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For Tuck, A Refined Vision

Over the last year, Dean Matthew J. Slaughter has worked with colleagues from across Tuck on a refined mission, vision, and strategy to enhance the school’s strengths and inspire the Tuck community to reach in new directions.

Sep 26, 2016

Alumni Profile: Shawna Huffman Owen T’98, CEO, Huffman Travel

If you think the Web made travel agents obsolete, Shawna Huffman Owen T’98 has news for you.

Sep 26, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Three Debate Questions Lester Holt Should Ask Tonight

With a record number of eyes forecast watch the first of three televised presidential debates, this edition of the Slaughter & Rees Report offers three questions moderator Lestor Holt should ask tonight—as well as, for the candidates, what we consider to be the three ideal answers to these questions.

Sep 23, 2016

The World of Kusum Ailawadi

An early mentor set the tone for marketing professor Kusum Ailawadi’s research interests, spurring a series of questions she’s still answering today.

Sep 22, 2016

Dartmouth’s New Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

The newly announced, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, will facilitate collaboration across disciplines and will offer an array of new and meaningful ways for MBA students to deepen their engagement with the energy industry and explore career opportunities related to this critical sector.

Sep 20, 2016

Tuck Leads Learning by Doing Summit in Cambodia

Kerry Laufer, the director of TuckGO-OnSite Global Consulting, organized and attended a conference on experiential learning in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sep 07, 2016

5 Ways Smart Leaders Ruin Companies

Cites research by Sydney Finkelstein, where him and his colleagues studied 51 of the business world’s most notorious failures—interviewing CEOs and people from all levels. “He and his team found that the poor decisions these smart leaders made were sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental, but they always followed a clear pattern of hubris that ensured even the most successful enterprise could be run into the ground,” writes Forbes.

Sep 27, 2016

Four Quotes from the First Clinton-Trump Debate, Explained

Emily Blanchard participates in an analysis of last night's presidential debate at Hofstra University. "Trade—together with technology—has undeniably reshaped the American labor market over the past decade, partly at the expense of middle class workers. But with the line about Chinese currency policy, Trump struck wide of the mark," says Blanchard.

Sep 27, 2016

What Happens When a Business Goes Before Congress

As a guest on CNBC's Power Lunch, Sydney Finkelstein discusses what it means to a company when it gets called to testify before Congress. “When you go to a Congressional testimony you know what’s happening, you know exactly what the playbook is going to look like,” says Finkelstein. “Therefore, show up and be ready with stuff you’ve thought about.”

Sep 22, 2016

How to Be a ‘Superboss’ (or Hire Like One)

As a guest on WNYC’s “Money Talking,” Sydney Finkelstein talks about what qualities make a boss a “superboss” and why their hiring practices can make for a better workplace. Finkelstein also addresses the question, “is a ‘superboss’ necessarily a ‘supermanager’?”

Sep 22, 2016

Make America Great Again—Invest in High-Skilled Immigrants

Cites the paper, “High-Skilled Immigration and the Rise of Stem Occupations in U.S. Employment,” co-authored by Dean Matthew Slaughter in an article about the importance of hiring high-skilled foreign workers for the growth of America. "In their analysis, economists Gordon H. Hanson and Matthew J. Slaughter found that foreign-born workers currently account for a 'disproportionate' share of specialists in the STEM fields, despite the relatively limited numbers of employee-sponsored (140,000) and H-1B (85,000) visas available to skilled workers within the current immigration system," writes Pacific Standard.

Sep 21, 2016

Peter Fisher: There Must Be Some Angst at Fed

As a guest on "Bloomberg Markets," Peter Fisher discusses how a divided Federal Reserve left its policy interest rate unchanged to await more evidence of progress toward its goals. “I think there is a bigger issue that they have to confront” says Fisher. “Are they getting ready for the next recession or are they going to try to normalize policy?”

Sep 21, 2016