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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

Government must link budget to its broader goals: Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan argues that India’s 2016 Union Budget will be a make or break budget for its government. “The time for India to find its rightful place in the world economic order has come. Failure to achieve this could turn India’s demographic dividend into a demographic disaster.”

Feb 23, 2016

A driver murders six people, and Uber has a crisis

Paul Argenti discusses how a company's reputation going into a crisis is very important for how easily they can emerge from it.

Feb 23, 2016

Billionaire bashing ignores economic reality, say class warfare critics

Sydney Finkelstein says, "If there is a CEO who creates value for shareholders and wealth for the economy, the value they create is so much greater than their compensation."

Feb 22, 2016

Decoding the FM’s dilemmas

Vijay Govindarajan comments on dilemmas that Arun Jaitley, the finance minister of India, may face as he presents the 2016 Union Budget on February 29. “This is a very important budget. The Modi government should get the resource allocation and execution right. It is almost two years into this government and it cannot be talk, talk and talk. You cannot blame the opposition for all the challenges.”

Feb 22, 2016

Four Mistakes Companies Make in Mergers—and How to Avoid Them

Sydney Finkelstein discusses the most common mistakes companies make during mergers and acquisitions, and what they can do to get it right.

Feb 22, 2016

From the Campaign Trail, the Silence Is Deafening

Here in the United States, you might think that the continued turmoil in the presidential race would guide campaign-trail conversations toward the biggest, most important issues. You would be wrong. In fact, by our humble ears the virtual silence from the campaign trail is deafening regarding the latest sobering economic data that matters more for America’s economic future than any other.

Feb 22, 2016