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America’s Top MBA Programs

Forbes released its 2015 List of America's Best Business Schools, placing Tuck in the #5 spot. Forbes highlighted that among those seeking employment in the Tuck class of 2014, 98% accepted a job within 3 months of graduation, the most of any business school.

Sep 11, 2015

Picking Stocks by Thinking Small

A feature story on how a 1992 paper written by Kenneth French and his colleague Eugene Fama identifies three major criteria a savvy stock picker can follow to beat the odds in the investment world. Since that first paper, the two continue to issue major reports only every few years, and each is generally considered a landmark among managers.

Sep 09, 2015

Why You Should Get Ready for an Interest Rate Hike

Peter Fisher says, "Chairman [Janet] Yellen has made it very clear—and Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer repeated it—the start of [a rate increase] is much less important than the pace at which they are expected to raise rates."

Sep 08, 2015

Startups That Get More Attention From VCs Are More Successful

Cites a new paper co-authored by Richard Townsend. The research found that the more time investors spend with their portfolio companies, the more innovative those startups are and the more likely they are to have a successful exit, whether that's an IPO or an acquisition.

Sep 08, 2015

Apple and Amazon are ‘frenemies’ when it comes to eReaders

Highlights Ron Adner's work on eReading platforms that compete aggressively with each other, yet also collaborate on certain dimensions. The study investigates the compatibility decisions of the two competing platforms that generate profits through both hardware sales and royalties from content sales.

Sep 08, 2015

Behind ‘The People’s Launch’ of All Day Breakfast at McDonald’s

Kevin Lane Keller says, "They said they're doing this in part in response to consumer demand, and what a way to kind of demonstrate that. It totally fits the rationale of what they're doing."

Sep 04, 2015

The art of finding a new CEO

Sydney Finkelstein says, "The way most search processes go, you start with your wish list, and it's a very long wish list. So check-the-box thinking is risky. There's one thing I would put on that checklist, though, that you can't give up, and that's the ability to adapt and adjust in real time."

Sep 04, 2015

Tuck Latest School To Enroll Record Women

Highlights Tuck's announcement that a record 42% of the incoming class of MBAs are women, a ten-percentage point increase from only a year earlier.

Sep 02, 2015

European companies should open up to new firms

Tuck's Center for Digital Strategies collaborated with experts from business and academia to introduce a “5-point plan” to boost the global competitiveness of European high-tech start-ups.

Sep 01, 2015

The Dreaded Performance Review

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how companies such as Accenture, Adobe and Medtronic are doing away with traditional performance reviews in favor of more personalized and developmental feedback.

Sep 01, 2015

Are Electric Vehicle Incentives Worth It?

Electric car subsidies are based on the assumption that the vehicles are better for the environment. But the reality may be more complex, says Erin Mansur.

Aug 26, 2015

China’s struggle for a free (stock) market

Matthew Slaughter discusses China's recent purchases of stocks in government-owned firms. “The parallel would be if the U.S. Treasury or Federal Reserve stepped in to purchase the stocks of IBM or of Apple,” he says.

Aug 26, 2015

Power Lunch: Matthew Slaughter, new dean of the Tuck School of Business

Matthew Slaughter discusses Tuck's mission and goals as well as how the Upper Valley’s economic health is linked to the world economy.

Aug 26, 2015

Vogel: Tuck Builds

John Vogel discusses Tuck BUILDS, a pre-term program for incoming students that offers them the opportunity to help the local community and learn how business knowledge intersects with social and environmental needs.

Aug 24, 2015

Fed’s ‘free lunch’ is over: Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher, senior lecturer and senior fellow for the Center for Global Business and Government, is a guest on CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss China's currency devaluation and the Fed's interest rate policy.

Aug 24, 2015

Going to Business School with a Baby

Erin McCafferty T'13 shares her personal experience of having children while at business school and offers ways students with children can build a strong support network while getting their MBA.

Aug 24, 2015

Stock market shrugs off exposé of Amazon work culture

Sydney Finkelstein says, “If [Amazon] gets the image of an unfriendly place to work for tech people, that would be a disaster. Google and Facebook don’t have this reputation. They would end up having to pay people more to attract them to the company, a hit to the bottom line and a competitive disadvantage.”

Aug 24, 2015

Tuck Takes MBA Students to Silicon Valley Before They Even Start School

Career coach Mathias Machado says, "Students get kind of bucketed into which companies shout the loudest. By coming to the heart of the tech industry before they’re swamped with recruiter messaging and enticements, the students are much better prepared for the decisions they’ll have to make during the recruiting process."

Aug 21, 2015