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For Interim CEOs, a Job Full of Pitfalls

Quotes Christopher Sinclair T’73, CEO of Mattel, in an article on challenges that many interim CEOs face. The Wall Street Journal writes, “Mr. Sinclair said his Mattel board experience gave him ‘a sense of things, but you don’t have a really deep understanding’ before becoming the company’s temporary top boss.” Sinclair recalled, “I don’t think there were too many hours of sleep in those first 45 days.’’

Jan 08, 2016

Secrets of the Superbosses

Sydney Finkelstein says, "I found that superbosses share a number of key personality traits. They tend to be extremely confident, competitive and imaginative. They also act with integrity and aren't afraid to let their authentic selves shine through."

Jan 08, 2016

At COP21, a Landmark Learning Experience

Second-year Tuck students have a front-row seat during December’s headline-making climate talks in Paris.

Jan 07, 2016

CES 2016: 2-in-1s, Virtual Reality and Machine Learning Among Key Trends

Cites a report written by Alex Russell T’15, Center for Digital Strategies fellow, released last year on several plausible business applications for virtual reality headsets, including training, computer-aided design in manufacturing, and enterprise communications.

Jan 07, 2016

Maybe Twitter is the Bravo of tomorrow

Constance Helfat on the possibility that Twitter's 140 character limit could soon get longer, and the possible reactions of Twitter users. "I remember when Amazon first went beyond books. There was a big hoo-ha among their users. It worked out fine."

Jan 07, 2016

What Superbosses Do Differently

Sydney Finkelstein says it may be better for companies to help their talent move on to a different company after five to 10 years. “You are able to capitalize on those relationships over the long-term, and you become known as a talent expert or magnet.”

Jan 07, 2016