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Sexy Sharing Economy’s MBA Entrepreneurs Start To Emulate Uber’s Disruptive Success

Quotes Jonathan Masland in an article about MBA graduates seeking jobs at companies in the sharing economy—such as Uber and AirBNB, and how technology is allowing the industry to grow at a rapid pace.

Feb 11, 2016

This is What the Best Bosses are Really Made of

In his latest opinion piece for "Syd Weighs In," Sydney Finkelstein discusses how CEOs are built up to be “unfeeling technocrats,” but the reality is that they are humans too—with all the emotions and biases that come along with it.

Feb 11, 2016

Bain, Mckinsey, BCG Snap Up More INSEAD MBAs Amid Consultancy Hiring Spree

Continued coverage highlighting the elite consultancy trio—McKinsey, Bain, and BCG—hired 18% of the Tuck class of 2015.

Feb 10, 2016

Study: Entrepreneurs with direct flight access to venture capital backers are more likely to succeed

Continued coverage on a research paper, The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring, co-authored by Richard Townsend that shows in cities that offer direct flights, venture capitalists are able to oversee operations of their startups more frequently—directly leading to greater success.

Feb 10, 2016

How to Hire Like a Superboss

An opinion piece by Sydney Finkelstein on his new book Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent, focusing on how to hire and vet new employees. Finkelstein writes, “If the old methods are not working, maybe it is time to be more innovative and start hiring like a superboss.”

Feb 10, 2016

Pharma industry has more in common with Martin Shkreli than it likes to admit

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article on why it is difficult for the American public to differentiate between Martin Shkreli and other pharma companies. “Most people don’t differentiate between Shkreli and other companies. It’s not enough to say that he’s worse when your own prices and profits are going up. That argument isn’t working. Most people lump them together.”

Feb 09, 2016

How To Be A Great Boss

Continued coverage of Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent written by Sydney Finkelstein highlighting three counter-intuitive ideas on what sets “superbosses” apart from others. The book is available today.

Feb 09, 2016

Texas’ grid of tomorrow may include batteries

Quotes Thad Hill T’95, CEO of Calpine, in an article on renewable power companies in Texas moving toward the use of lithium-ion battery systems. Hill says that he doesn’t see an immediate threat.

Feb 08, 2016

Fmr. N.H. Gov.: Cruz nomination “horrible” for GOP

As a guest on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," former New Hampshire Governor Judd Gregg discusses GOP candidates ahead of the NH primary.

Feb 08, 2016

Three Head Coaches, Not Two, At This Year’s Super Bowl

Sydney Finkelstein writes that both Super Bowl coaches—the Broncos' Gary Kubiak and the Panthers' Ron Rivera—indirectly owe their careers to Bill Walsh, the former head coach of the San Francisco '49ers.

Feb 08, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Kill Zika

Market failure has long been a staple of Economics 101. Today a textbook example can tragically be found amid the world’s growing fears related to the Zika virus.

Feb 08, 2016

Grad Students Battle for Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

Highlights a group of Tuck students who participated in the annual Left Bank Bordeaux Cup at the French Consulate in New York along with Yale, Wharton, and Cornell. All teams were judged on performance in multiple choice questionnaires, presentations and blind tastings.

Feb 05, 2016

Showtime promotes Tom Christie to chief operating officer

Showtime executive Tom Christie T’85 was promoted to chief operating officer. The Los Angeles Times writes, “Christie will continue to lead Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, affiliate marketing, network operations and new business development teams, as well as the network’s streaming service product group. Christie will also continue to have oversight of future strategies and new business ventures.”

Feb 05, 2016

Goldman Sachs Names Jim Esposito as Securities Arm’s Strategy Chief

Announces that Jim Esposito T'95, co-head of the Wall Street firm’s financing group, was named chief strategy officer of the securities division. The Wall Street Journal writes, “The role is a new one for Goldman, whose trading business has been beset by a slew of new rules designed to rein in risks at the world’s biggest banks.”

Feb 05, 2016

Who are the “superbosses,” the 10 secrets of the brightest managers

Continued coverage of Superbosses: How exceptional leaders manage the flow of talent written by Sydney Finkelstein highlighting a handful of "glorious bastard" CEOs referenced in the book.

Feb 05, 2016

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Cites a research paper, The Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring, co-authored by Richard Townsend that showed venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, and that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that oversight.

Feb 05, 2016

Need to find, keep, and maximize talent today? Look to an old-school example, Gene Roberts

Sydney Finkelstein writes that Gene Roberts nurtured a generation of prominent journalists while reviving the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Feb 05, 2016

4 Questions to Ask About Business School Financial Aid

Quotes Philip DeGisi T'09, chief marketing officer at the student loan refinancing company CommonBond, regarding how it's important for accepted students to speak with financial aid experts about their options for paying for school as they make plans for where to attend.

Feb 04, 2016