that all supervisors should follow in order to make work more meaningful and enjoyable: manage individuals; go big on meaning; focus on feedback; listen; and be consistent.

Nov 30, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Leaders Helping Leaders?

Once a year, The Wall Street Journal convenes in Washington, D.C. its CEO Forum, at which over 100 CEOs of global companies gather to engage with each other, with policy leaders, and with WSJ editors and other guests on the business and policy issues of the day. At the most recent gathering, one of us attended to moderate one of the six task-force discussions; most specifically, on the topic of how public policy might better foster the innovativeness and competitiveness of companies in the United States.

Nov 30, 2015

Here’s Where McKinsey, BCG and Bain are Ramping Up MBA Recruitment

Business Because highlights that Tuck MBAs were paid $145,000 by consultancies including McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. Consulting firms hired 18 percent of the 2015 class.

Nov 24, 2015

The CEO Council Task Forces’ Priorities

Matthew Slaughter is the subject expert for a recommendation on fostering innovation and competitiveness.

Nov 24, 2015

A Different Kind of a Family

Cites research conducted by Tuck for the Selamta Family Project, a nonprofit that unites orphaned children and marginalized women in Ethiopia to provide stable homes. Children growing up in Selamta homes were healthier, did better in school, and reported feeling safer and more loved than children growing up in orphanages or on the street.

Nov 23, 2015

Tuck Center Provides Input to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Meeting

Hans Brechbühl, the executive director of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, is helping the World Economic Forum understand the technology trends impacting business and society.

Nov 23, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

The health of a body politic can often be gauged by its ability to act in the long-term, national interest. On that metric, all does not seem well in the United States.

Nov 23, 2015

Ask the Experts

Eesha Sharma provides insight into the behavior of retailers and consumers on Black Friday.

Nov 20, 2015

Jack Dorsey’s Secret To Running Two Tech Giants At Once

Sydney Finkelstein says, "To make something like this work, you have to have a world-class team around you. Effective leaders delegate. In this case, you probably have to delegate more than normal. You have to be able to process in your brain two different worlds."

Nov 20, 2015