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Building A Business In A Donald Trump World

Highlights Vijay Govindarajan and his "Three Box Solution"—a simple and compelling formula for staying relevant. The Republican party has neglected to utilize Govindarajan’s theory, argues Forbes reporter Stephen Wunker.

Mar 08, 2016

Schools That Meet MBA Expectations

Mentions Tuck in an article on the “MBA Aims Achieved” section of the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, which asked alumni the extent to which their alma mater fulfilled their goals. Poets and Quants highlights a four percent increase in satisfaction for Tuck alumni from 2001 to 2016.

Mar 07, 2016

Creating too few high paying jobs: Pros

Dean Matthew Slaughter comments on the latest jobs report. “The one big downside in today’s jobs report was poor wage growth,” he said. “In fact, hourly wages fell a little bit because the work week shrank a little bit. Weekly wages fell by even more and that continues to show that we are creating too few of the high-paying, high-wage growth jobs that we really need.”

Mar 07, 2016

The Problem With Executive Education

Highlights Tuck Executive Education and their approach to global leadership using a consortium method—allowing for an exchange of ideas and insights between individuals from other companies—alongside their renowned professors.

Mar 03, 2016

Can This Startup Bring Ivy League MBA Education To The Masses?

Highlights Tuck Executive Education in an article about the new distance learning partnership between EMERITUS Institute of Management, a Singapore-based startup, and executive education programs at three top business schools—Tuck, MIT and Columbia—called SPOCs (Small private online courses).

Mar 03, 2016

Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager

Mentions Tuck in an article about more MBA graduates gravitating toward jobs in product management. TripAdvisor Inc. is highlighted as a company that has recently recruited from Tuck and MIT.

Mar 03, 2016

Vogel: Housing Legislation

John Vogel comments on overcoming the Vermont housing shortage. "By my calculation, at the current rate at which we’re building affordable housing, we’ll need at least 125 years to overcome this shortage. And that assumes that the number of low income seniors and families doesn’t increase."

Mar 02, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Venezuela Reels, Argentina Recovers, and Leaders Matter

One thing that unites all of the world’s companies and consumers is the need to comply with the rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which they operate or live.

Feb 29, 2016

The Academy Awards and Diversity

An opinion piece by Fred McKinney about the upcoming Academy Awards show and how for the second year in a row, not one African American actor or movie centered on the African diaspora was nominated.

Feb 26, 2016

Lesley taps international expert on negotiation as new president

Jeff Weiss, adjunct professor of business administration, was recently appointed as the next president of Lesley University.

Feb 26, 2016

Why America is more competitive than you think

Highlights a report released Thursday from McKinsey that Dean Matthew Slaughter contributed to as an academic advisor. The report suggests that maybe we’ve just been thinking of globalization wrong.

Feb 26, 2016

American Businesses Struggling to Hire STEM Talent

Matthew Slaughter says, "While a robust investment in STEM education will help our economy in the long-run, we clearly need policies from Washington that support growth, not slow it."

Feb 25, 2016

On sale: shares of three iconic American brands

Howard Anderson says now might be the time to buy shares in three iconic U.S. brands—American Express, General Electric and Marriott. "General Electric is an old industrial company trying to reinvent itself," says Anderson. "They are rediscovering their technology roots."

Feb 24, 2016

When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School

Sydney Finkelstein comments on how Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates recently broke rank with the company he created as well as most of Silicon Valley on a major digital privacy issue. “It’s not that he’s a founder that’s an issue. It’s that the founder is still an integral part of the company that’s so unusual.”

Feb 24, 2016

Don’t Bother Hiring the ‘Perfect’ Candidate

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how the best bosses hire differently and in what way their unconventional hiring practices could make all the difference.

Feb 24, 2016

Where tech leaders stand on the Apple vs. FBI debate

Paul Argenti comments on how the tech industry ranks highest among its peers in the Edelman Trust Barometer, a global survey of consumer opinion. As a result, in response to Bill Gates weighing in on the debate that's erupted between Apple and the FBI over user privacy, he said they have more to protect by speaking out.

Feb 24, 2016

Back Bay broker gets a tall task

Highlights Dana Ehrlich T'05, founder and CEO of the grass-fed beef company Verde Farms. Ehrlich launched Verde more than a decade ago during his days at Tuck, where he met his Verde Farms partner Pablo Garbarino T'04, as well as an important future customer: Boloco CEO John Pepper T'97. Verde Farms' revenue last year exceeded the $50 million mark, more than double 2013 levels.

Feb 23, 2016

These Six EdTech Ventures Are Deploying Big Data To Improve Digital Business Education

Highlights an edtech partnership between Tuck and Ashwin Damera, founder of Travelguru, which will help bring content further into the digital realm for better online learning. “A big difference is that we have a cohort-based approach. It’s not self-paced (learning). They (students) begin and finish together,” says Damera.

Feb 23, 2016