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Vogel: Airplane Noise

John Vogel discusses the damaging effects the noise of the National Guard’s fighter jets may have on the real estate market in Chittenden County—especially Winooski and Burlington, Vermont. Vogel states, “Rather than make incremental changes to mitigate what is now a bad situation, it seems to me we should be able to find a way to test military planes over a less densely populated area and not put Vermont’s economic engine at risk.”

Mar 30, 2016

Power Lunch: John Lynch

John Lynch discusses his career and his teaching role at Tuck. "I am not just teaching in the MBA program; I'm also helping to set up an executive education program for public officials all over the country—governors, mayors, department heads and senior staff."

Mar 30, 2016

What Happens to U.S. Companies If Trump or Sanders Roll Back Free Trade?

Quotes Emily Blanchard about how a U.S. exit from the World Trade Organization or NAFTA would have a terrible ripple effect on prices, jobs and tax revenue. "If the U.S. starts backing out of major agreements, there's an unraveling that could occur, and no one knows how bad or how ugly that could get. If you start violating parts of treaties, then all the rules of global commerce start to erode."

Mar 30, 2016

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

Features an interview with Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, about his new book, "The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation."

Mar 30, 2016

America Needs More Skilled Immigrant Workers, Study Says

A new report by Dean Matthew Slaughter suggests skilled immigrants create new jobs and companies that ultimately help the economy grow. "People have concerns about jobs and wages for themselves and their children, and that's not unfounded. It's sobering how poor income growth in particular has been for so many families and workers in the U.S. for so many years at this point. The paradox I come back to is that there's a preponderance of evidence that high-skill immigration is a dynamic force that can help the U.S. create not just jobs, but good jobs."

Mar 30, 2016

The Big Number

Quotes Colin Blaydon on how the number of private-equity deals that involved a minority stake declined to just 650 last year—down 40% since 2008. Blaydon argues, “They’ve gotten very skittish about the emerging-market private-equity deals, driven largely by the Chinese volatility.”

Mar 29, 2016

Many Companies Still Don’t Know How to Compete in the Digital Age

Ron Adner uses Kodak as an example of disruption in the digital age. "Companies that learn the right lesson from Kodak’s failure — that learn to approach their competitive strategy with a wide lens that captures ecosystem dynamics — will be more likely to respond effectively to this new generation of disruptive challenges. Those that don’t risk suffering Kodak’s fate."

Mar 29, 2016

A Framework for the Future

Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, on his latest book, “The Three Box Solution.”

Mar 28, 2016

The future is now

Vijay Govindarajan comments on his new book, Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation. “I have distilled a framework that shows how businesses—and their people—can take concerted action in three time horizons at once: Executing the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1); avoiding the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2); and building a future, day by day, through a process of strategic innovation (Box 3).”

Mar 28, 2016

10 MBA Programs Where Grads Score the Highest Signing Bonuses

Highlights that Tuck was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 business schools whose graduates saw the highest average signing bonuses in 2015.

Mar 25, 2016

Does Your Boss Inspire Greatness?

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how companies need to reevaluate their approach to mentorship—from occasionally checking in, to a consistent presence. Finkelstein says, “Sticking to outdated and potentially limited thinking when it comes to developing talent won’t cut it anymore.”

Mar 24, 2016

Black Women Are Leaning In… And Have Been for Generations

Quotes Ella Bell Smith about a report that found black women have always been leaders and/or have always aspired to leadership positions. “What it means to be a woman, a feminist, in the black community, is very different from what it means to be a woman in the white community. Rosa Parks is part of my lineage. Because black mothers raise their daughters to understand the shoulders we stand on, we have a different sense of who we are, what we can take on, and what we can survive.”

Mar 23, 2016